Tour Montparnasse


If the queues at the Eiffel Tower are too much for you, then the Montparnasse Tower is just the place you are looking for. The 210 metre tall skyscraper is the 3rd tallest building in Paris, and offers incredible views from the outdoor roof terrace on the 59th floor. In fact, it is said that Tour Montparnasse offers better views than the Eiffel Tower as it offers views of the latter in the Paris skyline.

Designed by architects Eugène Beaudouin, Jean Saubot, Urbain Cassan, and Louis Hoym de Marien, its foundation is made of 56 reinforced concrete pillars which go down to 70 meters below street level as the soil bed is labile. It has an almond-shaped base measuring 50 × 32 meters. Most of the floors have offices, but the base is a shopping arcade with various retail outlets including the Galeries Lafayette.

A quick elevator ride takes visitors up to the Panoramic Observatory of the Montparnasse Tower on the 56th floor at 200 metres above sea level. This level has interactive terminals, a gallery of 185 archive photos of Paris, café, bar, souvenir shop and Le Ciel de Paris restaurant. Take the stairway to the open-air terrace with large bay-windows for views that extend upto 40 kilometres on a clear day. The Montparnasse Tower lies on the axis along the Palais de Chaillot, Trocadéro, Eiffel Tower, Champ-de-Mars, and Ecole Militaire, offering great views of these landmarks.

About Tour Montparnasse

 Tour Montparnasse, 75015 Paris, France

 Nearest Transit: Montparnasse – Bienvenüe (Line No. 4, 6,12, 13)

Tour Montparnasse and Nearby Attractions on Map

Nearby Attractions km / mile
Louvre Museum

Louvre Museum(2.4 km)
Housing one of the world's great museums since 1793, the Louvre Palace offers some dazzling architecture, wide public spaces and the glass pyramid of I M Pei.

Jardin des Tuileries

Jardin des Tuileries(2.5 km)
Originally adjoining the now-disappeared royal palace of the Tuileries, these gardens lying immediately west of the Louvre offer a central open space for Parisians and visitors with semi-formal gardens (an outdoor gallery for modern sculpture), various cafés, ice-cream and crépe stalls and a summer fun fair.

Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse
Pont Alexandre III

Pont Alexandre III(2.6 km)

Luxembourg Gardens

Luxembourg Gardens(1.3 km)
The Jardin du Luxembourg is a formal French garden with lush lawns, tree-lined promenades, terraces, chestnut groves, and ponds over an area of 23 hectares.

Musee d'Orsay

Musee d'Orsay(2.1 km)
Housed in a former Beaux-Arts railway station (completed in 1900 for the Exposition Universelle, later saved from demolition and converted to its present use), the rambling, open-plan museum is home to the works of the great artists of the 19th century (1848-1914) - Impressionists, post-Impressionists, and the rest - that were formerly displayed in the Louvre.

Palais du Luxembourg

Palais du Luxembourg(1.5 km)
A richly decorated palace built for Marie de Medici in the early 17th century, currently the French Senate.

Pont des Arts

Pont des Arts(2.2 km)

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