Hi all... I leave in exactly a month and am BEYOND excited to finally be posting this for thoughts from the forum folks.... please feel free to provide any insight or thoughts:
Sunday, April 14: Arrive CDG 11:35am (AirFrance); take RER to Luxembourg, walk to apartment near Pantheon; check in by 1:30pm or so; Freshen up and head out by 2:30pm.
-Take metro to Montmartre - have lunch and tour; anyone know of any good walking tours on Sundays in Montmartre?
-Then walk to the Arc de Triomphe/Champs Elysee and then check out the view from Trocadéro (WHERE/HOW do you get here? can’t figure this out on my map)
-relax in apt then do dinner; maybe in Latin Quarter
-River Seine Cruise with Vendettes Point Neuf after sundown (bought a groupon! Can use any day if we are too tired but would love do it night one)
Mon. April 15 - breakfast in Latin Quarter/explore the streets see the Mosquee de Paris.
12:30pm - Metro to Eiffel Tower, tickets to 2nd floor; try to buy tix to the 3rd if weather is nice
2-3pm: Lunch at cafe or picnic
3-6pm: Paris Photo Tour with Localers - sights visited: Palais Royal, Louvre (I realize it's closed I just want photos with the pyramids), Tuileries, Concorde, Champs Elysees, Petit Palais, Alexandre III Bridge, Invalides
6pm on: not too sure….food of course but any recommendations?
Tues. April 16 -
Musee D’Orsay for a 2-3 hours at most, then lunch
-Musee Rodin if weather allows
-Walk along St. Germain
-Notre Dame - climb steps if line isn’t insane, and St. Chapelle
Wednesday April 17 - spend the day at Versailles -- gardens first, trianon, then interior of the palace (maybe do the guided tour offered from Versailles). head back to Paris! Go to Louvre if not totally beat as it stays opens late…. but not a big thing on my list. dinner & hang out
Thurs. April 18 -
-Louvre if we missed it the day before; Café Marly just for the view. I only want to see Venus de Milo, Mona Lisa, and the new Islamic Art wing.
-Musee l’Orangerie to see Monet’s room with the water lililes
see things we missed…..
-Go to Trocadero to see the Tour Eiffel at night again
Fri April 19- 4pm train out of the city to Brussels - not sure what we’d do earlier in the day maybe just do things we didn't get to in the week. Thoughts?! Maybe just shop, walk the streets, go to some gardens or do a walking tour for fun.
Thoughts on what day it makes most sense based on the above for me to fit in these things - Chanel Flagship (plan to buy only makeup for friends as gifts), Louis V Flagship (just for a picture outside, *maybe* get a bag if i think prices make sense).
Thanks again to everyone on this forum whose been helpful!