This hop-on hop-off bus tour is the perfect introduction to Paris. 16 well-placed stops and 2 routes provide easy access to the most important attractions. The open-top double decker buses provide excellent views of the city throughout your tour, while an audio commentary in ten languages lends historic context and cultural significance to the sites you are passing.
Jump on and off the bus as often you like to explore the sights further, go shopping, or to tuck into a baguette or two. Alternatively, stay on the bus for a full loop to get a greater, overall feel of the city.
See the iconic Eiffel Tower and admire the Gothic majesty of the great cathedral of Notre Dame. Experience the lively atmosphere of the Latin Quarter. Check out the Mona Lisa’s enigmatic smile in the Louvre and the fabulous impressionist paintings in Musée d'Orsay.
Walk in the Tuileries Gardens and ponder the momentous events that occurred there during the French Revolution. And visit the Conciergerie, the splendid palace where Marie Antoinette was imprisoned.
Looking for a more in-depth tour? Then you may prefer the comprehensive bus tour which boasts more than 50 stops. For more information click here
1 or 2 consecutive days (option based)Start time
Red Classic Route:
First bus departs at 9:38am and the last bus departs at 4:54pm
Frequency: Every 10-15 minutes
Full loop: 2 hours 15 minutes
Blue Montmartre Route
First bus departs at 10am and the last bus departs at 5.30pm
Frequency: Every 30 minutes
Full loop: 1 hour 15 minutes
You can board the bus at any of the stops.Ending Point
You may leave the bus at any stop.
Explore the French capital in comfort and style on the Introductory Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Paris. With 16 stops and 2 routes covering all the main attractions of the city, this bus tour is ideal for first time visitors to Paris. You can jump on and jump off the bus at any of the stops as often as you like granting you the freedom to plan your sightseeing itinerary to your schedule.
An excellent audio commentary is available in 10 languages including English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Korean and Arabic.
You may board and redeem your booking voucher on the bus at any of the stops around the city.
To find the location of the stops please refer to the map.
The stops in the Red Classic Route include the following:
Stop 1: Tour Eiffel
Stop 2: Champ de Mars (closed during Euro Cup event)
Stop 3: Opera Garnier
Stop 4: Louvre-Pyramide
Stop 5: Louvre-Pont des Arts
Stop 6: Notre-Dame
Stop 7: Musee d'Orsay
Stop 8: Champs-Elysees
Stop 9: Grand Palais
Stop 10: Trocadero
Stop 11: Gare du Nord
The stops in the Blue Montmartre Route include the following:
Stop 1: Louvre-Pyramide
Stop 2: Pigalle - Moulin Rouge
Stop 3: Sacre Coeur
Stop 4: Gare du Nord
Stop 5: Musee Grevin
Your tour ends at your convenience.
The tour is operated by Big Bus Paris
You can exchange your booking voucher at any of the stops on the tour
Guide dogs are accepted but other animals cannot be taken on the bus
Paris is a capital city and therefore political events, demonstrations and celebrations can disrupt the route at any time, especially during summer and at weekends. While every effort is made to ensure a smooth and frequent service there may be delays, reduced frequency and route alternations due to traffic and road closures.
Voucher information: You must print and surrender a paper version of your booking voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund can be given for customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
One third of the buses offer space for wheelchairs however there is no ramp for getting on and off the bus.