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  • Location:Paris, France
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Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Discover the sights of Paris on a Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour! Aboard an open-top, double-decker bus, admire panoramic views of top Paris attractions including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Moulin Rouge and more, all while listening to audio commentary. Follow two easy routes, and hop on and off at any of the 15 stops around town. To see even more of Paris, you have the option to pair your 1-day or 2-day sightseeing pass with a Seine River cruise.


  • Big Bus hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour of Paris
  • See top Paris attractions including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre, Notre-Dame Cathedral and Moulin Rouge
  • Create a personalized itinerary of the sights you want to see
  • Listen to informative audio commentary aboard the open-top bus
  • Choose a 1-day or 2-day sightseeing bus pass
  • Upgrade to enjoy a 1-hour Seine River cruise plus your Paris hop-on hop-off tour
  • Redeem your voucher at any of the designated Big Bus stops

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What You Can Expect

Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

See Notre-Dame Cathedral on a hop-on hop-off tour of Paris!

There’s no better way to see all of Paris’ top sights than by an open-top Big Bus. Choose a 1-day or 2-day pass, and create your own sightseeing itinerary to discover Paris at your own pace. Sit back and relax on the Classic Route, which takes 2 hours and 25 minutes, or the new Montmartre Route, which takes 1 hour and 15 minutes, while listening to entertaining and informative audio commentary about Paris’ history, architecture, monuments, museums and more.

If you want to explore by foot, hop off at any of the 15 stops around the city. Buses depart regularly from each stop, so you can hop back on wherever, and whenever, you like. See the Itinerary for details on discounts plus a list of the Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour stops.

Hop off to pay a visit to the dazzling Eiffel Tower, or pay homage to the city's art scene with a visit to the world-famous Louvre — home to Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa. Have your camera ready to capture sights of the grand Opéra Garnier (also known as Palais Garnier), and look out for must-see sights such as the Musée d’Orsay, the glamorous Champs-Elysées and more. On the new Montmartre Route, check out the picturesque area of Montmartre with stops at the Moulin Rouge, Sacré Coeur, Gare du Nord and Musée Grevin.

Ticket with Cruise:
Upgrade your 1-day or 2-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing pass with a relaxing 1-hour boat cruise along the Seine! Admire Paris’ top sights from a different perspective as you cruise smoothly along the beautiful Seine River, which snakes through the city, and pass historical landmarks including the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre and Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Click on the ‘View additional info’ button below to see a map of the Paris hop-on hop-off tour route.

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Classic Route:
  • Stop 1: Eiffel Tower
  • Stop 2: Champ de Mars (Avenue Joseph Bouvard)
  • Stop 3: Opéra Garnier
  • Stop 4: Louvre-Pyramide (Big Bus Information Centre, 11 avenue de l’Opéra)
  • Stop 5: Louvre-Pont des Arts
  • Stop 6: Notre-Dame Cathedral
  • Stop 7: Musée d'Orsay
  • Stop 8: Champs-Elysées
  • Stop 9: Grand Palais
  • Stop 10: Trocadéro
Montmartre Route:
  • Stop 1: Louvre - Big Bus Information Center (Stop 4 on Red Route)
  • Stop 2: Pigalle - Moulin Rouge
  • Stop 3: Sacré Coeur
  • Stop 4: Gare du Nord
  • Stop 5: Musée Grevin

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Amazing. Loved every minute of the Big Bus Tour. Very informative and we saw all the main sights of Paris.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

I chose the 2 day hopper pass such good value for money lots of stops and interesting commentary. Definitely book it again on my return to Paris used it to get around instead of the metro.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

It was excellent way to see Paris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

This was a great experience. Buses were great and the guide on earphones excellent. I would highly recommend that you spend time doing the tours on the bus and the boat trip on the Sienne It's a great way to see all the sights and decide where you want to spend time.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

We booked this Big Bus tour which turned out to be the best way to see Paris on a short stay. Really enjoyed it and the people we met on the bus. Everyone couldn't have been nicer.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Enjoyed the ride on the bus. Saw all the main tour sites around Paris was nice to get off and visit the site and just go back and catch the next bus to come around back on. Will definitely recommend to anyone if Paris is your 1st time there.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Great way to see Paris

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5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Hop-On Hop-Off Tour was great! Hassle free and good value for money.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Excellent way to do a tour. Much better than London in terms of time available and stops.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2015

Best way to see the sights. On day one we got the lay of the land so by day two of the tour, we knew what to see and what to skip.

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