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

Make sightseeing in the French capital easy with a Big Bus tour of Paris. Enjoy the convenience of hop-on hop-off access at any stop along the route, and soak in the views from an open-top double-decker bus. See sights like the Louvre Museum, Moulin Rouge cabaret club, Notre-Dame Cathedral and the iconic Eiffel Tower as you listen to informative audio commentary. There are two routes to choose from, with 15 stops in total around the city, and you can pair your Paris bus tour with a Seine River cruise. Choose either a 1-day or 2-day bus ticket.

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!

Taking a hop-on hop-off bus tour around Paris gives you access to all the main attractions, an overview of the city and a means of getting around all in one convenient package. With an open-top, double-decker Big Bus, you get the added bonus of an excellent vantage point for panoramic views.

Your ticket is valid on two routes through Paris. There's the Classic Route, including stops at the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Champs-Elysées, Palais Garnier and Musée d’Orsay. A complete circle on this route takes about 2 hours 25 minutes. The new Montmartre Route takes in the sights of the bohemian hilltop neighborhood, including Sacré Coeur, Moulin Rouge and Musée Grevin. A complete circle on this route takes about 1 hour 15 minutes. Both routes include informative audio commentary while you see the sights.

Choose a 1-day or 2-day ticket, valid starting the first time you use it, and disembark at any of the 15 stops on the combined routes to explore further on your own. Climb aboard the next bus when you're done sightseeing on foot to continue your circuit of the city. See the Itinerary section below for a list of all the Big Bus hop-on hop-off tour stops.

Bus Tour with Cruise:
Choose to upgrade your sightseeing experience by adding a wonderful 1-hour Seine River cruise to either your 1-day or 2-day bus ticket. Seeing Paris from the water offers a different vantage point on this famous city, and it makes a relaxing way to spend an hour.

Click on the 'View additional info' link below to see a map of the Classic Route's 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

Penny T

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Highly recommended to give an overall insight into Paris, it's history and layout. The metro is good, but being underground you can't get a sense of where you are. A must to start off time in Paris!

Steven H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great way to see the sights if you don't have much time.

ChasNave United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Fabulous way to see this fabulous city...buses run regularly and usually have the seat you would choose available.

Amy L

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great way to see the city...esp when we arrived and had not slept all night!!!

Sandra G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This was a great bus tour! So glad we did this. We left our IPAD on the bus and it was returned to us within 30 minutes!!! We were so grateful!!! Easy on and off, the way to go!!!!

gian

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Great experience!

alejandro p

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

fantastic

Paris15

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

Best way to see an overview of Paris.

Stephanie H

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

For sure will use this service again

Christine T

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.

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