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Tour Montparnasse

33 avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris, France (Montparnasse)
33 01 4538 5256
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Ranked #95 of 503 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 ;-) Open until 22.30. Go before sundown, take... more »
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

You travel up to the 56th floor which is enclosed - there is a small souvenir shop, cafe with mediocre offerings and interactive screens which you can click on to try and work out what you are looking at. Then there are other screens to click on with a bit of blurb about different aspects of Paris e.g. ones is... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

The best time to visit will be right before sunset. You still get some day time view, then there's the beautiful sunset over Paris, and then night time. Make sure that by sunset you're at the top, outside, and position yourself right before the Eiffel Tower, which starts its lights show. It's a beautiful thing to watch. If you're taking... More

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Croton on Hudson, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Wait until dark and walk over to the Montparnasse Tower, buy a ticket and ascend to the roof top viewing area. On a clear night you can see all the lights of Paris but the most striking is the Eiffel Tower all lit up and twinkling every hour on the hour. It is breath taking!

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Medellin, Colombia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

This is a building with a terrace and a space to see Paris, no more. Terrace do not have good and clear information about views, do not waste 14 euros

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

Dear Jorge R, Thank you for your comment. The 56th and 59th floor of the Montparnasse Tower is first of all an observatory to admire Paris during the day and at night ! The Montparnasse Observatory offers two visitor levels : Visitors can discover Paris from a whole new angle through an original high-tech tour on the 56th floor before... More

Fremont, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

>> You get the best view of Paris city and Eiffel tower from here. >> Try to go when they light the Eiffel tower. Its great to see that from the tower.

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Helston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We visited Tour Montparnasse in early September around sunset. Once on the 56th floor we bought some pastries and a few drinks (we wanted hot food but were told they had stopped serving it, which wasn't an issue as there were still cold snacks available and it was quite late). All quite reasonably priced for Paris, where nothing is 'cheap'.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Yes, this is the skyscraper that made the City Council ban more of them from within the Paris city limits and prompted the development of La Defense. But its rooftop has the best view of Paris, because, as the saying goes, it is the only place in Paris where you do not see the Montparnasse Tower. We had been defeated... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

If you want to take a photo of Paris from above but with the Eiffel tower in it also. Montparnasse Tower is the place you are looking for. Within less than a minute, the elevator takes you up almost to the top of the 689-feet-tall skyscraper where you can enjoy 360-degree view of Paris. The day and night offers different... More

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Niagara Falls, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Mainly gave this tower an Excellent rating because of it being the best panoramic view of Paris and being a much better value than the Eiffel Tower (bring a student card or ISAC card to get a further discount). The only gripe we had with it is that like most other big city observatories, the lighting inside the observatory makes... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Our favorite part of our Paris trip - seeing Le Tour Eiffel glittering from the top of Tour Montparnasse. All the lights and beauty of Paris and a fun little bistro for ice cream, champagne, and macarons. Free peanuts too!

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