1st Arrondissement, Paris

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The 1st arrondissement of Paris is one of the 20 arrondissements (administrative districts) of the capital city of France.Situated principally on the right bank of the River Seine, it also includes the west end of the Île de la Cité. The arrondissement is one of the oldest in Paris, the Île de la Cité having been the heart of the city of Lutetia, conquered by the Romans in 52 BC, while some parts on the right bank (including Les Halles) date back to the early Middle Ages.It is the least populated of the city's arrondissements and one of the smallest by area, a significant part of which is occupied by the Louvre Museum and the Tuileries Gardens. Much of the remainder of the arrondissement is dedicated to business and administration.GeographyThe 1st arrondissement is very small, with a land area of only 1.83 km2 (0.705 sq. miles, or 451 acres).DemographyThe area now occupied by the first arrondissement attained its peak population in the period preceding the re-organization of Paris in 1860. In 1999, the population was 16,888, while the arrondissement hosted 63,056 jobs, making it one of the most active for business after the 2nd, 8th, and 9th.
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  • August 16, 2017
    There are so many attractions located in this neighborhood. That a sights alone are a lot. There is a lot of beautiful architecture.  more »
  • August 12, 2017
    Paris is composed of 20 districts, each of which has its own characteristics and its own attractions. The first is the Center. The Louvre, the Tuileries, Concorde, Châtelet, place Vendôme, Palais Royal, Comédie Française.
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  • August 12, 2017
    Beautiful square with arcades all around awesome with a nice place with lots of trade or it seems that a lot of singer and actors stay
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Each of the city’s 20 arrondissements, or districts, has a personality all its own. If you prefer high-end accommodations and to be in the middle of the action, look for lodging in the 1st through the 4th arrondissements. For more affordable lodging and access to major metro lines, try the 12th. The Oberkampf area of the 11th arrondissement has an edgier, more hip vibe. For easy access to tourist sites,  the 16th is within a stone’s throw of the Arc de Triomph and the Eiffel Tower, and the 17th is within walking distance to the Champs-Elysées. Avoid the 18th, 19th, and 20th, because these can be dangerous, especially if you’re not familiar with the city.
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