Maine-Montparnasse Tower

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33 Avenue Maine, Paris, France

Maine-Montparnasse Tower Paris Reviews

mistere mistere
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A view from the top Jun 14, 2011
When I went to Paris in 2010 I wasn't sure what to see outside of the Eiffel tower and Arc De Triomphe. This just happened to be one of the attractions that the guide told us to visit. So we did!

On the face of it Montparnasse is merely a tall fairly unexciting looking building. However, when you get to the top of it is a lot more interesting! I went on a day when it was really bad weather and I didn't get the most out of it. However, it was really entertaining shuffling around the roof with my friend grabbing me for dear life because of the wind! It really was so windy and if a little kid walked along it that day, I swear they would have been blown away!!

Despite the wind and rain, the views were still pretty clear and you could see for miles around! If you didn't want to risk the roof then there was a viewing area below. This had pictures of how the tower was constructed and the history behind it!

If it's a nice day visit this place! If it isn't then be prepared to grab the rails tightly!
Windy up top!
Eiffel Tower!!
A view of the city from the top!
View from the top!
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best view of Paris ! Apr 24, 2011
it is cheaper than going on top of the Eiffel tower, and a lot faster !

From the top, there is a wonderful view of Paris.

And from there, you can see the Eiffel tower... great by night.

it is cheaper than going on top of the Eiffel tower, and a lot faster !

From the top, there is a wonderful view of Paris.

And from there, you can see the Eiffel tower... great by night
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30 reviews
Aug 07, 2007
Tour Montparnasse (Montparnasse Tower) was built between 1969 and 1972 and is the highest skyscraper in France - and the second tallest structure in Paris (following the Eiffel Tower). It is located in the identically named city quarter directly above the Métro station "Montparnasse Bienvenüe".

Unless you like its monolithic kind of architecture the building itself is, to put it politely, not very beautiful (Actually critics say that the sight from the top is the most beautiful in Paris, since it is the only place from which you cannot see the tower). In contrast the view from the panoramic roof terrace (59th floor, 210 m high) is breathtaking. On clear days you can see as far as 40 km. And contrary to the view from the top of Eiffel Tower you get the full Paris panorama - including Eiffel Tower! The view is particulary appealing at sunset. And in the later evening you look down on a sea of lights - wonderful!

The viewing platform is easily accessible by super fast elevators. On the 56th floor is a restaurant offering spectacular views of Paris, too.

Entrance fee: 9,50 Euro (2007)

Please note:

On hazy days a visit is not worth its price!
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