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5 must-sees from the top of Montparnasse Tower

At a height of 210 meters, the Montparnasse Tower is Paris' tallest building, and yet its spectacular panoramas over the city remain a surprising touristic secret. Here are five things not to miss from the tower's observation deck!

Eiffel Tower

Imagine spending an afternoon in queues just to get a view of Paris without its most iconic landmark. That's what you'll get at the Eiffel Tower, not at Montparnasse!

Montparnasse Cemetery

The tower boasts a gorgeous view of the Luxembourg Gardens, but better still is the breathtaking perspective directly over the famous cemetery where Samuel Beckett was buried.

Orly Airport

It'll take the clearest of days, but with a little luck you'll be able to see airplanes flying in and out of Paris' southernmost airport!


To see the lights flicker on across the city, the charm of the Sacré-Cœur takes some beating. But for the view alone, the Montparnasse Tower offers the best in Paris!

Gare Montparnasse

If you do visit the tower after dark, turn your back on the usual landmarks for a minute to watch illuminated trains leave Gare Montparnasse toward Paris' southern suburbs.

Montparnasse Tower: Our Tips

What are the opening times?

Between April 1st to September 31st, the tower is open daily from the hours of 9:30AM to 11:30PM. The rest of the year it is open 9:30AM to 10:30PM from Sunday to Thursday, and stays open until 11:00PM on Saturdays and the eves of major holidays. Book your tour tickets online to avoid queues!

When to visit?

You'll see more on a clear day so check the weather forecast first. Consider having dinner at the Ciel de Paris restaurant on the 56th floor, or go on a Friday night in summer to enjoy live music from 7:00PM on the roof terrace bar!

How to get there?

The closest Metro station is Montparnasse-Bienvenüe, on lines 4, 6, 12, and 13.

Good to Know

  • When to visit
    Daily 9:30AM to 11:30PM April 1st to September 31st. Check times online for the remainder of the year as they vary.
  • What is the price?
    Adult tickets are just €15.
  • Will I need a guide?
    It will definitely help. Might be worth it to check out our best-selling tours.
  • How to get there
    Take Metro lines 4, 6, 12 or 13 to Montparnasse-Bienvenüe.
  • Additional tips
    ** The 59th floor is only reachable by stairs from the 56th floor.*

What People Are Saying About Montparnasse Tower

It was very nice and the guide Kenza was very friendly.

It was very nice and the guide Kenza was very friendly and spoke English fluently. Compliments!

Excellent way how to spend romantic evening

Such a lovely place from where to watch sunset and how stars appears in the sky. Of course don't forget about seeing Eifel tower lighting up.
Montparnasse Tickets: 56th Floor & Roof Terrace Reviewed by Mudite, 10/05/2016

Great to get the personalised service to skip lines

Great way to get into the Eiffel Tower without the long queues at the entrance. Freedom to do the cruise when liked during the afternoon not straight away. Great value

Great time when we were in, but no one to meet us on arrival

I had booked a 12:30pm visit to the Eiffel Tower summit and Seine boat ride. Then I was contacted to say the Summit is no longer included and a partial refund was given. Then I was told the time was changing to 12 noon. We arrived on the day, 15mins before as requested. No one there to meet us, I changed locations to find someone, not easy pushing a wheelchair in 29 degrees heat, in a busy area crossing roads. I had to ring England to see where the guide was. The guide turned up at 12:30pm. Other than that, great time whilst there. The boat ride was great, posh looking boat. GetYourGuide Just need to polish up on your meet and greet aspect of things.

Great views and a lovely way to appreciate Paris on our first evening!

Could do with additional seating area on the top viewing deck. Other than that minor detail the views were amazing and really enjoyed the visit!
Montparnasse Tickets: 56th Floor & Roof Terrace Reviewed by Alexandra, 07/08/2016

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