Opentour Paris hop on hop off (aka ‘HOHO’) open deck buses to know Paris in 2 1/2 hours discovering almost all of the most important locations in Paris.
Type of passes
- 1 or 2 consecutive days
- Adult of child (under 12)
- Free if under 4
Definitely, one of the best ways to discover Paris in a very convenient way. Just being at the upper deck, if there’s sunny weather, is the best way to discover which monuments, museums or any specific location you would like to visit later on. There is commentary audio with headphones (you can keep them!) on 10 different languages and of course, you can “jump in and out” as many times you like from 10AM until 6PM (more or less), so 8 hours of non stop visiting at your own will. Even if your carrying a small dog or luggage, no problem if it doesn’t block the ways of the other passengers. Another good thing about this L’Opentour, it runs 7 days a week, all year round, and the buses run every 10-15 minutes from April to October end every 25 to 30 minutes from November to March.
Yes, you can buy the tickets on board, but we opted for an alternative option, getting them in advance in our hotel, which avoided us to have to wait entering the bus for the purchase, instead we just “show n’ go” to the bus driver, better than paying there and make all the passengers wait because that’s the main reason why some stops are quite long. You can buy tickets online at the Paris Concierge desk.
Buses can also be crowded, you can avoid it during high season in any bus company around. You could also be lucky enough to have your Hotel located near one of the 50 stops from this tour, if not, maybe not far away!
We’ve discovered that the better price/value offer on these kind of “Hop On/Off” buses is L’Opentour vs Big Bus company; L’Opentour has 4 routes and 50 stops, and Big bus, 1 route and 11 stops only. Minimum difference on higher price for the L’Opentour, for a way better value for the money.