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. 

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 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!

Tours currently available Saturday, Sunday only. 

Board the bus with your Paris Pass at any of the stops included on the route.


Sit back and take in the breath-taking sights around Paris, with eleven central hop-on, hop-off stops. 

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:

Eiffel Tower

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!

Louvre Museum

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 skip-the-ticket-line entry with The Paris Pass during the busy months.

Notre Dame

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.

Orsay Museum

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.

Grand Palais

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.

Click here for a map of the Big Bus Tour route.

Make the most of your Paris Pass:

- Free 1 Day Big Bus Paris Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour ticket - normal cost €36.00
- Gain free skip-the-ticket-line entry to many of the attractions and stops, including the Louvre, Orsay Museum and Garnier Opera House
- Opening and closure times may change and varies from season to season. Services run every 8-15 minutes in summer and 10-15 minutes in winter. For updated timings, please check the official attraction page

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Full List Of Attractions Included

Made Paris fun and easy to navigate!! With only 4 days to spend in Paris, the Paris Pass was awesome. It really cut down on wasted time trying to navigate from one experience to the next. I think we were able to see much more with the Paris Pass. The Hop On Hop Off bus is a terrific idea as well.
Tami Jones from United States

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One Bus every 40 minutes
Monday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Tuesday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Wednesday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Thursday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Friday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Saturday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Sunday 10:00AM - 5:00PM
Last Admission: Closed on July 14th 2021

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