Paris Itinerary

April 21st, 2011 . by Melissa

Our days until Paris are numbered and I thought I’d share our itinerary with you. Many of you have been there before and I want to make sure we aren’t missing anything too important. Keep in mind, we are travelling with a toddler, so we have purposefully left out some museums that don’t seem as worthwhile. But if we are omitting a must-see, please let us know!

Day 1 – Rest after our incredibly long journey. Spend time in Luxembourg Gardens (right by our apartment!), have dinner in Montparnasse area. Take an evening boat tour down the River Seine.

Day 2 – Visit the Rodin Museum. Visit Rue Cler Market. At night, go up in the Eiffel Tower.  (We need another activity on this day, in this area!)

Day 3 – Day trip to Versailles; tour gardens and Marie Antoinette’s quarters. Visit Bon Marche department store.

Day 4 – Tour the Louvre and le Jardin de Tuilleries. Visit the Pompidou Center. Walk the Champs de Elysee at night.

Day 5 – See the Moulin Rouge (we are going in the daylight!), tour the Salvador Dali museum. Visit Sacre Couer. Have dinner in Montmartre. (We need another activity in this arrondisement!)

Day 6 – Tour the Orsay museum. Visit Notre Dame. Visit the Saint Chappelle chapel. Do a walking tour of Ancient Ile St Louis and and Ile de la Cite from Rick Steve’s book.

Day 7 – Travel to Strasbourg. Tour the city.

Day 8 – Still in Strasbourg. Visit great, great, great grandfather’s town of Buhl in Germany.

Day 9 – Travel to Frankfurt. Tour the city.

Day 10 – Travel to Luxembourg and then back to Paris.

Day 11 – Depart back to the states. :(

3 Responses to “Paris Itinerary”

  1. comment number 1 by: kim

    JEALOUS!

  2. comment number 2 by: Julianne

    Sounds like a great trip! Here’s my two cents: I wasn’t a big fan of the Pompidou and if it were me I’d cut it out and spend more time at the Louvre. If I remember correctly (which I may not) the Opera house is sorta near Sacre Couer. I thought it was pretty neat, so you could throw that into day 5. Also, I thought Père Lachaise cemetery was really cool and would totally try to fit it in. While you’re on the Champs de Elysee, be sure to go up on the Arc de Triomphe. The view is amazing. I’m glad you’re going to Saint Chappelle. It’s not a place you’ll probably stay very long, but it’s totally worth the effort to see. Also, be sure to buy some crepes from a street vendor. Anyway…I hope you have SO much fun.

  3. comment number 3 by: Melissa

    Julianne – Thanks for your comment! This is exactly the information I was looking for. I will definitely have to add these sites to my itinerary. Thanks again!!