See the sights of Paris on an open-top Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tour around top Paris attractions including the Eiffel Tower, Musee de Louvre, Notre Dame and more

A 1 Day Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour is one of the best ways to see Paris' top sights and landmarks in one go. With an extensive hop-on, hop-off route made up of 9 stops at can't-miss landmarks around the capital, it’s one of the most popular things to do when visiting Paris – and with 8 languages available it’s perfect for the international tourist!

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


Board the Hop-On-Hop-Off bus tour and discover top Paris attractions, landmarks and monuments, with nine central Hop-On-Hop-Off stops at:

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Champs de Mars
  • Louvre Museum
  • Notre Dame
  • Orsay Museum
  • Paris Opera House
  • Champs Elysées Étoile
  • Grand Palais
  • Trocadéro

Did you know:

  • There are in total 1,803 monuments and 173 museums in Paris.
  • The Eiffel Tower was originally supposed to be a temporary installation, intended to stand for 20 years after being built for the 1889 World Fair.
  • There are 6,100 streets in Paris and the shortest one, Rue des Degrés, is just 5.75 metres long. It can be found in the 2nd arrondissement.
  • The Musee de Louvre is home to over 35,000 pieces of art from Leonardo da Vinci to Eugène Delacroix

See the route here

Where to Hop On and Hop Off

Eiffel Tower
One of the most recognised landmarks in the world, the Eiffel Tower was originally built as a temporary structure for the World's Fair in 1900. 301.8m of steel, comprising of over 18,000 individual pieces, it's the most popular attraction in Paris and a truly iconic monument. No visit to Paris would be complete without a visit to the Eiffel Tower.

Champs de Mars
Spanning an extensive 60 aces, the beautifully-landscaped Champs de Mars garden was originally created in the 17th century for cultivating grapes and vegetables. It later became the site of the École Militaire's training grounds, where a young Napoleon trained. In modern times, it's a green city-hotspot where locals and tourists alike can enjoy a picnic next to the Eiffel Tower.

Musée de Louvre
One of the best-known art museums in the world, the Musee de Louvre is home to over 35,000 pieces of art from paintings to sculptures and more. Home to the Mona Lisa and Venus de Milo, the Musee de Louvre is a must-visit when in Paris.

Notre Dame
First constructed on the Île de la Cité back in 1160, Notre Dame was located at the power-centre of the city, now it remains one of the most iconic landmarks in Paris. Explore the beautiful nave and buttresses as well as the infamous gargoyles.

Musée D'Orsay
Originally a train station, the beautiful Musee D'Orsay is an architectural feat overlooking the banks of the Seine. With the original station clock, the museum is home to masterpieces from the years 1848 to 1915, including iconic works of Cézanne, Monet, Renoir, Van Gogh and more.

Paris Opera House
One of the most elaborate buildings in Paris, this stunning 19th century building is also known as Palais Garnier or the Garnier Opera House. One of the city's most important and opulent performance spaces, it's adorned with mirrors, mosaics and chandeliers – not to mention the impressive Grand Staircase.

Champs Elysées Étoile
The Champs Elysées is one of the most famous shopping streets in Paris and the world! Stretching 1.8 miles, this long avenue is an iconic Parisian promenade, lined with high street shops and some of the most expensive real estate in the world.

Grand Palais
This historic building in Paris was constructed to pay homage to the impressive arts in Paris, especially the Beaux Arts movement which inspired its architecture. With its stone facades, glass vaults and steel frames it’s an impressive landmark and it's got some of the best views in Paris thanks to its location on the banks on the Seine.

The Gardens of Trocadéro stretch approximately 94,000m², 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. You can find the Paris Aquarium, National Theatre and Chaillot Palace inside the gardens too!

Using your Paris Explorer Pass

Show your Paris Explorer Pass to the bus conductor and board the bus.

The Paris Explorer Pass is the best choice for maximum savings and flexibility. Choose to use your pass for a free Hop-On-Hop-Off Bus Tour then look to the list of other top attractions for your other Explorer Pass admission choices!

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