2nd Arrondissement, Paris, France

2nd Arrondissement, Paris, France

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 6,204 vacation rentals near 2nd Arrondissement. From 5,365 apartments to 371 studios, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near 2nd Arrondissement for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

The heart of Paris in the 1st Arrondissement

Dreamy Paris holidays call for casual strolls along bakery-lined streets and days spent delving into the rich cultural heritage, and there's no better place to start the adventure than the 1st Arrondissement. From here, you can hop on bicycles with a baguette and cheese picnic in tow and pop around to the famous sculptures and cathedrals scattered around the central city. When you've found your perfect 1st Arrondissement vacation rental, you'll be in the heart of the action and ready to explore all that the City of Lights has to offer, from world-class shopping and dining to family-friendly parks and museums.

Afternoon bike rides around the 1st Arrondissement

If you're fortunate enough to book a 1st Arrondissement vacation rental, you'll want to take advantage of your central location to enjoy all that downtown Paris has to offer. It won't be a far walk to some of the top attractions in the city, but why not grab a bike from a rental kiosk for a scenic ride over the old bridges that cross the Seine River? Pedal along the Pont Neuf bridge and you'll find yourself on a little island with a pair of stunning churches you can visit – the stained-glass decorated Sainte-Chapelle and the Notre-Dame Cathedral where you can take the group up a few flights of stairs for up-close looks at the old gargoyles.

A day at the museum in the 1st Arrondissement

Strolling along the historic streets of Paris' central 1st Arrondissement, you'll run into all sorts of cultural attractions, elaborate monuments and intriguing museums, including the world-famous Louvre. You'll want to carve out a whole day to spend walking the halls here, since the massive collection includes thousands of artworks, from the world-famous Mona Lisa to a selection of Egyptian artefacts and mummies sure to fascinate the whole family. Outside, gather together for a photo in front of the landmark glass pyramid entryway and spend some time wandering around the perfectly manicured lawns that are dotted with sculptures.

The City of Lights and summer sunshine

Is there anything better than summer in Paris? Daytime highs in the 70s invite you to spend all day outside enjoying the sun and cool, crisp evenings enhance the romantic atmosphere the City of Lights is famous for. Summer is the high season in this cosmopolitan paradise, so be sure to book your 1st Arrondissement vacation rental early to secure an ideal spot. The shoulder season of early autumn offers a slight reprieve from the crowds with the added bonus of changing colors and cool air that entice you to sip lattes and munch on fresh pastries to warm yourself up.

Welcoming nature near the 1st Arrondissement

Though central Paris is mostly packed with historic structures, charming cafes and cultural attractions, you don't have to venture too far from the 1st Arrondissement to escape the city bustle and welcome a bit of nature. Tree-filled walkways line parts of the shore along the Seine River which runs through the city and offers boat rides and romantic sunset cruises. Just across the river, Luxembourg Gardens invite visitors to stroll through orchards and forests or to enjoy a quiet family picnic overlooking a duck pond. Flower lovers can make their way to a greenhouse filled with orchids and a stunning garden of roses.