On my first morning in Paris, I took a walk along the river, across from the Eiffel Tower (Avenue de New York), to watch the sunrise. Over the next few days, I found this particular view hard to beat, especially with the tower framed between the trees & not another tourist around you. It was quiet & beautiful, everything I wanted out of Paris.
As the sun came up, I headed towards the Trocadéro, where I ran into a lot of tourists, as well as couples taking their engagement/wedding photos. They say Paris is the city of romance, but somehow it felt anti-climatic seeing 6-7 couples getting their photos done at the same location, side by side. Regardless of that, I found that if you walk along the Jardins du Trocadéro (along the pond), instead of the Trocadéro itself, you'll be pretty free of tourists & couples.
Luckily, during my visit in Paris, most admissions into the museums were free. My first stop was at the Petit Palais, where walked through the Oscar Wilde exhibition. I don't think I've ever seen a building so beautiful!
As you exit the front of the Petit Palais and head left, you head towards Pont Alexandre III bridge. If you're wondering, yes, this is the famous bridge that everyone Instagrams about from Paris!
I couldn't have asked for a better first day in Paris. This city is truly filled with endless beauties. Love, Jen