What more desirable address in Paris than Rue Marbeuf, just off the Champs Elysees? Find yourself in the Golden Triangle, the city’s most celebrated area, bounded by the Avenues des Champs-Elysees, George V, and Montaigne.
The 8th arrondissement is loaded with key attractions. The Champs-Élysées – probably the world’s most famous boulevard – cuts through this arrondissement from the Place de la Concorde to the Arc de Triomphe. Bordering the Champs-Élysées are the magnificent Grand Palais and Petit Palais, as well as the Élysée, the presidential Palace. The arrondissement also features the temple-like Madeleine church and the romantic Monceau Park.
The bordering 1st arrondissement, the least populated of the 20 arrondissements in Paris, is at the geographical center of Paris, hence the area is crammed with historic sights. The Louvre Museum, Royal Palace, Tuileries gardens, Forum des Halles, Bourse du Commerce and the upscale Vendôme Square are all located here. The 1st arrondissement also comprises the western tip of the Île de la Cité, including the magnificent Sainte-Chapelle and the Conciergerie.