After checking in to the apartment, the next order of business was lunch. We wandered down to Rue Cler and caught the tail end of the market. Decided to eat at Le Café du Marche which was good. I had my favorite Chevre Chaud salad; so simple, so tasty!
Afterwards we wandered to Champs de Mars and over to the Eiffel Tower. I knew the elevators were a hideously long wait and had prepared hubby and niece for the need to hike up. A very short line later, we were trudging up the 740+ steps to the second level. The views were superb on that beautiful Sunday. The hike was not hard but was tiring. We all agreed that it not super scary (niece doesn’t love heights) and worth it. The elevator line for the third level was very long but we finally made it all the way to the top. Niece was impressed and so were we again.
|It was a perfect day for a nap|
|The lines for the elevators were so long|
Back down to earth, we headed home to the apartment to rest before dinner. We walked over to Café Constant but decided to go to the nearby pizza place, can't recall or find the name. I know, pizza in Paris on our first day...but it was very good and light in our exhausted state. Afterwards, we walked home via Champs de Mars for night views of ET. Were in bed by 11pm. All agreed it had been a brilliant first day in Paris!