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Input on Paris Itinerary

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First of all, I want to thank everyone who participates here with such helpful information. Over the last several months I have gleaned a wealth of information as I've planned our trip to Europe.

My husband, tween daughter and I are traveling to London and Paris in June. I'm trying to nail down our Paris itinerary and I'm having a hard time organizing it. We will be there for 7 days, arriving on a Tuesday and leaving on a Tuesday.

We are staying in an apartment in the St. Germaine area. We love history, art, architecture and gardens. We have never been to Paris before. We really despise crowds so that aspect will be a challenge for us, I think. Here is a rough outline of a possible itinerary with some room for flexibility and down time, I hope.

Tuesday: Arrive from London in the afternoon. Settle into our apartment. Walk a bit...maybe in the Luxembourg gardens. Eat. Get groceries.

Wednesday: 1pm at the Catacombs for a skip the line tour. Eat. Relax. Head for a walk later to the Tuileries...and Louvre to take advantage of its nighttime hours and fewer crowds (we hope).

Thursday: Notre Dame and Saint Chapelle. Seriously thinking about splurging on yet another skip the line tour at 10am which looks like 3.5 hours. Eat. Downtime? Go to the Orsay in the evening as they are open until 9:45 (also in hopes to avoid the crowds).

Friday: sightseeing day. Head out to the Eiffel Tower (no interest in going up it), Trocedero, maybe Napolean's tomb, Arc de Triomphe. Bridges. Maybe some shopping and to eat. Opera House?

Saturday: Versailles. Thinking about just doing the gardens, the trianon, and Marie Antoinette's hamlet as the Chateau lines and crowds inside really don't appeal. But being able to enjoy the picturesque aspects still sound worth the trip. Thoughts?

Sunday: explore the Marais area, go to the Musee Pompidou.

Monday: explore the Latin quarter and the Cluny museum. Maybe the Pantheon.

I know there are a lot of things of great things I've missed. I don't want to pack too much in and maybe I already have. Would love to hear what any of you think. Maybe there are more graceful ways to order and group some of these activities. Maybe there are suggestions on things to avoid, things to consider adding? Restaurants that are particularly awesome? Boating on the Seine at night? I would love any and all input you could give. And thank you in advance for anyone who is kind enough to take the time to read and reply to this. :)

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