Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Self drive tour companies
  2. 2 Dordogne Itinerary - Do I Need Another Day?
  3. 3 Forte dei Marmi with kids.....
  4. 4 Vineyard recommendations near Piacenza? La Stoppa or Marchese Malaspina?
  5. 5 Dinner get-together in Paris?
  6. 6 Italian lakes
  7. 7 Advice needed- Sardinia or Costa Brava (again) in August
  8. 8 GERMANY, MID-RHINE & MUNICH
  9. 9 Favorite restaurants in Provence???
  10. 10 Layover, not get on connecting flight
  11. 11 Croatia... Is dubrovnik a must?
  12. 12 Ideas for driving from Barcelona to Bordeaux
  13. 13 Italy - Car vs Train: Milan, Cinque Terre, Lalyake District in March
  14. 14 Oslo-Flam-Borgund-Balestrand in one day?
  15. 15 10 day Italy
  16. 16 Organizing our 8 day Roman visit
  17. 17 Question re best time of day to visit Keukenhof
  18. 18 Scotland 10 Nights - Trying To Narrow Down Where To Go & Stay
  19. 19 Prague itinerary advice
  20. 20 3 Month Europe Itineray -- please critique :)
  21. 21 Santorini lodging
  22. 22 Ireland
  23. 23 Killarney
  24. 24 Italian car factory tours
  25. 25 Trump alleged to be "keen" for US to join Commonwealth
View next 25 » Back to the top

Two seniors, Two teens and 10 hours in Paris--will my plan work?

Jump to last reply

My husband and I are taking our 13YO grandaughter and 14YO grandson to London for a week. DH and I have visited Paris several times and love it, so the kids have talked us into a day trip to Paris. Neither of them have traveled outside the country.

I was able to get a good deal on seats on the Eurostar, arriving Paris at 11:17AM and departing at 21:13PM

I'm very comfortable with getting around in Paris, but I know that my DH will not be able to spend 9+ hours walking. I'm thinking that we could show the kids a lot of the iconic sights(and have some sit down time) by doing the Paris L'Open Bus, which is a hop-on, hop-off.

We will want to be sure we see the following:
Notre Dame(no climbing the dome)
The gardens at the Rodin
A walk past the golden dome of L'Invalides
Eiffel Tower--we probably won't try to go up, but will see it from the ground--DH and DGD are both not comfortable with heights.
Arc de Triomph with a stroll along the Champs Elysee

At some point, we will stop for a nice leisurely lunch, then continue the sightseeing.
We're going on a Tuesday, so the Louvre is closed.

Any input would be helpful--also, I would love for them to see the twinkling lights of Tour Eiffel as the last thing we do before getting back to Gare du Nord--any thoughts on a place to view from and then get transport(metro or cab) back to Gare du Nord?
Thanks,
Barb

25 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement