Where to Stay: In my past 4 visits, I've stayed all around the city. The Latin Quarter is one of my favorite places to stay - lots to do, lots of people, and a big selection of hotels. No, the Latin Quarter is no longer Bohemian central, but it does offer a good atmosphere for the weekend traveler. Rue de Rivoli is another fabulous area/street to stay, lined with lots of local cafes, restaurants, and boutiques - a perfect, picturesque street - my favorite.
Must Eat: snails, croissants, baguette, cheese, wine, crepes, and more croissants. The bread (any/all kinds - we do not discriminate) are fresh and fantastic. It may sound cliche, but I highly recommend buying some wine, cheese, a baguette, and have a picnic overlooking the Eiffel Tower - take your book, although the people watching is fabulous.
Must Do: double-decker bus tours (the best way to see all the major sites - if you try to walk the city, you'll tire quickly), Seine River Cruise at Dark (my favorite! the attractions of Paris are even more beautiful lit up at night + you get to see the Eiffel sparkle! how romantic!), picnic & people watch.
Must-See: the Arc, the Eiffel, Notre Dame (from the front & back.. inside? eh..), le Louvre, Luxembourg Gardens, Trocadero Square, Rue de Rivoli, Champs-Elysees Avenue, Catacombs, Versaille, Hotel de Invalides (only outside is necessary) & the Opera Garnier (only from the outside). Do you have time for all? Maybe. If not, see them all from the outside on your double-decker bus tour!
Not a Must-See: the Bastille (the jail/fortress itself no longer exists), Pantheon (does NOT compare to Rome), La Madeleine church