If you want a quick introduction to the 1st arrondissement of Paris check out the video above which is one of Jay Swanson's 20 in 20 days series - hope you enjoy it!
Much of Paris' 1st arrondissement is taken up by the Tuileries Gardens and the Louvre Museum. It is also home to the Palais-Royal, Place Vendôme and the modern Forum des Halles shopping precinct. It is here you will also find France’s most famous state theatre, the 'Comédie-Française'.
The 1st arrondissement also takes in the western tip of the Île de la Cité, including the magnificent Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie, so for such a small area it holds a great deal of history and interest. Because of its central location you will find hotels in this area a little more expensive but then you are in the centre of Paris. Some of Paris's finest restaurants can also be found here.