Paris - Day 1
Lovely train ride from Dijon to Gare de Lyon in Paris. Taxi to hotel with mouths agape at the monuments and bustling street life. Room at Westin Vendome on Rue de Rivoli (across from Tuileries Gardens) not ready yet, so we walk through the gardens, over to the Place de Concord where we can see the Eiffel Tower and the incredibly large open boulevards and up the Champs Élysées. After check in, we decide to buy the 3 day open bus tour (double decker with open top) and start seeing Paris. The weather is 74 degrees (sun forecast all week!). Great happiness and wonderment tempered by sensory overload. Pics show our hotel, the gardens, scenes from the bus tour and our evening walk. Much more tomorrow.