Formerly the tallest office skyscraper in Paris, France was the Tour Maine-Montparnasse also known as the Tour Montparnasse. The skyscraper was constructed between the years of 1969 and 1973, it stands at 210 metres high. It was the tallest office skyscraper in France until 2011 when it was surpassed. The building is due to undergo a renovation as it has always come in for criticism since it was erected due to its unsightly facade, criticism is also aimed at the building as some locals think it looks out of place. The tower has a popular observation deck.
The building is served by the transport system of Paris. By metro, use the 4, 6, 12 or 13 lines and get off at ‘Montparnasse-Bienvenüe’ which is the closest station to the tower. If travelling by bus, the 28, 58, 82, 88, 89, 91, 92, 94, 95 and 96 buses all travel within close proximity of the skyscraper.
Opening Times and Admission
The skyscraper has an observation deck that offers panoramic views of Paris. The observation deck is open daily, 9.30am-11.30pm. Entrance fee is set at 17 euros for adults, 15 euros for students and 9.50 euros for kids.