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Itinerary for 3 days in Paris w/ 8 and 11 yrs. old boys + Loire Valle 1 day

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We are having a family trip, and since we only have three days I would like to confirm with you if it´s doable.

Here is the planned itinerary for first days in may (that coul change according to degree of tiredness):

Day 1:
- Eiffel tower
- Arc de Triomphe
- 1 pm: 3-hour New Paris Walking Tour (Sandemans New Europe) - until my kids can bear the walking!

Day 2: Saturday
- Versailles (with the Musical Fountain Show .. "The fountains spout from 11 am to 12 noon and from 3:30 to 5:30 pm." ... would it be better to go after Notre Dame? would this trip take 4-6 hours?)
- Notre Dame: probably pm
- seine river cruise .. hopefully getting sunset and night to see eiffel tower at night

Day 3:
- Louvre: egyptians + base + 1-2 exhibitions, no more than that unless my kids are interested in more
- Champs Elysee
- Touilleries
Maybe a picnic for lunch at Touilleries garden? I heard there is a market around
Question: would you begin with the Louvre or end with Louvre?

Day 4
- Chateau de Chennonceau
- Chateau Blois or Amboise or Clos de Luce (two of them if possible, what do you think?)

At around 6 pm day 3, we pick-up a car and drive to Chenonceaux ...
We are thinking that it would be good to begin day 4 with the Chateau at Chennonceau (we read it may be the most appealing), and then go to Blois and Amboise, and visit one of those castle, and if time allows, Clos de Luce, to see Leonardo da Vinci´s inventions.
At around 5 pm we have to leave to the airport.
If time doesn´t allow, would you take kids to Clos de Luce or to Blois or Amboise chateau?
I showed my kids the chateaux's pictures, and they also wanted to go to the Villandry gardens.... would you trade it for any other in the plan? What I don't like is that it is 1 hour transportation to go and come back.

What do you think about the itinerary?
I'm not incluiding Disney since they already went to the one in the US, and we have time restrictions. I wanted to go to the Cite des Sciences, but I don´t see any time slot left.

Thanks for your help

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