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Tour Montparnasse

33 avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris, France (Montparnasse)
33 01 4538 5256
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Ranked #97 of 477 activities in Paris
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Observation Decks/ Towers
Traveler Description: Cheaper  than Eiffel's 3rd floor - and a better view. ( e.g. :  you can see the Eiffel tower from here ;-). A famous french writor has say a sentence... more »
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Burlington, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

I chose for us to go to the top of Tour Montparnasse instead of the Eiffel. Some may say I'm crazy...but as a photo enthusiast, I wanted to have the Eiffel IN my pictures. While it probably would have been nice to also have seen Paris from the top of the Eiffel, I found the views from Tour Montparnasse incredible.... More

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Sydney Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Don't miss out on this! The views from the 56th floor are spectacular. We went up at 9.30pm and didn't have to queue at all. We caught the fast lift up and arrived as the sun was setting. It was magnificent! Make sure you walk up the 3 flights of stairs to the observation deck. It is definitely the highlight.... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

We were here around 11 am but still didn't have to queue. Wonderful views, especially from the terrace. Personally I'd avoid the 'on site' photographers - expensive and why pose against an artificial backdrop when you've got the real Paris right there.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

I've now been to two private events at tour montparnasse and both times have been ridiculous experiences. It's by far the best view of Paris as you have that landscape with the Eiffel Tower included. My first private party here was a disaster - my end of year ball. Open bar - just like all other open bar events with... More

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Oliv d, Responsable relations clients at Tour Montparnasse, responded to this review

Dear Sapphire G, Actually we are very astonished by your comments. In order to improve every day our quality services we have checked the truthfulness of your words with our Event Manager. Please note that the private events are not organized by Montparnasse 56 itself but by other event companies which are not working for the group. The event companies... More

Alesund, Norway
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

Got here around 6pm, there was no queue at all. The views here are very good, especially from the terrace. It's probably best to go here at sunset and see the city lights. There are people walking around taking pictures, but beware: the pictures are extremely expensive (€15 for 1, €25 for 3).

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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

Go up the tower at sunset. Watch the sun set behind the Eiffel tower, see all the landmarks from above. Beautiful! Romantic! Better than the top of the Eiffel tower because: --line is not hours long --elbow room --you can actually *see* the Eiffel tower, and get iconic Paris photos that include it. --some of our best photos of Paris... More

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

If you want a great spot to see Paris at night with the Eiffel Tower included, this is it. The lines are not too long and you can get a student discount. In the summer visit it around 9pm to see the sunset and watch the city trasnforming itself at night

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Phenomenal views of Paris, day and evening. Worth the price of the tickets. Travel in Europe's fastest elevator, and all of the famous Parisienne landmarks are recognisable.

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Toronto
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We went here on Bastille Day to watch the fireworks over the Eiffel tower. Should have maybe gone earlier, though we heard that the professional photographers (who were taking up most of the good camera spots through the viewing slits on the roof) had been there since as early as 1pm. Things were very crowded on the roof, with a... More

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Oliv d, Responsable relations clients at Tour Montparnasse, responded to this review

Dear DRK2004, Thank you for your comments, that will help to improve our quality services. Actually, it is true that the roof top terrace is crowded on Bastille day but it is also true that it is one of the best spot to be this very day ! We hope you had a wonderful experience at the Montparnasse panoramic visit... More

Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

At 56 stories, I believe the Tour Montparnasse is higher than the Eiffel Tower. It is also cheaper, less crowded and much less hassle, due to shorter lines , newer elevators and smaller crowds. We went up at dusk and got a 360 degree view of Paris that included the Tour Eiffel. They offer both indoor and outdoor viewing decks.... More

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