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OpenTour for nature

Nature in Paris


Paris is particularly well known for its monuments and gastronomy, but the French capital also has many great parks and gardens to offer. From small public gardens and secret havens to large parks and woods, Paris has no less than 500 green spaces in its 20 arrondissements.

Do you want to get a good breath of fresh air? Sit back, relax, and let your Open Tour buses take you to the French capital’s greeneries.

Opt for any of our Bus Passes for 1, 2 or 3 consecutive days and make sure to hop off at the following stops:

3 Jardin du Palais Royal, a prestigious and peaceful square surrounded by the futuristic Colonnes de Buren.

4 Jardin des Tuileries, the perfect example of a formal French garden designed by Le Nôtre in the 17th century.

7 Parc Rives de Seine, a designated UNESCO World Heritage Site that is only open to ‘soft’ traffic (pedestrians and bikes) and extends along both sides of the Seine with a total length of 7 kilometers. Lined with activities (playgrounds for children, picnic areas, terraces, cafes, climbing walls, petanque …), the Seine banks provide a place to walk and relax along the water.

13 Jardin du Trocadéro, created for the Universal Exposition in 1937; this unmissable garden offers a stunning and intimate view of the Eiffel Tower.

41 Jardin du Luxembourg, created upon the initiative of Queen Marie de Medici in 1612, the area is split into French gardens and English gardens. You will find a geometric forest, a large pond, an orchard, an apiary and a rose garden.

45 Jardin des Plantes, a 400-year-old botanical garden.

46 Place des Vosges, one of the oldest and most beautiful squares in Paris, surrounded by arches and facades of red brick.

47 Jardin Anne Frank, a small secret garden, only a short walking distance from the Pompidou centre.

You can also opt for a Bus Pass + Batobus or Bus Pass + Bateaux Mouches to enjoy Paris from the Seine, one of the city’s natural gems.

And because the protection of these natural spaces and of the environment broadly speaking is fundamental, Open Tour Paris is striving to reduce its urban environmental footprint. We started the renewal of our fleet of vehicles in 2018 and opted for clean energy, electric and gas. In September 2019, a third of our fleet is already green, with 6 electric vehicles and 6 natural gas, and our goal is to reach 100% by 2024.