Paris by night and its Christmas lights with Tootbus (Open Tour)
Up to and including January 1, 2023
Be careful to book quickly, places are going fast!
  • WE love discover Paris by night at the time Christmas parties
  • Age : all audiences, even with young children
  • The +: everyone is guaranteed to be on the upper deck (45 seats max)
  • Date November 25 to January 1 inclusive (except December 24 and 31)
  • Schedule departure at 6pm
  • Place of departure 11, rue Auber 75009 Paris (metro Opéra, Auber or Havre-Caumartin)
  • duration : 2h
  • Free : for children under 3 years old
Paris by night : night bus tour in Paris with Tootbus

The Christmas lights tour with Tootbus (Open Tour)

  • It is a visit of Paris at nightfalldouble-decker panoramic bus with a upper deck (you are guaranteed to be on the upper deck, if you wish)
  • It is a very pleasant way to enjoy the magic of Paris at night at the time christmas parties. A fun activity with kids at Christmas!
  • You will admire in particular, the Champs-Elysées decorated for Christmas, lhristmas windows in department stores, the Place Vendôme illuminated ...
  • A hot drink is offered before departure
  • Audioguides include Christmas carols
  • You must arrive at least half an hour before the event
  • Audio commentary available in French and English
  • The bus tour takes place on December 25th (complete) and the January 1st

Practical information

  • Departure : 11, rue Auber (Paris 9e), metro : Opéra, Auber or Havre-Caumartin
  • Do you have to present 30 minutes before departure - Reservation required
  • Present your e-ticket to the Tootbus driver (Open Tour), on your smartphone or in printed form
  • Tickets are valid for the day and time chosen at the time of booking
  • Tickets are neither cancellable nor refundable
  • They can be modified in agreement with Tootbus (Open Tour)
Find the list of our reviews
Star Star Star Star Star - Bad your headphones
Written by annie PETIT, on 29-12-2022

I would have liked to hear your comments better

Star Star Star Star Star - 1 year ago at the same period in December, we appreciated the availability of a travel blanket. This year : no blanket while it was very cold on December 10th, moreover we stayed about 10 good minutes in front of the restaurant.
Written by guy vugliano, on 13-12-2022

experience to recommend

Reply from FamilinParis
Written by the Familin'Paris team

Hello, Following your message, we have inquired and indeed this year there are no plaids available. Maybe for sanitary reasons. So you have to cover yourself well... However, there is always a free hot drink

Star Star Star Star Star - Disappointed with the service
Written by Severine Leneveu, on 12-12-2022

Disappointed... the circuit was not respected....we passed in streets not ascent of the Champs plaid proposed as indicated on the site...the organization of the departure is to be revised

Reply from FamilinParis
Written by the Familin'Paris team

Hello, Madam, We are very sorry. We will forward your message to Tootbus. Sincerely The Familin'Paris team

Star Star Star Star Star - Top
Written by Hélène Grimaud, on 12-12-2022


Star Star Star Star Star - good circuit
Written by yves nachez, on 10-01-2022

good welcome and good tour.commentary a little bit fair fortunately that I know the places I could indicate to the person who accompanies me the monuments and various.

Star Star Star Star Star - Visit "Christmas illuminations" very nice.
Written by Eric POUGET, on 06-01-2022

Visit "Christmas illuminations" very nice.

Star Star Star Star Star - Great
Written by Anne Mathy, 04-01-2022

Very friendly welcome, well informed and easy to find starting point. Interesting information presented in a playful way for all ages. A must do ????

Star Star Star Star Star - Disappointing
Written by CARLA FICUCIELLO, on 28-12-2021

I was expecting a more festive your, especially because I had seen "gourmandises" when I booked. The welcome was nice but not festive, nor the atmosphere in the bus. I thought the bus had no roof, it was closed. We spent 1h30 in traffic jams. After 20mn our son already wanted to go back. There are in fact few points with illuminations compared to the time spent driving. I do not recommend this trip.

Star Star Star Star Star - Good Itinerary
Written by chantal , on 27-12-2021

Good itinerary but we were very cold

Star Star Star Star Star - Very few illuminations this year 🙁
Written by Nicole PEDRETTI, on 26-12-2021

Not this year

Star Star Star Star Star - It is beautiful
Written by sylvie pignon, on 24-12-2021

The minus : The traffic jams, The plus : the ride up the Champs Elysee, The bus waiting for the Eiffel Tower to sparkle! The comfort of the bus and the polar blanket! I recommend this activity

Star Star Star Star Star - Beautiful discovery of the illuminations but incomplete service
Written by Karine, on 23-12-2021

The walk is very good to discover the illuminations of Paris with children. However, I was disappointed not to have the hot drink and the candy, as planned in the description, whereas we were on the spot at the indicated time, that is to say a half hour before the departure of the bus. It's a pity because this is what gave the little touch of Christmas for the children, they were also disappointed.

Star Star Star Star Star - Pleasant tour of Paris in comfort
Written by Philippe SERROT , on 19-12-2021

Paris illuminated with the main sites visited. Pleasant atmosphere and very good conditions of comfort for this one hour and a half tour. Welcoming and available staff.

Star Star Star Star Star - Nice
Written by Dorothee Mokoyoko, 16-12-2021

Nice walk but too much traffic jam and the bus is not in the open air. Passage too fast near the Lafayette galleries...

Star Star Star Star Star - Dazzling!
Written by Solene , on 16-12-2021

Superb walk in family, with 2 children. The circuit allows to discover all the great monuments of Paris illuminated. It is magnificent! Very easy to book, many choices of date. Very friendly driver, hot chocolate and plaid offered!

Star Star Star Star Star - Rather disappointed
Written by Myriam Vinet, on 15-12-2021

I would not recommend this experience to anyone, - I was placed to fill a free seat, and therefore separated from my children! - Placed at the front, the rain prevented me from seeing the view ... ice wipers would have been welcome ! no real illuminations, except the Effeil tower, the Arc de Triomphe and the place Vendôme ! To sum up: next time, we'll do it by foot and bus/metro.

Star Star Star Star Star - A Magical Walk, Christmas before Christmas
Written by Madeleine SABASTIA, on 11-12-2021

To make absolutely, very beautiful discovery of illuminated PARIS, to make absolutely in this period, it is Magic.

Star Star Star Star Star - Very nice
Written by Aurore Snaps, on 10-12-2021

My mother was delighted

Star Star Star Star Star - Very good
Written by Marie Louise VUILLAUME , on 08-12-2021

We couldn't open the attachment to our reservation confirmation, so we showed up to board the bus without a ticket to scan. Despite this, we were very well received and enjoyed a perfect service. When you don't know Paris well (and it's raining) it's very practical, not too much waiting at the stops and easy to find buses. The tour of the illuminations was also very good. We recommend this activity. The staff is very friendly.

Star Star Star Star Star - Very pleasant visit of illuminated Paris
Written by MARIE-FRANCOISE MANTEL, on 04-12-2021

Comfortable bus, stops at strategic places, very good route. Activity to do for all

Star Star Star Star Star - Top but...
Written by Ciceou, on 02-12-2021

It was magical but the comments for children were not adapted. We talk about the Marais when we don't go there.... The kids were waiting for their chocolate lollipops...nothing....

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