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This is the geographical centre of Paris , the main attractions of the Right Bank are the Bourse du Commerce, Hotel de Toulouse, Conciererie, Sainte-Chapelle, Palais de Justice,Palais du Louvre, Jardin des Tuileries, Palais Royal, Comedie Francaise,Jeu de Paume, the Place Vendome  and Les Halles.
“I never knew what a palace was until I had a glimpse of the Louvre,” wrote Nathaniel Hawthorne. One of the world’s greatest art museums (some say the greatest), the Louvre, once a royal residence, still lures all visitors to Paris to the 1st arrondissement. Here are many of the elegant addresses of Paris, the rue de Rivoli, with the Jeu de Paume and Orangerie on raised terraces.

Attractions to visit in the First Arrondisement

Arc du Carrousel, 75001
Bourse de Commerce, Rue de Viarmes, 75001
Comédie Française, 2 Rue de Richelieu, 75001
Conciergerie, 2 Boulevard du Palais, 75001
Fontaine des Innocents, Place Joachim-du-Bellay, 75001
Fontaine Molière, rue de la rue Molière et la rue de Richelieu, 75001
Forum des Halles, 101 Rue Berger, 75001
Galerie Véro-Dodat, 19 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001
Inverted Pyramid, 7 Place du Carrousel, 75001
Jardin des Tuileries, 75001
Louvre Museum, 75001
Louvre Pyramid, 75001
Marché St-Honoré, 34 Place du Marché Saint-Honoré, 75001
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001
Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption, 263 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001
Palais de la Justice, 4 Boulevard du Palais, 75001
Palais Royal, 75001
Place Dauphine, 27 Place Dauphine, 75001
Place des Pyramides, 75001
Place du Châtelet, 75001
Place Vendôme, 75001
Pont Neuf, 75001
Saint-Eustache, Rue du Jour, 75001
Saint-Roch, 24 rue Saint Roch 75001
Sainte-Chapelle, 4 Boulevard du Palais 75001
Samaritaine, 77 rue de Rivoli, 75001
St-Germain l’Auxerrois, 2 Place du Louvre 75001
Tour de l’Horloge, L’île de la Cité, 75001

 

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Rue de Rivoli

On the corner of the Rue de Richelieu and the Rue de Rivoli is the Comedie Francaise, the time honoured setting for performances of classical French drama. This famous theatre, home to a drama troupe that has been performing since 1680, routinely hosts classical French plays by Molière, Racine, Corneille and others. To the right of the theatre is the unobtrusive entrance of the Palais Royal.Its courtyard is a surprising oasis in the heart of the city.

Jardin des Tuileries

Walk through its Jardin des Tuileries, the most formal garden in Paris (originally laid out by Le Nôtre, gardener to Louis XIV). Pause to take in the classic beauty of the Place Vendôme,Mansart’s perfectly proportioned example of 17th century urban architecture shines in all its golden stone splendor., home of the deluxe Ritz Hotel. Napoleon had made the central column in the square from the melted bronze of 1,200 cannons captured at the battle at the battle of Austerlitz in 1805. Jewellers and art dealers are in plentiful supply, and memories of Chopin are evoked on the square where he died.

List of attractions in the 1eme

Arc du Carrousel, 75001
Comédie Française, 2 Rue de Richelieu, 75001
Conciergerie, 2 Boulevard du Palais, 75001
Fontaine des Innocents, Place Joachim-du-Bellay, 75001
Fontaine Molière,  rue de la rue Molière et la rue de Richelieu, 75001
Forum des Halles, 101 Rue Berger, 75001
Galerie Véro-Dodat, 19 Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau, 75001
Inverted Pyramid, 7 Place du Carrousel, 75001
Jardin des Tuileries, 75001
Louvre Museum, 75001
Louvre Pyramid, 75001
Marché St-Honoré, 34 Place du Marché Saint-Honoré, 75001
Musée des Arts Décoratifs, 107 Rue de Rivoli, 75001
Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l’Assomption, 263 Rue Saint-Honoré, 75001
Palais de la Justice, 4 Boulevard du Palais, 75001
Palais Royal, 75001
Place Dauphine, 27 Place Dauphine, 75001
Place des Pyramides, 75001
Place du Châtelet, 75001
Place Vendôme, 75001
Pont Neuf, 75001
Saint-Eustache, Rue du Jour, 75001
Saint-Roch, 24 rue Saint Roch 75001
Sainte-Chapelle,  4 Boulevard du Palais  75001
Samaritaine, 77 rue de Rivoli, 75001
St-Germain l’Auxerrois,  2 Place du Louvre  75001
Tour de l’Horloge, L’île de la Cité, 75001