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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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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 October 2015

If you want to get around to all the major sites this is the way to go. Busses were every 10-15 minutes and everyone was very pleasant. Even on rainy days they offer nice ponchos for the taking. Wonderful! I've used Big Bus Hop-On- Off in several cities and enjoyed all of them.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

Loved the Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour! The staff was knowledgeable and so willing to assist. We found it to be a great addition to our overall agenda! Would do it again for sure!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2015

What a great way to begin a trip, we were able to explore the different sights in Paris, the best part of this trip was being able to jump off at the Locke Bridge, purchase a lock and place it on the fence. The option to listen to the tour was great and I feel that everyone who is visiting Paris should do this tour before any others to acclimate to the environment! Great vendor!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

This is the best way to see as much of the major attractions as possible in limited time. Also, you can get way better pictures from the upper deck of the bus than you could any other way.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Yes, very good tour thanks to the people at the local tour company who even called on the phone to make sure we were on our way there that morning, Sat the 19th, and we had an excellent guide for the 10.30 tour, I think her name was Alison. She certainly knew her subject and we were taken all over the tower with all the information that anyone could want. I would certainly recommend this guide and her company, they looked after us very well. Thanks to all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015


5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

Excellent way to see the sights, jump on and off at your leisure, great commentary.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

My husband and I loved this! Great way to see the city. Be sure to grab some headphones and plug them into the side of the bus for the audio tour, and grab a map to show the stops. They don't announce them, and without the map we got a little confused about where we were going. So happy we did this-- got to learn more about the city, see parts we otherwise wouldn't have and were able to be flexible with our time since the buses come every few minutes!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

We found that the Big Bus Tour was exactly what it said it would be! Headphones and commentary were excellent and the timing of every 10 minutes was very good! Unfortunately, it rained but macs were provided. Thank you very much, Big Bus Tour!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended September 2015

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