We are going to Paris for my birthday in January. Its been on my Bucket List since the first time I went in 2013 with my daughter's French class. We went in early April that time then I went twice after with my husband, both times in May. It was pretty cold in April and we saw some snow flurries one morning so I'm hoping its not much colder than that when we go but whatever, we're going to be in Paris for my birthday!!! I am so excited. Here's my tentative itinerary -
Day 1 is Thursday. We arrive early in the morning & will take a taxi to our hotel (Crown Plaza Paris Republique) to drop off our luggage then take the Metro to Montmartre. Since we'll likely not have slept much on the plane, I figured we'd be outdoors and that should help keep us awake. So we'll spend most of the day in Montmartre. I'd like to stop in to see St-Pierre de Montmartre church (we've already seen Sacre Coeur) then visit Musee de Montmartre, I want to try and find the house Renoir lived in and take a picture of it as well as the Moulin de la Galette (pics), have lunch at Cafe de Deux Moulines or Moulin de la Galette. After lunch visit Musee Gustave Moreau & Place de Tertre then back to the hotel to check in, rest for a little bit then find someplace close to the hotel for our dinner. If anyone has any recommendations near Republique for dinner, I'd really appreciate it.
Day 2 is Friday. Planning on visiting Musee de Orsay in the morning to see the Degas exhibit and all my favorite Impressionist paintings then to St Germain des Pres area to see the St Germain des Pres church, St Etienne du Mont & the Pantheon. Lunch in St Germain. After lunch, the Cluny Museum. Evening plan is head to La Tour Eiffel and take a river cruise.
Day 3 is Saturday and my birthday. Shopping - Passages des Panoramas, Galleries Lafayette & Fragonards for perfume. After that, head to Madeleine church and Musee Jacquemart-Andre. Evening plans - dinner on the Champs Elysses then we have tickets for the 9pm show at the Lido.
Day 4 is Sunday, our last day. My husband mentioned he wanted to go somewhere on a train but I'm not sure where he wants to go or what he wants to see. I was thinking take in more of Paris, maybe to exhibit at the Grand Palais, St Eustache church, Place du Chatalet, Angelinas for some chocolate chaud then to Hotel de Ville to check out the ice rink. In the evening, head to the Louvre to see it lit up at night and also see the ferris wheel at Place de la Concorde.
Comments, suggestions, better ideas, dinner recommendations etc welcome. Thanks!