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Which is Best Paris Hop on Hop Off Bus Tour - Paris Big Bus Tour vs L'Open Tours Reviews

Overview of Paris Sightseeing Bus Tours

Paris is a beautiful city to travel around no matter how you do it! Using a guided bus tour here is a great way to see the city and jump off to visit the many sights on offer. We have pulled together all the details here to help you decide which is best for you.

Three main companies(L'Open Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour, Big Bus Tour, Paris Foxity Bus Tours) offer bus tours in Paris. They all cover the main central sights but check the route details here to see which fits with your plan. Paris L’Open has the biggest route offering and flexibility, but Foxity Bus Tours offers some good value pricing, including a short 2 hour only tour, if this works for you. Paris L’Open comes with a discount with one of the citywide attraction passes and Big Bus is included free with another. Combining touts and attractions in this way can be a good money saver! Check out our guide to attraction discount passes to see if this works.

Paris's best hop-on hop-off sightseeing tours tickets, route map, reviews ...

 

L'Open Hop-On-Hop-Off

Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Foxity Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Cost

1 Day Ticket: €33 Adult (Age: 12+)/ €17 Child (Age: 4-11) 1 Day Ticket: €32 Adult (Age: 13+)/ €16 Child (Age: 4-12) 1 Day Ticket: Hop-on Hop-off Ticket: €18 Adult (Age: 12+)/ Free for one child per adult (Age: 0-11)

What is it?

Paris L’Open Tour features 4 routes covering Top points of interest in Paris. Paris Big Bus offers three different routes covering over 50 attractions in Paris with unlimited hop on hop off tours. Foxity Bus Tours covers all major attractions and also offering Paris night tours, good value for money.

Ticket Validity

1/2/3 consecutive days 1/2 consecutive days 2-hours/24-hours days

Frequency

10 minutes (April-October), 30 minutes (November-March) 5-15 minutes 20 minutes

Bus Tour Route Map

Paris L'Open Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Route Map Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Route Map Foxity Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Route Map

Complimentary tours

None Free Walking Tour
Optional Seine River cruise
None

Audio commentary

10 languages 11 languages 9 languages

Free Wi-Fi

Yes No No

 

Comparing Paris Hop on Hop off sightseeing tours best possible options

Paris L'Open Hop-On-Hop-Off Tour

Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Foxity Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

What is it?

Paris L’Open Tour features 4 routes covering all the major attractions in Paris. It offers audio commentary through headphones in 10 languages and includes recorded stories about Paris for kids.

Other facilities with this tour include free Wi-Fi and discount vouchers for attractions and restaurants.

Big Bus offers unlimited hop on hop off tours in three different routes covering over 50 attractions.

Complimentary offers include a walking tour, optional Seine river cruise, free map, and a voucher booklet containing attractive discounts in restaurants and attractions.

Foxity Bus Tours is a great value for money hop on and hop off opportunity to discover Paris.

There are three tours including a night tour. All of them offer recorded commentary in 9 languages. Foxity also organizes separate night tours that cover all the major attractions of Paris.

Ticket Cost

1 Day Ticket: €33 Adult (Age: 12+)/ €17 Child (Age: 4-11)

2 Day Ticket: €37 Adult (Age: 12+)/ €17 Child (Age: 4-11)

3 Day Ticket: €41 Adult (Age: 12+)/ €17 Child (Age: 4-11)

1 Day Ticket: €32 Adult (Age: 13+)/ €16 Child (Age: 4-12)

2 Day Ticket: €36 Adult (Age: 13+)/ €16 Child (Age: 4-12)

1 Day Ticket with cruise: €42 Adult (Age: 13+)/ €22 Child (Age: 4-12)

2 Day Ticket with cruise: €46 Adult (Age: 13+)/ €22 Child (Age: 4-12)

2-hour Ticket: €17 Adult (Age: 12+)/ €5 Child (Age: 0-11)

1 Day Ticket: Hop-on Hop-off Ticket: €18 Adult (Age: 12+)/ Free for one child per adult (Age: 0-11)

Night Tour: Ticket: €19 Adult (Age: 12+)/ €11 Child (Age: 0-11)

Ticket Validity

1/2/3 consecutive days

1/2 consecutive days

2-hours/24-hours days

Routes and Time

1. Green Line- Paris Grand Tour

First-Last Tour: 9.30 A.M. – 7 P.M. (April-October)

First-Last Tour: 9.35 A.M. – 4:20 P.M.

(November-March)

2. Blue Line- Bastille - Bercy

First-Last Tour: 9.15 A.M. – 6.50 P.M. (April-October)

First-Last Tour: 9.20 A.M. – 6.00 P.M.

(November-March)

3. Yellow Line- Montmartre - Grands Boulevards

First-Last Tour: 8.30 A.M. – 7.00 P.M. (April-October)

First-Last Tour: 9.25 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.

(November-March)

4. Orange Line- Montparnasse - Saint-Germain

First-Last Tour: 9.30 A.M. – 7.00 P.M. (April-October)

First-Last Tour: 9.45 A.M. – 5.35 P.M.

(November-March)

1. Classic Route

First Tour: 9.30 A.M.

Last Tour: 5.40 P.M.

2. Montmartre Route

First Tour: 10.00 A.M.

Last Tour: 5.30 P.M.

3. Night Tour

Information available at Big Bus stops/ helpline number

1. 2-hour tour

First Tour: 9.40 A.M.

Last Tour: 5.00 P.M.

2. 1 Day Hop-on Hop-off

First Tour: 9.40 A.M.

Last Tour: 5.00 P.M.

3. Night Tour

First Tour: 7.30 A.M.

Last Tour: 9.30 P.M.

Tour Duration

Green Line- Paris Grand Tour: 2 hours 10 minutes

Blue Line- Bastille – Bercy: 1 hour

Yellow Line- Montmartre - Grands Boulevards: 1 hour 30 minutes

Orange Line- Montparnasse - Saint-Germain: 1 hour

Classic route: 2 hours 20 minutes

Montmartre Route: 1 hours 10 minutes

Night Tour: 2 hours

2-hour Route: 2 Hours

1 Day Hop-on Hop-off Ticket: 2 Hours

Night Tour: 1 hour 30 minutes

Departure Point

Green Line- Paris Grand Tour: Auber

Blue Line- Bastille – Bercy: Notre-Dame

Yellow Line- Montmartre - Grands Boulevards: Auber

Orange Line- Montparnasse - Saint-Germain: Petit Pont

Classic route: Eiffel Tower

Montmartre Route: Louvre Museum

Night Tour: Stop-8, Champs-Elysees

2-hour Route: Opera

1 Day Hop-on Hop-off Ticket: Opera

Night Tour: Louvre

Bus Stops/Attractions

Paris Grand Tour:

  1. Auber

  2. Opera

  3. Palais Royal

  4. Musee du Louvre

  5. Pont-Neuf

  6. Notre-Dame

  7. Saint-Michel

  8. Musee d'Orsay

  9. Concorde

  10. Champs-Elysees

  11. La Boetie - Champs-Elysees

  12. Arc de Triomphe

  13. Charles de Gaulle-Etoile

  14. Trocadero

  15. Tour Eiffel

  16. Vauban-H'tel des Invalides

  17. Esplanade des Invalides

  18. Concorde-Royale

  19. Madeleine

Bastille - Bercy:

  1. Notre-Dame

  2. Petit-Pont

  3. Maubert-Mutualite

  4. Pont de Sully - Ile Saint-Louis

  5. Bastille-Opera

  6. Gare de Lyon

  7. Jardin des Plantes

  8. Bibliotheque Nationale de France

  9. Parc de Bercy

  10. Bastille - Rue Saint-Antoine

  11. Le Marais

  12. Hotel de Ville

Montmartre - Grands Boulevards:

  1. Auber

  2. Trinite

  3. Blanche

  4. Montmartre-Anvers

  5. Gare du Nord

  6. Gare de l'Est

  7. Republique

  8. Bonne-Nouvelle

  9. Grands Boulevards

  10. Italiens

  11. Capucines-Scribe

  12. Madeleine

Montparnasse - Saint-Germain:

  1. Petit Pont

  2. Luxembourg

  3. Observatoire

  4. Place Denfert-Rochereau

  5. Raspail - Cimetiere du Montparnasse

  6. Montparnasse - Place du 18 juin 1940

  7. Esplanade des Invalides

  8. Rue du Bac

  9. Saint-Germain-des-Pres

  10. Cluny-Quartier

  11. Notre-Dame

Classic Route:

  1. Eiffel Tower

  2. Champ de Mars

  3. Opéra Garnier

  4. Louvre-Pyramide

  5. Louvre-Pont des Arts

  6. Notre-Dame Cathedral

  7. Musée d'Orsay

  8. Champs-Elysées

  9. Grand Palais

  10. Trocadéro

Montmartre Route

  1. Louvre

  2. Moulin Rouge

  3. Sacré Coeur

  4. Gare du Nord

  5. Musée Grevin

Night Tour:

No Stop

2-hour & 1 Day Hop-on Hop-off Route:

  1. Opera

  2. Louvre

  3. Vedettes du Pont Neuf

  4. Notre-Dame

  5. Champs-Elysées

  6. Arc de Triomphe

  7. Ecole Militaire

  8. Tour Eiffel

  9. Concorde

  10. Grands Magasins

Night Tour:

  1. Galeries Lafayette

  2. Moulin Rouge

  3. Eglise de la Trinite

Frequency

Green Line- Paris Grand Tour: 10 minutes (April-October), 30 minutes (November-March)

Blue Line- Bastille – Bercy: 20 minutes (April-October), 30 minutes (November-March)

Yellow Line- Montmartre - Grands Boulevards: 15 minutes (April-October), 30 minutes (November-March)

Orange Line- Montparnasse - Saint-Germain: 20 minutes (April-October), 30 minutes (November-March)

Classic route: 5-15 minutes

Montmartre Route: 30 minutes

Night Tour: Information available at Big Bus stops/ helpline number

2-hour Route: 20 minutes

1 Day Hop-on Hop-off Ticket: 20 minutes

Night Tour: Varies

Audio commentary

Languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, Brazilian Portuguese

Kids commentary in French, English, and Spanish

Languages: English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, Japanese, Mandarin, Korean, Arabic

Languages: Spanish, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Mandarin

Complimentary tours and cruises

None

Free Walking Tour

Optional Seine River cruise

None

Other amenities
  • Free Wi-Fi

  • Discount vouchers

  • Stories about Paris for children in kids’ commentary.

  • Free map

  • Voucher Booklet (attraction and restaurant discounts)

  • Mobile App

  • Many Wheelchair accessible buses

  • Electric roof in case of rain

  • Many Wheelchair accessible buses

City Pass which includes this tour

Discount with Paris City Passport

Paris Pass/ Paris PassLib

Other information
  • Valid 365 days a year

  • Free for children below 3 years.

  • 1 year validity since the day of purchase

  • Both printed and mobile voucher accepted.

  • Free for children below 3 years.

  • Valid 365 days a year.

  • 2-hour ticket is a part of the 1 Day Hop-on Hop-off Ticket.

How to use

Show the printed voucher to the bus official.

Show the mobile or printed voucher to the Big Bus employee in the bus.

Show the mobile or printed voucher to the Foxity Bus tour employee in the bus.

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