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L'Open Bus Tour

13, rue Auber, 75009 Paris, France (Opéra)
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Ranked #209 of 477 activities in Paris
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Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW

Most open top bus tours try and squeeze a lot in during one tour, this one has been split into four different tours. We took advantage of the two day pass and did all four, getting on and off at various places we wanted to see. Some of the audio commentaries seemed a little out of sync with the points... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014 NEW via mobile

This was our first visit to Paris. Just spent 6 days in London and we used the Big Bus Tour. It was excellent. Was looking forward to similar experience in Paris. We bought a 2 day + boat tour package. Paris, being one of the most visited cities in the world, you would think that the tour companies would have... More

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Greenville, South Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

It's a good way to get around but it can take a long time to get from place to place, especially when the driver is constantly collecting payment from new customers. Driver changes can also slow your trip down. Stops are reasonably located close to points of interest. Some buses are not comfortable, can be very stuffy if you're sitting... More

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Paihia, New Zealand
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68 reviews 68 reviews
10 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

A good way to see Paris, and with 4 different bus routes you can cover most of Paris attractions. We only did the green tour in the centre, and that got us to a lot of good places. Comments are good in lots of different languages, and there is no long wait for a bus to turn up.

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London
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73 reviews 73 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW via mobile

The buses have no aircon so pretty much sitting in an oven. The audio guide was talking about places we hadnt even reached yet. The bus spent an awful long time at each stop just waiting ! Waiting for what I have no idea. The whole thing was just a big waste of time and money.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

Took this tour with a group of 14 and paid for the second day pass. Used it mostly to see Paris and get around the area, a lot of people I think use it as a transportation method. Downfalls: involved in an accident and the bus driver did not communicate that we should get off the bus and load another... More

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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

Used Big Bus in London but Le Open Bus in Paris. Any difference.... Not really. I have heard the buses are crowded. Well, they were but it's not just the buses, all of Paris is crowded this time of year so it's expected. Be patient. Buses don't move fast due to traffic and signals. Still a great way to get... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

We traditionally use the big bus tours when visiting a new city, but our friends had already purchased tickets on this tour bus. We joined the tour near the louvre. The bus took an interesting route the day that we were on it, we took the green line which should have taken us to the Eiffel Tower however it did... More

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Sacramento, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

We researched which Paris bus tour to take for a one-day trip to Paris. L'Open had the most desireable routes and stops, with a stop right in front (across the street) from Gare du Nord. Yes some buses were more crowded than others, but you can always wait for the next bus. We got off and on at many stops... More

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Zurich, Switzerland
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14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

If you do not like travelling by foot long long distances and you have limited time to stay in Paris it is one of the best choices you can do. Only way to see all the Paris centre in once and without being exhausted... It travels through all the famous districts (even Montmarte and Montparnasse) and there are in total... More

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