The first district of Paris is located in the centre «Parisian snail» on the Right Siena. You may spend plenty time to investigate this district. There are situated the Louvre, the Palais-Royal, the Place Vendome, the Conciergerie – the well-known French prison and a fine Tuileries garden. The first district of Paris is the oldest, so also the legendariest. In general, it will take you about three days to find out all the details of this area.
Quartier Place Vendome is basically administrative and governmental buildings, banks, hotels, private residences. Quartier Palais-Royal and Quartier Saint-Germain-l’Auxerrois sparkle with luxury and impressiveness. The symbolical border separating royal wastefulness from more modest but also more live area passes between the Louvre and Quartier Les Halles. Les Halles is one of the most popular places where Parisians and visitors of Paris do shopping. This place was always trading area but earlier looked like the usual market.
By the way, the western part of Cité island is as well part of the first Parisian district. To get on it is possible to go through the Pont au Change (bridge of Change). In before there were trading benches in which were very noisy. Because of that appeared the name of the bridge.
In this area it is possible to rent the most magnificent apartments a bit cheaper. In any case, from a window always there will be a pleasant view.
Read more about places and sights of the first Parisian district on our blog:
- Luxury of Palais Royal
- Rivoli, Saint-Honore, Place Vendom – the great pages from the book of history of Paris