Paris: the Eiffel Tower


Those views though!

This is still day one in Paris (Here is the beginning of day one.). I felt that it would be better to split day one into several posts because I have so many photos from it. I did do about 10 miles of walking according to my Fitbit.

The line for the elevator to the three observation decks was too long, so I chose to walk up the stairs. I had already gone that far by foot. I might as well! That, and it was less expensive: seven euros. Not only did I not have to get smushed in a crowd of people in an elevator, but I didn't have to wait in long lines to go up and down them either. I remember three observation decks, the third one located at the very top of the tower. I don't know that there were stairs to go that high up; I didn't even care because I spent so much time just looking out over the city and taking photos on the other two levels. I even had an ice cream and cappuccino just to say I did- not that I needed an excuse to have ice cream or coffee, but it's a thing- isn't it? - to say you enjoyed coffee, ice cream-oh- and I had wine, too- while looking over Paris on the Eiffel Tower. It was another item I crossed off of my bucket list! 

By this time, I was ready for lunch. There was no shortage of restaurants and options, which made it a little bit hard for me to decide. I had seen the restaurant-bar and bar boats along the river, so I headed in that direction and walked into the first one I saw: Le Bistro. A lot of things stood out on the menu, but I zeroed in on the salmon and risotto wth a glass of rose', and it did not disappoint! Lunch on the Seine River in Paris on a boat: check! Selfies to prove that I was really there? Check! 

By then it was time to walk all the way back to the hotel to put my bags in my room. I still had the two-day Batobus ferry pass in my bag, but for some reason I didn't feel like using it. Paris by foot, at least on this day, was how I preferred to experience the city. 

There is still more to share from day one. If you have any other tips or suggestions about getting in and around Paris for cheap or travel photography, feel free to share! 

Who else would prefer to experience Paris by foot?!

Below I included the map and walking distance from the Musee' D' Orsay, which was only a few blocks from my hotel, the Pont Royal.