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Things to do in 1st Arrondissement

From classic must-see sights to insider hot spots and local haunts, there are countless things to do in 1st Arrondissement. How do you decide? Start with our travel guide and get our favorite 1st Arrondissement attractions and activities—shops, museums, parks, nightclubs, coffee shops, tours, and more.

Our international team of editors and writers handpick the best things to do in 1st Arrondissement to help travelers discover authentic, local experiences. Whether a hidden boutique with handcrafted products, a popular local festival, a bakery with a cult following, or a picnic-worthy park, Travel + Leisure guides the way, providing information and inspiration. From beaches and bars to cultural attractions and up-and-coming neighborhoods, our list will help you make the most of your romantic getaway, family vacation, or trip with friends. Below find Travel + Leisure’s top picks for what to do in 1st Arrondissement.

  • Boulangerie Julien

    Owned by Jean Noel Julien for 20 years and located at 75 rue St. Honoré, Boulangerie Julien was awarded best crescent in Paris by the BBC in 2005 a... More
  • Christian Louboutin

    Located on a street that’s considered prime territory for hunting down kitten heels, stilettos, and wedges, Louboutin’s leopard-print pumps are pre... More
  • Colette

    With its always-surprising mix of art, high-tech gadgets, music, books, and individualistic curios, Colette has quite simply become the bellwether ... More
  • Didier Ludot

    For vintage threads, this boutique situated among the gardens of the Palais Royal attracts a well-heeled clientele. Every piece in fashion expert D... More
  • E. Dehillerin

    Not for the culinary faint of heart, this 200-year-old kitchen supply store caters to serious cooks, home chefs, and foodies. Look for the hunter g... More
  • Eglé Bespoke

    Two young entrepreneurs are reviving bespoke for a new generation in this tiny men’s boudoir. Trendy and classic custom shirts start at $293, two-p... More
  • Ekobo

    Bruno Louis, former marketing executive for L'Oreal and graduate of the London School of Economics, brought a host of ideas with him from extensive... More
  • First Arrondissement

    The geographical center of Paris, the First Arrondissement is home to many of the city’s most renowned landmarks, including the Musée du Louvre; th... More
  • Galeries du Palais-Royal

    A collection of excellent shops along the galleries that enclose the garden behind the palace itself: Stella McCartney, Marc Jacobs, the glove make... More
  • Librairie Galignani

    Arguably the most beautiful bookshop in the world—and the first English-language one on the continent—Galignani is a meeting place that verges on h... More
  • Maison Goyard

    Entering this store is like stepping into a kinder, gentler era of travel. Malletier literally means “trunk maker,” and the shop is stocked with ha... More
  • Maria Luisa Femme

    This shiny white store brings together for the first time chic women’s wear, accessories, and shoe collections, all selected by the owner, Maria Lu... More
  • Musée de l’Orangerie

    Beyond Monet’s multipaneled and expansive Water Lilies ensemble, what makes this recently renovated space truly special is the regrouping of an exc... More
  • Passage des Deux Pavillons

    The acoustic appeal of the crooked Passage des Deux Pavillons, a short, hidden alleyway adjacent to the shops abutting the Palais Royale, has made ... More

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