Subject: Re: Paris Tours and Guides
Hi Gail,

I think the Paris tour buses you're referring to are the L'Open Tour buses:

I agree, they can be good for orientation, but after you know where you're going, it's just as easy to purchase a Carte Orange for unlimited travel on bus and Metro. Tickets are sold on the L'Open Tour bus, so it can take a long time before the driver leaves each stop. Another option is the Batobus, which is a boat that goes up and down the Seine, and it hits many of the main tourist stops. It's also less expensive than the L'Open Tour:

Best, Sandy in Illinois