We arrive in Paris at 1830 on Sunday, Sept 1. We leave at 1630 on Thursday, Sept 5. We want to visit Versailles and the Louvre, among many other places. I was thinking the Louvre on Wed to take advantage of the late opening, which would put us at Versailles on Tues. Is this sound thinking? Any other recommendations? I have read how busy both places are!
We are arriving by train at Gare de Lyons and will be headed to our AirBnB near the Louvre. Is there anything reasonable that we could see/do on Sunday after we arrive? After dropping off our backpacks, we could probably head out to see something, like the Eiffel Tower or the Arc de Triomphe?
That leaves us Monday and half of Thursday to see as many of the other sites possible: St Chapelle, Sacre Coeur, Musee d'Orsay, Cluny Museum, Conciergerie, and any outside monuments (son is a history buff), Army museum, Bonaparte's mausoleum.....
In all likelihood, some of the above places will not happen. My son will get first choice on what he wants to see (I have been to Paris before and this trip is for him).
With this ambitious itinerary, I'm assuming the Paris Museum Pass would be a good idea?
All suggestions are welcome!