🌇 Tour Montparnasse: Sunrise Over Paris 🌆
I recently had an invitation from the team at the Tour Montparnasse to their sunrise rooftop visit. It was a no-brainer to say yes to this, as I love a good view from above, and the best view in Paris is indeed from the this very spot, the top of the 56-story tower.
Given that it’s the middle of the summer, very near to the Summer Solstice, the sunrise is around 5:45am right now. Not accustomed to waking to be across town at that hour (and I do not live nearby!), I knew it would be a tough one to muster up the motivation to get out of bed. Ironically, we had been at our friend’s place the night before until quite late, and he lives about 10-minutes by car from the Tower. If only I had been better prepared! I knew, though, once I was at the top it would all be worth it.
5:14am – Phone photo with the moon in the sky
5:18am – Instagrammers taking in the view
Indeed once I arrived to an already-pretty full top deck the pink sky starting to fire up, I was so thankful I managed to pull myself out of bed. As you may imagine, there’s absolutely nothing like watching the sun rise over Paris, especially from a vantage point that high up.
In my sleepy stupor walking out after only three hours of sleep, I forgot my tripod at home, so unfortunately some of the images are quite grainy. Still, the colors are extraordinary and the experience was one I could only hope to relive. I’m so thankful to the Tour Montparnasse team for the invitation and warm welcome!