Heeding the advice of many in this forum, I am trying to play each morning/afternoon excursions more "by ear"...to include where to stop for a couple of hours for a really good lunch. The following is where I will be and my initial thoughts....any good alternatives would be appreciated.
1. Musee d'Orsay: Looking at a lighter lunch at Galette Café, gluten-free galettes with cider. The plus to this choice is that no reservation is needed, they serve all day and it is between the Orsay and a walk back on Blvd St Germain to the apartment (rue St Andres de Arts)
2. Eiffel Tower/Rue Cler/Avenue Montaigne/Champs Elysee walk: Looking at the no reservation restaurants of Christian Constant on Rue Saint-Dominique or le Petit Cler or possibly Bistrot Belhara on rue Duvivier. Definitely looking for a long, hearty lunch before a big walking day...going to end up at the Tuileries/Place de la Concord, JP Hevin/Pierre Herme, so comfort food would be a big plus.
3. Sunday on rue Mouffetard. arriving at the Church of St Medard by 11am..looking at Au Bon Coin (once again, solid bistro food for a full walking day) then turn around and walk back rue du Cardinal Lemoine and Place de la Contrascarpe.
4. Shopping day....Galeries Layfayette/Place Vendome/Place Madeleine; Looking at Le Madeleine 7 on the way to Place Madeleine or, possible, Café Fauchon (looking at a charcuterie and cheese type of lunch...bigger dinner planned).
5. St Chapelle/Notre Dame/the Islands.....looking at Auberge de la Reine Blanche so that I can explore both islands a little before heading back (dinner will be soufflés)
If anyone has some good alternatives that don't need reservations, it would be greatly welcomed.