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

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

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

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

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

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.

Our insider 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 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 849 reviews

the sunset view was amazing, but as it was my partner's birthday I expected to be able to get a chair for us at least so we could have some cocktail , mocktail as I am pregnant as well we had to stand instead so we could at least get some nice pictures of the sunset. there are not enough chairs for how many people they let in at once, and not enough areas where you could take a clear picture not through window glass.....all in all was ok, we had way better experience at the Sky garden in London, more places to sit and watch the sunset...

Had a problem getting in as the app tickets didn’t show a bar code which kept everyone behind us in the queue waiting. The lady in the kiosk on ground level passed us through but getting out of the lift a guy had to scan tickets. I opened to email and still no barcode. Then I randomly clicked on ‘print tickets’ and finally had an image with a barcode! We could only go to the observation level and not the roof as it was deemed to windy. But that was fine and is where the shop/ café/ loos are. Really good views but expensive.

Fantastic views of the city. The observation deck has been well designed with a glass wall but gaps in it to take unobstructed photographs. The glass wall is also good as it probably helps cut down the wind. If it gets cold you'll also find an indoor area just a bit lower down. Overall highly recommend.

The view from Montparnasse Tower is beautiful. I highly recommend visiting to watch the sun set over Paris. Once it's dark enough outside, the Eiffel tower lights up and every hour on the hour it puts on a little light show for a few minutes. Got some great pictures/videos here!

Very easy to find on the metro The views were spectacular especially as we went at sunset Great viewing from inside on the 56th floor & again outside on the 59th floor Great photo opportunities Great for a relax & refreshments All staff very helpful & pleasant