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Itinerary Critique Please? Newbie in Paris

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Hi there - I could use your expertise on an upcoming trip. We'll be in Paris for the first time in late April, and I'm trying to make sure I maximize our time while not cramming in so much that we can't enjoy any of it.

Some background - This is the last stop on a 4 city tour (Amsterdam, Brugge and London and then Paris). We'll arrive on the Eurostar at around 3pm on a Thursday from London. We've rented an apartment in the 2nd arrondissement, off rue Montorgueil.

We intend to buy 4 day Museum Passes, which we'll have to use from the Friday to the Monday, as Tuesday is a major holiday and most attractions are closed (May Day).

Here's what I came up with as a tentative itinerary:

Thursday - arrival around 3pm. Get settled in, poke around neighbourhood, perhaps check out the Eiffel tower by night and take an evening cruise on the Seine. (no intention to actually go up the Eiffel tower..just look around, take some photos when the lights come on)

Friday - go up the Arc de Triomphe - stroll the Champs Elysees -visit the Louvre in the evening

Saturday - d'Orsay - Orangerie - Invalides - check out the daytime view of the Eiffel - jardins de Trocadero

Sunday - Versailles - maybe check out the Pompidou centre in the evening if time/energy allows

Monday - Notre Dame - Pantheon - Conciergerie - Ste Chapelle

Tuesday (holiday) - Père Lachaise cemetary in the morning - bum around Jardins Luxembourg in the afternoon

Wednesday - Montmartre and Sacré Coeur a.m. - shopping pm

Thursday - head back home

Is this itinerary too ambitious? Are there some of the sights that you would eliminate? Also, I'm thinking we can walk quite easily to most of these places from our location in the 2nd, with the exception of Versailles, Montmartre and Père Lachaise, for which we'd use public transportation. Does that sound right?

Also, we're staying on a pedestrian street, so when we head home, will it be difficult to get a taxi to the airport? Is it just as easy to use public transit, since we'll have to lug our bags a ways in any event?

Any tips/suggestions appreciated! Thank you!

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