Paris 1st Arrondissement

Travel Guide

The 1st arrondissement in Paris is home to many must see's if you are traveling to Paris for the first time. Today a local is sharing with us her top picks if you're traveling to the city!

Why Travel to the 1st Arrondissement?


The diversity of places: in the 1st arrondissement, the ancient mixes with the modern. For tourists, the historical architecture and monuments are well known: the Louvre Museum, rue de Rivoli, Palais Royal, the Tuileries Garden, Place Vendôme…

Favorite coffee spot


Definitely “Télescope”: they are coffee experts. The little extra: they have excellent pastry, I recommend the “Kouign-Amann”, a traditional pastry from the Brittany region… DE-LI-CIOUS!

Favorite spot for drinks


My favorite spot to spend a relaxing moment is a bar named Inavoué. They have great cocktails with original recipes, including an amazing one with no alcohol.

Favorite local hangout


I have MY spot in the Tuileries Garden, a perfect spot to meet friends and chat for a while. It’s close to the entrance of the Orangerie Museum, right at the South West corner of the Tuileries Garden.

Favorite breakfast spot


Definitely Café Blanc, a typical Parisian café in the style 1900. It opens at 6 am, perfect for all the early risers! For traditional French breakfast, take the bread, butter, and jam option, plus a croissant and a coffee. French breakfast: check!

Favorite lunch spot


Le Nemours is a typical Parisian Brasserie, 5 minutes from the Louvre Museum. You will find many classics of French cuisine and patisserie. My favorite is the Croque Madame and for the dessert the Tarte Tatin.

Favorite dinner spot


Le Petit Bouillon Pharamond, a perfect spot for meat lovers near Châtelet les Halles. The “tripes à la mode de Caen” is the emblem of this traditional and renowned restaurant. And in this restaurant, instead of a dessert, I take one of the delicious cheeses from Normandy.

Must do/see for travellers?


Definitely the Orangerie Museum. Usually, my friends come for very few days so we don’t have the time to go to Giverny to visit Monet’s house. So, I bring them to the Orangerie Museum to admire Claude Monet’s architectural designs: The Water Lilies.

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