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.*

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What people are saying about Montparnasse Tower

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 890 reviews

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

Beautiful view. But a bit too expensive even with Get Your Guide. Went up at Sky Garden-London for free..and the view was similar.

Amazing view, whether from the terrace or the lounge on the 59th floor. A must if you’re visiting Paris.

Great views. Getting tickets first really helped. No waiting. Really a lovely time