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Tour Montparnasse, Paris: 48 reviews and 106 photos
Here's a view from the top of the Montparnasse Tower, looking northwest towards the competition.
I'm not a big fan of standing in lines, so for aerial views I much prefer paying EUR 8.70 (whoops, it has just gone up another 30 cents to 9.00 Euros) and taking the 38-second elevator up to the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower, and then walking up to the 59th, which is the roof. (It's cheaper for students and anyone up to age 20, by the way. No senior discounts, though.)
Update 2015: The prices for Tour Montparnasse have gone up again. Admission now costs € 15.00 for adults, € 11.70 for people aged 16-20 and students, € 9.20 for children aged 7-15 and € 7.50 for the handicapped.
At 210 meters, the Montparnasse Tower is the tallest building in Paris – not the tallest structure (that’s the Eiffel Tower with 300 meters), just the tallest building.
Construction of the Montparnasse Tower began in 1969 and ended in 1973. According to the building industry website emporis.com, “the tower provoked a very strong esthetical and political debate at completion. Even a number of decades later, the tower has very few Parisian supporters.”
Parisians tend to agree, however, that the best view of Paris is from the top of the Montparnasse Tower – because you can’t see it from there.
Second photo: Looking north now, that's the Invalides with the golden dome.
Third photo: Looking down at the nearby streets and buildings to the northeast, with the Boulevard de Montparnasse cutting diagonally through the foreground.
Fourth photo: Tour Montparnasse from the nearby Atlantic Garden. If this building were in Frankfurt am Main it would be # 3 in the Frankfurt Skyline Countdown.
Fifth photo: Tour Montparnasse from you-know-where.
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