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4 day itinerary in Paris

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I know this question has been posted a bunch of times, but just wanted to get some thoughts on my itinerary. My husband and I will be in Paris for 4 days in mid June. We probably won't be back for many many years so would like to see major sights but also spend time exploring neighbourhoods, eating/drinking and looking for the perfect gifts for our two little ones who we are leaving at home! I have tried to group activities geographically and based on what is open/closed on certain days. I am also hoping that we will be able to do a lot of walking, as I feel this is the best way to see a city.

Day 1 (Saturday): arrive 8:30am at CDG. We are staying in an apartment near St. Germain, right across from Bon Marche. Do a quick settle in and spend the afternoon walking around St. Germain and the Latin Quarter. Wondering if it's worth it to go into the Pantheon or just view it from outside. From there walk to Ile de la Cite for around 4:30-5pm. Spend a couple hours touring the island, going into little shops, etc. See a 7 pm concert at St. Chapelle. Icecream at Berthillons afterwards (I assume it is open later than 8pm?) than Metro back home for the night. I am hoping that all this walking plus the overnight flight we just had won't make us fall asleep during the concert! As much as I would love to see the stained glass during the day I also thought that a concert could be fun and still give us a chance to see the church? Thoughts?

Day 2 (Sunday): Morning: Luxembourg Gardens and walking around Montparnasse. Maybe do a formal walking tour of Le Marais from 2:30-4pm (that way we can learn more about the neighbourhour). Notre Dame around 5:30 (maybe avoid some of the crowds this time of day?) then a Siene River tour in the evening.

Day 3 (Monday): Louvre in the morning. Stop by St. Eustache Church, walk around Tuilles Gardens, Place de Concorde, Champs Elysee and Arc d' Triumphe. Guessing this will be a tiring day with a lot of walking!

Day 4 (Tuesday): Eiffel Tower first thing (plan to walk to the second level to avoid some of the lines). Then Museum d'Orsay for a couple hours, walk around Montmarte and see Sacre Coeur. Not sure which makes more sense: to visit the Eifel Tower first thing in the day or Musee d'Orsay (keeping in mind that we will take the steps up so will already be avoiding some of the lines). Or we could do the Eiffel Tower at night?

Any suggestions/advice? I hope that this itinerary allows us time to also relax and sit at a couple cafes/picnic and take in the scenery. But we will be heading to Provence afterwards so can rest more there... :) Thanks in advance!!

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