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Paris Big Bus Tour
Paris Pass Benefits:
Free 1 Day Hop-On-Hop-Off City Bus Tour With The Paris Pass
Normal Entry Price: Adult: €30.00 Child: €16.00
See the sights of Paris on an open top bus and hop-on, hop-off at top attractions including the Louvre, Notre Dame and Orsay Museum
The Paris Bus Tour is one of the best ways to see the sights of Paris all in one go. With an extensive hop-on, hop-off route made up of 9 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 8 languages available it’s perfect for the international tourist!
Don’t forget to collect your ticket from the stop/shop at 11 Avenue de L’Opera*, near the Metro stop Pyramides; then simply hop on the bus for a few stops, or sit on for the entire journey and discover Paris from the comfort of your seat (one complete tour lasts about 2 hours and 15 minutes).
*stop/shop at 11 Avenue de l'Opera opening times: 09:15 - 18:00
Sit back and take in the breath-taking sights around Paris, with nine central hop-on, hop-off stops:
- Eiffel Tower
- Champs de Mars
- Louvre Museum
- Notre Dame
- Orsay Museum
- Paris Opera House
- Champs Elysées Étoile
- Grand Palais
Did you know:
- 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
- Within the Louvre Museum there are 35,000 pieces of art from Leonardo da Vinci to Eugène Delacroix
- 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)
- The art gallery, Orsay Museum, used to be a busy train station (Gare d’Orsay) that ran between 1900 and 1939
Where to hop-on, hop-off:
Known locally as La Dame de fer, the Eiffel Tower is one of the most recognised 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 steel, 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 a built as a palace, it’s now the most visited art gallery in the world with a staggering 9.7 million visitors a year! Take advantage of the Fast Track Entry with The Paris Pass and skip the lines during the busy months.
Notre Dame Cathedral was constructed on the Île de la Cité as it was the power-centre 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.
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 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.
How to get there:
- Collect your ticket from 11 Avenue de L’Opera - nearest Metro: Pyramides
- Champ de Mars-Tour Eiffel (RER C)
- Palais-Royal-Louvre (metro 1 & 7)
- Saint-Michel-Notre-Dame (RER B & C)
- Musee d’Orsay (RER C)
- Opera (metro 3, 7, 8)
- George V (metro 1)
- Franklin D. Roosevelt (metro 1 & 9)
- Trocadéro (metro 6 & 9)
Make the most of your Paris Pass:
- Free 1 day hop-on, hop-off bus tour ticket - normal cost €30.00
- Gain free and fast track entry to many of the attractions and stops, including the Louvre, Orsay Museum and Garnier Opera House
Full List Of Attractions Included
My friend and I were grateful to be able to skip the lines at all the museums. I think we did the best of the city in 2 days!
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Big Bus Ticket Shop, 11 Avenue de L’Opera, 75001 Paris
+ 33 (0) 1 42 61 24 64