Anyone who knows me well knows how much I love water. Well, folks, Paris is certainly a river town. Mostly anything and everything you need to see (especially for your first two-day trip) is along the river, and it’s a nice walk. I now understand why everyone wears scarves all the time … quite windy, even when warm outside.
As soon as I threw my bags in my room near the Bastille, I spent the rest of the afternoon and evening walking the length of the river, stopping and snapping photos along the way. I ended at the Eiffel Tower, rode to the second level (the top was closed) and stuck around until the lights popped on around 9:20 p.m. It began raining and I caught the metro back to the hotel to pass out.