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The 1st arrondissement is the heart of Paris

The 1st arrondissement of Paris is where you're going to want to be for that whirlwind of culture and art that the French capital hides along the banks of the Seine. The world-famous Louvre Museum is here. The elegant Tuileries Garden are, too. And the gorgeous 17th-century arcades of the Palais-Royal, where Le Grand Vefour once drew in philosophers and artists and thinkers. 1st arrondissement vacation rentals are some of the most coveted in the City of Lights, so you'll need to book early to secure that chic pad between the palaces and parks.

Things to do

The 1st arrondissement brims with chart-topping treats

The 1st arrondissement vacation rentals put you right on the doorstep of Paris's most iconic attractions. For starters, there's the sprawling, world-famous Louvre _ the museum to trump all others, home of The Venus de Milo and Mona Lisa. Then there's the Orangerie Museum, where the serene works of French Impressionism hit their zeitgeist with Monet's Water Lilies. Back that up with a walk through the beautiful Tuileries Garden, between Maillol's sculptures, and a glimpse of the Le Palais Royal, and you'll begin to get a feel for just how awe-inspiring this area of the capital can be.

Activities

Romantic journeys in the 1st arrondissement

Stroll the banks of the Seine River to flit between the book sellers and artists, to gawp at the great flying buttresses of St. Eustache church and see cup-clinking cafes bursting with buttery croissants. It's no wonder that 1st arrondissement vacation rentals there are for the cupids and romantics. Guided tours of the great French monuments also abound _ think 17th-century palaces, grand gardens, and the iconic pyramid of the Louvre. Others might prefer a trawl of Hemingway's drinking haunts, or a jaunt through the once-beatnik jazz-wine bars that pepper the district.

Weather

There's always something to see in the 1st arrondissement

The 1st arrondissement is arguably the most enticing of all the districts of Paris. One reason for that is its attractions never seem to sleep. The Louvre magnetizes culture vultures and art lovers right throughout the year _ it could be snowing outside but the Mona Lisa still oozes mystery. The banks of the Seine look beautiful no matter the season, too. The warmest sightseeing weather comes with summer between May and September. Winter and fall, when the river parks can look uber-romantic, ranges from October to March.

Natural features

1st arrondissement: A kernel of Paris

The 1st arrondissement is located right in the heart of the Parisian metropolis. Bedding down here means surrounding yourself with regal French palaces and world-class museums. There's not much in the way of wild nature, but there are certainly plenty of manicured parks to explore. Check out the handsome lawns and walkways of the Tuileries Garden for one of the best. The banks of the Seine River are also a pleasant break from it all, lined with plane trees and enchanting cafes.

How to get there

Traveling to and around 1st Arrondissement

The nearest airport is in Paris (ORY-Orly), located 9.4 mi (15.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Paris (CDG-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle), which is 14.4 mi (23.3 km) away.

It's easy to get around 1st Arrondissement by jumping on the metro at Palais Royal-Musée du Louvre Metro Station, Louvre - Rivoli Station or Pyramides Metro Station.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to 1st Arrondissement?

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  • Montmartre: 422 vacation rentals
  • Latin Quarter: 5,045 vacation rentals
  • Notre Dame: 675 vacation rentals
  • Enfants-Rouges: 456 vacation rentals
  • Monceau: 473 vacation rentals

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What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to 1st Arrondissement?

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  • Louvre Museum: 5,632 vacation rentals
  • Paris Chatlet-Les Halles Station: 5,690 vacation rentals
  • Tuileries Garden: 5,656 vacation rentals
  • Place Dauphine: 5,644 vacation rentals
  • Pont Neuf: 5,658 vacation rentals

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Can I rent Condos/Apartments in 1st Arrondissement?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,893 Condos/Apartments in 1st Arrondissement. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in 1st Arrondissement include:

  • Studios: 2,004 rentals available
  • Houses: 20 rentals available
  • Hotels: 2 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in 1st Arrondissement?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 30 vacation rentals with pool available in 1st Arrondissement. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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