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My 4 day iterenary. Feedback please.

We ( 2 adults and a 5 year old) will be travelling to Paris in second half of May. Can you guys please give me feedback on our plans

Day 1 evening: Arc de Triomphe and if time permits Champs Elysees
Day 2: Disneyland
Day 3: Eiffel Tower, Louvre and if time permits Notre Dame
Day 4: Roland Garros and Seine river cruise

Which is the best website that provides directions for public transport (metro/RER) in Paris for the above destinations?
On a similar note would you recommend we buy a one day pass for the destinations mentioned above or should we buy the tickets on the train?

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You would need to take the metro several times for the daypass to save money. Your child might enjoy some time in the park (carnival-type rides) after the Louvre.

Your hotel or your first metro stop can give you a map for the metro/bus/RER. Google "Paris Metro Maps" and several will come up, choose the one with the graphic you like best.

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Eiffel Tower is not close to the Louvre or Notre Dame. I would put Eiffel Tower on Day 1. You can see the Champs from the Arc. You can also get a nice view of the Eiffel Tower from the Seine, but its not the same is being under it or climbing it. Depends on how important those aspects are to you.

Know what you want to see when you go to the Louvre so you can head in the right direction. You won't see everything anyway, so see what you want to see for sure.

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When my kids were little, I did a couple of different things to help them enjoy art museums - either I took them to the gift shop first and let them buy some postcards of the art in the museum, then we'd go hunting for "their" art, or we'd do a scavenger hunt and see how many pieces they could find that had dogs, or hats, or whatever I came up with that day. We did do a fair bit of scrambling around, but the kids were engaged and enjoying themselves:) Maybe you could hit the gift shop at the Louvre and buy postcards of the things you want to see as well, then have you child help you hunt! Here's a website that has more ideas…
Hope you have a wonderful trip!