This weekend my boyfriend and I are heading to Paris for a short getaway which we are both absolutely looking forward to. I have started a new job this week and he starts a new role in mid-September so you can appreciate that we have a busy few weeks coming up.
With that in mind, we wanted an itinerary for the trip to maximise our two days in the city and the time together. We both visited Paris in 2009 for new year celebrations which were fun but this would be something infinitely different. A chance to see the city in its ‘natural light’ without the glow of Christmastime.
Also, I didn’t want to be the person responsible for planning the trip… which I’m usually nominated for due to my ‘exceptional planning skills‘ (not my words, but I’ll take that :-)). So a few days ago, I asked that on this occasion, my partner would manage the schedule of getting us from A to B and back in time for C. With it being a short trip, time is of the essence, and sometimes that does mean that a schedule is needed.
On our last trip to the city of love, we caught the key attractions but hadn’t researched places like the Musee du Louvre. This led to us spending four hours wandering aimlessly in just one of the many galleries, before a security guard informed us that it was time to leave. At the same time, we realised how phenomenal the museum was and how little we had seen.
So on this occasion, we have a plan. Hopefully, we will see more of the galleries and their worldly artefacts. Because sometimes, you just need to have a plan.
Do you always plan your itinerary? Or do you prefer a relaxed, ‘non-commital’ trip? Also, any tips for effectively covering the expansive Musee du Louvre? 🙂