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If your trip to 1st Arrondissement is all locked in but your itinerary is a little on the empty side, we can give you a helping hand.
Leave that rental car back at the hotel and move those legs. Not far from this neighborhood's center, Centre Pompidou is worth a visit. More adventure awaits at Tuileries Garden and Hotel de Ville, which are also close by.
You can't head back home without stopping by Palais-Royal. Boasting some fabulous attractions, it's an appealing day-trip destination. Palais-Royal is about 0.1 miles from 1st Arrondissement.
After spending time mingling with like-minded people, it's always great to know you can put your feet up someplace nearby. If you're traveling to 1st Arrondissement for work, here are some of the convention centers that are close to hotels, cafés and restaurants:
How easy it is to find parking and city traffic should be considered when selecting your vehicle. While full-size cars and SUVs are very comfortable and offer room to move, their size can make them more difficult to maneuver and park. Seeing as 1st Arrondissement is just 0.3 miles from Paris, there's a chance you'll spend some time navigating the busy city streets. Want our advice? Choose a car that's got enough room for your entire group and your luggage but still compact enough to cope with city driving. Our standard-size cars are good all-rounders and will get the job done.
You're spoiled for choice when it comes to renting a car in 1st Arrondissement. From swish SUVs with loads of space for luggage to zippy little compacts that make parking a breeze, you'll find it all here. Deciding on your perfect match of course depends on your budget and what activities you plan on doing. Some road trips are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas others require no more than four wheels and a gas pedal. Which car will you be sliding behind the wheel of this time?
Wherever the road may lead you, getting there will be easy when you've got your head around the traffic rules. Discover a few things about driving around 1st Arrondissement here:
You'll be driving on the right side of the road in 1st Arrondissement. Even though it may seem similar to home, we suggest driving with extra care on roads you're not familiar with.
1st Arrondissement sees peak-hour traffic between 7:00 am and 10:00 am. The afternoon rush generally begins at 6:00 pm and eases up from 8:00 pm.
Locating a car space in 1st Arrondissement isn't too difficult. Of course, it can depend on the time and place — it may be tricky parking in the very center during busier periods.
If you're driving through 1st Arrondissement, a neighborhood of Paris, speed limits range from 50 km/h to 130 km/h. Keep in mind that most residential areas generally have a default speed limit of 50 km/h.
More often than not, your chosen rental car company will bill the amount detailed on the fine to your credit card, including local surcharges. Alternatively, they may supply your information to local authorities, who'll then send a fine to your postal address.
Seat belts are compulsory in Paris. Having said that, this rule may vary for certain vehicles, like those used by public transportation networks.
If you have Bluetooth or similar functions enabled, it's fine to use your phone while cruising around 1st Arrondissement. But ensure you remain focused on the road.
While behind the wheel in 1st Arrondissement, it's a criminal offence to have a BAC (blood alcohol content) in excess of 0.05%. Planning to have a wine or two with lunch or dinner? Consider grabbing a taxi or using a ride-sharing service.
Traffic laws in 1st Arrondissement permit drivers at a red light to turn into the lane nearest to them without waiting for a green signal. Before doing so, the vehicle must fully stop and the driver must be certain that the way is clear before continuing on.