We stayed in a very small hotel on this lovely street filled with fruit and flower markets and watched the real Paris stroll by!
In the evening we went to see L'Arc de Triomphe and climbed the 280 steps to the top for a spectacular view of Paris! Fortunately we took an elevator down! I wanted to see it lit up but, unfortunately, at 9:30 Paris is still daylight and we weren't going to make it awake much longer! So...that was day one in Paris!
Oh yes...how could I forget? We were dining at a sidewalk cafe and a parade started, I'm assuming in our honor, because nobody could tell us what it was for!