A casual stroll around the centre of Paris where the Hotel Britannique is situated can be a relaxing and delightful adventure. However, there is so much to see and do that it's hard to get it all in when you're on foot. This is where a sightseeing bus tour can become a great option, allowing you to check off a whole host of major landmarks and attractions and still make it back to the hotel for a sumptuous evening meal with enough energy left over to paint the town red! Here are some of the great sights you'll be able to take in from your bus seat.
Perhaps the most iconic sight in the city, the Eiffel Tower is a must for any first-time visitor to Paris. Known by Parisians as La Dame de Fer, the attraction was initially greeted with scorn, with many believing it to be a blot on the Paris skyline. How times have changed! Now the Eiffel Tower is one of the most recognisable sights in the world and receives millions of visitors every year.
The beautiful building and impressive crystal pyramid of the famous Louvre museum are great sights in themselves. However, there are far more treasures to be found within. This is one reason why taking a sightseeing bus tour with the option to hop off and hop on again is a good idea. This way you'll be able to experience the mysterious smile of the Mona Lisa and the incomparable beauty of the Venus de Milo and then hop back on the bus for the next great attraction! Caution is advised, however. Many who enter the Louvre for a quick visit find themselves lost in wonder for the rest of the day!
No sightseeing bus tour in Paris would be complete with a stop at the famous cathedral of Notre Dame. The setting for Victor Hugo's tragic tale of the hunchback Quasimodo, the cathedral is a breathtaking display of gothic architecture and sculpture that creates an otherworldly atmosphere that visitors will never forget. If you want to hop off and take a closer look, we advise a trip to the top of the towers to see the famous gargoyles as well as majestic views of the Seine.
Orsay museum began its life as a major train station and its daring architecture was built to impress at the 1900 Exposition Universelle world fair. Nowadays, it has made the leap to a role as a museum of art and a particularly good one at that. Here you'll find a multitude of works including Vincent Van Gogh's self-portrait and 'Whistler's Mother' by James Whistler. Nearby you can also find a range of bronze sculptures created for the world fair to represent the many faces and cultures around the globe.