My boyfriend and I (both recent graduates, in our early 20's) are planning our first visit to Paris; travelling from London to Paris via Eurostar and staying in Bastille.
We arrive on Fri 1st May (and are a little nervous about transport because we've found out its a public holiday!!) around 1200. We leave on Sun 3rd May around 1900.
Our planned itinerary is as follows...
Fri afternoon / evening - walk around Place de la Bastille and maybe venture into central Paris to see the sights at night(?!)
**Plans for Friday are dependent on what is actually open and whether the metro is running?
Sat - walk down Champs Elysee, see Arc de Triomphe and Le Louvre.
Sun morning / afternoon - walk up Tour Eiffel and go on a river cruise (is it a good idea to pre-book this via www.vedettesdupontneuf.com?)
We've also considered Chateaux de Versailles but fear we will lose out on seeing much of central Paris if we go there.
Are there any other 'must see' places to go before we leave Paris? As we only have 2 days we are trying to be realistic and not pack in too much (so that we won't be disappointed!)
Any other advice on things to do and places to eat would be much appreciated...(that aren't expensive but just decent local cuisine)...we're still accustomed to a student budget ;-)
Thanks very much.. :-)