Gare du Nord-Gare de l’Est teems with activity. The railway stations in this neighborhood serve as a main European transit hub, and local and international trains whisk passengers to countless destinations daily. The buzz surrounding Gare du Nord-Gare de l’Est emanates from the ceaseless clamor of concrete, steel, and glass as thousands of footsteps run through its architecturally astounding terminals. Outside of these glass castles, the neighborhood boasts a commercial area along rue du Faubourg St Denis—a local choice when looking for indulgent Parisian cafes and expansive indoor markets.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
A Statuesque Transit Hub With Local Allure
Beyond the Stations: Faubourg St Denis Street
I have been going to Paris for years and saw it from a completely different angle, just hanging around this area."
Visited in 2011
The Daily Market of Saint Quentin
The 10th arrondissement of Paris is vibrant and cosmopolitan around the two major stations: Gare du Nord and Gare de l'Est."
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.