Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

4 Days in Paris May 2014 - Can we do all this?

Jump to last reply

We only have 4 days in Paris and would like to make the most of the short time we have. It would help us to get some advice on how to best organize the things we would like to do. We are staying very centrally at the Hotel Saint-Louis en L'Isle. We like to balance indoor museum visits with outdoor gardens, etc.

MARAIS: We love to walk and love interesting neighborhoods. I'm particularly interested in the Marais and would appreciate any advice on specifically where to walk to see some of the old winding streets we've read about.

CHURCH CONCERTS: We would love to attend any evening concerts in cathedrals. I've had a hard time finding specifics, in spite of several great threads with links. There is a concert at Notre Dame mentioned on one site, but when I click the link to buy tickets it says nothing is scheduled that night.

Does the following make sense? This is our first trip to Paris.

SUNDAY MAY 4:

(arrive CDG 9:40 am; drop off bags at hotel and walk locally)

Isle D'Cite walk:
Notre Dame
St Chapelle
Conciergerie

Evening: walk along Seine or boat cruise (Vedettes de Paris?)

MONDAY May 5:

Louvre
Tuileries Gardens
Champs Elysees
Arc d'Triumphe
Eiffel Tower
Evening: church concert?

TUESDAY May 6:

Musee D'Orsay
OR Musee de Cluny (medieval)
St Sulplice
Grande Mosque for tea
Luxemborg Gardens
Pantheon
Evening: Cantigas de Sancta maria concert NotreDame (how to get tickets?)

WEDNESDAY May 7:

Marais walk
Picasso Museum
Place des Vosges
Pere Lachaise Cemetery
Memorial de la Shoa
Evening: Evensong at Notre Dame 5:45 pm
OR Louvre open until 9:45 pm Wednesday night

Any other general advice would be most welcome. I have spent hours searching the Forum and have gotten so much great information already from many of you.

Merci! Leslie

36 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 2 Week European Itinerary
  2. 2 London Tube strike scheduled for Apr 28 (2 days) and May 5 (3 days). Help!
  3. 3 Advice for budget trip to Venice, espec trains & Groupons
  4. 4 Venice canal boats--best deals?
  5. 5 Amsterdam / Belgium Itinerary
  6. 6 Mosquitos in Camargue---is it really that bad??
  7. 7 Crete/Santorini OR Positano/Capri - where to visit?
  8. 8 London visit
  9. 9 Anyone been to Rhodes,Crete,etc. over Christmas?
  10. 10 Trip Report Long Weekend in Lisbon - Loved it!
  11. 11 Two weeks in Paris ... how to fill?
  12. 12 Trip Report We saw a fox on Great Ormond St (and other sights up and down the Thames)
  13. 13 50 and Fabulous in 2015---need help planning my trip to Amalfi, FINALLY
  14. 14 Any experience with Cave Lodging in Loire Valley?
  15. 15 Getting to San Seb from Madrid
  16. 16 No points in Paris .....
  17. 17 Florence & Rome Itinerary, hotel, tour co. critique please!
  18. 18 Trip Report Basque Spain to Lourdes to Carcassonne to Provence! 12 busy days solo
  19. 19 Pompeii train to Naples
  20. 20 Small group for Colosseum
  21. 21 Cornwall Trip Addition
  22. 22 Planning 17 days Italy - Switzerland - Germany
  23. 23 Reviews on Adriatic Travel Agency?
  24. 24 Greece--Crete or Peloponnis?
  25. 25 Urgent Spanish visa dilemma
View next 25 » Back to the top