The Tour Maine Montparnasse
Panoramic view of Paris 210 metres above the ground
Opened in 1973, the Tour Montparnasse, the only skyscraper in Paris, is a symbol of the city’s
architectural heritage. For many years, it was the tallest building in France and Europe’s
highest office block.
Now mostly offices, only the 56th and 59th floors are open to the public, offering unique views over the whole of Paris.
Designed in the 1960s by architects Jean Saubot, Eugène Beaudouin, Urbain Cassan and Louis de Hoÿm de Marien, construction began in April 1970. A major landmark, it forms part of a vast property complex.
Adresse : 33 Avenue du Maine – 75 015 PARIS
La Fondation Cartier :
For lovers of Contemporary Art
Initiated in 1984 by Alain Dominique Perrin, President of Cartier International at the time, on a
suggestion by the artist César, and directed by Hervé Chandès, the Fondation Cartier pour l’art
contemporain is a unique example of corporate philanthropy in France.
Since moving to Paris in 1994, the Fondation Cartier has been housed in an airy building filled with light that was designed by the architect Jean Nouvel. In this unique setting, exhibitions, conferences and artistic productions come to life.
Adresse : 261 Boulevard Raspail – 75 014 PARIS