|1st arrondissement of Paris|
|French municipal arrondissement|
Paris and its closest suburbs
|• Mayor||Jean-François Legaret|
|• Total||1.83 km2 (0.71 sq mi)|
|Population (8 March 1999 census)[p]|
|• Estimate (2005)||17,700|
|• Density||9,200/km2 (24,000/sq mi)|
|^[p] Population sans doubles comptes: single count of residents of multiple communes (e.g. students and military personnel).|
Situated principally on the right bank of the River Seine, it also includes the west end of the Île de la Cité. The arrondissement is one of the oldest in Paris, the Île de la Cité having been the heart of the city of Lutetia, conquered by the Romans in 52 BC, while some parts on the right bank (including Les Halles) date back to the early Middle Ages.
It is the least populated of the city's arrondissements and one of the smallest by area, a significant part of which is occupied by the Louvre Museum and the Tuileries Gardens. Much of the remainder of the arrondissement is dedicated to business and administration.
The 1st arrondissement is very small, with a land area of only 1,83 km2 (0.705 sq. miles, or 451 acres).
The area now occupied by the first arrondissement attained its peak population in the period preceding the re-organization of Paris in 1860. In 1999, the population was 16,888, while the arrondissement hosted 63,056 jobs, making it one of the most active for business after the 2nd, 8th, and 9th.
(of French censuses)
(inh. per km²)
|1861 (peak of population)¹||89,519||49,025|
¹The peak of population actually occurred before 1861, but the
arrondissement was created in 1860, so there are no figures before 1861.
Each of the 20 Paris arrondissements is divided into four quarters (quartiers). The table below lists the four quarters of the 1st arrondissement:
figures from 1999 French census
(inh. per km²)
|Quartier Les Halles||8 980||0.412||21,796|
|Quartier Place Vendôme||3,040||0.270||11,259|
In terms of state-operated schools, the first arrondissement has two nursery schools (écoles maternelles), two primary schools (écoles élémentaires), one école polyvalente, one high school (collège), and one sixth form college (lycée).
The state-operated nursery schools are École Maternelle Auxerrois and École Maternelle Sourdiere. The state-operated primary schools are École Élémentaire Arbre Sec and École Élémentaire D'Argenteuil. The arrondissement has one école polyvalente, École Polyvalente Cambon. Collège Jean-Baptiste Poquelin is the sole state-operated high school in the arrondissement. Lycée Professionnel Commercial Pierre Lescot is the sole state-operated sixth form college in the first arrondissement. Private primary and secondary institutions in the arrondissement include École Élémentaire Privée Notre-Dame-Saint-Roch, École du 2nd Degré Professionnel Privée Pigier, and École Technologique Privée de Dessin Technique et Artistique Sornas.
Places of interest
- Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel, at the eastern end of the Axe historique ("grand historic axis")
- Banque de France headquarters
- Crédit Foncier de France historical headquarters
- The Louvre
- Tuileries Garden
- Galerie Véro-Dodat
- Les Arts Décoratifs
- Les Halles
- Musée du Barreau de Paris
- Musée Grévin - Forum des Halles
- Musée des Lunettes et Lorgnettes Pierre Marly
- Musée de la Publicité
- Palais Royal
- Hôtel de Rambouillet (former building)
- Hôtel Ritz Paris
- La Sainte-Chapelle
- La Samaritaine
Streets and squares
- "Aperçu / Info de Contact." Korean Air. Retrieved on 30 August 2011. "Sièges en Europe 9 boulevard de la Madeleine 75001 Paris France"
- "Direction des Bases Aeriennes." Direction Générale de l'Aviation Civile. March 1975. 22/28. Retrieved on 26 June 2010.
- "World Airline Directory." Flight International. 14–20 March 1990. 11.
- "Rechercher un établissement." Académie Paris. Retrieved on 25 October 2011.
- "Les mentions légales :." École Élémentaire Arbre Sec. 14 February 2008. Retrieved on 15 October 2011. "Adresse postale : Ecole Arbre sec 19,rue de l'Arbre sec 75001 Paris"
- "Accueil." École Polyvalente Cambon. Retrieved on 25 October 2011. "28 rue Cambon 75001 Paris"
- "Accueil." Collège Jean-Baptiste Poquelin Retrieved on 25 October 2011. "6, rue Molière - 75001 PARIS"
- "Contact." Lycée Professionnel Commercial Pierre Lescot. Retrieved on 25 October 2011. "35 Rue des Bourdonnais, 75001 PARIS"
- 1st arrondissement travel guide from Wikivoyage