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Observatoire Panoramique de la Tour Montparnasse

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Address: 33 avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris, France
Phone Number:
+33 1 45 38 52 56
09:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 09:30 - 23:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Montparnasse Observation Deck offers a unique, spectacular panoramic view!...

Montparnasse Observation Deck offers a unique, spectacular panoramic view! This unique view point, which overlooks Paris from a height of 200 meters, offers a360° view of the capital, with a stunning 25 miles of visibility on clear days .Day and night, enjoy a spectacular, breathtaking view of the City of Lights.

Ideally located in the Montparnasse neighbourhood, this unique, central view point in Paris allows you to see all of the city's most famous attractions and monuments: the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre museum, the Arc de Triomphe, the familiar streets and rooftops...

Two viewing levels:

The 56th covered floor : a modern and comfortable space, with displays that help visitors better understand its history and its dynamism : exhibition about historic Paris, interactives terminals and panorama. Also, one site food and beverage options and souvenirs shop,

- The outdoor terrace at 210 meters high which was designed to maximise the astonishing view of Paris. During the summer you can enjoy the unforgettable view from the Champagne bar* while sipping bubbly.

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Montparnasse Tower 56th Floor Observation Deck Direct Entry Ticket
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Best view of Paris

I went here for sunset, during my 1st ever trip to Paris. I got there about an hour before sunset and found a spot and got some great images. It's definitely worth the price.

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George M
Brooklyn, New York
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Brooklyn, New York
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I went here for sunset, during my 1st ever trip to Paris. I got there about an hour before sunset and found a spot and got some great images. It's definitely worth the price.

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Place is dirty and run down. Staff is extremely rude. Not kidding. Do not spend any time or money coming here.

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Our visit began by our being repeatedly bumped back in line by tour guides with groups because only one cashier was open. Your visit to the tower should be planned by time and weather. A cloudy day or early afternoon would be best. Our views and pictures of the Western side of the city and Eiffel tower were obscured by... More 

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Yeovil, England, United Kingdom
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360 degree views of the beautiful city of Paris. We paid €17 on the day so maybe go for the €15 online offers if you're definitely going. No queue & swift entry, we got there about 10.30am on a Saturday. Beware that champagne not served until 12noon. Fantastic views of everywhere, loved it & would highly recommend.

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In contrast to the many positive reviews on this site, our impression was that of an overpriced tourist trap. The "fine dining" area on the 56th floor is a cafeteria-like snack bar. The observation deck on the 59th is a windy open area not unlike a daycare play space. If you picture yourself relaxing on a lounge chair, sipping your... More 

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We booked online which was really easy. We turned up and there were no queues, went straight up to 56th floor. The views were fabulous and it's well worth the money. I got an email earlier asking for feedback and found out about several other things we could have done there: 59th floor, interactive kiosk, cafe? These weren't well advertised... More 

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Zagreb, Croatia
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Tour Montparnasse is awesome , the view is stunning and worth a look. Adult price is 17 Euro and for that you just get the view :-( It's very touristy-money orientated there and on every step they want you to spend, take pictures and pay, souvenirs, bars etc... and I would have liked to be able to at least use... More 

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We had no idea what to expect as booked this as part of a package. To say we were all surprised is an understatement. There were no queues, the staff were excellent and very, very friendly. We quickly passed security (don't put money through the machine it is frowned upon and rightly so) to the lifts that took us to... More 

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Kortrijk, Belgium
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A really nice view over Paris. Much nicer than the view from Eiffeltower because here you can see the Eiffeltower.

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Newbury, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I pre-booked having seen this on travel man on channel 4. Although I had been to Paris before and been up the Eiffel Tower, thus was meant to be a batter view as you can see the Paris skyline with the Eiffel Tower in it. Wanting it to be a special experience for my anniversary and because my husband was... More 

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Nelly R, community manager at Observatoire Panoramique de la Tour Montparnasse, responded to this review

Dear Julia G, We would like to thank for your visit. Too bad you got bad weather... Maybe next time you’ ll have a sunny week 😊 Also, thanks for your feedbacks that we take into account. See you soon, The Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck. More 

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The namesake tower of Montparnasse dominates over the landscape but the fun part is the throbbing life that goes on below it. Bright lights, busy cinemas, brasseries and diners encompass hidden museums and parks to entertain the masses. Long avenues lead away from the tower to take you to unsuspecting places and historical monuments and treasures. In between lie adorable ivy-covered houses with beams and small gardens to match. Just a short metro ride away from the centre of Paris this neighbourhood has something for every hour of the day.
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