Montparnasse Tower is a skyscraper located
in the South-East of Paris and realized by
the architects Roger Saubot, Eugène Beaudouin,
Urbain Cassan and Louis Hoym de Marien.
When it was built, between 1969 and 1972,
it was the highest building of Europe and
it kept its record for about twenty years;
then its record was passed by the Messeturm
The construction of the building has been
strongly criticized by many Parisians who
did not like the disproportion with the rest
of the city.
The only places that can be visited by public
are the 56th floor and the observation platform
offering one of the most beautiful panoramic
views of Paris.
The 56th floor is occupied by a gastronomic
restaurant called "Le Ciel de Paris"
belonging to the Elior group.
Seminaries, meetings and other events are
often held on this floor that houses an exhibition
area and several interactive information points
about Paris and its history.
From the top of the tower, when the meteorological
conditions are favourable, you can see up
to 40 kilometres far and you could catch sights
of airplanes taking off from Orly.
The Tower, 210 meters high and 150 000 tons
heavy, is one of the most visited monuments
33, avenue Maine
(visit of the 56° floor)
Everyday: from 9h30 a.m. to 10h30 p.m.
In summer, until 11h30 p.m.
adults: 9.50 €
students: 6.80 €
children: (7-15 years): 4 €
less than 7 years: free