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L'OpenTour Buses In Paris France

There are double decker buses that are bright yellow and green, which are tour buses that operate in Paris, and are called L'OpenTour and have an open top deck to enable the tourists to see the sights more clearly.

These are a fantastic way of getting to see the sights and in comparison to using the metro they are far less hassle, especially if you have young children and will provide them with a lot more excitement.

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L'OpenTour Buses In Paris France

There are actually two firms that do the bus tours of Paris, and the original one called Les Cars Rouges follows one specific route, whereas the newer addition of L'OpenTour provides four different routes for you to be able to discover completely different areas around the City of Paris.

The yellow and green L'OpenTour double decker buses offer a hop on and hop off service that will take you to virtually all of the major attractions, landmarks and museums in Paris, by utilising four different routes.

The four different tour routes are inter-connected so that you can easily switch between them, rather than having to do a complete tour and the one pass is valid for all of the different routes

You can get off of one bus at a certain point, have a look round and get back on another bus to take you somewhere different, plus you will be provided with a map and individual earphones on initial validation of your pass.

There is a recorded commentary available for all of the tours that is in different languages including French and English and although the pass is a little more expensive that that of Les Cars Rouges it is excellent value for money, especially when you consider how much time it can save you, not forgetting the weary legs by the end of the day!

You can choose between obtaining a one day pass or a two day pass and these can be purchased through the L'OpenTour's sales outlets in Paris or they can be booked in advance.

L'OpenTour cover four different sightseeing routes around Paris as shown below:

Paris Grand Tour
On this approximately two hour tour you can get to see the Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Paris Opera, The Louvre, Notre Dame Cathedral, Saint-Germain-des-Pres, Musee d'Orsay, Concorde, Champs-Elysees, Trocadero and Les Invalides, which are just some of the many famous tourist attractions you will see.

The Paris Grand Tour starts at Point La Boutique, 13 Rue Auber, Paris

Times: From April through to October the buses depart from 9:30am to 6:00pm every 10 to 15 minutes and in the winter months of November to March they depart from 9:30am to 4:00pm every 25 to 30 minutes.

Bastille - Bercy
This is a half hour loop and the stops along this route include the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Latin Quarter, Flower Market, the Bastille, Gare de Lyon, Gare d'Austerlitz, the Museum of Natural History and Parc de Bercy.

The Bastille-Bercy tour starts at the Notre Dame Cathedral point

Times: The buses depart from 9:20am to 5:30pm every 30 minutes all year round without any changes.

Montmartre - Grands Boulevards
L'OpenTour will take you on a one hour tour and among the many highlights of this particular one are the Funiculaire de Montmartre, the Sacre-Coeur Basilica, Gare du Nord, Gare de l'Est and Grands Boulevards.

Montmartre-Grands Boulevards tour starts at La Boutique, 13 Rue Auber

Times: During the months of April through to October the buses depart from 9:30am to 6:30pm every 10 to 15 minutes but in the winter months of November to March they depart from 9:25am to 4:45pm and only every 30 to 35 minutes.

Montparnasse - Saint-Germain
The fourth route of the tour bus will take approximately 60 minutes and visits the Jardin du Luxembourg, Observatoire, the incredible Catacombes, Invalides and Saint-Germain-des-Pres.

The starting point for the Montparnasse-Saint-Germain tour is Petit Pont.

Times: From April to October the buses depart from 9:30am and run until 6:30pm every 15 minutes, but during the months of November through to March they depart from 9:30am to 4:30pm every 20 to 25 minutes.

Please note that in order to take advantage of the tours you must redeem your voucher for this experience at the Groupe Cityrama Office, 13 Rue Auber, Paris prior to your travel on the bus.

For further information on this service and the tours you can contact L'Open tour on 1 42 66 56 56.

L'OpenTour Buses In Paris

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