The Eiffel Tower polarized public opinion when it was built, before eventually winning people over to become the beloved icon that it is today. If you ask the locals, it's clear that the bulky tower is still in the middle of this process. However, when you visit Tour Montparnasse, you'll get unparalleled views of the City of Lights. If you long for a view, and the crowds at the Eiffel Tower are giving you a headache, Tour Montparnasse Paris tickets are for you.
While it might not fit in with Paris's typical architecture, the Montparnasse Tower has one of Europe's fastest elevators, which will whisk you up to the 56th-floor observatory in just 38 seconds. From there you can enjoy the spectacular 360° views of the city. Plus, with the viewpoint indicators, films, touchscreens, and exhibition, you'll find yourself learning a whole lot about the French capital.
The 56th floor also houses the city’s highest restaurant, Le Ciel de Paris, so you can have fine dining with an equally fine view. But maybe 56 floors isn't quite enough for you; in that case, you can continue on up to the outdoor observatory on the 59th floor. Located 210 meters above street level, this is the place to cast your gaze across the city, hum a little Edith Piaf, and hold the hand of whoever you're with.
Tickets for Montparnasse Tower: 56th Floor Panoramic Terrace