I'm at the point of admitting I need some sort of plan for our time in Paris. I was originally not planning on scheduling anything, but, well, my OCD took over. What I did: made a table listing site, time open, time not open, metro, and a section labeled 'what to combine this with'. i then used THAT table to make a 'good days in paris' list. One example looks like this:
Metro: Two stops to Chatelet (from apt.)
1. RS Left Bank Walk OR Paris Walks St. Germain (10:30)
2. Picnic in Luxembourg Gardens
4. Metro: Odeon two stops to Cite
4. Notre Dame--by 2pm for English Tour
6. Sainte Chapelle
7. Metro: Cite to Les Halles
8. Home for dinner
9. Evening--free. Walk around and hold hands.
Along with that one, I have a Champs Elysees and the Louvre day, and a Montmartre day planned. We'd also like to do a few day trips out of the city. Suggestions for days like this, please! I'm running out of time and energy--it is the end of the school year so I'm crazed (I'm a teacher) and we have a week in Vegas (where I have promised to do zero Europe trip planning) before we leave in early July. Thanks!
Trip details: Minus travel day 1 and a 36 hour side trip to Amsterdam, we have 12 days in Paris. travel day 1 will involve no jet lag--we are taking the eurostar from london, where we will have been since the week before--and we will arrive around 10am.
EDIT--when I made that list, it was in list form. When I posted it, it turned it into that big long sentence. Sorry!