Montparnasse Tower

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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

    1. 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

    2. 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

    3. 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!

  • Sunset

    4. Sunset

    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

    5. 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.

Planning Your Visit

  • 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 should I visit?
    Daily 9:30AM to 11:30PM April 1st to September 31st. Check times online for the remainder of the year as they vary.
  • Is it expensive?
    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 information
    ** The 59th floor is only reachable by stairs from the 56th floor.*

What people are saying about Montparnasse Tower

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 850 reviews

Great - but only worth it if you really get out and go lots of places

The Paris pass is perfect for new tourists who haven't been to Paris before as it kind of organises and structures it for you. The guidebook has everything set up so that you are not having to do much work except picking what of the big list of attractions to do. I see a few people don't think it's worth the money as you can't complete anywhere near all the attractions on the list - we saw it as being money we paid for the organisation, skip the line options and choice. The bus tour is great but make sure you start it early; we were a bit dismayed at the fact that a lot of people get on and stay on for a whole circulation, rather than on and off at different stops, so does make it hard to get a seat up on the open top; if that really matters to you, you will probably have to wait. I would only recommend to those like myself who don't like to waste time and just want to get out there and do things, otherwise people who prefer to wander might feel they haven't got their money's worth.

Great value for money, yet better making good plans

Easy to book, immediate confirmation. The CityPass counter is easy to find and the lady there was nice and helpful. We took 11 of the mentioned Museums/Galleries/Attractions of the Paris city. No waiting in the lines, no troubles at all and you control your spending for the trips. The wine tasting is super recommended and worth 30e alone, but you should book it in advanced. Around the Louvre area you can take about 4-6 museums in one intensive day. If i knew before that some of tbe attractions (yet, few of them) are available only in a specific day i would make better planning. Best way to explore the city, Great value for money

Great savings, fast access, nice attractions.

Great savings, fast access, nice attractions. Would be nice to have the opportunity to include transfer from and to the airport; also, the Eiffel Tower is not included. Everything else is great.

The Paris pass is very useful and helpful

The Paris pass is very useful, and very helpful especially in places that provide skip the line. However skip the line needs to be added to Versailles palace as the lines are too long.

a good offer for sightseeing, maybe recommended for first time in Paris. Guide book is outdated. Please update.