1st Arrondissement

Paris
1st Arrondissement

Few urban districts in Europe have a higher concentration of artistic masterpieces and breathtaking architecture than this neighborhood.

Visit stunning palaces and superb museums, pass long afternoons in lush gardens and view incredible artwork from Monet, Michelangelo and da Vinci, all within the bounds of Paris’s 1st Arrondissement.

In the heart of Paris on the northern banks of the Seine River, the 1st Arrondissement is easy and enjoyable to explore on foot. Most sites are within a short walk of each other. Stroll through sprawling gardens and scenic narrow streets.

Escape the crowds of busy Châtelet metro station and walk for 10 minutes northwest to the Louvre Museum. Inside a lavish 12th-century palace, the collection consists of approximately 35,000 pieces. You won’t see it all in a day, so do advance planning to be sure you locate your favorites. Find masters by Rembrandt, Michelangelo and of course the Mona Lisa by da Vinci. The gallery is open every day except Tuesday. Enter through the 69-foot-tall (21-meter) glass pyramid.

Follow a morning inside with a walk enjoying the fresh, fragrant air of Jardin des Tuileries that neighbors the Louvre. As well as beautiful arrangements of tulips and roses, see sculptures here by Rodin and Giacometti. Continue on to reach the Musée de l’Orangerie. The highlight of this old gallery is a set of water lily paintings by Claude Monet. A funfair comes to the park during the Fête des Tuileries in July and August each year. Race on bumper cars and play games of skill.

Positioned in the center of the 1st Arrondissement, Le Palais Royal is another grand site. Home to Louis XIV in his youth, this 17th-century neoclassical palace conceals an internal garden of bright flowers and shimmering fountains.

Enjoy an excellent choice of cuisine here whether you shop at the diverse fresh food stalls at Rue Montorgueil or indulge in one of the many fine-dining restaurants. In spite of the prime position of the 1st Arrondissement, you can expect to find a range of hotels perfect for all budgets.


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Hotel Britannique
Hotel Britannique
3 out of 5
20 Avenue Victoria, Paris, Paris, 75001
The price is CA $192 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 7
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a 24-hour front desk. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (973 reviews)
"Clean small hotel within a walking Distance to the metro and 2 min walk to the church of Notre Dame, the breakfast was very good with eggs and bacon and sausages, and your typical coffee and croissants. I would stay there again."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Hotel Britannique
Novotel Paris Les Halles
Novotel Paris Les Halles
4 out of 5
8 Place Marguerite De Navarre, Paris, Paris, 75001
The price is CA $378 per night from Jun 19 to Jun 20
Stay at this 4-star family-friendly hotel in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (939 reviews)
"Beautiful property with friendly, English-speaking staff. Located within short walk to the Metro. Lots of close dining options. Rooms were well-laid out, clean and comfortable. Highly recommend!!"

Reviewed on May 14, 2022

Novotel Paris Les Halles
Castille Paris - Starhotels Collezione
Castille Paris - Starhotels Collezione
5 out of 5
33-37 Rue Cambon, Paris, Paris, 75001
The price is CA $561 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 7
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in our ...
4.4/5 Excellent! (985 reviews)
"The location is great for shopping, food and tourist sites. The main areas on the entry level of this hotel are very good, upscale. Our room was nice, booked an upgraded room for 3-adults which was 1-king bed and 1-sleeper sofa type bed. There was a ceiling tile missing above the door entry way. ..."

Reviewed on May 16, 2022

Castille Paris - Starhotels Collezione
Hotel Louvre Piemont
Hotel Louvre Piemont
4 out of 5
22 Rue De Richelieu, Paris, Paris, 75001
The price is CA $392 per night from Jun 6 to Jun 7
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy rooms in ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (315 reviews)
"This property was located close to the louvre and other tourist spots, it was very clean, and the staff was great. A little expensive but I’d stay again."

Reviewed on Apr. 3, 2022

Hotel Louvre Piemont
Hôtel Opéra Richepanse
Hôtel Opéra Richepanse
4 out of 5
14, Rue Du Chevalier de Saint George, Paris, Paris, 75001
The price is CA $312 per night from May 29 to May 30
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (397 reviews)
"This was by far my favorite hotel that I have stayed in Paris. The hotel and our room was spotless!! The staff went above and beyond to assist my family in any way. The location of the hotel is perfect!! I look forward to staying here again!"

Reviewed on Apr. 13, 2022

Hôtel Opéra Richepanse
Hôtel du Louvre, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
Hôtel du Louvre, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
5 out of 5
Place André Malraux, Paris, Paris, 75001
Fully refundable
The price is CA $848 per night from May 31 to Jun 1
Stay at this 5-star luxury hotel in Paris. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and 24-hour room service. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the overall value in ...
4.2/5 Very Good! (975 reviews)
"A wonderful property very centrally located! Couldn’t have asked for better."

Reviewed on May 7, 2022

Hôtel du Louvre, in The Unbound Collection by Hyatt
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