Other significant monuments
Exceptional views from the Montparnasse skyscraper accompanied by dinner at Le Ciel... An excellent plan!
An overwhelming wealth of monuments
Given the near endless amount of monuments in a city like Paris, it’s difficult to stick to just a few key recommendations. At this point, it is also worth mentioning other places of interest such as the Tour Montparnasse, the Palais-Royal or the Chapelle expiator. The first, the Tour Montparnasse, offers unbeatable views over the city. This tower is in fact a 210 metre skyscraper with 59 floors, located on the Avenue du Maine. Built between 1969 and 1972 by the architect Roger Saubot, today it is mainly used for offices although its roof terrace is open to the public. On the 56th floor you can take a break in the Restaurante Le Ciel de Paris (www.cieldeparis.com), an exquisite, traditional French restaurant priced at around 80 euros a head. The Palais-Royal complex, which you’ll find to the north of the Louvre on the Rue Saint-Honoré includes a palace, a theatre and various gardens and galleries. It was commissioned by Cardinal Richelieu in the first half of the 17th century. Discover its history at www.palais-royal.monuments-nationaux.fr. Lastly, the neo-classic Chapelle expiator, which was built over the original resting place of Louis XVI and his wife Marie Antoinette. You’ll find it on the Rue Pasquier.