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Louvre Skip the Line Ticket & Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

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Discover iconic attractions of Paris such as the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame at your own pace on a 1- or 2-day hop-on hop-off bus tour of the captivating French capital. Aboard a distinctive double-decker bus, admire the quaint cobbled streets of the Left Bank and the military splendor of Ecole Militaire. When an attraction captures your attention, hop off to explore further, and then simply hop back on when it’s convenient for you. Plus, this Paris hop-on hop-off bus tour also includes a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Louvre to use in the morning.
  • Get a morning admission ticket to the Louvre, and skip the entrance lines
  • Hop on or off wherever youchoose from one route to another
  • Free Wi-Fi allows you to plan your trip as you go
  • Onboard commentary available in several languages

Why Travelers Choose This Tour

This hop-on hop-off ticket comes with a free skip-the-line ticket to the Louvre. 
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Free on-board Wi-Fi Hop-on hop-off bus tour: Select the option 1 or 2 Days
Engaging commentary in a choice of 11 languages
Free map, headphone and reward voucher booklet and a rain poncho
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Food and drinks

Departure Point

You may start this tour at any of the stops listed.

Departure Time

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Return Details

You may disembark at any of the available stops.
Begin your tour at a conveniently located bus stop nearest to your hotel and set out to explore the spectacular sights of Paris. Select between two tour routes and use your 1- or 2-day ticket on either of them.

Choose the Classic Route to see iconic attractions such as the Notre-Dame Cathedral, the Louvre Museum, the Arc de Triumph and the Eiffel Tower. Opt for an alternative experience with the Montmarte —Grands Boulevards route and see elaborate structures like the Gare du Nord, Gare de l’Est and Grands Boulevards.

Take the Montmartre Route and disembark at spots such as Moulin Rouge and Musée Grevin.

Along with your bus ticket, you also get a skip-the-line admission ticket to the Louvre to use in the morning.
2 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  When you book this hop-on, hop-off bus pass, including a skip-the-line time stamped ticket to the Louvre, the day you’ve booked for is actually the day you will visit the Louvre. Exchange your voucher 30 minutes prior to the departure from our central located agency nearby the Louvre Museum. Plus, the visit to the Louvre will be time stamped, and will avoid the chaos of the crowded lines with your skip-the-line admission ticket. Pass by those waiting, and head inside to see one of the largest collections of European art in the world, including the famous Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci
Place des Pyramides
Redeem your voucher from our central located agency in Paris. You will get your Louvre Skip the Line entrance and your unlimited Pass for Hop on Hop Off . Start by the Louvre ( only few minutes walking distance)
Louvre Museum
Pass by those waiting, and head inside to see one of the largest collections of European art in the world, including the famous Mona Lisa painted by Leonardo da Vinci.To ensure optimal visiting conditions during renovation works in the Salle des Etats, the Mona Lisa will be moved temporarily to the Galerie Médicis (room 801, level 2, Richelieu wing) from July 17 to mid-October 2019.
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
We suggest once your visit at Louvre is over to wander around the neighborhood
Métro Tuileries [1]
The Gardens of the Louvre open to Public since 1667
Musée de l'Orangerie
Art gallery that features impressionist and post-impressionist paintings,
Place de la Concorde
The square played a major role in the history of the French Revolution
Points of interest passed by on this route
Arc de Triomphe
Musee d'Orsay
Place de la Concorde
Assemblee Nationale
Eiffel Tower
Seine River
Place Vendome
Jeu de Paume
Musee de l'Orangerie
La statue "La Renommee Chevauchant Pegase"
Buste de Le Notre
Le Monument A Charles Perrault
Quai des Tuileries
9 hours 
Operating Schedule:
  You can choose either a 1-day or 2-day ticket, and your ticket is valid for either one or two days from the very first time you use it on the bus lines. Big Bus offers two different hop-on, hop-off bus routes — the Classic Route and the Montmartre Route. The Classic Route takes about two and a half hours to complete, while the Montmartre Route only takes about an hour and 15 minutes. Combined, the routes have 15 stops all around Paris at popular landmarks, such as Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, and Moulin Rouge. For a complete list of the stops on each route, see the Itinerary below. Because the buses run every five to 20 minutes, it’s super easy to plan your trip, and visit the places that interest you most. If you’re interested in learning more about the city as you ride, audio commentary is available for you to listen to. Classic Route: • Stop 1: Eiffel Tower • Stop 2: Champ de Mars (Avenue Joseph Bouvard) • Stop 3: Opéra Garnier • Stop 4: Louvre-Pyramide (Big Bus Information Centre, 11 Avenue de l’Opéra) - Stop here for the Montmartre route and for the Louvre Museum • Stop 5: Louvre-Pont des Arts - Stop here for the Louvre museum • Stop 6: Notre Dame Cathedral • Stop 7: Musée d'Orsay • Stop 8: Champs-Elysées • Stop 9: Grand Palais • Stop 10: Trocadéro Montmartre Route: • Stop 1: Louvre - Big Bus Information Center - Stop here for the Classique Route and the Louvre Museum • Stop 2: Pigalle - Moulin Rouge • Stop 3: Sacré Coeur • Stop 4: Gare du Nord • Stop 5: Musée Grevin
Eiffel Tower
Champ de Mars
Palais Garnier
Avenue de l'Opéra
Arret Louvre Pyramides at 11 avenue de L Opera
Pont des Arts
Nearby the Louvre and the River Seine
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Musée d'Orsay
Grand Palais
Louvre – Rivoli
Grévin Museum
Quartier Pigalle
Sacré-Cœur Basilica
Points of interest passed by on this route
Eiffel Tower
Ecole Militaire
Palais de Chaillot
Les Jardins du Trocadero
Esplanade des Invalides
Assemblee Nationale
Institut du Monde Arabe
Arc de Triomphe
Place de la Concorde
Musee d'Orsay
Ile de la Cite
Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Palais Garnier
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Moulin Rouge
Grevin Museum
Louvre Museum
Jardin des Tuileries
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Please note Louvre entrance ticket is now time-stamped, please select the departure requested
  • You may do Hop On Hop Off activity at any other time: select either 1 or 2 Days ulimited Day Rides
  • Please note that admission to the Louvre Museum is free for visitors under the age of 18 as well as for 18-25 year-old residents of the European Economic Area (EU, Norway, Iceland, and Liechtenstein)
  • Louvre museum is closed on Tuesdays.
  • Meeting time 30 minutes prior to the Louvre time stamped Ticket at our central located agency in Paris ( facing Joan of Arc Golden Statue on a horse)
  • In case of delay or No show , the Louvre ticket is non refundable.
  • Due to the anti Fraud New procedure at the Louvre, each Participant Full Name details’ are mandatory. If you book without indicating this information the booking can be cancelled at last minute. In case names indicated do not correspond with your ID Louvre Museum can refuse the entrance, in this case no refund would be possible.
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • In case of rain, a free poncho will be offered to you.
  • In case of demonstrations or events, the itinerary can be modified (July 14th, the Tour de France...)
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • OPERATED BY Paris CityVision

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Louvre Skip the Line Ticket & Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour?
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Louvre Skip the Line Ticket & Big Bus Hop-On Hop-Off Tour.


47 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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Was not allowed to enter the Louvre!
, Jul 2019
I am requesting a refund. I was not allowed to enter the Louvre. A bunch of other people bought tickets for Viator too and they were all not allowed to enter the Louvre either. Total waste of not only $75 but my quick trip to Paris too.
You need all day at the louvre!!
, Dec 2018
Had a great time the marches were going on and the bus company did all they could to keep us safe. Had an amazing time in Paris would do it all again!!
meh. i had a 2-day pass and didn't...
Janet L
, Oct 2018
meh. i had a 2-day pass and didn't bother with the second day. i think i did 2/4 routes. the audio guide was out of sync and extremely boring. i did get to see some of the best sites from the top of the bus, a good vantage point, and decide where i wanted to go later.
Tour is great but driver was rude...
Liliane C
, Oct 2018
Tour is great but driver was rude, maybe he had had a bad day...
frankly its just a bus tour like so...
, Aug 2018
frankly its just a bus tour like so many there. the busses come and go in a certain frequency. not always easy for any bus tour. ive been on so many different ones the think to look for is more about the complaints. I had none although the experience wasn't WOW.
, Jun 2018
We were in Paris last week and this attraction was excellent!!!! We had almost no wait and were in the museum enjoying within a few minutes!!!!!
Didn’t get what I paid for
, Jun 2018
I received an email to tell me my Louvre ticket was canceled but no explanation or partial refund or response to two emails asking why.
Super informative, def behind the...
james c
, Jun 2018
Super informative, def behind the scenes and very well worth skipping the long wait and getting right into it.
The bus ride was fantastic but we went...
, Jun 2018
The bus ride was fantastic but we went on a Tuesday and the Louvre is closed on Tuesday. Check before you go.
This was the only way for me to safely...
Susan S
, Apr 2018
This was the only way for me to safely and efficiently get around Paris, as it was my first trip there. It works fine, but don't rely on it to be consistent. The traffic in Paris can be horrendous and one day when I was there, there was a dignitary visiting and roads were closed and I stood at my bus stop for a long time waiting for the block to be reopened in front of Musee D'Orsay because of the contingent being loaded up unto their limos. This is not a bus tour issue, just something to think about. I got on the bus at the Arc de Triophe at 7 pm, to get back to the main stop 1 in time to transfer to the red line bus by 8 pm, which was when the last bus runs. The red line ran to my hotel. We were going in circles, went around the Eiffel Tower in various patterns several times. Ended up at the main stop at 7:55. I was panicking thinking I was going to miss the red bus. Also, there is no announcement as you are nearing stops of which stop it is. Only if it's a transfer point, or a major stop. Sometimes they didn't even stop at the smaller ones in between so you couldn't even be counting them down on the map. Just be aware, watchful, don't expect them to tell you where to get off. You can't really truly relax and watch the scenery because you're wondering if you're going to miss your stop. Overall, it was worth it, it was my best option for the trip. Just be aware!

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