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I am taking my dream trip. After Uniworld's 8 day Paris and Normandy river cruise (which I chose because the March 30 departure has no single supplement :), I will be in Paris for 4 days. I will have seen Versailles, and on the last day of the cruise while docked in Paris, have the chance to take a walking tour of the Ile de Cite, Latin quarter and maybe a guided tour of the Musee D'Orsay. Here is where I need help.

As I need to get from the ship to my hotel, the Best Western Victor Hugo, on my own, and am averse to lugging a bag thru the Metro, are cabs available at the Seine docks, and how pricey can I expect this to be?

Should I buy a museum pass? I really would like to avoid the out of country shipping charges and wonder where I can buy one in Paris without difficulty. The places I really want to see are of course the Rodin Museum (I can see it on Sunday, the first day I am in Paris for free, I think), of course the Louvre, The Conciergerie, St Chappelle. I am not into modern art, but love history and the impressionists. Not sure what else I want to see, but would like to be free to be spontaneous. Then again, will I get the best use out of the pass in the short time I am there? What is not on my list that should be?

I've heard it is cheaper to by Metro tickets or a pass when I get to Paris. Is that true, and where do I get these?

Our cruise will miss Giverny, as it will be closed, but I wonder if it will be open by the time I get back to Paris April 6. If I wanted to take a day trip out of Paris, is Fontainebleu worth the effort or should I see Giverny instead if I can? Or something else in the suburbs?

Should I take another walking tour, and which one is recommended? What about Paris Greeters/

What is open on Tuesdays? Seems all the museums are closed, and I am not a big shopper.

Where can I buy a beautiful scarf to remember my journey without selling my soul?

Is the climb up Montmarte worth it? Is the museum at the top of the Arc worth the entry?

I would love to take an evening Seine cruise, but a little worried about being out on my own in the evening. Any suggestions?

I love to walk, don't mind cool weather and have travelled solo before to London and Rome so am okay with figuring out the METRO etc. Just know that I will likely never afford to return to Paris, so want to make the most out of it. I am 58, so need to pace myself a bit too.

Oh, and last question. I will need to be at CDG at the latest at 8:00 am on the Thursday of my departure. Combining reliability, cost and reduced hassle, what is my best option to transfer to the airport?

Thank you so much for all your patience and help!

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