The 1st arrondissement of Paris is home to many of the city's luxuries. Designer stores, restaurants, luxury hotels, and elegant gardens such as the Jardin des Tuileries, and former palaces including the Palais Royal and Musée du Louvre call this area home. Along rue Saint-Honoré and rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, one will full on absorb the high fashion of Paris be it Prada, Lanvin, Christian Louboutin, YSL, Hermés, or Chanel. Even if you don't intend to drop some money on these stores, why, of course, people watching in Paris is fun. I can watch Parisians in their beautiful clothes and style every day. They are effortlessly or effortfully chic- the well-fitted clothes and perfect ensembles that work, men or women. Turn on to Rue Royale and you see more such as Dior and Gucci. There's more- Place Vendome continues to be another well-heeled area Paris as the square is surrounded by more luxury retailers and boutiques. For more local shops, bookstores, and cafes, there is the long stretch of rue de Rivoli.