An Extraordinary Building

The Tour Montparnasse: key facts

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, the Tour Maine-Montparnasse housing complex (EITMM).

The Tour Montparnasse: Paris landmark

An historic landmark integral to the modern city, the Tour Montparnasse supports the plans, causes and leisure pursuits of its residents.

The Tour Montparnasse works with the local and wider community; it supports research into medical advances and child welfare and gives its backing to major sporting and cultural events in Paris and across France; outstanding national and international events also count on its support and solidarity.

For example, the Tour Montparnasse is now backing the “Cure childhood cancer in the 21st century” campaign run by the Fondation Gustave Roussy by displaying the campaign message on the facade of the Tower. Earlier this year, the Tower made a public commitment of support for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games bid, and it will also be renewing its support for Le Téléthon for the third year running.

To go even further in its commitment to its wider world, the Tour Montparnasse is now turning another new page in its history as it launches a major renovation project.

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The Tour Montparnasse
and the Tour Maine-Montparnasse housing complex

The Tour Maine-Montparnasse housing complex (EITMM) is one of Europe’s largest jointly owned commercial property complexes. Organised into five owner associations (one main association and one secondary association per building), it has some 300 joint owners and 450 tenant companies.

The EITMM covers a total area of around 2.5 hectares in central Paris. It is composed of four buildings: the Tour Montparnasse, the mall, the CIT tower and an office building.

THE TOUR MONTPARNASSE AT A GLANCE

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