Champs de Mars Reviews
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Booked a two day ticket which is great value. The option to hop-on and hop-off anywhere on the four routes was fantastic. The view from the top of the bus of the Champs-Elysées was eye catching. Without doubt this is the only way to see Paris.
It was a terrific way to see the whole of Paris. We bought a 2 day pass for 4 people and we used all 4 tours, hopping on and off where we chose. The commentary was very good and despite the heavy traffic on the Champs Elysees, the drivers were very patient. Just one fault though. We had to wait over an hour near the Notre Dame stop to connect with the blue Bastille bus route. It could be better timed. We paid £82 for 4 people for 2 days, si we thought it was good value.
Review by Anonymous, December 2009
Doing what: Paris City Hop-on Hop-off Tour
It was the best choice I made after I searched the Internet looking for various options. The drivers were very friendly, except one young woman who did not allow me to board near Champs Elysee, although some 15 people had done so a few seconds before me. But besides this very minor thing, it was the best tour I took in Paris, which is the most beautiful city so far! Although I had the wrong impression that New York could not be surpassed. I recommend this company to everyone who wishes a good deal, especially in an extremely expensive city such as Paris, this was an absolute bargain! Au revoir! A bientot!
Great way to go around Paris main attractions easily. Best is to plan if you can visit other places while stopping at one of their stops. We spent a day going around shops at the Champs Elyses. For the rest, busses were always on time and a great service.
It was fantastic as we could hop on hop off to Champs Elysees when we liked for lunch and dinner.
We booked for two days but only used the bus on the Saturday. The Sunday coincided with the Finish of the Tour de France finish on the Champs Elysees which would have changed the usual bus route. One day is probably enough.
We loved the tour and commentary. Its great being able to take photos from the upper deck and we go some great shots. We were lucky as we had a sunny day - so make sure you have your sun cream. We found it difficult to find the bus on the first day, at the Opera, but that was due to there being so many roads and you had to walk around them all to find the right one. The bus would stop for a few minutes at each stop to allow people on and off. The second day, however we found was not so good. We hopped on a bus to go to Champs Elysees this stopped at traffic lights where some people got off, then the driver did not stop at the correct stop so we were unable to get off. This happened again at the next stop further down Champs Elysees as the driver let people off before the actual stop. We ended up getting off at The Trocadero and walking back. The only downside, I would say was that there could be more stops - there is a big gap between stops 2&3 and there could be a stop at The Madelaine Square Church. We also had a bit of trouble with the headphones - but they are only cheap ones.
A good tour of the main Paris sites but very inconsistent stops. First time around we stopped at Opera for 10 minutes, the next day we lost one of our party as he got off then the bus pulled off while we were still on the stairs. Then it didn't stop near the Ritz as it had the previous day and we did not get off until the top of the Champs Elysees. By that time, we were miles apart. He had no mobile phone and very little money. Also we had to swap seats 3 times to find a working headphone socket.
I think that there could be more stops on this tour. The distance between stops is too far apart, particularly on the Champs Elysess.When comparing it with other hop on off bus tours I do not think this tour covers enough of the Paris sights,
Routes were good but continual stopping and taking on passengers who were making decisions about what they required led to long delays. I think that we would have been better on the red busses with less stops. We joined at the Eifel Tower and were midirected to the pick-up point, leading to walking half the length of the Champs de Mars and back. The headphone problem was repeated several times during the weekend, leading to perpetual moving round from seat seat. Despite all of this complaining, I think the ticket price represented good value. Apart from our initial encounter, the drivers were generally friendly and helpful.
The bus was okay, except that the ear plugs kept falling out and a bus breakdown on Champs Elysees caused a delay. We had to get a taxi to Park de la Villette to get there on time for the cruise. The cruise information was inadequate, as it did not explain exactly where to find the boat. The taxi took us to the canal and we walked about two kilometers to find the boat, which we nearly missed. It was all very stressful.
I had hard time to find the exact stop at the first time. We tried to catch it at Champs-Elysees Clemenceau but couldn't find the bus stop. It wasted us nearly one hour and messed up our schedule. We eventually bought another metro tickets to get to Eifel Tower then found a stop there obviously.
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