Tour Montparnasse

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Tour Montparnasse
Montparnasse and south Paris
Built in 1974 on the site of the old station, this 209m (686ft) steel-and-glass monolith is actually shorter than the Eiffel Tower, but better placed for fabulous views of the city - including, of course, the Eiffel Tower itself. A lift whisks you up in 38 seconds to the 56th floor, where you'll find a display of aerial scenes of Paris, an upgraded café-lounge, a souvenir shop - and lots and lots of sky. On a clear day you can see up to 40km (25 miles). Another lift takes you all the way up to the roof. Classical concerts are held on the terrace.
Venue name: Tour Montparnasse
Address: 33 avenue du Maine
15e
Paris

Opening hours: 1 Oct-31 Mar 9.30am-10.30pm Mon-Thur, Sun; 9.30am-11pm Fri, Sat. 1 Apr-30 Sept 9.30am-11.30pm daily
Price: €11.50; €4.70-€8.50 reductions; free under-7s
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