"A View To Equal Eiffel's But No Queue!" Tour Montparnasse Tip by mazzap

Tour Montparnasse, Paris: 48 reviews and 106 photos

  On a clear day - you can see forever!
by mazzap

Just a stones throw from the Montparnasse Bienvenue Metro station (served by several lines) is the second tallest office block in Europe, the Montparnasse Tower.

For a few Euros you can ride one of the speedy elevators to the top (56th) floor. Here you will find a restaurant (with great views of course!) and an interesting exhibiton showing pictures of the various stages of construction of this huge curved steel and smoked glass building.

A few more steps will take you up and out on to the open roof which serves as a huge viewing area. The 360 degree panoramic view is simply breathtaking! Sketched maps are dotted around the (secure!) railings identifying all that can be seen.

This 'must see' attraction certainly does not replace a trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower, but the biggest advantage it has over its more well known rival, is that there is virtually NO queuing. We went on a busy public holiday weekend, mid morning, and we were at the top within 5 minutes of arrival! We 'did' the Eiffel Tower the next day and queued for 90 minutes!

One last tip - if you have purchased a 'Paris Visite' transport pass, then show it when you pay. You will save just under 3 Euros each on the entrance fee!

Pick a clear day for the best views.
On your way out, a lovely market can be found very nearby (but not sure what days it's held). A great way to spend a morning!

Address: Montparnasse - Bienvenue
Directions: Montparnasse - Bienvenüe M4, M6, M12, M13
Phone: +33 1 45 38 52 56
Website: http://www.tourmontparnasse56.com/?utm_source=Google&utm_medium=Local&utm_campaign=Visite-lacal#/home

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  • Updated May 17, 2005
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