Hi! I'm hoping to tap into your collective wisdom. I will be arriving in Paris with my 16 yr old daughter and her best friend on Friday morning, the 13th and staying until Monday the 16th. There are, of course, some things we feel we must do with our three short days there and I'm hoping you can help us be as efficient as possible with our time. Would you comment on how best to accomplish all or most of the following:
* I'm assuming that our room will not be ready when we first arrive, but hope to drop our luggage off at the hotel first. We are staying at Sully St. Germaine near the Sorbonne. I thought we could then take a bus tour around the city to help orient us a bit. Does anyone know how early they start?
* We'd also like to take a river cruise along with Seine - would you recommend having lunch on the cruise?
* Eiffel Tower, Champs d'Elysse, and l'Arc de Triomphe - are these all in close vicinity of each other, and can we do them in half a day?
Any advice on how to arrange an itinerary? Do you recommend a museum pass given the sites listed here?
Thanks so much for whatever information you can share!