As I've mentioned in a previous post, my husband and I will be arriving on a Monday, mid-morning in Paris and would like to see as much as we can, before heading out on Friday morning. I'm in the planning stages, and am already overwhelmed. My first step was/is trying to following advice in RS book, but am reconsidering a few things. We are staying in a hotel across from the Notre Dame area. My tentative itinerary is as such:
Day 1) Monday afternoon/evening...Historic Paris Walk (may trim it down some).
Planning on purchasing the Museum Pass.. The walk includes the Notre Dame, Sainte Chappell (which due to crowds we may see at a later time?); the Ile de la Cite area and Latin Quarter.
Also, thinking of taking a daytime one hour Seine river cruise (Vedettes du Pont Neuf)
Day 2) West Paris:
Arch de Triomphe
Army Museum/Napolean's Tomb
Rue Cler Market
Day 3) Wednesday
Day 4) Thursday
Tour the Louvre
Hoping in our free time (which we have free time?) would like to visit some neighborhoods (we may possibly be walking through these on the way???) Would also like to just enjoy the areas, cafes, etc... Also, considering scheduling a 3 hr tour a the Louvre thru My Louvre Tour. We are pretty self-sufficient, but thinking we would get more out of a scheduled tour and maybe save us some time...plus, now I'm trying to decide..should we order our own tickets for the Eiffel Tower or do a tour?? Also, I'm thinking we would want to see the Eiffel Tower in the daytime and in the nighttime?
As I said, I'm getting a little overwhelmed. I have an idea, mostly from RS material, how long the visits may take at these places, but transportation, meals, crowds, etc. I'm not sure what is realistic or unrealistic.
Any thoughts would be very appreciated.