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1st Arrondissement Guide

The Louvre: History and Art Combined

  • Majestic Louvre
  • Beautiful Tuileries Gardens
  • Timeless Art at the Louvre

The 1stst arr is the very epicenter of Paris. As the very 1st arrondissement, the rest of Paris spins outwardly from there. Dominated by the world's most famous museum, the Louvre, the 1st is actually the least populated of all the arrondissements as it is full of the city's most famous sites.

Getting there

Metro: M1 to Louvre - Rivoli; M4 to Les Halles


Louvre Museum · Jardin des Tuileries · Pont Neuf · Rue de Rivoli · Palais Royal

Aeon's Picks

Rue de Rivoli: One of Paris' iconic shopping streets, Rue de Rivoli is a more local alternative to the more chic Champs-Élysées. You'll find the world's most mainstream brands here, along with France natioanl ones as well. Be sure to visit LE BHV, Parisian's favorite department store.
Rue de Rivoli · Le BHV

L'Ardoise: Great food and ambiance for a very reasonable price. (Tip: make a reservation)
28 Rue du Mont Thabor

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