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  • Location:Paris, France
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Paris L'Open Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour

Discover the iconic attractions of Paris at your own pace on a 1- or 2-day hop-on hop-off bus tour of the captivating French capital. Aboard a distinctive double-decker bus, admire the quaint cobbled streets of the Left Bank and the military splendor of Ecole Militaire and enjoy excellent views of landmarks like the Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame and the Louvre from the open-top upper deck. Whenever an attraction captures your attention, disembark to explore further and then simply rejoin the tour at a time and bus stop convenient to you. 

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

Begin your tour at a conveniently located bus stop near to your hotel and set out to explore the spectacular sights of Paris. Select between four interconnected tour routes and use your 1- or 2-day ticket on any of them. 

Choose the Paris Grand Tour route to see iconic attractions like the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triumph and the Eiffel Tower. Opt for an alternative experience with the Montmarte – Grands Boulevards route and see elaborate structures like the Gare du Nord, Gare de l’Est and Grands Boulevards. 

Take the Montparnasse – Saint-German route and disembark at mysterious spots like the Catacombes and Invalides to discover the dark side of the City of Light. Enrich your historical knowledge on the Bastille-Bercy route and see ancient highlights like the Gare de Lyon, the Parc de Bercy and the Bastille. 

Each route lasts between 1 and 2 hours and buses depart every 10, 15, 20 or 30 minutes depending on the route selected.  Please see the Itinerary section below for a detailed list of stops serviced on each route. 

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Itinerary

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

donna.h073

5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2016

a good way to see everything

Marcelo

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

All good

Chotinart.yongsoonto ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Very good

Jeremy M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

Great way of getting around the city

Rawad M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

We loved every minute of it! Very well organized. The music and text were very interesting.

Priscilla F

5 star rating: Highly Recommended January 2016

An excellent, low cost and easy way to get the feel for how the city is organized and to see all of the major attractions. It is very easy to find the bus stops and they are all very close to major attractions, making it even easier. I was not able to complete the full circuit in one day as it was a Sunday and there was heavy traffic especially around the river. But I saw all oft he major sights I set out to see. I Recommend for any first time visitor.

mary w

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

With our e ticket it. Was very easy to exchange for our tickets ny just getting on the closest stop to our accommodation which was within easy walking distance. Drivers were very helpful and cheerful.

Eugene k

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

We spent an entire day using Paris L'Open and loved it. We boarded at the Eiffel Tower which was near our hotel and enjoyed seeing the top attractions in the city at our leisure. Depending on where you board, you'll have to sit downstairs until people on the top vacate. Position yourself near the stairway for a quick flight up the stairs to claim the best viewing seats. Highly recommended!

my.c.cotton

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

This tour was the best. I highly recommend it.

Kimberly G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2015

The most convenient way to see an overview of the city. Covers all major attractions and drops you off to explore with easy pickup when you are ready to continue your journey.

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