Our first day in Paris was a beautiful warm for February day. We slept in (I was exhausted from my week at work and Steve was getting over a cold). Neither of us were in high-power sightseeing moods so we just headed off towards the Champs Elysees without a plan. We stopped at a food stand between Place de la Concorde and the rond for some sandwiches and watched people walk by.
We then walked up the Champs Elysees (on the sunny side of the street) to the Arc de Triomphe then back down along the posh side. We kept waking down, all the way to the Louvre. It seemed everyone in Paris was out enjoying the beautiful day – the parks near the Louvre were full of people walking or sitting, enjoying each other’s company.
We walked over to the Eiffel Tower, but decided we’d rather go up at night, so we ate dinner, stopped by our hotel room to load up on our scarves, hats and gloves. Good thing, because up high on the tower it was quite chilly.
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