Our first visit to Paris and France from Australia, facing a 24 hour flight. We are a couple aged 50 and not really into museums. Not into clubs. I've tried to allow plenty of time on some days to not do much at all.
Day 1 - Friday - 23 August
Plane from Australia arrives 7.30am and train from CDG and check into apartment around 10am at the Left Bank opposite Notre Dame, Rick Steve’s historic Paris walk – allow 4 hours – Notre Dame, Saint Chapelle, Place Dauphine, Pont Neuf. Optional depending how tired we are - Seine river cruise at dusk – 1 hour cruise – Vedettes du Pont Neuf 4pm or 7.15pm departure Dinner and in bed by 10pm.
Day 2 - Saturday
Big walking day. Catacombs (timed entry), Montparnasse Tower, Jardin du Luxembourg, Pantheon, Rue Mouffetard exploration, dinner at Le Volcan. Night time stroll to Notre Dame.
Day 3 - Sunday
Morning Markets – which ones to go to? Not Rue Mouffetard as we would have been there the day before. Lunch cruise - Calife - boards midday and returns at 2.45pm Late afternoon? Evening ?
Day 4 – Monday
Morning - Pere Lechaise Cemetery, Afternoon – Opera Garnier, Galeries Lafayette Haussmann
Day 5 – Tuesday
Champs Elysses, Arc de Triomple, Eiffel Tower, Isles de Cygnet, Printemps
Day 6 – Wednesday
Paris by Mouth tour – Le Marais, Afternoon - Promenade Plantee, then head to Le Louvre – open til 9pm
Day 7 – Thursday
Day 8 – Friday
Morning - ? Rest? Afternoon Montmartre, Sacre Couer, Cabaret in the evening (Moulin Rouge, Le Lido or Crazy Horse or Au Lapin Agile)
Day 9 – Saturday
Monet’s Garden – train to Giverney and walk, arrive before tour buses, back in Paris by 1pm. Afternoon ?
Day 10 – Train to CDG at 8am to pick up hire car then head to Amiens to start 19 day road trip around France.
Any comments appreciated.