I am on my way to Paris and have the joy of traveling 1st class. It's my 1st time. My 1st impressions:
a) very quiet so far (can it be that 1st class travelers take the quiet zone literally?)
b) surprisingly quite a few passengers have brought along their picnic packages (more about this topic another day)
c) the department smells pleasantly of coffee, since there is a steward constantly serving new passengers with coffee.