Fodor's Expert Review Tour Montparnasse
A 40-second elevator ride gets you to the top of one of continental Europe's tallest skyscrapers, where you can take in the stupendous panoramic view of Paris and beyond from the glass-enclosed observation deck on the 56th floor. On a clear day, you can see for 40 km (25 miles). The more adventurous can climb another three flights to the open-air roof terrace, complete with a seasonal champagne bar so you can really celebrate the occasion. Built in 1973, the 680-foot building attracts approximately one million gawkers each year. Café 360 serves light refreshments year-round and temporary animated events, such as sky-high trampoline jumping and rink roller skating, are organized for the young (and young at heart). Purchase tickets in advance to avoid lines.