I have always wanted to take the bus to Paris! So after some research, we found that it is cheaper and more fun than hiring a private car. The only problem? You can’t just get on any old tourist buses – they are reserved for groups or individuals who speak French among other languages (so not us). Luckily there were website where you could rent your own tour guide with an English-speaking driver so all of our questions would be answered too!
The Paris tourist bus is a great way to get the most out of your holiday in France’s capital. You can ride on it for as long as you want, hopping off whenever you are ready to explore, and then getting back on when you’re ready to go again. There are different routes that will take visitors all over the city, including some of its famous landmarks like Notre Dame Cathedral and the Eiffel Tower.
What are 3 must-see hop-off attractions?
Notre Dame Cathedral
Notre Dame Cathedral is a beautiful cathedral located in Paris. It’s easy to see why it’s one of the most visited sites in all of France, with over 14 million visitors each year. Its construction started way back in 1160 and took almost 200 years to complete as well as several renovations after fires and other catastrophes. The interior became known for its stained glass windows which were only recently replaced by clear ones due to damage from pollution because it sits on an island surrounded by two branches of the Seine river that was not accessible until 1963 via a bridge built across them that allowed cars into the center city.
The Eiffel Tower is an iconic landmark of Paris that was built in 1889. It is the tallest structure in France and has become one of the most recognizable structures throughout the world, with almost 40 million visitors each year! The tower gets its name from designer Gustave Eiffel who also created multiple other famous landmarks like Statue de la Liberté (the statue dedicated to French freedom) and originally had his company construct it for what would be used as a temporary exhibition but turned out to be so popular they left it up permanently.
Sacre Coeur Basilica in Montmarte
The Basilica of the Sacred Heart is a beautiful church located in Montmarte, which was one of Paris’s famous artist neighborhoods. It sits on top of the highest point in Paris and offers amazing views from its dome-shaped roof that allows visitors to see all over the city. There are also hundreds of stairs leading up to it too where more stunning views can be seen as well as religious statues along each step representing different Christian religious figures like saints and angels!
Did you know?
Did you know that the Eiffel Tower was designed as a temporary building? It originally had planned to be disassembled after 20 years but Paris authorities changed their minds and let it remain to stand – though not without some controversy. One such man who opposed its construction is Guy de Maupassant, an author famous for his novels set in Rouen during World War II (such work earned him one of France’s highest honors). Today we often think about how much he must have loved this “Eiffel-Lunchbox” location high above any other place around town where they serve food so well!
Last updated: 20/12/2022