When planning at trip to Paris, you can become overwhelmed by all the options for sights to hit during your visit. There are countless monuments to see, museums to wander through, and cafés to rehydrate in, but honing in on what's top priority can be more difficult than coming up with the funds to travel there! Like with every trip I plan, I spent HOURS combing through travel websites and trip reviews trying to organize and optimize our limited time in the city of lights. Thankfully, I came across The Paris Pass...the one stop shop for all your Paris sightseeing needs. Normally, I try to stay away from buying all-inclusive passes, as many of those passes include sights that I couldn't care less about seeing, so I'd be wasting money purchasing them, but The Paris Pass was a whole different ball game. Not only did it include a guidebook and a metro pass (with the option that we purchased), it also included entrance fees (and line skipping!) into top sights like the Louvre, the Palace of Versailles, Norte Dame Cathedral, the Arc de Triomphe, Seine River cruises, Hop-on-hop-off bus tours, and one of our favorites, the Montparnasse Tower.
The Montparnasse Tower (also know as Tour Montparnasse) was the tallest structure in Paris up until 2011 when the Tour First skyscraper was completed in the La Défense district. Montparnasse is home to a slurry of businesses that occupy office space inside the 59-floored building, but it also boasts some pretty spectacular views from its restaurant and panoramic rooftop outlook. Although this modernized structure looks a bit out of place against Paris' historic urban landscape, with the views it provides, tourists don't seem to mind. We sure didn't. If you add Montparnasse Tower to your Paris itinerary, make sure to squeeze it in at sunset. You can thank me later. :)