The renewed contract, effective May 1, 2015, continues a long-term partnership begun seven years ago. It will include the introduction of new, more comfortable coaches and more eco-friendly engines during the summer of 2015.
Under the contract, more than one million passengers are transported annually to 30 destinations in France, including Paris, Giverny and Versailles. The 70 tourism coaches meet the latest European emission standards, EURO 5 and EURO 6, offering a high level of comfort and glass roofs enabling passenger to enjoy a panoramic view. The contract represents annual revenues of approximately € 7 million.
In 2015, PARISCityVISION will offer additional visits to the regions of France, departing from central Paris.
CityVision, a leader in welcoming tourists to Paris, enables French and foreign tourists to discover and visit the many facets of Paris and France. Created in 1929, the company has grown through successive acquisitions and is organized around three areas of activity:
- PARISCityVISION: Guided and unguided excursions to discover the best of French sites (more than 200 trips to 20 destinations, with commentary in 17 different languages)
- OPEN TOUR: The “Hop-on, Hop-off,” for free walks in the large cities of France (Paris, Lyons, Nice, Marseilles)
- LA MARINA: Restaurant boats on the Seine.
CityVision generates revenues of € 120 million and employs 600 people. It welcomes two million tourists annually, 95% from abroad (over 40 countries). The Group is owned by LBO France (82%) and RATP Dev (10%).
PARISCityVISION in travel agencies and 1,200 hotels in Paris
Reservations: + 33 (0) 1 44 55 60 00
Transdev subsidiary VISUAL has specialized in coach transport for over 50 years. VISUAL has annual revenues of € 15 million and employs 150 people. Working closely with tourism professionals, reception and event agencies and businesses, VISUAL is today the benchmark reference in private passenger transport in Ile-de-France.
A subsidiary of Caisse des Dépôts and Veolia Environnement, Transdev is one of the world’s leading public transportation companies.
Transdev advises and assists local authorities, from pre-project to daily operations of public transit systems to project management. With 81,000 employees in 18 countries, the company operates 41,000 vehicles and 22 light rail networks. Transdev generated revenues of 6.6 billion euros in 2013.