We are planning a trip in July to first visit our former high school exchange student, now living in Denmark. We will visit his sister in Dusseldorf on Friday and Saturday, July 11 & 12, and attend the Rhine Fest. My thoughts are to take the train early on Sunday, the 13th and travel to Paris. We are thinking of leaving Paris on Thursday the 17th and travel to Trier, where our oldest daughter spent a semester studying abroad. Our 30th wedding anniversary is Bastille Day, so I thought it would be great to be in Paris for the celebration and the excitement.
When we were in Paris in 2006, we stayed in Rue des Lévis in the 17th arrondissement, not far from the Arc de triomphe. We really liked the location but are interested in hearing other ideas. Assuming we arrive around noon in Paris in Sunday, what would be the recommendations for the time we are there? Would this make sense:
Sunday afternoon/evening - see Montmartre area
Monday - Invalides and the Champs de Mars area, or watch the parade on the Champs-Élysées
Tuesday - Versailles & evening Eiffel Tower
Wednesday - Louvre and Musee d'Orsay
We have seen Notre Dame and Sainte Chapelle, but wouldn't mind seeing them again if we have time.