Day 1: Picnic in the Park
Next stop, the Jardin du Luxembourg. You can enjoy the Medici Fountain, observe a game of pétanque played by seasoned Frenchmen, or watch as the kids play with the sailboats in the pond. On your way there, pick up a baguette, some cheese, and perhaps a bottle of wine if you're up for it. It's time to enjoy France's simple pleasures. In the garden, there's generally no sitting allowed on the grass (except in designated areas), but you'll notice the locals stick to the iconic green metal chairs anyway. Much more civilized than sitting on the ground — and it doesn't require a blanket.