Embracing my OCD

But then again, trip planning can be fun, too.  Here’s a look at the insanity I’ve created in order to make sure that we ‘make the most’ out of our time in Paris.  This is five days worth of planning.  We’re spending two days in Amsterdam, and one day at Versailles, which leaves the husband with five and a half days to sit in a park and eat cheese.  I think that’s more than fair–and more than enough cheese.

My insane plan, organized by area, created by cross referenced self-created table.  My only regret is that I cannot copy/paste said table into a blog.  Ah well…

Left Bank and Notre Dame

Ideal Day To Go:  Wednesday or Thursday by 2:00pm

Metro:  Two stops to Chatelet
RS Left Bank Walk OR Thursday 10:30am St. Germain Paris Walk
Picnic walk in Luxembourg Gardens
Metro:  Odeon two stops to Cite
Notre Dame–by 2pm for English Tour
Sainte Chapelle
Metro:  Cite to Les Halles
Gather dinner at Les Halles
Go home and eat dinner
Walk around and hold hands

Champs Elysees and the Louvre

Ideal Day To Go:  Thursday or Friday

Metro:  walk to Les Halles station; three stops to CDG Etoile
Arc de Triomphe
Walk down Champs Elysees to Metro FDR
Three stops to Tuileries Metro
Find food–picnic in Tuleries Garden
Rest of Day–the Louvre.  Open until 9:30 on Fridays.

Montmartre and Sacre Coeur

Ideal Day To Go:  Wednesday (if going on tour)

Metro:  Anvers, funicular to the top.
Arrive early to avoid crowds.
Check out Sacre Coeur
Paris Walks Montmartre Tour 10:30am at Abbesses Metro
Dali Museum
Pigalle area–check out the Red Light District and look for windmills
Have dinner somewhere cute in Montmartre

Musee Jacquemart Andre and Opera Garnier

Ideal Day To Go:  Wednesday or Sunday

Metro:  Opera
Visit Galleries Lafayette Department store–go to top for view
Arrive Opera Garnier by 11:00
Guided tour of Opera
Walk to Musee Jacquemart Andre
Have tea in tea room
Tour Museum
Walk to Parc Monceau
Dinner at Cafe de La Paix

Paris History, Pretty Plazas, and Dead People

Ideal Day To Go: Saturday–for tour at Pere Lachaise

Metro:  Walk
Check out Pompidou Center
Carnavelt Museum–walks south one block to PDV
Picnic in Place Des Vosges
Walk past Bastille and Opera House
Bastille Metro–four stops to Republique–transfer to line 3–three stops to Gambetta
Pere Lachaise Cemetery–by 3pm for English Tour
Metro back home–Gambetta or Pere Lachaise, Transfer at Republique to line 11, home to Rambuteau

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