July 9, 2021
A Paris Guide to: 1st Arrondissement
Here is a list of our favorite restaurants, places to stay, areas to see, and things to do in the first arrondissement of Paris!
Here you can find the luxury and coziness of a countryside Château, right in the heart of Paris.
Madame Rêve Hotel
The Madame Rêve Hotel is nestled in the iconic 19th century Louvre post office building, and offers a unique panorama over the Parisian cityscape.
The Ritz Paris
Spa treatments, cooking classes, endless champagne… an unforgettable stay awaits at the Ritz Hotel.
A hotel known for their perfumes, candles, location, and incredible music. What more can you ask for?
Lion D’Or Louvre Hotel & Residence
Stay in the center of historical Paris on rue de la Sourdière, whose existence goes further back than 1640, and has been officially recognised as a historical monument.
Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal
Only a stone’s throw from the Palais Royal and its romantic formal gardens, it is nothing less than a haven of peace in a bustling capital city.
Loulou celebrates the French art of living in a refined and joyful atmosphere. Dine here to enjoy delicious Italian classics with a colorful Mediterranean twist.
Wild & the Moon
Stop in for a delicious, plant-based organic meal (or snack!) With an extensive and colorful menu, you are sure to leave with a full and happy belly.
A legendary venue for those who seek Japanese fine cuisine in Paris. The restaurant can be described as Izakaya with a contemporary twist, both warm and luxurious.
Check out Ferdi if you want good food with an eclectic atmosphere. Pictures cover almost every inch of wall space, and the cheeseburger and mac-n-cheese is legendary!
Bonjour Palais Royal
Craving a pink latte? Or maybe a yellow, green, or blue one? Come and enjoy drinks and snacks in every color of the rainbow in the heart of Jardin Palais Royal.
Come to Chez Maisie, a cafe where you can find vegan, gluten-free & healthy snacks. All their juices and food are made on site, every morning; the menu changes according to the seasons, and recipes inspired by travel around the world.
A classic, homegrown restaurant with delicious French cuisine in a small, cozy atmosphere.
A well-known French restaurant featured in Vogue, dedicated to traditional French cuisine with a contemporary twist.
Le Comptoir de la Gastronomie
Founded in 1894, this epicerie and restaurant has been providing delicious and high quality goods and meals for more than 100 years.
Inspired by the Great Jerusalem Market, Isreali and French cuisine come together for a creative fusion in this unique culinary experience.
With fresh vegetables at the heart of the cuisine, Végét’Halles provides an extensive vegetarian-friendly menu.
Lémoni is more than a kitchen, it is a lifestyle to feel good and longevity: food of body and mind, of sharing, friendships and joie de vivre, all rooted in the miraculous Mediterranean diet.
La Guinguette d’Angèle
A gourmet, healthy and gluten-free option offering the best recipes: lunchboxes loaded with superfoods, comforting hot dishes, drinks with multiple benefits, delicious gluten-free and vegan desserts.
Kodawari is inspired by Tsukiji— a historic fish market in the Tokyo metropolis, the largest wholesale market in the world for fish and seafood. Here you will find a ramen restaurant tucked between the atmosphere of a traditional Japanese market.
Stop into this famous tea house for breakfast, brunch, or just a quick bite—the hot chocolate is legendary and the dessert menu is extensive.
Jardin des Tuileries
Located beside Le Louvre, take a break from museum-hopping and walk between the iconic fountains and relax with a view of the Eiffel Tower.
Musée de l’Orangerie
For fans of Claude Monet and Impressionism, this museum is the one for you. Come and be immersed in Monet’s world of water lilies.
Jardin du Palais Royal
A little oasis surrounded by small shops and restaurants, with a picturesque striped art installation to explore.
The largest and most extensive art museum in the world—this iconic museum is unforgettable and a must-see museum.
Eglise Saint Eustache
Located in the historic district of Les Halles, Saint-Eustache is one of the most visited churches in Paris. It is distinguished in particular by its dimensions, artworks, and organ. True to its musical tradition, the church hosts philharmonic formations, choirs and prestigious festivals all year round.
Known for the bronze column constructed by Napoleon, Place Vendôme is surrounded by the world’s great jewelry brands, with window displays filled with sparkling diamonds, rubies and emeralds.
Bourse de Commerce
An incredible display of contemporary art from François Pinault’s collection, located within the Stock Exchange.
Théâtre du Châtelet
A historical and highly decorated theater known for its impressive architecture. A must-see for theater or concert lovers!
Even though Notre Dame is still closed for renovations, another incredible church with breathtaking stained glass windows is just around the corner. Head to Sainte Chapelle and get lost in the immaculate 13th century colorful window displays.
Grab a bottle of wine, sit in the middle of the Seine and watch the world go by. This mini park is a favorite of locals and tourists alike, with uninterrupted and picturesque views of Paris.
Smith & Sons Paris
What began as a library and tea room in 1870, is now one of the largest English bookstores in Paris. Stop in and pick up your next read, or simply relax with a cup of tea.
Founded in 1870, what started as a small boutique on rue de Pont-Neuf has become a go-to shopping destination in the heart of the capital. In 2021, it reopened to unveil the restored and exceptionally revived iconic Art Nouveau building along with a new contemporary structure.
Astier de Villatte
Filled with furniture, dishes, ceramic objects for the home, perfume products and books, Astier de Villatte is a small society that invents and manufactures “dream objects;” furniture inspired by waste stuff picked up at night on the sidewalks or found at flea markets.
Come, take a break, and explore the YUJ yoga studio—providing an emotional and physical detox and an urban refuge with inspiring playlists.
Face 2 Une
Face2Une is a gender neutral beauty space designed to promote confidence and wellness, offering facials to smooth skin texture and boost cell rejuvenation, using non-invasive methods.
Explore this extensive indoor/outdoor shopping mall with interesting and eye-catching architecture.
Fête des Tuileries
If you are in Paris in the summer or winter, be sure to check out the Fête des Tuileries—a small, seasonal carnival with fair rides, games, and food located in the Jardin des Tuileries.