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1st Arrondissement

First Arrondissement

Rue du Louvre
Paris, 75001, France

The geographical center of Paris, the First Arrondissement is home to many of the city’s most renowned landmarks, including the Musée du Louvre; the 1629 Palais Royal (Royal Palace); and the Jardin des Tuileries (Tuileries Garden), the city’s oldest public park. The district also contains the Forum des Halles, a huge subterranean shopping center built where Les Halles, a 12th-century marketplace, once stood. On the western tip of the Île de la Cité is La Ste.-Chapelle, a 13th-century Gothic cathedral known for its stained glass, and La Conciergerie, a former palace and prison where Marie Antoinette awaited execution in 1793.

Insider Tip:

If you plan to visit La Ste.-Chapelle and La Conciergerie in one day, buy the cheaper combined ticket for both attractions at La Conciergerie, where the lines are shorter.


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  • Accessible by Public Transportation
  • Arts District
  • Business District
  • Centrally Located
  • Notable Architecture
  • Parks & Gardens
  • Pedestrian-Friendly

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