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Introductory Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Paris: Big Bus

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"Great way to get an overview of Paris" j eastwood
Introductory Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Paris: Big Bus
Introductory Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Paris: Big Bus
Introductory Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Paris: Big Bus
Introductory Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Paris: Big Bus
Introductory Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Paris: Big Bus


  • Fun and flexible Paris sightseeing!
  • Great value, especially if you only have a limited time in Paris
  • Frequent departures mean your valuable time is not wasted waiting for the next bus
  • Audio commentary available in 10 languages


This hop-on hop-off bus tour is the perfect introduction to Paris. 16 well-placed stops and 2 routes give easy access to the most important attractions. The open-top double decker buses afford excellent views as you go along and an audio commentary in ten languages helps you understand and appreciate what you are seeing.

Jump on and off as you like to see the sights and go shopping. Or stay on the bus for a full loop to get a feel for the geography 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 tour which has over 50 stops. For more information click here

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Explore the French capital in an original and relaxing way on the Introductory Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Paris. With the 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 at any of the stops as often as you like and have the freedom to plan your own sightseeing itinerary.

An excellent audio commentary in 10 languages (in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Korean and Arabic) is available on board.

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
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.

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  • Great way to get an overview of Paris

    It was a good way to guide my 83 year old mum around Paris. Bus was clean, efficient and the commentary very interesting....

    J Eastwood
  • Two day Hop on Hop Off Tour of Paris Big Bus

    Do it. We were short on time so one day did the red tour and one day did the blue tour. We didnt hop on or off just stayed on it took about two hours. Got some great photos. ...

    Mr G Tellinghusen
  • It was fun! And you had discounts or promotions when book online so for my next travel will still book with you.

    Big bus tours is good in terms or services. Just hope there intervals would be not so long like 30mins in montmatre. And hope theyl have wifi onboard....

    Leah Flor Ibarra
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Activity Schedule

When does it run?



1 or 2 consecutive days (option based)

Start time

Red Classic Route:
First bus departs at 9:38am and 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 last bus departs at 5.30pm
Frequency: Every 30 minutes
Full loop: 1 hour 15 minutes

Meeting point

You can board the bus at any of the stops.

Ending point

You may leave the bus at any stop.

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  • 1 or 2 day Hop-On Hop-Off double-decker bus tour
  • Pre-recorded Audio commentary in 10 languages (French, English, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Russian, Chinese, Korean and Arabic)


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Food and Drinks


Wear comfortable shoes for walking and don’t forget the camera!

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Please note

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 functioning 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.

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Additional info

  • The confirmation voucher includes the local activity operator’s contact details and local telephone numbers at the destination. They will happily answer any logistical questions you may have.
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Cancellation policy

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