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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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Reviewed yesterday

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 2 weeks ago

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
Thank Mark W
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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
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Reviewed 16 January 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
Thank imahomebody
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Do the hop on hop off bus for a full day and you will cover a lot of Paris. Book online for best price. Picks up from outside Louvre.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JulieO670
Reviewed 2 January 2019

For our 20th wedding anniversary trip, we stayed at the La Clef Louvre hotel in the1st Arrondissement. We really enjoyed the neighborhood for our stay. We had so much in walking distance: the Louvre, Tuileries Gardens, the Seine, the Opera, restaurants and shops. We always...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank want2Bontheroad
Reviewed 31 December 2018

1st Arrondissement is truly the heart of Paris. We stayed at the Montana, a cozy 25-room Hotel, and found everything extremely convenient to reach from here. Almost our entire week was spent in or very near the 1st.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Tom W
Reviewed 31 December 2018

We visited Paris in December and wanted to see all the sites by foot so we stayed in the first arrondissement. We walked to the Louvre and Notre-Dame. Restaurants are so many that you could eat at a different one each day for a long...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank vk p
Reviewed 21 December 2018

If you go to Paris dont miss this area. It has many sights, shops and great places to enjoy people watching. The heart of it all

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Bear H
Reviewed 13 December 2018

Louvre, St Honore shopping, Tuleries(where there was a Christmas market) and numerous chocolate shops.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Louvre / Palais-Royal
From the majestic Louvre to the regal Palais-Royal,
this neighbourhood 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
...More
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