Hello all! My husband and I will be in Paris for 10 days this September and are just starting to scratch out an itinerary. I am hoping that some of you more seasoned travelers will be able to offer suggestions on how this outline can be improved and honed so that we make the most of our time AND are able to relax.
Day 1 (Friday) - arrival at CDG about 11:30am...travel to apartment in the 10th district, get acquainted with the neighborhood, take the #69 bus tour to orient to the city and make a twilight climb up the Eiffel Tower to celebrate our first night in Paris.
Day 2 - (Saturday) AM - Historic Paris Walk from Rick's book...PM - Latin Quarter and Cluny Museum
Day 3 - (Sunday) Monmarte Walk (ideally we would like to be at Sacre Coeur by sunrise then have breakfast in the area and wandering around the area for most of the day.
Day 4 - (Monday) Marais Walk, afternoon Seine cruise
Day 5 - (Tuesday) Chartres Cathedral trip in the morning, Champs Elysee and Arc de Triomphe in the afternoon/early evening
Day 6 - (Wednesday) Louvre, Pere Lachaise and perhaps Catacombs?
Day 7 - (Thursday) Orsay, Rodin and Napoleon tomb/museum
Day 8 - (Friday) free morning then off to Versailles in the afternoon...start with the gardens per Rick's suggestion
Day 9 - (Saturday) La Madeline church, soccer stadium (per hubby request), sewer tour, Place de la Concorde. Musee de l'Orangerie
Day 10 - (Sunday) mass at St Suplice, left bank walk, Pantheon
Day 11 - (Monday) train to London