About Big Bus Paris sightseeing tours
Originally called Les Cars Rouges, they merged with the company Big Bus to become part of the largest worldwide bus tour company operating in numerous cities, with Big Bus Paris providing a hop on and hop off tour bus service to key locations and tourist attractions around Paris, plus each double decker bus has on board WiFi.
So below you will find Big Bus Paris maps, timetables, ticket prices and information about these tour buses that operate all year round, along with where the bus stops are located, not forgetting that there is also a night route and the option to add a River Seine cruise as well.
Big Bus Paris sightseeing tour map for Red and Blue bus lines with stops and timetables
Here you can see the Big Bus Paris maps showing the Red Tour with its first main stop being at the Eiffel Tower, which is what you can use as a hop on and hop off service utilising the route as many times as you like during the time of your ticket along with timetables for the start and finish times for a full tour along with the last pick up time at each stop.
Additionally, you can also see the Blue Route that goes around Montmartre, starting from the Louvre - Pyramide stop, which is also where you can change routes to the Red Tour. However, we would like to point out that some stops on the Blue Route are a hop off point only, which means they do not have a point for a pick-up and you would have to walk to a pick up point or utilise other public transport in Paris.
For those of you that choose specific ticket options, you can also enjoy a River Seine cruise with Bateaux Parisiens who have partnered up with Big Bus Paris to provide a round trip river cruise, and again you can see the tour route on the maps, which is just like the bus tours, as they also have commentary available in several different languages.
Big Bus Paris Red Route stops:
1: Tour Eiffel - Quai Branly, Entree 2 Tour Eiffel
2: Champ de Mars - Avenue Joseph Bouvard
3: Opera Garnier - Facing 15 Rue Scribe (next to the RoissyBus airport shuttle bus stop)
4: Louvre - Pyramide / Big Bus Information Centre - 11 Avenue de l’Opera (by Big Bus information center)
5: Louvre - Pont des Arts - Quai Francois Mitterrand (near Pont des Arts)
6: Notre Dame - 3 Rue Lagrange (outside souvenir shop, opposite Square Rene Viviani)
7: Musee d'Orsay - 58 Place Henry de Montherlant (facing the museum by Quai Anatole France)
8: Champs-Elysees - 156 Avenue des Champs-Elysees (facing the Arc de Triomphe by Rue de Tilsitt)
9: Grand Palais - Avenue Winston Churchill (facing the Grand Palais and Petit Palais)
10: Trocadero - Avenue Paul Doumer (next to the Palais de Chaillot close to the Statue of Benjamin Franklin)
Big Bus Paris Montmartre Blue Route stops:
4: Louvre-Pyramide / Big Bus Information Centre - 11 Avenue de l’Opera (by Big Bus information centre)
11: Gare du Nord - 35 Rue de Saint-Quentin (facing main entrance of Gare du Nord just off Rue de Dunkerque)
51: Pigalle (HOP OFF ONLY) - Place Pigalle - NOTE: This is a hop-off only stop, so you cannot get back on board here.
52: Sacre-Coeur (HOP OFF ONLY) - facing 21 Boulevard de Rochechouart, then walk to the Funicular) - NOTE: This is a hop-off only stop, so you cannot get back on board here.
53: Musee Grevin (HOP OFF ONLY) - 10 Boulevard Montmartre - NOTE: This is a hop-off only stop, so you cannot get back on board here.
Big Bus Paris daytime sightseeing tour ticket prices:
Big Bus Classic ticket:
1 Day hop on and hop off for both routes with English speaking live guide or the digitally recorded commentary guide in different languages.
Adult: low season €35.10 / high season €39 - Child: €17.10 / €19
Big Bus Classic ticket and River Seine Cruise:
As per the Classic ticket but with the river cruise.
Adult: €43.20 / €48 - Child: €21.60 / €24
Big Bus Premium ticket:
As above but two consecutive days.
Adult: €38.70 / €43 - Child: €18.90 / €21
Big Bus Deluxe ticket:
As per the Premium ticket above plus River Cruise in addition to a Vox City walking tour app for your phone.
Adult: €44.20 / €52 - Child: €22.10 / €26
Big Bus Paris daytime sightseeing tour maps with stops and timetables:
Big Bus Paris Daytime Map and Timetables - PDF (2.219 MB)
Big Bus Paris Daytime Map and Timetables - Image (2.618 MB)