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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.

Things to do

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.

Activities

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.

Weather

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.

Natural features

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.

How to get there

Traveling to and around 2nd Arrondissement

The nearest airport is in Paris (ORY-Orly), located 9.7 mi (15.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Paris (CDG-Roissy-Charles de Gaulle), which is 14 mi (22.5 km) away.

You can get around 2nd Arrondissement by jumping on the metro at Bourse Metro Station, Sentier Station or Richelieu-Drouot Station.

Where to stay around 2nd Arrondissement?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 1,261 vacation rentals near 2nd Arrondissement. From 1,150 Condos/Apartments to 1,212 Studios, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover the 2nd Arrondissement area.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to 2nd Arrondissement?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in 2nd Arrondissement:

  • Le Marais: 1,514 vacation rentals
  • St-Germain-des-Prés: 686 vacation rentals
  • 6th Arrondissement: 1,126 vacation rentals
  • 7th Arrondissement: 1,109 vacation rentals
  • Montmartre: 508 vacation rentals

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What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to 2nd Arrondissement?

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  • Paris Bourse: 6,340 vacation rentals
  • Passage du Grand Cerf: 6,375 vacation rentals
  • Opera Comique: 6,343 vacation rentals
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Can I rent Condos/Apartments in 2nd Arrondissement?

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  • Studios: 1,212 rentals available
  • Houses: 16 rentals available
  • Guest houses: 4 rentals available

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in 2nd Arrondissement?

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