The 1 Arrondissement is the heart of Paris, situated on the right bank of the river Seine, and also includes the west tip of the Ile de la Cite. Is very small, full of tourist attractions and one of the oldest of Paris.
Hotel des Ducs D Anjou 1, rue Sainte-Opportune. Metro: Chatelet-Les Halles. Price range 110-220 Euros. Ten minutes walk from the Musse du Louvre, this is a three star boutique hotel located in a pedestrian walk way in the heart of Paris. Superior rooms and suites are equipped with “gentle nights”, beds specially designed to provide a sense of well-being.
Hotel Britannique 20, Avenue Victoria. Metro: Chatelet-Les Halles. Price range 150-290 Euros. Charming hotel located on a quiet street near the Seine.
Hotel Therese 5/7, rue Therese. Metro: Pyramides. Price range 155-280 Euros. Boutique hotel carefully designed, close to the Louvre, in a quiet and elegant street. Classic rooms are small but charming, deluxe rooms are bigger.
Hotel Costes 239, rue Saint Honore. Metro: Concorde. Price range 400-750 Euros. Super chic hotel situated steps away from the river Seine. The restaurant and bar of the hotel is the perfect place to see or be seen. The hotel has released several lounge music CD’s, mixed by DJ Stephane Pompougnac.
Hotel Costes by jthoel
FOOD & DRINK
Deliciuous baguettes and baguette sandwiches, onion quiche, spiced breads and patisserie at Gosselin, 123-125 rue Saint Honore
The Cafe Marly 93 rue de Rivoli, has an spectacular view of the Louvre and the Pyramid. Is the perfect place to have breakfast on the terrace, also open for lunch and dinner.
The Ritz Escoffier School 38, rue Cambone, offers different cooking workshops of 1 to 4 hours duration
La Maison du Chocolat 99, rue de Rivoli, Carrousel du Louvre.
Le Comptoir de la Gastronomie Les Halles. 34, rue Montmartre. Metro: Sentier. Fine food bistro, good service and ambience. Great quality-pirce relationship.
Le Fumoir 6, rue d l’Amiral Coligny Metro: Louvre-Rivoli. Old fashioned bar to enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner, a few steps away from the Louvre.
Kong 1, rue du Pont Neuf. Trendy bar and restaurant at the top of the LVMH building, above Kenzo store. I would say this is a great place to have a drink after dinner, at the terrace, which has very nice views of the river Seine.
La Cordonnerie 20, rue Saint Roch. Metro: Pyramids. Affordable traditional French cuisine worth to try.
Ballroom 58, rue Jean Jacques Rousseau. A street level restaurant (Beef Club) and an underground bar and club.
Le Cafe Marly by @10
Saint Chapelle Ile de la Cite
Conciergerie. Ile de la Cite
Pont Neuf. The oldest standing bridge across the river Seine, built in the 1600’s. It connect the Isle de Cite, the birthplace of ancient Paris, with both banks of the Siene.
Louvre & Palais Royal. Metro: Palais Royal
Comedie Francaise. Metro Palais Royal-Louvre, Pyramids
Tuileries Gardens. Metro: Tuileries
Jeu de Pomme Exhibits contemporary art and photography.
Musee Orangerie Located in the Tuileries Gardens, the museum is an art gallery of impressionist and post-impressionist paintings.
Place Vendome. Metro: Tuileries. The Place Vendome is the symbol of luxury, and probably the most expensive place in Paris. Boucheron, Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier, among others, have their shops there.
Le Pont Neuf by bfraz
My Special Places
Mussee des Arts Decoratifs 107, rue de Rivoli. Metro: Palais Royal-Louvre
59 RIVOLI 59, rue de Rivoli. A liberal studio space for artists to show their work and lifestyle.
Au Louvre des Antiquaires Metro: Palais Royal-Louvre. A group of 250 antiques and jewellry shops.
Passage Vero Dodat This passage links rue du Bouloi with rue Jean Jacques Rousseau. The Vero Dodat galley opened in 1826 and was named after the two pork butchers who set it up. The Cafe de L”Epoque is a typical parisian cafe located at the entrane of the passage.
Place Dauphine, parc de Vert Galant and the Pont Neuf, on the western side of the Ile de la Cite. There are small shops and cafes in Place Dauphine.
Stroll along the banks of the Seine river, from the Pont Neuf to Pont Royal.
H&M 88/120, rue de Rivoli
ZARA 88, rue de Rivoli, 374, rue Saint Honore
Forum Les Halles 7/1, rue Pierre Lescot. Metro: Les Halles. Shopping centre with aprox. 180 shops in five levels. Stressful and enormous, I don’t think Paris deserves this waste of time.
Carrousel du Louvre 99, rue de Rivoli. Underground mall, smaller than the one in Les Halles, but it still has many shops and restaurants. It has an entrance to the Louvre Museum.
These are the main shopping streets of these neighbourhood which are very nice for walking and shopping: rue du Faubourg Saint-Honore, rue Saint Honore, la Place Vendome and rue de la Paix.
Forum Les Halles by Webzeugkoffer