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Initial Paris Itinerary - first time trip in July

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I am planning a trip to London and Paris for myself and my mother in early July. I am starting to give myself a headache from reading guide books, and was hoping for some advice based on the itinerary I have so far.

Wednesday - arrive at Gare du Nord at 17:17, drop things off at apartment in Marais, dinner near Pont Neuf, Vedettes du Pont Neuf evening cruise

Thursday - Explore St. Germain des Pres area, Le Bon Marche, Luxembourg Gardens

Friday - Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, walk along Champs-Elysees, Jardin de Tuileries, Angelina, Louvre around 6pm

Saturday - Versailles

Sunday - Montmarte, Sacre Coeur

Monday - Musee de l'Orangerie, Place de la Concorde, a stop at Laduree, Opera Garnier for 2:30pm tour, Galeries Lafayette

Tuesday - Musee d'Orsay, walk along Seine to Notre Dame, explore Ile Saint-Louis (with a stop at Berthillon). Possibly Sainte-Chappelle, perhaps dependent on the wait.

Wednesday - nothing planned so far

Thursday - leave in the AM

I am planning on buying the Musee d'Orsay/l'Orangerie passport so those 2 stops have to happen within 4 days of each other. I'd like to be at Versailles on Saturday or Sunday to see the fountain shows, and I can get in for free at the Louvre if we go Friday night. Everything else is very flexible.

I don't want to over plan, as I want to make sure we have time to explore and discover our own Paris rather than the Paris from my guidebooks! I have at least 2 whole days empty (I think, unless I am underestimating my time) so I feel like I must be doing something wrong. Are my planned days too crowded? Would you recommend that any of those days be broken up? Anything that I am missing?

Thank you!

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