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Situated principally on the right bank of the River Seine, it also includes the west end of the Île de la Cité. The arrondissement is one of the oldest in Paris, the Île de la Cité having been the heart of the city of Lutetia, conquered by the...more
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Louvre / Palais-Royal
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Includes tons of big-time sites and great restaurants. Check out the Tulleries garden. Also, the 1st is very well maintained and the metro in this area can get you many places quickly. We stayed in the 1st and it was fantastic.

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You have JUST EVERYTHING here. Restaurants, Attractions, Tour operators, great brand names stores, easy access to ALL transports

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can't get lost if this is your base. The Seine river is your guide. The Louvre and Lux.Gardens are here and some very affordable restaurants,cafes and shopping.

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank GardaGal0912
Reviewed April 7, 2019

beautiful place to walk, and stroll. definitely a muts visit with all the attractions. and the river Seine.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank Rosmedubey
Reviewed April 6, 2019

Buy a good guidebook that shows local attractions. You can walk to everything, so much to see and do. So many nice people to explain things and make even more suggestions.If you want to get to know Paris, start with its people.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Mir2001
Reviewed March 19, 2019

I love the Louvre & Palace gardents by the Louvre! Visit Angelina - a world-class world-famous bakery! Pick up a free walking tour in the area & walk by the Ritz Hotel where Chanel lived (where Princess Diana stayed prior to her death) & see...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed March 18, 2019

My 17 year old daughter and I stayed in a rented apartment in the 1st Arrondissement in February. I loved that we were within walking distance to the Louvre the Tulleries Gardens Museum D'Orssay Museum D'lorange the Alexander III Bridge and Rue St. Honore. Lovely...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank beachbons
Reviewed March 3, 2019

Makes Rodeo Drive look like a ditch. I felt like even window shopping drained my wallet! But worth a walk for an afternoon and dreaming.....

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Mark W
Reviewed February 12, 2019

The 1st arrondissement lies in the original heart of Paris where you'll find Notre-Dame, the Tuileries gardens, the Louivre museum, the 'Concorde' place where the VIPs sit with the French President each 14th July for Bastille Day... You'll also enjoy some of the nicest boutiques...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Francois V
Reviewed January 15, 2019

The first Arrondissment is a perfect place to park yourself for sightseeing in Paris. Many of the best tourist attractions-the "must sees" are within easy walking distance. If you prefer not to walk it has a huge transportation center, Les Halles. From there you can...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal,
this neighborhood oozes luxury. The grand arches along
Rue de Rivoli are shadowed by mosaics in front of
decorated vitrines and hotels. Place Vendôme is lined
with the world’s best jewelers and their glittering
window displays. Every other establishment has someone
to open the door for you or park your car. You can
spend hours gazing at its haute couture shops or
...More
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