Paris – The 1st Arrondissement

Tulieries Gardens

One of Paris’ twenty unique arrondissements (districts), the 1st arrondissement is one of the smallest and least populated in the city, but remains one of the best places to rent a Paris apartment vacation rental.  Housing both the Louvre and the Tulieries Gardens, the majority of the district is situated on the right bank of the Seine River with a small portion lying on the west end of the Ile de la Cite.  Other than these famous landmarks, the rest of the district is mostly a center for commerce which also attracts a large number of travelers to the area.

The most obvious advantage of having a Paris short term rental in the first arrondissement is probably the most famous museum in the world, the Louvre.  For those people who have already been to see the colossal museum, seeing it all in one day, or even two days, is next to impossible.  The museum holds over 35,000 historical objects that cover over 650,000 square feet, so if the Louvre is the focus of your trip to Paris, having a Paris Apartment Rental within walking distance is a wise choice.

Originally the site of the historical Tulieries Palace, the Tulieries Gardens may not always attract the majority of the tourist population, but the area is quiet, central, monumental, and beautifully landscaped making it a great place to rent a Paris vacation apartment.   The gardens connect the Louvre Museum Palace to the Arc de Triomphe with a 5 km walk featuring beautifully landscaped plant life & lawns, and historical fountains, basins and statues.  There are also a number of cafes and kiosks where visitors can rest and enjoy a baguette sandwich.  On a sunny day in Paris, there may not be a better place to relax and enjoy the city.

For visitors to Paris that don’t have the luxury of being on vacation, the first arrondissement is also a perfectly centralized location to stay for business.  Short term Paris apartments located in this district give business travelers easy access to almost any location within the city and the area is probably the most peaceful location to come home to after a long day’s work.   Whether your trip to Paris is for business or pleasure, the first arrondissement is an ideal location that will not disappoint.

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