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“Good way to get around and see the major sites”
Review of Big Bus Paris

Big Bus Paris
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Big Bus Paris Hop-On Hop-Off Tour
Ranked #78 of 541 Tours in Paris
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Utah
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“Good way to get around and see the major sites”
Reviewed October 3, 2013

We did the Big Bus Tour in London and it was great, very clean and very informative. Book this one from the same company, I guess it is operated by Cars Rouges. It was very quick, for one thing, no wasting time giving slow past any of the sights. It was a little unkempt compared with the one in London, which surprised my wife and I. The narration was brief and again, compared to London, a little sparse. It only has 9 stops, but really that is all you need if you want to see the major sites. Paris is really beautiful from the ground anyway and you can walk most places. But it was a good way to get the lay of the land our first day. Remember that if you book online you need to print out your confirm and bring it with you, which once we booked it we had no way of printing out since we were in a rented flat here in Paris with no printer. We had a little adventure finding an Internet cafe to print off the voucher.

Visited October 2013
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“I wasn't sure, but so GLAD we did it.”
Reviewed October 2, 2013

I wasn't sure about spending the money for the open air bus since we already did the vedettes (boat tour) but it was well worth the money. We rode it around once completely (about 2hours). Then used it as a free metro / taxi for the rest of the day. If you can get a seat on top, you will have some really great photo opportunities.

Especially nice after 4 days of walking. A MUST for tired travelers.

Visited September 2013
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Adelaide, Australia
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“A great way to see Paris”
Reviewed October 1, 2013

This hop on - hop off bus service visits most of the popular tourist attractions around central Paris. We paid €31 each for a ticket that was valid for 48 hours.
During the morning and the middle of the day we found the buses to be very well utilised with competition for the available seats on the open topped upper deck. Mid and late afternoon appeared to be a better time to more easily score a seat on the upper deck.
There was a multiIlingual audio guide provided onboard the buses with free headphones provided by the driver as you boarded the bus. The recorded commentary was both informative and entertaining.
If you stayed onboard without hopping off, an entire circuit of the route would take approximately 2 hours. Be prepared at sometime during your journey to be approached by a representative from the tour company who will be intent on putting the "hard-sell" on you to purchase one of the other tours offered by the tour company that operates this bus. Unusually for us, we succumbed to the "hard-sell" and purchased a half- day tour to the Palace of Versailles which actually turned out to be quite good value.
In summary, well worth the money with the opportunity to visit many of the popular tourist attractions around Paris with the ability for you to hop-off the bus at the various stops along the route and explore the various attractions at your leisure. Highly recommended.

Visited June 2013
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“Excellent”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

Is an excellent way to see the principals atractions and know about the histories in Paris. And is Hop-On, Hop-ff so you can take your time. If you book your tickets online it will be cheaper!

Visited September 2013
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“Great Way To Get An Overview of Paris”
Reviewed September 28, 2013

We just returned from Paris and booked a 1 day tour with Les Cars Rouge. We had used the company in London the week before so we felt it would be a good decision. I can say that is was.

The tour was about 2 - 21/2 hours round trip, we started at the Louvre. You see most of the main sites in Paris and for us it helped us plan what we wanted to do for the rest of the week as we wanted to walk a lot of Paris.

The buses come about every 10 minutes and we usually had a seat on top.

Money well spent.

Visited September 2013
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