Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Montparnasse Tower, Tour Montparnasse

Description of the Tour Montparnasse

The Montparnasse Tower (la Tour Montparnasse) was the first tallest tower in France until 2011, now it's the second. It's height is 689 ft, which makes him the 17th tallest building in Europe.
The Montparnasse Tower was built between 1969-1972, on the site of the former Montparnasse train station and was inaugurated in 1973.

The 59-storey skyscraper is one of the landmarks of the capital, in the 15th arrondissement of Paris. It is primarily home to many offices.
The only spaces open to the public are the terrace and the 56th floor (with bar and boutique, a space exhibition and interactive kiosks on the city and its history...) which offer a panoramic view of the city of Paris.

From the terrace (one more level, only by stairs), you can admire:
West side: the Eiffel tower...
North side: The Invalides and the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris, Roissy airport...
East side, there is the Montparnasse Cemetery... the Bois de Vincennes...
South side, the lines of railways and other monuments...

You can also see the Defense and the Grande Arche...

Rate and Opening hours of the Montparnasse Tower

The rate to access the terrace:
-7€ for adults
-free admission for less than 7 years old
-3€ for children between 7 and 15 years old
-4€ from 16 to 20 years old (and for students)
-2.5€ for disabled persons.

The ticket can be bought on the bottom of the tower.

The Tour Montparnasse is open 365 days a year,
-from April 1st to September 30th
9:30am to 11:30pm
-from October 1st to March 31st
Sunday to Thursday: 9:30am to 10:30pm
Friday, Saturday and eve of holidays: 9:30am to 11:30pm

Access of the Montparnasse Tower

The Tower is located on the Quartier Necker, Paris XV
You can go to the tower by using the Paris public transportation using the Paris Metro line:4,6,12 and 13, Montparnasse-Bienvenüe station.
-By the Gare de Paris-Montparnasse (go through the place Raoul Dautry, within walking distance)
-By buses

Map of the Montparnasse Tower

For more information you can visit the official website:
Tour Montparnasse

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