The scurry of photographers gave away what was happening in the corner of the Tuileries. Too fast for me to record her name or who fashioned her ensemble, all I could do was click along with all the others captivated by the twirl of her enormously wide skirt. Thankfully, her beauty didn’t escape my telephoto lens.
From the pages of the No Worries Paris photographic walking guide:
“Trocadero Plaza and Palais de Chaillot … Tour Eiffel … Champs de Mars … Ecole Militaire … Musee Branly … Avenue Georges V … Arc de Triomphe … Champs Elysees … Grand Palais and Petit Palais … Pont Alexandre … Jardin des Tuileries … Musee du Louvre
Walking Tour One, along the major monuments of Paris, is the perfect way to spend day one after being cooped up in an airplane. The grand scale of the city is revealed from wide-open formal parks. First-time visitors will see many of the major sites, and Francophiles will become reacquainted.
You could spend a week making the worthwhile stops of the walking tour. For that matter you could spend a week at the Louvre. But you can also spend one long day with enough time to dip in here and there for stops—and come away with a grand sense of place. This walk is also easy to navigate. For a more leisurely pace, Walking Tour One, can be divided into two days: Spend the first day around the Tour Eiffel, and instead of crossing the river to Avenue George V, continue by seeing the sights of Promenade One, page 152, which is adjacent to the Eiffel. On day two, start at the Arc de Triomphe and take in the Louvre.
DISTANCE: 5 TO 6 MILES TIME: 4.5 TO 8 HOURS”