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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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What a view!

Highly recommended on a clear day. The views are very attractive. You could go to the top of the building fir a 369 degree view of Paris. Amazing! Good value for money.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Highly recommended on a clear day. The views are very attractive. You could go to the top of the building fir a 369 degree view of Paris. Amazing! Good value for money.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

Was recommended by a friend to do this at night to get a rewarding panorama of paris (even better than the Eiffel Tower... I might have to agree...). And getting to see the entire Eiffel Tower lit up, and furthermore TWINKLING (at the top of every hour apparently) was spectacular!!! Magical.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Grab a beer or a hot chocolate or even an amazing cheesecake from the coffee shop and enjoy the best view of Eiffel from the 56th floor of this skyscraper. Very friendly staff and very affordable coffee shop. It could get very breezy and cold on the open terrace (I visited in winter) but the view of Eiffel when it... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

Paris's Tour Montparnase stands as one colossal monolith, black and formless as a slice of slate, just beyond the city center. It dwarfs Paris's once unobstructed horizon of historic monuments like the Arc de Triumph and Notre Dame. At 56 floors high, about two-thirds as tall as the Empire State Building, it offers miles of panoramic views of the terrain... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Some English tourists suggested that we visited the Tour de Montparnasse rather than the Eiffel Tower. So we travelled by Metro to Montparnasse Bienvenue adjacent to the tower. It has two advantages over the Eiffel Tower: 1. Unlike the Eiffel there are no long queues to go to the top of the Montparnasse Tower 2. The views of Paris from... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

Visit this attraction on a clear day or night for great views of Paris. The entrance fee is expensive ~€15 for adults and €11/€9 for 'kids' 7-20. Children under 7 are free. The building is a bit tatty and dated and you are sent to the 'side door' to get in - I suppose people who work there like to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Go here at night to get the best view in Paris. The joke is that the it is the best view because you can't see the tower itself which is an unpopular building with the locals. In reality it give a straight view of the Eiffel Tower and all the other attractions all lit up. There is a roof deck... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This is a big, stupid building that ruins the skyline of the left bank. But it's there, and you can get an incredible view of all of Paris from the top.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

A good tip is to start queing about 1.5 hours before sunset, before the que gets too long, thats what we did and the timing is perfect. On saying that the que system is an absolute shambles, there's two entrances so people are confused and skip the line and shove you. Once you get up there you can look out... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

The elevator whisks you up to the 56th floor for a spectacular 360 degree view of Paris. There is an entrance fee, but worth every euro!!

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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.