Paris Bus Tours


About the Tour


Les Cars Rouges is now Big Bus Paris! Our hop-on, hop-off bus tours of Paris allows you to explore the city's top tourist attractions at your own pace. From the breath-taking heights of the Eiffel Tower to the historic grounds of Le Louvre, no visit to Paris would be complete without taking in the city's sights by bus.


To view the city from a different perspective, the Big Bus tour of Paris can also include a cruise along the River Seine. With our bus tours you can rest assured that you will never be short of things to do in Paris.

If you're looking for a comfortable, convenient way to see the top tourist attractions in Paris, look no further than our hop-on, hop-off bus tours.



Discover the top attractions in Paris


Paris has been at the centre of European politics, wealth and culture for hundreds of years. Over the centuries, the successive influences of Kings, Emperors, wars and revolution have created a hugely impressive architectural legacy and city plan.

The Big Bus sightseeing tour of Paris will take you to iconic buildings such as Notre Dame, the Arc de Triomphe and the Eiffel Tower, but you will also discover a myriad of other historic buildings, which could easily be a centrepiece in any other city.


You will find ornate, elegant architecture at every turn, but what is most impressive is the way striking landmarks are connected and aligned through wide boulevards and open spaces, delivering some magnificent views. Paris itself is a spectacle worth seeing.


Recorded Multilingual Commentary


The sightseeing tour of Paris includes an informative and entertaining commentary that guides you through the city. The commentary explains Paris’s rich history and points out the buildings and landmarks of significance.


The personal recorded commentary is available in your choice of 11 languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Russian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic, Korean or Mandarin Chinese.


Complimentary headphones are provided on the bus.


Hop-on, Hop-off Paris


The hop-on, hop-off facility enables you to get on and off the bus at a number of interesting places to explore the sights of Paris at your leisure. You can take a break from your tour whenever you wish to visit attractions and museums, or to indulge in food and refreshments in Paris’s famous cafés.


You can hop-on and off the open-top buses as many times as you choose within the validity of your ticket.


Explore the Sights of Paris


There are 11 locations where you can hop-off the bus. Each location has been carefully selected to place you within easy reach of Paris's top tourist attractions and landmarks.


When you are ready to continue your tour, simply hop-on the next bus at your nearest stop. Buses run regularly, so you should never have to wait for more than 30 minutes.


Paris Bus Tour Ticket Types


A 1-day ticket is the best way to see the city when you only have a limited amount of time. On the tour, you will have time to visit the most intriguing and enthralling landmarks, such as the Eiffel Tower, Le Louvre and Notre Dame.


You can also spread out your tour over a longer period of time with our 2-day ticket. This way you can see more of Paris and cruise along with us at a more leisurely pace.


The 1 and 2-day tickets give you the freedom to plan your own itinerary. Throughout the ticket validity period, you can hop-on and off the buses at any of the Big Bus stops.


Planning Your Paris Bus Tour


There is no rush to start early as with many other city tours. With Big Bus Tours, you can begin your tour at any time of day; whenever it suits you.


You can hop-on and hop-off the bus whenever you wish in order to fully appreciate Paris’s spectacular landmarks and top tourist attractions at your own pace.


Plan your day to suit you and choose the places you want to visit for as little or as long as you like. Take your time and get a closer look at some of the sights on foot before getting back on-board and continuing your bus tour of Paris.


One Ticket with Two Different Paris Sightseeing Experiences


Big Bus Tours in partnership with Les Bateaux Parisiens, offers you the chance to see Paris by bus and boat.


On the one hour river cruise, you will see many stunning monuments, four major museums and sail under several bridges - offering you the chance to witness the city's most popular attractions before deciding which to visit.


Whilst soaking up the sights on the banks of the river Seine, you can listen to the live guided historical and cultural commentary in English. You can also choose from several languages to listen to a personal recorded commentary. Once back on land, you'll discover the beauty and history of the city centre aboard our open-top bus.

Additional information:
- Bus ticket valid for 1 or 2 consecutive days.

- Cruise starting point at the Eiffel Tower- Port de la Bourdonnais, 75007 Paris. Check in pontoon N°3.

October to March - 10:30 to 21:30 every hour

April to September - 10:00 to 22:00 every 30 minutes

24th December - last departure at 17:00
25th December & 1st January - first departure at 10:40
31st December - last departure at 22:00