Paris is one of the most famous cities in the world, and with good reason. The ‘City of Lights’ is a dream travel destination for many people, which makes sense considering how much there is to see and do there. The city is one of Europe’s premier tourist attractions, with a strong mix of incredible history, brilliant culture, and general beauty.
There are, of course, the popular tourist attractions like the Eiffel Tower and the Louvre. (Don’t worry, they easily made this list.) However, there are also dozens of lesser-known Paris attractions that can help make your visit a memorable one.
12. Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck
There’s a lot to see in Paris, and you can pretty much see it all from the Montparnasse Tower Observation Deck. It stands over 650 feet high and you can see 25 miles in every direction (on a clear day, at least). The floor-to-ceiling windows give you an incredible view of the entire city, including a unique vantagepoint of the Eiffel Tower itself.
You can visit during the day, but the city is especially beautiful after dark when it’s all lit up. There’s a special “Day and Night” pass that actually allows for two visits — one while the sun is up, and another once its set. Tickets range from about $10 to $26, depending on the day and time you want to visit. We recommend buying tickets in advance to avoid the lines.