Everybody I spoke to had recommended taking a city bus tour in order to familarise ourselves with the geography of Paris.  I’m so glad that we did this as it showed me just how easy Paris is to get around.  If you are visiting on the tourist trial, which I was, then you’ll be able to see where all the sights are.  After taking the open top bus tour it enabled us to approach the following days in planned way.  What was also great about the tour was being able to see some of the sights that weren’t on our list.  It felt like we had still seen them even if we hadn’t physically gone inside.  The tour itself lasted approximately two hours, which was longer than I had thought it would be but as it was a hop on-hop off bus it had to stop at key places.  There was an audio guide that gave you the history of the places visited, which was useful.  Here is our city tour of Paris in photos:

Arc de Triomphe, Paris city bus tour
Petit Palais, Paris
Grand Palace, Paris
Paris - city bus tour
Paris - city bus tour
Paris - city bus tour
Paris - city bus tour
Paris - city bus tour
Paris - city bus tour
Paris - city bus tour
Paris - city bus tour
Paris - city bus tour
Paris - city bus tour

Paris - city bus tour

Paris - city bus tour
Paris - city bus tour
Notre Dame, Paris city bus tour
Paris - city bus tour
Paris - city bus tour
Paris - city bus tour
Paris - city bus tour
Paris - city bus tour
Paris - city bus tour
Paris - city bus tour
Paris - city bus tour
Paris - city bus tour
Paris - city bus tour
Paris - city bus tour
If you are visiting Paris for the first time then I would definitely recommend a city bus tour.  We used Les Cars Rouges as part of the City Pass.  But if you brought a ticket on its own it would cost 15euros.  You can use this as transport between the sights all day, so this isn’t bad value at all.
Paris…..je t’aime!

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3 thoughts on “Paris City Bus Tour

  1. Paris is indeed a touristic heaven, destinations like Eiffel, The Louvre and seine river always attract tourists toward themselves. Paris is also famous for its mouth watering pastries and chocolates, also the love for Jazz in Paris is never been hidden from us. I had been Paris two times in last year and i felt great being there.

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