The early evening weather was perfect for exploring around the banks of the Seine. So after our visit at the Arc de Triomphe and watching the nightly relighting of the Eternal Flame, we walked down the Champs-Elysées and took a turn towards Pont Alexandre, the most ornate bridge in Paris. And probably the most photographed one, too.
The bridge is adorned with cherubs, nymphs, winged horses, and decorative lamps; and it offers a great view of the Eiffel Tower.
Because we were so close, we decided to walk down to Pont de l'Alma (two bridges down) and take a tour of the Seine on the Bateaux Mouches. We did a nighttime boat ride a couple of years ago, and it's a great way to see the city.
We lucked out because as we got to the dock to buy our tickets, we were able to board immediately. The boat launched within minutes, and we got to watch the sunset while cruising up and down the Seine.