We will be in arriving at Charles deGaulle airport at 1055am & staying along the Rue Saint Honoré in Paris from May 13-May16, travelling to Strasbourg on May 16, staying there along the rue du Fossé des Tanneurs until the 18th (our son will be our tour guide here!) then travelling to a hotel near the Stuttgart Airport for an early morning flight home.
I am wondering what items I MUST buy from home & what items can wait until I am in Paris. (I am awaiting my RS travel guides, map, etc for France to arrive) Specifically, I am thinking ground transportation-wise & monuments/attractions. What do I NEED to purchase from home for ground transportation? And do I just bring along printed vouchers or how does that work?
As for monuments & such, We definitely want to see the following:
- Eiffel Tower (looking to book the behind the scenes tour from getyourguide.com only available on 13th at 430pm...also contemplating a 15 minute photo session at the Eiffel Tower for 15euro-anyone have feedback?)
- Les Invalides, Deportation Monument & another museum which house a memorial to the LIberation of Paris (these are for my husband ;) and I do have the name of the 3rd stop...just can't find it at the moment!)-we definitely will want to tour these.
- Arc d'Triomphe-I would like to see the city from the top here as well :)
- Notre Dame, The Louvre & Sacre Couer (do not HAVE to tour)
Do you recommend purchasing these ahead as well? If so, which ones & again, do I just print out all of our vouchers before hand?
(this is our first trip to Paris-& overseas that we are planning ourselves,we have travelled abroad just didn't need to plan-so any & all help is appreciated! Can't wait for my RS stuff to arrive!)
THANKS IN ADVANCE!