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Tour Montparnasse

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Address: 33 avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris, France
Phone Number: +33 1 45 38 52 56
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Description: Discover Paris like you never seen it before ! The top of the...
Discover Paris like you never seen it before ! The top of the Montparnasse Tower has everything to make it the ideal place to start or end your stay in Paris: discover every bit of Paris from the 56th and 59th observation floors which offer you stunning views of the city in all directions. In just 38 seconds, Europe's fastest elevator will take you to the indoor observatory of the 56th floor where viewpoint indicators, films, interactive activities and an exhibition will help you understand the capital. The 56th floor is also equipped with a panoramic bar offering drinks ans delicious snacks. Then step outside onto the outdoor observatory of the 59th floor, 210 metres above the streets, for even more breathtaking views.
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Great views, no queues

I guess there are busier times of year than mid-February but that is when we visited. Easy access from metro station then no queue at all to access the tower. Lift got us up to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

I guess there are busier times of year than mid-February but that is when we visited. Easy access from metro station then no queue at all to access the tower. Lift got us up to floor 56 in seemingly no time (apparently 39 seconds). Great views across the city in all directions through large clear windows, with info screens pointing... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

I visited the Observation Deck at Montparnasse, it was really awesome to see the vastness of the city of Paris from this perspective. See all/most major attractions from the top at the Observation Deck, Arc D'Triomphe, Eiffel Tower with maps at the top that help guide you. Wonderful panoramic view of Paris. So happy I was able to go here.... More 

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Chester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

To be honest the views from this tower are much better then from the Eiffel tower! We visited at night and the staff were very polite and helpful. To see the whole city lit up was spectacular and you can watch the Eiffel tower light show from here in comfort and warmth. We purchased drinks at the bar and these... More 

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St. John's, NL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

This was one of my favourite things we did in Paris. The views up here are spectacular. We visited during the evening hours and stayed up until around sunset.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Visited at night to have a night view of Paris - amazing panoramic views of the city all lit up. More expensive than the Eiffel tower but up to the 56th floor in 90 seconds and no queuing.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

in my opinion, this is the best spot to enjoy the views over paris. we went up arc de triomph, eiffel tower and montparnasse tower. and no doubt i prefer montparnasse. this is the one i would recommend if you only want to pay for one ticket. why did i like montparnasse better than eiffel? 1. beat the queues. 45... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We tried to pre-book tickets to go up the Eiffel Tower but the whole week was fully booked (it was half term and Valentines Weekend), so our guide book suggested this office block for great views of Paris. For 13 E each, there are hardly any queues. The lift whisks you up to the 56th floor where you can walk... More 

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Serris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Visited here yesterday using a Groupon offer for 9.90€. Normal rate is 15€ for adults. The weather was damp but not cold. The visibilty was good but you couldn't see out beyond Sacre Coeur for example. We went up to the 56th floor in a high speed lift and then avoided the photograph by refusing firmly. They take your picture... More 

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La Rochelle, France
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We were staying in Montparnasse and decided to visit the tower on a dull February afternoon. It was well worth it and for me comparable to visiting the Empire State Building in NYC. The 56th floor views are great and there is a bar. The 59th floor open terrace is just that with 360 degree views and gaps in the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

I recommened this - we went up this tower on the first evening and it was beautiful. The best views of Paris and you can watch the majestic Eiffel tower and its light show!

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Staying in Montparnasse

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Montparnasse
The namesake tower of Montparnasse dominates over the landscape but the fun part is the throbbing life that goes on below it. Bright lights, busy cinemas, brasseries and diners encompass hidden museums and parks to entertain the masses. Long avenues lead away from the tower to take you to unsuspecting places and historical monuments and treasures. In between lie adorable ivy-covered houses with beams and small gardens to match. Just a short metro ride away from the center of Paris this neighborhood has something for every hour of the day.