Paris Tours

 Paris tours : Paris museums : Paris sightseeing : the Eiffel Tower, Paris
Above:  The Eiffel Tower © Teena Hughes 2008

 Paris Tours

Finding Paris tours to suit your wishes is really easy – you can find guided tours, bicycle tours, antique car tours (2CV), chocolate tours, walking tours, art tours … as well as Paris museum tours, sightseeing tours, ‘meeting the French locals’ tours.  If you can’t find something to do in Paris, you’re probably in the wrong city :-)

Paris Museums

There are enough Paris museums to keep you busy for weeks.  Some museums might only need a couple of hours for you to wander around, but there are others where you can easily spend days or weeks.  Whatever you’re looking for in Paris museums, you’ll find a tour which is perfect for you or you can take yourself off to look at them on your own.

Paris tours : Paris museums : Paris sightseeing : Musee de l'Homme

Above: Musee de L’Homme is the perfect location on your hop-on hop-off bus tour where you can take wonderful photos of the Eiffel Tower.  © Teena Hughes 2008

Paris Bus Tours

I’ve taken the two main Paris bus tours and each was good – it depends on how much time you have, and how you like to go sightseeing.

Paris Bus Tours : Option 1

The yellow double-decker bus was open on the top level, so you’ll need a sun hat and sun lotion if you’re going to spend the day upstairs.  There are several different circuits, each in a different part of Paris, which is like having several mini Paris bus tours.  You can hop on and hop off whenever you like, but to get to the next circuit, you need to return to base to get the next bus.

Choose 2 day Paris Bus Tour.  You’ll be provided with yellow earplugs which plug into the side of the seat on the bus.  The guided tour is in many languages, simply dial into the language of choice.

Paris tours : Paris Museums : Paris bus toursParis Bus Tours : Hop-on Hop-off : Option 2

The red double-decker bus has a simple one-loop tour around Paris.  No need to work out which circuit you need to be (like the yellow bus), hop on and off at cafes when you feel like a break, museums and points of interest.

Choose 2 day Paris Bus Tour.  You’ll be provided with red earplugs which plug into the side of the seat on the bus.  The guided tour is in many languages, simply dial into the language of choice.

Approx $A36 per person.  9:30am – 8:30pm daily.
To read more and book online, click here >>

Airconditioned coach / bus tour

If you’d rather be in an airconditioned bus with a tour guide, then this 2 hour option might be better for you.  To read more, click here >>

Paris Museum Pass

Paris tours and Paris Museum PassThe Paris Pass is such a great bargain!

For approximately $A130 for each adult for 2 days (also available for 4 or 6 days), this is a great inexpensive way to see Paris as wel as visit over 60  museums, take a cruise on the River Seine, rent a cellphone/mobile phone for free for 5 days, and the list goes on.

You also get to use buses and metro trains all included in the price, so if you’d like to see a lot of Paris and Paris Museums at a budget price, check out the list of goodies below:

Entrance to 60+ museums including the following:

* Musee du Louvre
* Arc de Triomphe
* Musee d’Orsay
* Bateaux Parisiens River Cruise
* Crypte archeologique de Notre-Dame
* Tour Montparnasse
* Chateau de Versailles
* Pantheon
* Musee National Picasso
* Musee Rodin
* Centre Pompidou
* Plus over 50 more things to see and do.

Other great special offers and great benefits include:

* Fragonard Parfumeur – FREE perfume gift
* Chez Clement restaurants – FREE aperitif or creme brulee
* Hard Rock Cafe – FREE Hot Fudge Sundae with every main meal purchased + FREE collectible gift when spending EUR25 or more in the retail store
* Cell Phone Rental – 5 days FREE cell phone rental – just pay for the calls.
Once you purchase your Pass you’ll get the complete list with a great map of where to find everything.

To read more and buy your ticket, click here >>Paris Tours : Paris Museum Pass : amazing variety of places to visit , includes cruise, cellphone rental, wine tasting


Paris Sightseeing

In a nutshell, Paris sightseeing opportunities are abundant, whether you’re sitting in a cafe across from a centuries-old church or museum, or on a guided tour of some kind, you’re sightseeing.  Maybe you’d prefer a two and a half hour Hidden Paris sigthseeing tour by Barge, or a simple one hour champagne cruise on the river Seine the night you arrive.

Wandering the streets and parks of Paris will keep you busy for a long time … in fact, if you’re very lucky, you could make it last a lifetime.  I’d like that :-)


Paris tours : Paris museums : Paris sightseeing : souvenirs at Musee de l'Homme

Above: I saw this souvenir stand at the Musee de L’Homme – how did I NOT buy one of those Eiffel Towers?? photo © Teena Hughes 2008

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