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3 day paris plan

Hi all:

Visiting Paris with a friend (she's 32, I'm 45) - she has never been to Europe, I have many times, including 1 and 1/2 days in Paris in 2015 with my husband and kids.

We are starting a 10 day trip in Paris, arriving Sunday, departing Thursday. End of July.

How does this look for general plan?

Sunday, arrive from west coast, ready to explore around 4;30pm... a little walk, Notre Dame for Vespers, maybe mass, dinner bed.
Monday - Louvre at opening, a little walking, leisurely lunch, Eiffel Tower 4pm, wander around, grab dinner, night Seine cruise (9:15pm on a 9:40pm Sunset night?)
Tuesday - we are staying in Latin Quarter... Pantheon around 10am, Rue Moffetard market?, brunch or snacks, metro to Arc de Triomphe (too crowded to go up?), walk champs de elysses, shopping, dinner 7pm near Pompedieu Center, after dinner... drinks somewhere? Latin Quarter? Le Marais? nothing too crazy, but fun bar/area would be good (she is young!)
Wednesday - I think we will go to Versailles?
Thursday - leave via train to continue trip...

Any thoughts, ideas, something major we should add? not too into museums, more want to wander around and explore, chill, etc... Suggestions for Tuesday night?


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•Notre Dame for Vespers

•Sacre Couer & Montmartre
•Eiffel Tower 4pm
•night Seine cruise 9:15pm

Tuesday (2 day Paris Museum Pass)
•dinner in the Latin Quarter

Wednesday (2 day Paris Museum Pass)
•Rue Moffetard market
•Arc de Triomphe & champs elysses
•dinner in the Marais

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I put Versailles on Wed because Rick said Tuesdays were the 2nd most crowded day... maybe that doesn't matter so much??

You think Louvre better at night that at opening?

And what's to do in Montmarte area... we had considered it...


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your plan is fine, you already have more insight about what your friend will like than total strangers

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Kim, we walked around the Montmartre area for a bit last trip and I'd like to go back to explore it more. It has Sacre Couer (and its views) but we didn't do it last time because we went up the tower of Notre Dame instead which was great.

Other ideas - a food tour, flea markets, and Canal Saint Martin. Haven't been there yet but it's supposed to be a cool place to hang out.