Notable Businesses: Colette, Le Tigre by l'Alternative, Martin Margiela, Spring Boutique, Maria Luisa, Tuileries Gardens, Verjus
Of the 20 districts in the city of Paris, the 1st Arrondissement is one of the oldest and smallest. It is home to the Louvre Musuem and the Tuileries Gardens, the location of choice for Paris Fashion Week. Stop by Spring Boutique and pick up some artisanal treats for a picnic with the girl you met last night at Le Tigre by l'Alternative, one of the coolguy night spots in the 'hood. Besides offering some Parisian authenticity, you can rent a bike from one of the city's numerous Velib stands and easily get to world-class shops like Colette, Maria Luisa, and Margiela, while discovering hidden gems like Masomenos—a sometimes open, by appointment only concept shop.
1. 1st Arrondissement