Paris' only skyscraper - enjoy breathtaking, panoramic views of Paris from the 56th floor of the Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck.

Named after Mont Parnassus, the Greek mountain, Montparnasse Tower is Paris’ only skyscraper. Standing 689ft high, the observation deck view point on the 56th floor, offers undoubtedly the best panoramas in the city. Montparnasse Tower is a must-visit on a clear day to get spanning views across the capital – and if you’re lucky, you can even see up to 40km away! Look out for the main sights of Paris including Notre Dame, the Eiffel Tower and Sacré Coeur for a view to remember.


  • A modern glass terrace with panoramic views across the city
  • Paris' only skyscraper
  • Best views of Paris, especially at sunset and in the evenings when the city is illuminated
  • Weather-proof for every season, with glass shelters, heating and air conditioning
  • Experience one of the fastest lifts in the world to take you up to the top

Did you know?

  • Montparnasse Tower is home to Europe’s highest restaurant, Le Ciel de Paris
  • The Montparnasse district used to be a popular hub for writers and poets of The School of Paris who flocked to the area for cheap housing and studios
  • The viewing platform attracts over 1,200,000 visitors a year but the whole tower itself houses around 5,000 employees, at one of the most prestigious addresses in the city.
  • In total - Montparnasse Tower weighs 150,000 tonnes, measures an almond shape of 164 x 104, and has 6 underground levels with 59 above ground floors
  • Experience the super-fast lift that transports you from the ground floor to the 56th floor in just 38 seconds (that’s 19 feet per second!)

Don't miss

The viewing gallery on the 56th floor offers the most spectacular views of Paris. On a clear day you can see for miles; look out for some of the city's famous landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower (located directly opposite!), Notre Dame Cathedral, the Louvre, Arc de Triomphe and many more. Explore the interactive screens and telescopes across the observation deck for a fully magical experience.

360˚ Café and Le Ciel de Paris
As Europe’s highest panoramic café and restaurant, Montparnasse Tower is the perfect place to refuel while enjoying the specatcular views. Whether you're in the mood for a candle-lit sit-down meal or want to replenish your energy at the cafe, there's something for everyone at the top of the Tower.

Learn about the history of the building from its conception in 1959 to the initial build in 1970. Archive photographs, exhibitions and artefacts trace the history of Montparnasse Tower from past to present Paris. Marvel at the transformation the Montparnasse Tower has undergone over time!

Using your Paris Explorer Pass

Present your pass at the main entrance on the ground floor

How to get there:

- Montparnasse-Bienvenüe (metro lines 4, 6, 12, 13)
- 28, 58, 82, 88, 89, 91, 92, 94, 95, 96 (bus)

The Paris Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for free entry to Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck, then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

1 April to 30 September
Monday 09.30 - 23.30
Tuesday 09.30 - 23.30
Wednesday 09.30 - 23.30
Thursday 09.30 - 23.30
Friday 09.30 - 23.30
Saturday 09.30 - 23.30
Sunday 09.30 - 23.30
1 October - 31 March
Monday 09.30 - 22.30
Tuesday 09.30 - 22.30
Wednesday 09.30 - 22.30
Thursday 09.30 - 22.30
Friday 09.30 - 22.30
Saturday 09.30 - 22.30
Sunday 09.30 - 22.30


Please check our Closure & Notices page for changes in opening hours and closure dates.

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Rue de l'Arrivée 75015 Paris


+33 1 45 38 53 16

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