1st Arrondissement

1st Arrondissement, Paris: Hours, Address, 1st Arrondissement Reviews: 4.5/5

1st Arrondissement
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Sunday
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About
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 Romans in 52 BC, while some parts on the right bank (including Les Halles) date back to the early Middle Ages. It is the least populated of the city's arrondissements and one of the smallest by area, a significant part of which is occupied by the Louvre Museum and the Tuileries Gardens. Much of the remainder of the arrondissement is dedicated to business and administration.
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The area
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Neighborhood: 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 lingering over a meal at any of its chic eateries. After all that indulgence, the Tuileries gardens provide stately respite, while theaters compete for your applause. It's a neighborhood that draws admirers from around the world, all attracted to the luxe life in Paris.
How to get there
  • Tuileries • 2 min walk
  • Palais Royal – Musée du Louvre • 5 min walk
Popular mentions

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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia26,397 contributions
Lovely area
Nov 2019
This is a beautiful part of Paris. There is so much to see and do. There are countless attractions to visit and enjoy. There are also many cafes to check out too. There are unmissable places, such as the Louvre, the Tuileries Gardens, Sainte Chapelle, the Conciergerie and many others.
Written September 18, 2020
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Nick D
Calgary, Canada1,302 contributions
historic centre
May 2019
we love walking through the older parts of great cities. There is always something to see. In Paris it is this area that is the most amazing and interesting. We stayed close to the opera and had a short walk to the Tuileries, the Louvre, the pyramid, the Seine and some lesser known (at least to me) places like Place Vendome and the Place de la Concorde.
Written April 28, 2020
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AMohsen
Port Said, Egypt398 contributions
Elegant area of Louvre and Tuileries
Feb 2020
It is an elegant region that worths a walk around. It has popular and picturesque attractions such as the Louvre Museum and Jardin des Tuileries and Carrousel Arc de Triomphe. It is recommended to be in daylight.
Written March 26, 2020
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JnVSydney
Greater Sydney, Australia10,252 contributions
Central City
Jan 2020
For convenience, accessibility, and generally being a nice part of the city, we are so glad we chose accomodation in this area, even more so when the train strike came into effect, we walked everywhere exploring our area, which we must confess we did realise there was so much to see just in the first, spendings one week in our own hood before venturing out.
Some of our highlights:
Place Vendôme, pretty square top-end accom and shopping, and a monument.
Rue de Rivoli, awesome street to walk along
Rue Saint-Honoré, another nice street,
Saint-Germain-l'Auxerrois, pretty church
Galerie Véro-Dodat, covered passage
Pyramide inversée, not something you see everyday
Eustache church, absolutely huge
Eustache fresh market, absolutely awesome, open-Thursday and Sunday, the African food stall is superb, friendly and good value.

We highly recommend basing here.
Written March 25, 2020
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Ana Maria Avendaño
Cuernavaca, Mexico29 contributions
Staying there best decision
Jan 2020
I stayed at Tonic Hote Du Louvre on Rue Roule 12. Two blocks from Louvre, near by Saint Eustace church and Les Halles, walkin Rue Rivoli, near by Georges Pompidou Centre and Museum Picasso, the best decision I made when visiting Paris, I will stay there again!
Written January 27, 2020
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B1714D
Belgrade, Serbia9,575 contributions
1st Arrondissement - must for 1st time visitors
Dec 2019
Paris' 1st Arrondisement is the sole city center and the oldest part of the French capital. It's literally a must for any 1st time visitor to Paris, as most of the prime attractions are here: the Louvre, place Concorde, place Vendome, Orsay museum, Cite island with Notre Dame, Sainte Chapel, etc...
You can easily plan 3 days just to visit this part.
Although this was my 8th time in Paris, even now I spent a lot of time here.
Written January 23, 2020
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Aleksandar
Belgrade, Serbia8,215 contributions
Epicentre
Oct 2019 • Couples
Epicentre of Paris, the place with the most history, museums and architectural gems. A must-see in every sense.
Written January 19, 2020
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Giorgio R
Beijing, China7 contributions
Premiere arrondisment (central neighborhood) in Paris
Jan 2020 • Couples
It is the central part of Paris where several tourist attractions are located, the Louvre museum, the Quay d'Orsey museum, Le Centre Pompidou, Les Halles shopping center, l'Opera, this is very convenient location when the train and bus drivers are on long term strike ad it's happening now.The line 1 will of the metro in the Premier Arrondisment is always working because is an automated line without drivers, useful to reach Place de la Concorde, Place Vendôme, Champ Elisee and Place de l'Etoile. There different type of hotels in that area but the convenience is worth 20/40 extra Euro per night.
Written January 14, 2020
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christine102262
La Crosse, WI1,565 contributions
Can't come to Paris and not visit this area at least once
Nov 2019
This is the heart of Paris - right along the Seine and easily walkable. There is so much to see - historic buildings, shops and cafes to suit every taste. There are many hotels in the area so if you wish, you can stay right in the heart, like we did and then branch out easily in all directions.
Written January 12, 2020
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Abdul M
Chicago, IL314 contributions
So much, so little time~!!!
Aug 2019
If you are walking and exploring, this is one of the place to start. You can start from Arc de Triomphe and go get a nice breakfast of a bite to eat at Petit Marquez, or you can go to Lourve and start from there. Whichever you choose to do, it will be great. I chose the first option. Arc de Triomphe, went to my favorite place to eat and enjoyed a great chocolate milk + croissants and later taking the 82 bus (Direction: Luxembourg) with my unlimited pass to the other side. Now, the best part: The bus stop is right outside where I ate my breakfast. That was great! Before I got in the bus, I went to the fruit market to buy the delicious #1 category cherries,. A little pricey but that was ok, it was a delight to eat them.

We arrived and enjoyed walking in The Tuileries Garden, which we didn't do before. There was the carnival rides, so I took my daughter to jump on the trampoline, a little pricey as well, but one time thing is good. It is a delight to walk around and just enjoy the free things to see. TIp # 1: At the end of the garden, there is climb and when you do that you will get to a nice, a very nice, spot where you can take great pictures, relax, have a picnic, it was lovely seeing the sun go down from there and just enjoy the nice winds. I highly recommend this route for everyone who wants to enjoy for free. Enjoy the garden, the rides (not free), walk through the carnival it is pretty long, get on the wheel , etc. So many things to do. Now, if you are really adventurous and love walking, you can go to one of my favorite places from there: Rue de Rivoli. I love walking in Rivoli because there is so much to see and eat;) This is for the next post.

Enjoy, I highly recommend it, with kids too!
Written December 18, 2019
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