Paris Montparnasse - Top of the City
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Quite simply the best views in Paris...
Enjoy breathtaking 360° views across Paris including the Eiffel Tower in all its glory from the top of the city's tallest building. For an extra special experience, why not sip a chilled glass of champagne as you admire the views?
Our guide to Paris Montparnasse - Top of the City
The best way to experience a new city is to ascend to the top of the tallest building and enjoy the wonderful views.
At 210 meters, Tour Montparnasse towers above Paris and from the 56th floor, you can see for more than forty kilometers across Paris and beyond.
The views are better than the top of the Eiffel Tower as not only do you see all of the city - you also get to see France’s most famous landmark itself.
Visit during the day and see the city in all its brilliance or visit at night and see the spectacular illuminations.
You will be taken to the top of the tower by Europe’s fastest elevator where you can experience wonderful views over the city and across to the Eiffel Tower. The visit includes Paris’s highest roof terrace which is the highest point in Paris from which to admire the Eiffel Tower. (Please note that there are stairs to get to the roof terrace, which is unfortunately not accessible for people with mobility issues).
The Observatory is open every day from 11.00am to 10:30pm. The last lift goes up 30 minutes before closing time.
Terms and conditions
Terms and conditions for Paris Montparnasse - Top of the City
- The last lift goes up 30 minutes before closing time.
- Please note, on certain days, e.g. Bastille Day, the tower may close early. Please check opening hours in advance.
- The visit includes Paris’s highest roof terrace which is the highest point in Paris from which to admire the Eiffel Tower. (Please note that there are stairs to get to the roof terrace, which is unfortunately not accessible for people with mobility issues).
- The "360 Café" on the 56th floor sells drinks, snacks and light meals.
- Cancellation Policy: All sales are final. This ticket cannot be cancelled, refunded or exchanged.
Frequently Asked Questions for Paris Montparnasse - Top of the City
How do you get to Montparnasse Tower?
The closest Metro station is Montparnasse-Bienvenüe.
What famous landmarks can you see from the Montparnasse Tower?
Montparnasse gives you 360 degree views of Paris taking in some of the best landmarks including The Louvre, Les Invalides, the Sacré-Cœur, Notre-Dame cathedral, Montmartre and the Panthéon. It is also the best place to get an amazing view of the Eiffel Tower for great photo opportunities!
How tall is the Montparnasse Tower?
In just 38 seconds you are 210 metres (56 floors) above Paris. You can also go up to the main deck on the 59th floor for more breathtaking views.
When was the Montparnasse Tower built?
Construction started in 1969.
When does Montparnasse Tower close?
The Montparnasse Tower is open all year round usually between 10am - 10.30pm. The last lift to the top leaves 30 minutes before closing.
What is the Montparnasse Tower?
Montparnasse is a observation tower giving you 360 degree views of Paris and it's landmarks.
Duration of Visit
How long can you stay in Montparnasse Tower?
There is no limit to how long you can stay at the Montparnasse Tower.
Do I need a ticket for a child under 4 years?
Children under the age of 4 years are free and do not require a ticket.
Facilities & Amenities
Is there Wifi?
There is free wifi available, so you can share your experience with your family and friends.
Is Montparnasse Tower wheelchair accessible?
There is lift access to the 56th floor. Unfortunately access to the 59th floor terrace is only accessible via stairs.
Paris Montparnasse - Top of the City Reviews
It was value for money. I loved it
Matthew Martin reviewed Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck Tickets 30 Aug, 2023
Trusted Customer reviewed Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck Tickets 02 Feb, 2020
Perfect. No issues whatsoever and fabulous views of Paris and the Eiffel Tower from here. Best in the city.
Nicola Cassells reviewed Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck Tickets 21 Aug, 2019
Lovely place with lovely people ready to help you
Trusted Customer reviewed Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck Tickets 22 Feb, 2018
Went into the wrong place at first, but they told me the entrance was round the side, then got stopped and got told to wait by staff, felt like i was back at school! got up to the top and they views were good could have been better as it started to rain and was getting foggy. Had to wait in a long queue to go back down in the lift.
Trusted Customer reviewed Montparnasse 56 Tower Tickets 23 Jun, 2016