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2.5 days PARIS Itinerary- Need suggestions

Me and my wife are planning 2.5 days itinerary in paris starting 16th Aug.
Half Day from 4 pm onwards
1) Hotel De ville(4-5 pm)
2) Pont Neuf Bridge(5-6 pm)
3) River Seine cruise with Vedettes du Pont Neuf(7 pm cruise)
Might have let lag,so planning these 3.
2nd Day
1) Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Paris( 10 am- 12.30 pm)
2) Arc De triomphe( 2 pm - 4 pm)
3) Eiffel tower - Have ticket booked for 5.30 pm.
Planning to spend eiffel tower night view. Need suggestion of good dinner options(50-60 Euros) near Eiffel tower for 2.
3rd Day
1) Louvre(10 am to 1 pm). Need suggestion for good lunch options near Louvre or Notre Dame.
2) Notre Dame Cathedra(2.30 pm to 4 pm)
3) Holy Chappel( 4.30 to 6)
4) Walk Le Marais & have dinner here( 6 pm to 11 pm)
Please let me know if I have covered important places. Some would surely be missed,but atleast should have a peace of mind of covering important places.
Thanks a lot in advance!

Posted by
4214 posts

You've covered some of the many "important" places in Paris, a good introduction to the city for a short visit. On the first day, you'll have plenty of time because the Hotel de Ville can only be seen from the outside and the Pont Neuf, while interesting, also doesn't take long. On the schedule you've set, you'll have time to visit Notre Dame and perhaps also the Ste-Chappelle. Unless you've bought tickets for a specific Vedette cruise, you won't need a specific time for this -- just check the timetable in advance and get tickets when you're ready. They run till late in the evening and you'll enjoy the lights on the monuments at a later hour -- if you can stay awake!

Similarly, on the second day the Arc doesn't require two hours, though you'll spend some time getting there from Montmartre. Climb to the top of the Arc if you can. Your 5:30 Eiffel Tower ticket will leave you lots of time before it gets dark enough for a "night view."

Your itinerary allows more than enough time for most of the sights you plan to see. Consider adding a few if you have the energy. You might save time and money with a two-day Paris Museum Pass. But also allow enough time for strolling, parks, cafes, people-watching, and such.

Posted by
7124 posts

Musee d'Orsay is perhaps an obvious obmission. Sunset is approx 9pm on your arrival day so I would head to Sacre Coeur for the late afternoon view over Paris before a later Seine cruise timed with dusk.

Day 2 Wed 17th
Arc de Triomphe
Tuileries (Orangerie)
Louvre
Eiffel Tower

Day 3 Thu 18th
Saint Chapelle
Notre Dame
Marais (Place des Vosges + Pompidou)
Musee d'Orsay (closes late on Thur)

You may wish to purchase a 2 day Paris Museum Pass.