Located in the beating heart of Paris, Chatelet – Les Halles – Beauborg once provided the city’s sustenance. What was the site of Paris’ wholesale marketplace has since transformed into a subterranean modern-day mall and urban railway hub. Small cafes, large plazas, spectacular terraces, and inviting French bistros provide visitors with places to sip, perch, or observe. Although this neighborhood is awash in daytime activity, Chatelet – Les Halles – Beauborg’s atmosphere turns unbecomingly nebulous after sunset.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Hip In Chatelet – Les Halles – Beauborg
Now a trendy and fashionable area with bars, restaurants and French delicatessens, Rue Montorgueil was depicted by Manet himself in one of his masterpieces. This long street connects Les Halles and the Louvre Museum to the Grands Boulevards."
The Hub of Paris
... you can never get lost even if you don't know the city, you're far too close to everything."
Visited in 2013
Parisian Charm and Local History
The neighborhood was such a cool young area full of bars, lounges and live music (jazz). It is also minutes away from all the major monuments."
Visited in 2013
The Modern World
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Marc Olivier Le Blanc
Marc Olivier Le Blanc specializes in commercial and editorial portrait photography. Although he's currently based in the vibrant Mission neighborhood of San Francisco, he returned to his native France to shoot Paris for this project through a traveler's eye. He always strives to turn both the ordinary and the unusual into something extraordinary.
Rachael Woodson is an American photographer based in Paris. She studied photography at the School of Visual Arts in NYC and ENSBA in Paris. Her work explores realms of psychology and family. She also photographs for clients including Airbnb, Rolling Stone, and Nylon. Rachael had an amazing time photographing the diverse neighborhoods and people of Paris for this project.
Julien is a freelance photographer currently living in Paris. He previously lived in Biarritz, London, Milan, and Geneva while working for the luxury hotel industry. However, his after-hours "secret life" was always dedicated to his childhood passion of photography. Since his first day in Paris, Julien has loved the city and has enjoyed the opportunity to showcase its beauty for Airbnb travelers.