HOHO buses are not The best way to get around because they are slow and often get stuck in traffic. You also spend a lot of time waiting for the buses when going from one sight to another. Public transportation in Paris is easy to use and relatively cheap. The Metro can whisk you across a Paris in minutes. A carnet of 10 tickets costs less than €15, and also work for public buses. There are several companies, including Foxity, that give 1 to 2 hour narrated orientation tours. It is also easy to walk to many sights in Central Paris.
With a good guidebook and map, it is very easy to see whatever you want to see.
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We used the batobus for visiting the sites this past week instead of the hop on hop off bus. Family pass was 44 euro for 24 hrs. The boats Run along the seine from 10 am to 10 pm and the longest wait for the next one seems to be 10 minutes. Travelling the Seine like that was a lot of fun and while it wasn’t a tour it was quite informative I thought. There's people watching along the banks and the many houseboats of course. And one gets a clear picture of the lay of the land from the boat where the bus just weaves the streets. Generally we’d get 2 sites per 24 hr period. Stops included musee Dorsey, Louvre, Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, Hôtel de Ville (city hall - tourist office) etc
The metro worked well of course for those sites far from the river where the walk would be too long - Sacre Couer and Montmartre for example