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Taking a hop-on hop-off tour in Paris lets you see all the sights without any stress! Glide through the city on a comfortable bus and, with commentary from an expert guide or an audio guide, you’ll arrive at your destination full of fun new facts about Paris. You can also use your valid ticket to hop on and off whenever you see an attraction you’d like to visit.
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Bus Tours

Enjoy a ride on the top deck of a doubledecker bus and enjoy the streets of Paris from a new perspective! With several providers offering a range of routes stopping at the city’s most important attractions, you’ll be able to get to wherever you want to go in style.
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Boat Tours

Hop-on hop-off tours aren’t just found on land - in Paris, you’ll also get the chance to take hop-on hop-off riverboats on the Seine! Just like hop-on hop-off bus tours, you can board and disembark at the various stops, and the crew will point out the sights you can see from the decks.
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Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Buses

Big Bus Paris | Flickr: PR180.2 CC BY 2.0

Big Bus

Big Bus were founded in Paris as Les Cars Rouges, and their success in their home city has led them to expand to dozens of destinations around the world! They know Paris like the back of their hand and offer visitors a range of ticket options to help them explore. The Classic ticket offers guests one day of access to two hop-on hop-off routes. The Premium tickets offers two days of access to the routes, while the Deluxe ticket offers two days of access to hop-on hop-off buses plus a river cruise and a walking tour app worth €10. They also offer a combo ticket that includes a night tour so you can see the City of Light all lit up.

Red Route:

This 10-stop tour takes you past the most important sights in Paris, from the Eiffel Tower past the Opéra Garnier to the Louvre and Notre Dame before swinging back down the Champs-Elysées. Buses run every 5 to 15 minutes and feature either live English-language commentary or audio commentary in 11 languages. The full loop takes about two hours and 20 minutes to complete.

Blue Route:

This route takes you up to the neighborhood of Montmartre. You can hop on or off at either the Louvre-Pyramide or Gare du Nord, or you can hop off only at Pigalle, Sacré-Cœur, or the Musée Grévin. You can connect to the red route at the Louvre-Pyramide. Buses depart every 30 minutes from 9.30 am and the full loop takes an hour and 15 minutes. Audio commentary is available onboard in 11 languages.
Open Tours Paris | Flickr: PR180.2 CC BY 2.0

Open Tour

Open Tour was founded in 1998 and was the first company to bring open-top bus tours to Paris. They offer three routes covering different areas of Paris with minimal overlap, and their buses offer audio commentary in 12 languages, and child-friendly commentary in French, English, and Spanish. Buses run every 15 minutes from April to October and every 20 minutes from November to March, so you’ll never be waiting long! Their passes come in 1-day, 2-day, and 3-day versions, and combo tours are also available with night tours or river cruises.

Blue Route:

The Paris Grand Tour covers the best-known sights in Paris, from the Louvre and Notre Dame past the Musée d’Orsay and the Arc de Triomphe to the Eiffel Tower and back again.

Red Route:

The Montmartre Route takes you up to the hilly district of Montmartre, past the Moulin Rouge, Sacré-Cœur, and the Gare du Nord before looping back to the Hard Rock Cafe.

Green Route:

This route takes you through the Quartier Latin and Montparnasse, with stops at Notre Dame (where you can change to the blue route), the Panthéon, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, and the Hôtel de Ville.

Walking Tours:

Open Tour offers two different free walking tours in cooperation with their partner, Discover Walks. The first leaves daily at 10 am from the Musée de l’Orangerie and covers the Champs-Elysées, Louvre, Opéra, and the stories of Napoleon and the Sun King, Louis XIV. The second tour leaves daily at 1 pm from outside Notre Dame and covers the secrets of Notre Dame and the Île de la Cité. Guides will be wearing pink jackets and it’s recommended that you leave a tip if you enjoyed the tour.
City Sightseeing Paris | Wiki: xiquinhosilva CC BY 2.0

City Sightseeing

City Sightseeing’s bright red buses are easy to spot on the streets of Paris! The company offers two hop-on hop-off routes and a boat tour if you decide to go for a bus and boat combo ticket. Their tickets are available in 24- and 48-hour versions and are the ideal choice for a long weekend of exploring.

Red Route:

This 14-stop route visits the must-see sights on both the north and south sides of the Seine. It starts at the Musée du Louvre and loops around the Eiffel Tower before heading north to the Arc de Triomphe and the Opéra Garnier. Buses leave every 30 minutes from 9.30 am and the full loop takes about two hours to complete. Audio commentary is available in 10 languages.

Blue Route:

This 5-stop route takes you up the hill to Montmartre, stoping at the Opéra Garnier, the Gare du Nord, Sacré-Cœur, and the Moulin Rouge. Buses depart every 30 minutes from 10 am and the full loop takes about an hour. Audio commentary is available in English, Spanish, and French.

River Cruise:

The cruise, which is included in the combo tour, departs from the Port de Suffren every 30 minutes from 10.30 am. It’s a panoramic tour, so there won’t be a chance to hop on or off, and the whole tour takes about an hour. Commentary is available in English, Spanish, and French, and descriptive brochures are available in Portuguese, Italian, German, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian, and Arabic.
Foxity Paris | Wiki: Cramos CC BY-SA 3.0


Foxity offers the simplest service to get around Paris: only one route, with ten stops at key sites. Their passes are available for one day, and one child under the age of 12 can travel free with each adult, which might make it the cheapest option for families. Audio commentary is available in nine languages, and you can choose to combine your 1-day pass with an hour-long Seine cruise.


Foxity only offers one route, but it will take you within walking distance of most of Paris’s major tourist attractions. It starts at the Eiffel Tower and stops including Opéra, Notre Dame, the Champs-Elysées, and the Arc de Triomphe. Buses depart every 20 minutes and the full loop takes about two hours to complete.
Batobus Paris | Flickr: Andy Roberts CC BY 2.0


Batobus offers a hop-on hop-off river shuttle that will take you across Paris on the gentle currents of the River Seine. The boats are modern trimarans with space for bicycles in case you’re exploring the city by bike, and with glass panelled walls and ceilings so that you get the best view of Paris. There’s no audio commentary, but there will be announcements for nearby points of interest and metro stations at each stop, so listen out! Boats depart every 30 minutes from September to the end of April, and every 25 minutes from April until the end of August. The service begins at 10 am daily but ends at different times according to the season.


There’s only one route covering 9 stops, looping around the Île de la Cité. Stops include the Eiffel Tower, Invalides, Musée d’Orsay, Saint-Germain-des-Prés, Notre Dame, the Jardin des Plantes, Hôtel de Ville, the Louvre, and the Place de la Concorde. The full loop takes about an hour and 45 minutes to complete.
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