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I have several more questions about our summer trip to Paris. We will have 6 1/2 days in Paris (arrive July 29 & leave August 5).

Paris Museum Pass: I'm quite sure we will purchase the Paris Museum Pass for 4 days because I think it's worth it to be able to skip lines. I have calculated that we will save between $13 - $25 per person (there are 2 of us), depending on how many museums & monuments we see. I figure on seeing 7 - 9 in the 4 days, including Versailles. Has anyone ordered them online & had them sent to your home? At first I thought I would do this because I like to be organized & have everything purchased before we go, but there is a shipping fee of about $18. I am aware we can purchase the pass at CDG or at any of the museums. Obviously, I wouldn't purchase them at the Louvre because we would still have to wait in line a long time so we wouldn't benefit by skipping ticket lines. Is the Rodin Museum or L'Orangerie a logical place to purchase them? I assume lines would not be as long. Or there is a tourist office in Terminal 2E, Gate 2 (I think) which is where we will be landing. (not sure of the gate, though) I wonder if that makes more sense. Are there generally long lines at the airport tourist offices?

Notre Dame: Has anyone on the forum climbed the 387 steps to the top of Notre Dame? I'd like to do that but am a little nervous about climbing that manys steps. (Don't want to collapse along the way :-)) We are in our early 60's, & I do go to the gym to stay in shape, but my husband doesn't.

Eiffel Tower: The Museum Pass does not include the Eiffel Tower but I know we can buy tickets online. I hesisate to do this, though, because what if it's rainiing the day we purchase the tickets for? If we don't have advance tickets, how long does it typically take during the summer to go to the top?

Has anyone used World Shuttle to go from CDG to their hotel? I read about it in Paris for Dummies, but surprisingly my Fodors guide book doesn't mention them. The cost is 17 euros per person if there are 2 people. I read a taxi would cost between 40 - 70 euros. I'm not sure if I want to hassle with the metro and luggage.

Conciergerie: is this worth seeing? It is included ini the Museum Pass, but got mixed reviews on Trip Advisor.

Thanks for any and all help.

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