Hey everyone. We arrive in Paris on Sunday, Sept 4th and leave Thursday morning, Sept 8. We already know to stay a mile away from any museum on the 4th as they are free and likely mobbed. The D'Orsay is closed Mondays so the Louvre is likely to be busier that day and the Louvre is closed Tuesdays making the D'Orsay busier that day. Wednesday seems our only legitimate day to see both of these great museums. Insert sweating emoji. On top of this, I know L' Orangerie is a quick swim across the Seine from the D'Orsay which now makes it 3 museums to see on this one fateful day. Obviously, my proposed plan is laughable but at the same time, we're not the type to run through an art museum snapping stressed pics with our cell phones and are totally fine with heading to floor 5 at the D'orsay, for instance, and then spending the entire time with Monet's Lilies at L'Orangerie. The Louvre on the other hand is def overwhelming. We'll prob make a list of the top 7? works we want to spend time with.
Anyways, we don't expect to see everything at these great museums but would still like to have a good time.
For those of you who have been to all these museums, do you think Wednesday is our only legitimate window or could we go later in the day on Mon or Tuesday, for instance, to one of them?