The best view

There is exactly one skyscraper in Paris, the Tour Montparnasse. From wherever you are in Paris, you can see it looming against the sky, an extremely large, aggressive and un-Parisien exception to the thoughtfully composed architecture of this city.

At the moment I am visiting a research institute in Paris, which is located in this tower. A joke I have heard several times from Parisiens is that the great thing about being in Tour Montparnasse is that it is the only place in Paris where you can’t see Tour Montparnasse.

Another great thing is that it does indeed give you a spectacular view of the rest of Paris. Here is a photo I took with my phone, a night view of the City of Light.


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