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  • Location: Paris, France
  • Duration:  Varies
See Paris at your own pace on a one-day or two-day hop-on hop-off tour. With four interconnected routes, this tour is the easiest way to get around Paris and see all the sights. Get a bird's eye view of the cobbled streets of the Left Bank, the Napoleonic splendor of the Ecole Militaire and the structure they thought wouldn't last more than a few years - the Eiffel Tower! Take time out to explore the Paris you've been looking for: historical, romantic, fashionable, fun and shopper friendly.

Highlights

  • 1-day or 2-day hop-on hop-off Paris tour
  • Four interconnecting routes show you the best of Paris
  • Hop on or off wherever you choose from one route to another
  • Choose from one-day or two-day unlimited-use pass
  • Onboard commentary

Why Our Insiders Chose This Tour

Flexible and economical! Four interconnected routes give you access to all the main sights. You can chill out on the bus for an entire loop or hop off at every attraction that catches your eye.

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What You Can Expect

Paris L'Open Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour

Paris L'Open Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour

You can hop on and off the tour as many times as you like aboard this open-top double-decker bus. The four tour routes are interconnected so you can easily hop between them to discover the best of Paris. Your ticket is valid on ALL routes.

Paris Grand Tour
The entire route takes 2 hours. Buses departs every 10 to 30 minutes from each stop. Highlights include Madeleine, Opera, Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Saint-Germain-des-Pres, Orsay Museum, Concorde, Champs-Elysees, Arc de Triomphe, Trocadero, Eiffel Tower and Invalides.

Bastille-Bercy
The entire route takes 60 minutes. Buses departs every 30 minutes from each stop. Highlights include Notre-Dame Cathedral, Saint-Paul, Bastille, Gare de Lyon, Gare d'Austerlitz and Parc de Bercy.

Montmartre - Grands Boulevards
The entire route takes 60 minutes. Buses departs every 15 to 20 minutes from each stop. Highlights include Funiculaire de Montmartre, Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est and Grands Boulevards.

Montparnasse - Saint-Germain
The entire route takes 60 minutes. Buses departs every 15 to 20 minutes from each stop. Highlights include Jardin du Luxembourg, Observatoire, Catacombes, Invalides and Saint-Germain-des-Pres.

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Paris Grand Tour Stops:
1. Auber ("La Boutique", Printemps Haussmann, Grands Magasins)
2. Opera (Place Vendome, Cafe de la Paix)
3. Palais Royal (Jardins du Palais Royal)
4. Musee du Louvre (Jardin des Tuileries)
5. Pont-Neuf (Conciergerie, Square du Vert Galant)
6. Notre-Dame (Cathedrale, Saint-Louis, Marche aux fleurs)
7. Saint-Michel (Place Saint-Michel, Sainte-Chapelle)
8. Musee d'Orsay (Quais de Seine, Pont des Arts)
9. Concorde (Obelisque de la Concorde, Musee de l'Orangerie)
10. Champs-Elysees Clemenceau (Grand-Palais, Petit Palais, Marche aux Timbres)
11. La Boetie - Champs-Elysees (Avenue Montaigne)
12. George V (Arc de Triomphe)
13. Charles de Gaulle-Etoile (Arc de Triomphe)
14. Trocadero (Musee dArt Moderne, Musee de la Marine, Musee Guimet)
15. Tour Eiffel (Champs de Mars)
16. Vauban-H'tel des Invalides (Tombeau de Napoleon, Ecole Militaire)
17. Esplanade des Invalides (Musee Rodin, Musee de l'Armee)
18. Concorde-Royale (Boutiques de la rue Saint-Honore et de la rue Royale, Maxim's)
19. Madeleine (Eglise de la Madeleine)

Bastille - Bercy:
6. Notre-Dame (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris, Marche aux Fleurs, Ile Saint-Louis)
30. Petit-Pont (Quartier Latin, Eglise Saint-Severin, Musee de Cluny)
70. Maubert-Mutualite (Musee de la Prefecture de Police, Pantheon, Sorbonne)
71. Pont de Sully - Ile Saint-Louis (Institut du Monde Arabe, Jardin desPlantes)
72. Bastille-Opera (Opera Bastille, Port de plaisance de l'Arsenal)
73. Gare de Lyon (Viaduc des Arts et Coulee Verte)
74. Gare d'Austerlitz - Jardin des Plantes (Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle)
75. Bibliotheque Nationale de France (devant l'entree Est)
76. Parc de Bercy (Palais Omnisports de Paris Bercy et Jardins, Cour Saint-Emilion)
77. Bastille - Rue Saint-Antoine (Colonne de la Bastille, Port de plaisance de l'Arsenal)
78. Le Marais - Place des Vosges (Musee Carnavalet, Musee Picasso, Hotel de Sully)
79. Hotel de Ville (Centre Georges Pompidou (Beaubourg), Les Halles)

Montmartre - Grands Boulevards:
1. Auber ("La Boutique", Printemps Haussmann, Grands Magasins, Galeries Lafayette)
50. Trinite (Gare Saint-Lazare)
51. Blanche (Pigalle, Moulin Rouge)
52. Montmartre-Anvers (Funiculaire, Basilique du Sacre-Coeur, Place du Tertre)
53. * Gare du Nord - Eurostar Terminal (Saint-Vincent de Paul, Terminaux Eurostar et Thalys)
(The bus stop is in the street directly outside the station forecourt. Look for the L'Open tour sign on the bus stop sign.)
54. Gare de l'Est (Mus'e du Cristal)
55. Republique (boulevard Saint-Martin, Canal Saint-Martin)
56. Bonne-Nouvelle (Theatre du Gymnase, Grand Rex)
57. Grands Boulevards (Musee Grevin, Theatre des Varieties)
58. Italiens (Grands Magasins, Opera Garnier)
59. Capucines-Scribe (Place Vendome, Cafe de la Paix, Opera Garnier)
19. Madeleine (Eglise de la Madeleine)

(* For Eurostar passengers - Join the tour at Gare du Nord station which is part of the Montmartre - Grands Boulevard route)

Montparnasse - Saint-Germain Stops:
30. Petit Pont (Quartier Latin, Eglise Saint-Severin)
31. Luxembourg (Palais et Jardin du Luxembourg, Pantheon, Sorbonne)
32. Observatoire (Val-de-Grace, Jardins de l'Observatoire, Musee Zadkine)
33. Place Denfert-Rochereau (Catacombes, rue Daguerre)
34. Raspail - Cimetiere du Montparnasse (Fondation Cartier, Ateliers d'Artistes)
35. Montparnasse - Place du 18 juin 1940 (Tour Montparnasse, Musee Bourdelle)
17. Esplanade des Invalides (Musee Rodin, Musee de L'Armee)
36. Rue du Bac (Hotel Matignon, Maison de l'Amerique Latine, Musee Maillol)
37. SaInt-Germain-des-Pres (Eglise SaInt-Germain-des-Pres, le quartier et ses terasses)
38. Cluny-Quartier Latin (Musee national du Moyen-age, Thermes et Hotel de Cluny)
39. Tours de Notre-Dame (Squares Viviani et Jean XXIII, Memorial de la Deportation)
* Nearest places of interest are noted in brackets

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We enjoyed the tour very much!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

This is the best way to get around the surface of London. The routes cover all the highlights of the city. The ability to get off and get back on at multiple stops makes this the top tourist activity to do in my opinion.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

we love these!!!!!!!!!!!!!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great way to get around the city and to see all the sights, was very easy to navigate and there was a stop very close to our hotel so it worked out great. Would definitely recommend this bus tour to those who have a limited amount of time in Paris!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

lovely time in Paris, I would definitely recommend pre-booking tickets for as many places as you can as the queues were extremely long. although we were warned about pick-pockets we had no issues anywhere we went. the bus tour was very informative and worth doing you learn a lot more doing this then just walking around

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

NICE BUS GOOD DRIVER TOOK US BY ALL THE INTERESTING SIGHTS

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

It is a great tour you can actually see all of paris in it. Very recommendable

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Wonderful way to see Paris for the first time and to get acclimated to the area.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We enjoyed riding the bus. because we were there when the tourist season was about to begin in earnest, the streets had a lot of traffic so it could be slow going. We were there when the taxi drivers had an impromtu strike so it was great to be able to get around at all.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Great way to see all the sites.

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