Arrondissement 1, attractions of its districts
What I like about the arrondissement 1 of Paris is that it is rich in history, landmarks, and attractions of the city. Plus, from there you can easily go to another of my favorites districts, arrondissement 4. If you need, the first arrondissement confines with the arrondissements 8 and 7 too.
The arrondissement 1 includes part of the Ile de la Cité. It is one of the islands of the city from where you can cross historical architectures of the city: bridges.
In the arrondissement 1 you can walk in green areas such as the Tuileries garden (Jardin de Tuileries). It is huge and you can admire lots of sculptures. If you want, you can visit lots of gardens in the first arrondissement. Jardin du Carrousel, Jardin des Halles, Jardin de l’oratoire, Jardin du Palais Royal, Jardin de l’Infante, Square du Vert Galant…
Attractions of Arrondissement 1
Arrondissement 1 is perfect if you like visiting museums and see architectures. If so, you must visit the Louvre museum, between the Seine and the beautiful rue de Rivoli. It is the third most visited museum in the world!
Another attraction of the first arrondissement of Paris is Palais-Royal, where you can find out a lot about France history and Paris history. In the same arrondissement, you can visit Bourse du Commerce et de l’Industrie and la Banque de France.
If you are charmed by churches, you have to know that this arrondissement includes the Notre-Dame de l’Assomption and the Sainte-Chapelle ones!
Arrondissement 1, the most important streets and metro stations
If you are in arrondissement 1 and you love walking in the main streets, take note of these names: rue Etienne Marcel, rue du Louvre, rue Montmartre, avenue de l’Opéra, rue du Punt Neuf, rue de Rivoli, rue Rambuteau. Remember that Etienne Marcel and Rambuteau are metro stations too.
Other metro stations that are very useful when visiting this arrondissement are Tuileries and Pyramides.
If, just like me, you love shopping, go to rue de Rivoli. It is full of boutiques and shops where you can buy something very special.
Don’t get lost! Remember that the districts of the first arrondissement of Paris are Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois, des Halles, Palais-Royal and the one of Place-Vendome.