Patinoire de Montparnasse
From December to early March, the city maintains several pretty-as-a-picture outdoor patinoires de Noël (Christmas ice-skating rinks;...
The 210m-high Montparnasse Tower, built in 1973 with steel and smoked glass and housing offices for 5000 workers, affords spectacular...
Several unusual attractions sit on the rooftop of this sprawling train station. The Jardin de l’Atlantique , whose 3.5 hectares of green...
Beneath Tour Montparnasse, this huge, laser-lit venue, fittingly called l’enfer (hell) in a previous life, is up there among Paris’...
Le Ciel de Paris
Views don’t get much better than ‘the sky of Paris’, the Tour Montparnasse’s 56th-floor restaurant, renovated in 2012 and accessed by...
Lonely Planet review
The world’s largest inline mass skate, Pari Roller regularly attracts over 10,000 bladers. Dubbed ‘Friday Night Fever’, this fast-paced skate covers a different 30km-odd route each week. Most incorporate cobblestones and downhill stretches, and are geared for experienced bladers only (for your safety and everyone else’s). It takes place year-round except when wet weather makes conditions treacherous.
Like its gentler counterpart, the Marais-based Rollers & Coquillages , it’s accompanied by yellow-jersey-clad volunteer marshals, along with police (some on inline skates), and ambulances. Wear bright clothes to make yourself visible to drivers and other skaters.