en BUS:  (17minutes info RATP)

prendre Bus n° 96

à Chatelet- Hôtel de Ville, 

Direction:Gare Montparnasse,

descendre à Place du 18juin 40,

rue de l’Arrivée

La Tour Montparnasse

HORAIRES D’OUVERTURE: 

ouvert tous les jours

de 9h30 à 23h00


Tarifs: adulte: 15 €

Adresse: 

33 avenue du Maine

PARIS  75015
tel. 01 45 38 52 56

à pieds: 40 minutes.

en Métro:  (16mn info RATP)

station «Chatelet»:

prendre Ligne 4, direction Mairie de Montrouge,  sortir à Montparnasse-Bienvenue

itinéraire ...

Montparnasse   Tower

    Go to   Montparnasse Tower

in Feet :  40 minutes

One of the main reasons why Paris is considered one of the most beautiful cities in the world is the continuity in its urban planning and architecture. From the early developments during the reign of Henry IV in the 16th century up to the 19th century with the large developments under Haussmann, the Prefect of the Seine from 1853 until 1870, the international architecture had little influence on Paris.


A Classicist City

Even large influential architectural styles like Baroque, Rococo, Art Nouveau and the Modernist style had very little practical effect on Paris where classicism was seen as the true French style. This started to change after the second

World War when the new Gaullist regime of 1958 started to support and even promote the development of towers in the city center. One of the first major towers built in Paris was the Tour Maine Montparnasse.


Construction

The project started as a redevelopment scheme of the Montparnasse and Maine railway stations in 1958 and had strong support from the new government. The tower itself was built between 1969 and 1973.

According to the initial plans, the tower would have a maximum height of 154 meter (505 ft). But even after this was approved by a commission,

the developers increased the height to more than 200 meter, even though this increase was never officially approved.


Skyline Intrusion

During construction, the tower was very popular as it became a symbol of the new modern Paris. This changed however when the 210 meter (689 ft) tall Tour Montparnasse was completed. Public optinion turned against the tower mainly because it intruded the skyline. Nowadays, the Paris skyscrapers are built on the outskirts of the city, mainly in the Défense business district.

Schedules:

allways OPEN

from: 9:30 am to 11:00 pm

Rates: € 15

by Bus N° 96,   (17 mn)

at Hotel de Ville - Chatelet

Take it rue de Rivoli,

direction Gare -Montparnasse

and Go out at

Montparnasse -Bienvenue

C'est la plus haute tour de France, avec ses 210 mètres et 56 étages en verre et en acier. A l'intérieur, ce ne sont surtout qu'espaces d'affaires, bureaux et centre commerciaux. Mais de son sommet, que l'on peut visiter, vous aurez la plus belle vue qu'il soit sur Paris…

Conçue en 1958, la tour (210 mètres de haut) ne fut achevée qu'en 1973. A l'échelle du quartier, la tour a été conçue pour conclure la perspective de la rue de Rennes sans la boucher, grâce à sa position légèrement désaxée. Cependant, l'avantage des tours est qu'elles offrent un beau panorama sur la ville, depuis le belvédère et le restaurant du 56 ème étage.

by Metro:   ( 16 mn)

at Chatelet station

Take line 4,

direction Mairie de Montrouge

and Go out at

Place du 18 Juin 1940, rue de l’Arrivée

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