|The impressive view from the roof looking towards the Eiffel Tower with the office blocks of La Défense beyond. The golden dome of the Eglise Saint Louis des Invalides can be seen centre right.|
A few stairs take you to up to the panoramic roof terrace where it is possible to see as far as 25 miles (40 kilometers) in clear weather. For photographers this is preferable as there is no glass to contend with.
As well as a cafe/bar there is the obligatory gift shop for those essential souvenirs of your visit..
It is really easy to get to the Tower: by train to SNCF Gare Montparnasse, take Metro Lines 4, 6, 12 or 13 to Montparnasse Bienvenue or Bus routes 28, 58, 82, 88, 89, 91, 92, 94, 95 and 96. You will need tickets for RATP Zone 1.
Tour Montparnasse is open from 09:30 to 23:30 April to September and 09:30 to 22:30/23:00 during October to March.
Note: the last elevator up is half an hour before closing time.
For prices, tickets and more details call + 33 (0) 1 45 38 52 56 or visit http://www.tourmontparnasse56.com/ .
If you are doubtful about visiting then take a look at the website to see just how impressive the view is.