To begin, we took a walk along the Seine past the book vendors that line le quai du Louvre.
A brief stop at a wine store and a boulangerie for some baguettes, and a pastry for dessert, and voila... we are set to enjoy the sun and the river.
There are hundreds of people lining the Seine, reading, strumming, sleeping and enjoying a picnic like us.
River traffic goes by, mainly tourist vessels like the famous Batobus (hop-on, hop-off).
With the sun, people are out cycling, roller-blading, walking and simply enjoying a beautiful day, and the incredible views the city provides at every turn.
Later in the afternoon a walk through the crowded Latin Quarter, then back across the Seine and, somewhat reluctantly, home.
Photos by Jim Murray. Copyright 2015.