Alexis and Serena got into an Uber near Serena’s apartment and drove toward the Eiffel Tower.
They stopped at a zoo Serena knew about called La Ménagerie in the Jardin des Plantes, then at a stall selling candies. Serena became excited, like a small child, and Alexis bought her some.
They just walked and roamed, Serena placing her faith in Alexis because he was a tried-and-true traveler, where all you needed was a backpack and the only rules were none.
Alexis also sensed that this was not something Serena ever got to do as a worldwide celebrity, so much of her life being about regimen and glamorous scenes where acolytes circled like fireflies.
For six hours they walked all over, the magic of the day multiplied by the city’s heartbreak of beauty, which only made it more beautiful."