This forum is fantastic! So much knowledge that y'all could easily put the tour guides out of business!!
We are headed off to Paris in a couple of weeks for 10 days, so we will be there over Christmas! (We are a tad excited about that!) The challenge is the dichotomy that is my family. Our oldest daughter (17) and I LOVE museums and history...my wife and youngest daughter (14) not so much...so we have a bit of a conflict and we don't want to split up. So we will have to spread the museum stuff around. :-)
We get there at 9am on a Sunday (yes...taking the red-eye from Dallas to CDG).
I have heard that it's best to go to the Louvre on Wednesday's around 5pm as it's open late and that's the time most tourists start heading home for dinner. Is that true?
Also, we want to go to Versailles (full day), Sacré-Coeur Basilica, Eiffel Tour...
What would you seasoned visitors recommend to a family who hasn't been to Europe, much less the City of Lights!! We are renting an apartment right off the Champs-Élysées.
Anything special on Christmas? (Raised Catholic, I am tempted to try to go to mass at Notre Dame, but I think my family would kill me...plus I am sure it would be packed.)
Oh...and my wife is convinced that it will be bitter cold and very wet while we are there...I say chilly and maybe a little damp (I know, it's all relative)...but what can we expect? (weather.com isn't always so accurate).
I won't even get into the fears she has that our daughters are going to get kidnapped off the streets!
Thanks in advance!