Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off 1-Day Tour
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What you'll do
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See the sights of Paris on Big Bus Paris Hop-On, Hop-Off bus at top attractions including the Louvre, Notre Dame and Orsay Museum.
Take a 1 Day Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour with The Paris Pass®
- The most convenient and concise way to see the very best that Paris has to offer!
- Pre-recorded commentary in 11 languages via complimentary headphones.
A 1 Day Big Bus Paris Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour is one of the best ways to see the sights of Paris all in one go. With an extensive route made up of 10 stops at must-see destinations and landmarks around the capital, it’s often one of the most popular things to do when visiting the city – and with 11 languages available it’s perfect for the international tourist!
Paris Hop On Hop Off: A Gateway to Exquisite Discovery
Indulge in a Paris hop on hop off experience, a distinct approach to explore the City of Love. It's an exceptional way to experience the landmarks, rich culture, and vibrant cityscape at your own pace. The double-decker bus guarantees panoramic views that amplify the Parisian charm.
Discovering the City with Hop On Hop Off Bus Paris
Riding the hop on hop off bus in Paris, every journey turns into a story. The carefully curated routes intersect major points of interest, transforming a bus ride into a self-paced tour that brings Paris to life before your very eyes.
Board the bus with your Paris Pass at any of the stops included on the route.
10 central stops – sit back and take in the breathtaking sights around Paris, with 10 central stops – hop-on and hop-off at any stop of your choosing.
Monument to Peace within the Champs de Mars park – spot the Monument to Peace within the Champs de Mars park, it’s made up of 32 columns and has the word ‘peace’ written on it in 32 languages and 18 alphabets.
Leonardo da Vinci and Eugène Delacroix – within the Louvre Museum, there are 35,000 pieces of art from Leonardo da Vinci to Eugène Delacroix.
Eiffel Tower – the Eiffel Tower weighs around 10,000 tonnes and was the largest building in the world until the Chrysler Building in New York was built (now it’s slipped to sixth tallest).
Train station – the Musée d'Orsay used to be a busy train station (Gare d’Orsay) that ran between 1900 and 1939.
Where to Hop-On, Hop-Off on the Paris Bus Tour:
Known locally as La Dame de Fer (the iron lady), the Eiffel Tower is one of the most recognized landmarks in the world – and some might argue it’s the most popular attraction in Paris. Built originally as a temporary structure for the World’s Fair in 1900, it still stands over 100 years later! Take a step back to admire the 301.8m of iron, comprising of 18,000 individual pieces – you can forgo the hard hat but make sure you have your camera at the ready!
Note: entry to the Eiffel Tower is not included in The Paris Pass
Champs de Mars
Spanning an impressive 60 acres this stunning landscaped garden was first created in the 17th century to grow grapes and vegetables. Later, it became the training ground for the École Militaire (or military school) where a young Napoleon attended. Now it is the site of the Eiffel Tower and a hot spot for a picnic on a sunny day, and if you’re in Paris for the 14th July, you can catch the impressive Bastille Day festivities on the grounds too, a must-see if you like fireworks!
Home to the famous Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo - among many, many others - the Louvre is a must-visit in Paris for its huge breadth of art. Originally built as a palace, it’s now the most visited art gallery in the world with a staggering 9.7 million visitors a year! Buy your Louvre Tickets from the Paris Museum Pass for less!
Notre Dame Cathedral was constructed on the Île de la Cité as it was the power center of the city back in 1160. Now, it remains one of the most central hubs of Paris and is an iconic landmark where visitors can explore the huge nave and buttresses, as well as climb the towers for stunning views along the Seine.
Originally a train station, the Orsay Museum is an architectural feat and its old structure is still very much visible to this day. With the original station clock, the art gallery displays an array of masterpieces from the years 1848 to 1915, including the likes of Cézanne, Monet, Renoir and Van Gogh.
Paris Opera House
One of the most elaborate buildings in Paris, this stunning late 19th-century building is also known as Palais Garnier or Garnier Opera House. As the most important ballet and opera house in Paris, it is adorned with mirrors, mosaics and chandeliers – not to mention the impressive Grand Staircase. Well worth a visit, you’ll feel like royalty within its walls.
Champs Elysées Étoile
The Champs Elysées is one of the most famous shopping streets in Paris, much on Par with Fifth Avenue in New York, and Regent Street in London. Stretching 1.8miles, this long avenue is an iconic promenade in Paris, lined with high street shops and some of the most expensive real estate in the world. The bus route whips around the Arc de Triomphe as well, so you will get a chance to visit the deck with the Paris Museum Pass.
This historic building in Paris was built to glorify the arts in Paris, especially the Beaux-Arts movement from which its architecture was inspired. With its stone facades, glass vaults and steel frames it’s an impressive landmark and right on the banks on the Seine it’s got one of the best views in Paris!
The Gardens of Trocadéro span nearly 94,000m² and with fountains and statues lining its paths, it leads up to the Eiffel Tower on the north side of the Seine, and the Champs de Mars to the south. Within the gardens is also an aquarium, the National Theatre and Chaillot Palace.
And don't forget to make time for a Montparnasse Tower tour while in Paris. It has sweeping views that are not to be missed!
Or the amazing Ballon de Paris Generali hot air balloon ride.
Know before you go
Getting in: please show your pass to the bus conductor as you board.
For more information visit the Big Bus website.
Q. Is the Big Bus Paris Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour available for only one day?
A. Yes, the Big Bus Paris Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour is designed for visitors who want to explore the city's top attractions in a single day.
Q. How frequently do the Big Bus Paris tours operate?
A. The Big Bus Paris tours operate with a frequency of approximately every 15-20 minutes, ensuring convenient transportation between the designated stops.
Q. Are the Big Bus Paris tours narrated?
A. Yes, the Big Bus Paris tours offer informative and entertaining audio commentary in multiple languages, providing valuable insights about the landmarks and history of the city.
Q. Can I hop on and off the Big Bus at any stop?
A. Absolutely! With the Big Bus Paris tour, you have the freedom to hop on and off at any of the designated stops along the route, allowing you to explore your preferred attractions at your own pace.
Q. What are some popular attractions covered by the Big Bus Paris tour?
A. The Big Bus Paris tour covers a wide range of popular attractions, including the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Champs-Élysées, and the Arc de Triomphe, among others.
Q. Are there different routes available on the Big Bus Paris tour?
A. Yes, the Big Bus Paris tour offers multiple routes, allowing you to choose between the Classic Route, Montmartre Route, and Seine River Route, each showcasing different parts of the city and its landmarks.
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