Happy New Year and thank you so much for being so helpful to all my questions!
Well, it turns out the day trip we were originally going to take from London turned into an overnight (flying in from the Dublin part of our vacation). We were going to fly in late in the evening, but your enthusiasm here for Paris rubbed off and after some research and fanangling with our schedule, we are now booked for an early flight which will get us to CDG before 10 am! Soooo... we'll have most of the day on a Monday, one overnight, (still haven't booked lodging, but I'm working on it) and then the latest Eurostar train back to London on a Tuesday evening!
While I know it's still a short trip, and we wont be able to see everything, we'll try to see what we can with some time for just walking around and soaking up the atmosphere, and people watching.
Here's what we'd like to do while we're there...
These are the attractions we'd like to see:
Eiffel Tower (ride to the top)
Arch de Triomphe
These are a few things we'd like to experience:
Boat ride on the Sienne
Walk along the Sienne
Walk around some trendy Paris neighborhood (Marias?)
Find a good restaurant for dinner the first night where we can get
Escargot and frogs legs for my son.
See Eiffel Tower at night
In addition, if there's time...
(According to Frommers suggested day trip itenerary) a 2 hour visit to the Louve if only to see the Mona Lisa and Venus De Milo.
The Catacombs (15 yr. old son and hubby would like that one)
I'm wondering if anyone has any suggestions for the best way to plan these things without too much backtracking...
Thanks in advance!