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Montparnasse Tower, Paris
Written by Haranya S on July 16, 2021 Share on

Montparnasse Tower in Paris- Why you should visit this over “Eiffel Tower”

Montparnasse Tower in Paris is a modern glass building and the only skyscraper in the whole City with 60 floors and 6 underground levels (210 meters tall), weighs 1,50,000 tonnes. The viewpoint from the terrace offers you the best city view. Experience one of the fastest lifts that take you up to the top in just 38 seconds to reach the 60th floor from the ground. In fact, Montparnasse Tower is the must-visit place to get an amazing view across the capital and you can even see up to 40km away!


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1. Don’t miss the Panorama View

In addition, explore the 360-degree view of the entire Paris City from the 60th floor of Montparnasse Tower which is one of the most impressive perspectives in Paris. This gives you a truly magical experience, look out for the City’s building from the Montparnasse Tower terrace where the World’s famous Iconic building “Eiffel Tower” is directly opposite to it. Watch the city illuminate under darkness and make it a perfect romantic evening.

Don't miss Panorama View
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2. What’s inside the Montparnasse Tower

Montparnasse Tower has its own life inside of it. You will have guest’s boutiques, conference halls, cafes, and a free display of 185 archival photographs. In the same way, you shall find 13,000 offices that produce work for more than 5,000 people.
“Le Ciel de Paris” is a gourmet restaurant which is located on the 56th floor of Montparnasse Tower. Moreover, it is the highest panoramic restaurant in Paris. This is a bit expensive restaurant and yet has an impressive decor by the architect to make it a perfect visit. It also serves tasty flavourful food. Book your table near the window so that you can view that whole Paris city just by sitting in your dining.

Inside Montparnasse tower
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There are different menus available that you can dine in a typically Parisian ambiance. You could have a three-course meal which includes a choice of starter, main course, dessert, and coffee. Le Ciel de Paris is open every day for breakfast from 7.30 am to 11 am, lunch from mid-day to 2.30 pm, and dinner is open from 7 pm to 11 pm. Advanced reservation for table booking is recommended because this restaurant can only accommodate approximately 145 people at a time.

3. Other Information about Montparnasse Tower

Montparnasse is opened for visits all-year-round
1. Working hours from April 1 to September 30 (9:30 am – 11:30 pm)
2. Working hours from October 1 to March 31 (9.30 am – 10.30 pm)

Information about Montparnasse Tower
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Ticket Prices to the observation deck:
€18 for adults
€15 for students
€9.50 for children aged 4 to 11
€8.50 for the disabled
Free entry for children aged 3 and below

Location: 33 Avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris, France

Possible ways to reach Montparnasse Tower:
Metro: Station: Montparnasse-Bienvenue Metro station lines 4, 6, 12 or 13.
Bus lines- 28, 58, 82, 88, 89, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96.
SNCF. Gare Montparnasse (The Montparnasse Train Station)

Paris airport is located 35.8 km from the Montparnasse Tower
1. Train from the Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 TGV takes 1 hour and 2 minutes time to reach Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame with an expense of 951 INR per head.
2. Train from the Aeroport Charles De Gaulle 2 TGV takes 1 hour time to reach Gare Montparnasse with an expense of 800 INR per head.
3. Bus ride from Roissy CDG T2 to Gare Montparnasse takes 1 hour and 4 minutes with an expense of 500 – 700 INR per head.

4. Fun Facts about Montparnasse Tower in Paris

  • For almost 40 years, the Montparnasse Tower remained the tallest skyscraper in France.
  • Though many obstacles that came during the construction of this tower from 1969 and lasting until 1973, it is highly appreciated by the tourists.
  • It is the second tallest skyscraper within the frontiers of France.
  • To ensure complete entertainment and relaxation of all its visitors, in the Montparnasse Tower you can skate at the open terrace – the highest Parisian skating rink.
  • On the observation desk they display information about all the attractions in Paris in an entertaining manner, and all the impressions you get from the 56th floor Le Ciel de Paris restaurant.
Tourist at Montparnasse Tower in Paris
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5. Best Hotels to stay near Montparnasse

  1. Voco Paris Montparnasse
  2. Hotel Inn Paris Germain des Pres
  3. Waldorf Montparnasse
  4. Hotel de Paris Montparnasse
  5. Lenox Montparnasse
  6. Hotel Le six
  7. Le Littre
  8. Hotel Louison
  9. Jardin Le Brea
  10. Royal saint Germain

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6. Best Places to eat near Montparnasse

  1. Station Krishna- Indian Restaurant, closes by 11 pm(venue: 16 Rue du Pere Guerin, 75013 Paris, France)
  2. Abstinence- closes by 2 am (venue: 47 Avenue de la Motte-Picquet, 75015 Paris, France)
  3. Inizio- closes by 11 pm (venue: 41 Rue du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris, France)
  4. ARThé- Cafe, closes by 5 pm (venue: 27 Rue Campagne Première, 75014 Paris, France)
  5. Yummy Noodles- Mandarian restaurant, closes by 10 pm (venue: 17B Rue Campagne Première, 75014 Paris, France)
  6. Terra Mia- Italian restaurant, closes by 7 pm (venue: 118 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75014 Paris, France)
  7. My Noodles- Chinese Restaurant, closes by 7.45 pm (venue: 129 Boulevard du Montparnasse, 75006 Paris, France)

7. Places not to miss at Montparnasse Tower

1. Eiffel Tower

The main reason why Eiffel Tower is so famous for the whole world audience is because of the modern and artistic design. When it comes to love “Eiffel Tower”, known as a Symbol of Love since many love proposals are made under the Iconic building. It is a 984-feet tall masterpiece building, as Montparnasse closes by 11.30 pm don’t miss out on the night view of the whole Paris City from the roof terrace of Montparnasse tower.

Bird eye view of the city, in Paris
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2. Montparnasse Cemetery:

Montparnasse Cemetery is the second-largest cemetery in the French capital. It has an area of 18.72 hectares, stretched from Montparnasse railway station to the Place Denfert-Rochereau. Many famous writers, composers, singers, poets, politicians, doctors, and many more people were buried at Montparnasse Cemetery. The closest metro station to this cemetery is Raspail, Gaite, Edgar Quinet.

Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris
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3. Les Invalides

A National Hotel, Les Invalides is for general public use that comes under the category of Museum and also Homes & residence. This popular structure in Paris is commonly known as a resting place for Napoleon. In 1815, over 5,000 survivors of the Great Army stayed here and the hospital took care of too. This place has the remains of the great warriors and tells a story on the historical setting of the French military. It is a good remembrance of those who died on the battlefield.

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