Will be in Paris this Dec. and I've made some plans and itinerary... Need some help and comment if I am doing it correctly. This is for our anniversary and it will be our first time in Paris.
Dec 21. Sunday. Arrival around 7am, so will probably get to hotel by 9am. Leave luggage then head to Notre Dame to catch the choir or concert ? if possible at 10am. Then head to Arc de Triomphe, go up the tower if we can purchase the ticket, then stroll Champ Elysees to Place de la Concorde (Christmas market) then Jardin de Tuilleries. (optional if have time and energy... do the River Cruise in Seine)
Dec 22. Mon. Eiffel tower via Trocadero metro, then go up if no lineup and weather permits. Cross Alexander III bridge then head to Palaise Garnier, Galleries Lafayette, Bon Marche and Prntemps , Montmartre , Sacre Coer , Moulin Rouge, Catacombs.
Dec. 23. Tue. Chateau Versailles whole day, on the way back go to Eiffel Tower for the night view and Trocadero Christmas market if possible.
Dec. 24. Wed. Musee d’ Orsay in morning, ( allot maybe 3 hours), explore La Marais area, George Pompidou, Place des Vosges, Visit Musee du Louvre at 530pm (allot 3-4 hrs.) till closing.
Is it better to buy the museum pass 2 days just to skip the entrance line? I don't plan to visit George Pompidou museum inside if I have to wait in line and if press for time. Also, doing the Louve at night is this a better plan with lesser lineups?
Dec. 25. Thur. Notre Dame (I think the tower is close on this day but don't know how to squeeze that into my plan), Saint Chapelle, I’le de la Cite, then head to La Defense area and Christmas market.
Dec. 26. Fri. Montparnesse area, Montparnesse tower, Luxembourg garden, Luxembourg Palace, Pierre Herme, Latin Quarter. Maybe do the River Cruise if we have time or visit another area that we might miss out.
Is my pace too ambitious or just enough to cover those in each day? I am interested with architectural sites and palaces such as Versailles and Opera Garnier, Should I skip the visit to Montparnesse or La defense area and switch with something else? Should I go with the Navigo pass or just settle for the 10 ticket carnet?
Any comments, tips and feedback would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance to all who will reply.