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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  Varies
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.

Highlights

  • 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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Itinerary

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 July 2015

Great way to see beautiful Paris. Full of information and convenient way to get around the city.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Good guide.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It was a welcome break from walking on a hot day. It went around to all the major tourist sites. Easy on and off. Touristy but informative. We enjoyed it.

Beverley C
Australia

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This is the best way to see any city and Paris was no exception. The circuit took two hours to get around without getting off and included all the major attractions. A must for everyone's to do list.

LaTonya
United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

I liked this tour. It covered all of the beautiful spots that you want to see when you visit Paris

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A 30 degree heat and a drive around on an open top bus taking in the Paris sights. Not bad eh :.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This is the second city we used Big Bus. It is a great way to get to all see all the big items. After you go around once you then get off at your biggest interest to explore.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

We booked tickets for two days plus river trip. Both days, we took advantage of the bus tour and finished off with an afternoon river trip. It really was amazing. The city of Paris is huge and this is an ideal way of seeing as much as possible in such a short time. The information given on the tour is also excellent. I would thoroughly recommend the package that we took and it is lovely to finish off with the cruise on the Seinne. T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Enjoyed the tour very much. Good commentary.

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