For more than three years, Nabil, age 26, has been a driver and fare collector for our Open Tour subsidiary. In the morning, as soon as he arrives at the bus depot, he begins by inspecting his bus and ensuring the proper functioning of its main safety devices. He then checks with traffic control for any events scheduled in Paris that he might want to avoid.
01. Key missions: to welcome passengers, drive the bus, and sell tickets
With 100 monuments served by our tour, our panoramic sightseeing buses get top billing with numerous tourists. Nabil and his colleagues are frequently asked to provide information on the opening and closing hours of museums, riverboats and restaurants.
A cute story?
During a ‘Paris by night’ tour, a passenger asked me to stop at the Eiffel Tower so that he could propose to his fiancé. I made sure we arrived at the Tower before it was illuminated, so that the lights flashed on just as my client proposed.
The passenger was delighted – and he obviously had an unforgettable evening!
Open Tour also operates in London (Original Tour) and New York (Open Loop).