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Paris Montparnasse Top of the City: Observation Deck Ticket

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Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?


  • Duration

    You may stay at long as you wish at the Montparnasse Tower

  • Start time

    Sundays, Mondays, Tuesdays : from 11am to 10:30pm; last climb at 10pm.

    Wednesdays, Thursdays*, Fridays*, Saturdays*: from 11h to 23h30; last climb at 23h.

    *The above timetables may change depending on the events and privatizations planned at the Observatory. 

  • Meeting Point
    The Montparnasse Tower is located at 33 Avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris. The Entrance is on Rue de l’Arrivee.
    The nearest metro stop is – Montparnasse Bienvenue
  • Ending Point

    The Montparnasse Tower

Key Highlights

  • If you do just one thing in Paris, this should be it!
  • 360° panoramas from one of Europe's tallest buildings
  • Best views of the Eiffel Tower and other famous attractions


Enjoy eye-popping Paris panoramas atop one of France’s tallest buildings.

From the 56th or 59th floor of Montparnasse Tower, you will get a breathtaking view stretching as far as 40 km (24 miles). With this 360 degree view, you can see the bustling city at your feet with its famous landmarks – the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Sacré Coeur, Musée d'Orsay, the Arc de Triomphe and many more – laid out like a map.

And to make the experience even more special, The venue is open every day till late so you can admire the sweeping vistas by day or the twinkling city lights by night.

It's a perfect introduction to the magic of Paris.


At 210 meters (689 ft) tall, the soaring Montparnasse Tower is the tallest office building in France. The 56th floor, which includes a Café - the 360° Café, and the terrace on the top floor are open to visitors. And unlike that other famous Parisian viewpoint, the Eiffel Tower, you don't get long queues!

In just 38 seconds, Europe's fastest elevator will whizz you up to the 56th floor, at a height of 196 meters (over 640 ft). From the comfort of the observation floor, you can see stupendous views of the city in all directions. On a clear day you can see as far as 40 km (24 miles) and watch aircrafts taking off from Orly Airport.

Looking down, you can make out all Paris's landmarks and major attractions, including the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, Sacré Coeur, Musée d'Orsay, the Arc de Triomphe, the Panthéon, the Louvre and the Luxembourg garden.

The observatory is equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual and interactive facilities to help you interpret the views of the city below. These include binoculars, exhibitions, quizzes, interactive facilities, film, viewpoint tables and more.

For even more breath-taking panoramas, step outside onto the outdoor observation deck, accessible from the 56th floor through a flight of stairs.

Here, 210 meters (689 feet) above the streets, you get a different viewing experience. The city is spread out before you, swarming with life. By using viewpoint indicators, you can locate and see each of the Parisian districts and their monuments.

You can stay as long as you like at the 56th floor and roof terrace viewing facilities.

Your visit ends at the Montparnasse Tower.


  • Entrance to the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower 


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Guide
  • Meals

Please note

To obtain your tickets, please hand your voucher to the Montparnasse 56 ticket office on the ground floor of the Montparnasse Tower (33 Avenue du Maine, 75015 Paris. Entrance Rue de l’Arrivee). This voucher is valid for 6 months from the date of purchase and can be used at any time during your stay in Paris.

Alcohol will not be served to anyone under 18yrs.

The last elevator up is 30 minutes before closing time.

Customer Reviews

  • 5
    good view of Eiffel tower
    02/14/2020 Emma Rowley,
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    11/04/2018 Yuriy Kolpakov, Russian Federation
  • 5
    An inspiring view of Paris
    04/10/2018 Adam Butterworth, United Kingdom

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