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First Timers Paris Itinerary - Feedback Please

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This will be the first trip to France/Paris for DH and I. I've been working very hard and doing a lot of research and for the most part, I feel like I have a solid itinerary but would appreciate a final review. We will have been in Normandy for the first part of our trip. Our hotel is in the Latin Quarter, Hotel Atmospheres. We're going to be in Paris Sept 22 - Sept 27.

Day 1 Tuesday:
Drop rental car off at Gare Montparnasse, sometime mid-afternoon. Check into hotel, explore a little if we have time. Walking tour to get acquainted with the city at 20:00 (8pm) with Paris by Martin, includes food.

Day 2 Wednesday:
City Wonders Ile de la Cite and Notre Dame Tour with skip the line access for the tower, 10:00-13:00. Grab some ice cream at the famous Berthillon. Cluny Museum 13:30-15:30 (1:30-3:30). Explore Rue Mouffetard, grab a late lunch and shop. Take Metro line 7 to the Louvre. Spend the evening at the Louvre, using the Louvre Masterpieces Tour app on our phones. Dinner afterwards.

Day 3 Thursday:
This morning we are flexible, and I think it might be nice to go exploring. Suggestions for where? Should we walk the Seine itself or should we walk through the neighborhoods, like St Germain on a certain street? We think to visit either Musee Orangerie or Musee Orsay late morning-ish around 11:00-13:00. Picnic lunch Jardin des Tuilieries, and pop into Angelina for some famous hot chocolate and dessert. Rodin Museum 15:00-17:00 (3:00-5:00). Go to the top of Eiffel Tower at 19:00 (7pm). I am hoping to buy advance tickets for this time but I don't see 19:00 listed on their website; it jumps from 17:30 to 20:00. Do they not sell advance tickets for these times? Visit the Arc de Triomphe after a few hours at the Eiffel Tower, stopping for dinner in between the two.

Day 4 Friday:
Full day at Versailles. We would like to take the Private Apartments of the King Tour provided by Versailles at 9:30. Can anyone advise if it is possible to get into the Hall of Mirrors if we arrive super early (8am) to get in queue before we go on the tour? It would be wonderful to experience it mostly tourist-free, even for just a few minutes. I just don't know if this is possible. We would like to visit the Queen's Hamlet in the afternoon, possibly renting a bicycle to get around. Return to Paris, and take a Seine River tour. Dinner afterwards.

Day 5 Saturday:
I would like to spend the morning at a flea market. Puces de Vanves Flea Market (south) opens at 7:30am. There is another market, just a little north of Montmarte, Marché aux Puces, but it doesn't open until 10am. I was originally thinking the market in Montmartre because of its proximity to the activities for the rest of the day. However, the market itself sounds more expensive and it opens much later so I am now thinking going to the Vanves market and then taking the metro up to Montmartre after. We would also like to see the views from Sacre Couer and explore the Place du Tertre for street art. I had considered taking a food tour in Montmarte at 14:30 (2:30) but I am worried about having enough time for the flea market and Place du Tertre. Thoughts?

We would would like to end the day with a concert in Saint Chapelle and a nice dinner at a restaurant participating in the Fete de la Gastronomie.

Day 6 Sunday:
Fly home 9:25am

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