Day 14 – Montparnasse Tower, Paris, France

April 2015

The last attraction on the final day in Paris is a visit to Montparnasse Tower which is situated above the vicinity of Gare Montparnasse (Train Station). Taking the metro, we got-off at the Montparnasse–Bienvenue metro station within the station complex. A short walk out of the station will take you to the tower. It’s easy to find …. its the 2nd tallest building in Paris.

The tower consists of a 210m office skyscraper, and access to the viewing decks is via a dedicated lift through a separate side entrance. A high speed lift will take you up to the 56th floor in 38 seconds. As this tower is a lesser known attraction, there is almost no waiting time for the lift if you have made advanced ticket purchase.

There are two floors of viewing deck. The Panoramic floor (56th) is a fully enclised viewing floor with a restaurant. The other is an open air Rooftop Terrace (59th) accessible via staircase. From the rooftop, you’ll get unobstructed view of the Eiffel Tower as well as a 360° view of Paris. By line of sight, both towers are ±3.5km apart. Tickets for the rooftop can be purchased online here.

Montparnasse Tower.

Montparnasse Tower.

Montparnasse Tower.

Side entrance for the lift to the viewing deck.

Montparnasse Tower

The Panoramic floor with a small cafe.

Montparnasse Tower

The Terrace where you can soak up the warmth.

Montparnasse Tower

The rooftop viewing deck.

Montparnasse Tower

Eiffel Tower as seen from Montparnasse Tower.

Montparnasse Tower

Un-obstructive view of the Eiffel Tower.

Montparnasse Tower

Downtown Paris.

Montparnasse Tower

Paris as far as you can see.

Montparnasse Tower

The army museum in the centre.

Montparnasse Tower

The rail lines converging into Montparnasse – Bienvenue Paris station.