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May 1st Itinerary

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May 1st Itinerary

We will be in Paris on May 1st and I am wondering what will be open. I know most, if not all, museums are closed as well as stores. So, I guess we will check out parks/churches. I am hoping the Rue Cler shops are open in the morning at least. Does anyone know about restaurants, cafes and brasseries in the 5th/6th? Any suggestions of things to do on that day?

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To find out what is open May 1st, here is a start. :)

You can also search there for events on May first you might choose to attend.

I would say if you are concerned about restaurants, look in the restaurants pages and pick one you think you would like for dinner and call now for a reservation. Probably for breakfast and lunch you'll find you can get by ok just by looking around, but no reason not to make a reservation for lunch if they will let you somewhere of your choosing, and even if they won't let your reserve, they can let you know if they are open. Be sure to check if the resto has a website as you may be able to save on international calls by using email or skype. :)

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Hi, we will also be in paris for a day on May 1, 2010 and we are wondering what to do!!??! Any suggestions? Thanks!

Edited: 04 April 2010, 11:47
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Hi - we are also visiting Paris on 1st May and as it is our only full day in Paris (we have half day Friday and Sunday too) our itinerary looks like this:

Walk to Pompidou centre (from hotel in Chatelet area) - centre is not open but I would still like to see the outside.

Sacre Coeur

Walk part of Champs Elysees to Arc de Triomphe (again not open)

Eiffel Tower

Walk by Hotel des Invalides

Jardin des Tuileries


Seine cruise from Pont Neuf (every half hour last cruise 22.30)

We are hoping for fine weather as alot of our itinerary involves appreciating Paris on foot!

Hope this is of some help.

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We are also in Paris (arriving May1). Our plans for the day are:

Sacre Coeur

Opera Garnier (from the outside only)

Fat Tire Bike tour--evening ride checking out all the sites that are lit up at night, finishing with a Seine river cruise

We arrive noonish from Amsterdam, so it is a leisurely 1/2 day plan..

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