Our first day in Paris began so early that I'm surprised any of us actually remember it. :) It was good to get such an early start on the day though because we had so much to do! As soon as we arrived, we immediately went over to the Louvre. Being the largest museum in the world, it's difficult to see everything in just a few hours but if you plan out a little bit of what you want to see, you'll take in a lot of it and have a great time. I recommend starting off by the Greek statues and the Mesopotamia area. It's not very crowded and the pieces are exquisite. I was blown away by the absolute capturing of the human form in so many contexts and themes. It was mesmerizing.
After the Louvre, we grabbed some delicious sandwiches and joined a "hop-on-hop-off" bus tour to get a feel for the city. If you have the time to do one of these tours, check it out! You'll hit all the major sites around the city and you'll also get a chance to get the lay of the land. If it's a nice day, head to the top of the bus and you'll still be able to enjoy the fresh air.
We concluded our day with a beautiful, scenic boat ride down the Seine and an amazing meal at a little cafe nearby. It was a perfect first day at the start of an unforgettable weekend.