Ciel de Paris

French in Montparnasse & Southern Paris

Views don’t get much better than ‘Sky of Paris’, the Tour Montparnasse’s 56th-floor restaurant, accessed by private elevator. Starters include snails and pigs’ trotters; seafood is a speciality. The gastronomic Grand Écran menu (€136), available at dinner daily and Sunday lunch, includes a guaranteed window table and bottle of Champagne per person.

Otherwise, indulge in continental breakfast (€15; 8am to 10.45am), afternoon tea and cake (3pm to 6pm) or a cocktail (€19) – all with magnificent views.