Hi fellow travelers,
My wife and I will be visiting Paris from 26 - 31 Dec (that's in a few weeks' time!). We've come up with this plan and would very much appreciate your advice and feedback.
26 Dec (Wed)- We're arriving at 6 a.m. at CDG airport. Take the train to our hotel. Check in. Freshen up. Visit Champs-Elysées, Eiffel Tower, Louvre (serious appreciation of all the pieces there would take days, we'll just have to time ourselves to not spend more than 3 hours), Notre Dame Cathedral and possibly take a boat cruise along Seine River.
27 Dec (Thu) - Visit Versailles. Some shopping in the city for my wife during the afternoon. I've come across a "La Vallee Village" that's suppose to be for outlet shopping. Anyone been there? Is it worth visiting? It's in the outskirt I suppose.
28 Dec (Fri) - Take a day trip to Normandy & Mont Saint Michel. Will most likely join a local tour from Paris. I haven't found a tour company that does both places during a day trip. Is it not practical? Anyone has any suggestion?
29 Dec (Sat) - During the morning walk around the city and visiting places that we might have missed out from the previous few days. Check out noon time. Take the train to Loire Valley. I've read on this forum that Tours seem to be the best place as a base. Might stay there. I've also read that Chateau des Ormeaux at Amboise is a great place to stay. Anyone been there?
30 Dec (Sun) - A full day of visiting chateaus. Will probably join local minibus tour.
31 Dec (Mon) - Check out morning. Our flight is 13:30 so we'll catch a train to CDG airport in the morning.
All advice and suggestions are very much appreciated! Thanks!