Paris Tours - Les Cars Rouges
One way of seeing Paris is to go on a bus tour. Les Cars Rouges (Red Buses) run a round
tour, which lasts around 2 hours 15 minutes. There are 9 stops on the tour and the great thing about it is that you
can jump off the bus at any of the 9 stops and get on again later to continue your tour. You can buy tickets on the
bus and they are valid for two days in a row. The buses run a commentary in 8 different languages. A ticket costs
around 24 euros, with children at half price.
The 9 stops are as follows:
1)Tour Eiffel (Eiffel Tower), at Quai Branly
2)Champ de Mars, at Avenue Joseph Bouvard
This gives access to the Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides and the Tomb of Napoleon, Ecole Militaire (the Military
Academy), and Musee Rodin (the Rodin Museum)
3)Musee du Louvre, near Pont des Arts.
This gives easy access to the Louvre Museum, Jardin des Tuileries (the Tuileries Gardens), and the
4)Notre Dame at 25 rue d'Arcole
For Saint-Michel, Notre Dame Cathedral, Jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Gardens), the Pantheon and Quartier Latin
(the Latin Quarter).
5)Musee d'Orsay, in front of the entrance
6)Opera, Galeries Lafayette, at 15 rue Scribe
For Grand Magasins (the two department stores, Galeries Lafayette and Printemps), Place Vendome, and Jardin du
7)Champs Elysees-Etoile, at 156 avenue des Champs-Elysees
For the Champs-Elysees and Arc de Triomphe
8)Grand Palais, at Avenue Winston Churchill
For Grand Palais, Petit Palais and Place de la Concorde
9)Trocadero, at l'avenue Paul Doumer