8 of us will be coming to Paris in December - 4 for 2 nights and 4 for 1 night.
Those coming for 2 nights will be planning to do the following on the first day Eiffel Tower, Arc De Triompe, Ponte Alexandre III Bridge, Pont Des Arts Bridge and a boat ride along the River Seine. Time permitting we may also do Lourve. Is this all possible in 1 day? We arrive at approx 11am via Euro Star and do not plan to go up the Eiffel Tower or Arc but just visit it from outside.
Day 2 when the rest join us we plan to spend the afternoon at the German Market in Champs Elysees followed by a visit to Ladruee. Maybe we could visit the Arc on this Day rather then the first day to cut time as well? Is the Champs Elysees Christmas Market the main one or is there others that are bigger or better?
As well as looking for confirmation that the above itinerary is feasible we are also looking for advice on where to stay as well? We don't necessarily need to be bang in the centre of Paris but a nice area with local cafes, bars and restaurants which has easy metro access into the main sightseeing areas would suit us fine.
Final question is that we will be celebrating a couple of birthdays so can anyone recommend a nice restaurant where we could celebrate this occasion. We are 4 couples so somewhere with good food and some ambience would be great.
Thanks in advance