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This is a very rough first draft of a 6 1/2 day, 7 night Paris itinerary. I just need a fresh set of eyes, this is the third itinerary I have made and everything is just starting to run together in my mind. (Paris is the 2nd leg of a 23 day Europe trip, I have finalized the other two weeks already). So any suggestions would be appreciated. I know I am putting too much into everyday, I am using it as a guide, if we don't get to them all, I will either swap it to another day once we are there if it is important to us. There are some things listed that we will simply pass by and take pics. I will make time just to sit and people watch and enjoy being in the city but there will be a lot of rushing around as well to see what we want to see. It is a compromise we are willing to make. So here goes:

DAY 1 We arrrive on a Thursday at 2:50 pm to Nord Station from London. Taking a taxi to our rental apartment located on Rue des Gravilliers. Unload luggage and head out to get any supplies and bring back to apartment. Then wonder around Marais neighborhood / Place des Vosges. Possible Picnic at Vedettes de Pont Neuf to watch sunset before going on cruise. Evening Seine cruise. Vedettes Pont-Neuf

Day 2
Grab breakfast somewhere (will work on where to eat after I get itinerary finalized
I may change this but right now the first thing is the Louvre.
Then head to the end of the Tuileries
Then head over to area of Printemps and be at Galleries Lafayette by 2:45 for 3:00 fashion show (daughter does some modeling and wants to see this--lasts 30 mins, have tickets already)
Shop around Galleries and area around there. Go to top of either Galleries or Printemps to enjoy view take pictures
(Not sure of what to do after this yet)

DAY 3 -daughter's 20th birthday

Breakfast near apartment
Flea market (one that has clothing she might like)
2 hour Private Photo shoot around couple areas of Paris with professional photographer (this is a gift from a friend so we have to do it)
Lunch
Shopping????? I would like to take her shopping, any suggestions other than Galeries Lafayette since we will have been there already
Then dinner, not sure where yet, suggestions? (we do not like fru fru food LOL)
Eiffel Tower ticket at 10pm, get there by 9:40, (she really wants to go up at night for her birthday, not to mention this is the only time they had available to prebook the entire week we are there)

DAY 4 Headed to Versailles (Sunday)
Day 5
Head to Montmarte
Visit Sacre-Coeur Basilica. Go to top for views of city.
Follow Rick Steves Montmarte walk
(need to finish this day)

DAY 6
*Notre Dame (open everyday 10-6pm)
La Sainte Chappelle,
Concierge
Explore Saint germain des pres
Explore Latin Quarter, Pantheon
Luxemburg Gardens

Day 7
Champ De Mars (picnic) and photos in day of Eiffel Tower
Napoleon's tomb Musee Rodin or Orsay
Champs Elysees to Arc de triumph

OTHER THINGS ON LIST not sure where to put or swap yet:
Catacombs (daughter really wants to see this)
Cemetary (can't find my book right now to name it)

Excuse any mis-spellings, I left my glasses at work

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