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Enuff planned?

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Enuff planned?

Hi we (2 adults & 3 kids aged 9, 7 & 5 yrs old) will be in Paris from 15 - 21st Dec.

So far our iteniery includes 2 days in Disneyland.

The other 5 days have lots of christmas markets visitng, ice skating, eiffel, notre damn and river cruise.

We rnt big on museums so wnt be going to any.

Any suggesstions on what other places are a must do sights or nice to see for us. Tks

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Pjk
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1. Re: Enuff planned?

One general thing you can do is to explore some of the passages couverts ---> https:/…les-passages-couverts-1

The Passage Brady is nice since you can smell the scents of Indian cooking.

We've gone to this park even in December ---> https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Revie… You can walk around it, up to the gazebo at the top for the views, and both over and around the lake in the middle.

Pjk

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2. Re: Enuff planned?

Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame, ice skating, a Seine cruise, and Christmas markets.

Well, that doesn't seem like a lot in 5 days, but maybe you like to take things as they come.

Could you please tell us what days of the week you will be in Paris? How many full days/nights will you be there? Will you stay in Paris and commute to Disneyland twice? Where in the city are you staying--hotel name or nearest cross streets?

Have you pre-purchased tickets to the Eiffel Tower? That is what I would call a "plan," something that is pre-booked.

Tell us a few more details so we can make suggestions.

I

Rambouillet, France
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3. Re: Enuff planned?

Take the children to see the holiday windows: https://haussmann.galerieslafayette.com/en/

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4. Re: Enuff planned?

You could take the kids on the Paris Ferris Wheel and then look at the nearby Christmas decorations on the Champs-Elysées.

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5. Re: Enuff planned?

If it's a sunny day I would definitely visit Sainte Chapelle, which is very near Notre Dame. I remember being taken as a 10 year old and being absolutely enchanted, and my 8 year old god daughter loved it when I took her.

SINGAPORE
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6. Re: Enuff planned?

Hi tks for ur replies.

Arrive in Paris on the 15th morning which is our 10th wedding annivesary so super special to be at such a beautiful city with our kids.

15th - christmas markets and probably walking down the streets seeing the lighte etc. Also river seine cruise

16th - eiffel tower at 1.30pm. Have bought tix oredi. More christmas markets. Have planned to see the gallerielayfete as heard much abt that.

17th - more christmas markets, skating if possible but not too sure ware.

18th - disneyland 1st day. Wont be staying there.

19th - notre dame. Walk around paris

20th - disneyland 2nd day. Wont be staying there.

21st - skating near eiffel tower where i read a christmas market is opening but only opens on the 21st so will be going there if time permits as we have a 3plus afternoon train to catch to Munich.

We are staying at Novotel Les Halles at 1st arr, near Chatelet station.

Ware is the ferris wheel pls? And also whats Saint Chappele?

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7. Re: Enuff planned?

What guidebook to Paris are you using - I can't imagine a guidebook which doesn't have Sainte Chapelle in it. But have a look at:

https://www.tripadvisor.co.uk/Attraction_Rev…

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sainte-Chapelle

You might also find this useful:

https:/…50-things-for-kids-to-do-in-paris

Enjoy Paris.

the big blue marble
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8. Re: Enuff planned?

I would do a boat cruise. Les Vedettes du Pont Neif is not far from your lodgings & they have coupons online.

And the play grounds in Luxemburg gardens!

Edited: 12 December 2017, 17:13
SINGAPORE
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9. Re: Enuff planned?

Tks intreped! The saint chapelle sounds great. A defnite place to go to. But how do i buy the tix? I cnt seem to it at their website.

Tks phread. Yes the river seine cruise is oredi on our iteniery.

Wts the nearest train station to Luxembourg gardens?

Edited: 12 December 2017, 17:17
los angeles
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10. Re: Enuff planned?

Your trip is here, so you're going to have to leave some details to your hotel. For information like "what train station is nearest Luxembourg Gardens," just ask at the front desk of the hotel. They can tell you where to board a metro, what line, where to exit, etc.

Also, if part of your itinerary is to "walk around," the hotel can map a few things out for you. You may enjoy Montmartre. The kids may enjoy a tour there on the Petit Train:

https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Revie…

Instead of all the Christmas markets, you might include "just" a regular street market. They are fun, with all the various food stalls. Your hotel is near rue Montorgueil, which is a street lined with food shops. Avoid Sundays and Mondays because shops close.

A self-guided tour (wearing a headset with a recording) of the Opera Garnier would be fun. It's not far from the department stores.

Organize yourself. If you don't have time now, do it on the plane. Again, you're going to need help, but you have a helpful staff at your hotel. Organize by area. Don't see the Eiffel Tower at 1:30 and then cross town to the department store. Instead, stay near the Tower and explore that area. Ecole Militaire is there. Invalides is there. You can also take a wander on rue Cler. You can board a Seine cruise from very near the Tower.

Your location is a central one. From your hotel, you can walk to Notre Dame. Ste Chapelle is very near Notre Dame. There is a bridge that connects the "island" that Notre Dame is on (Ile de la Cite) to Ile St Louis. You can explore Ile St Louis--very charming. On Sunday mornings, there is a bird market in the little square behind Notre Dame that the kids might enjoy.

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