Dominated by the resplendent lawns of its namesake park, La Villette is a nature-lover’s (and picnicker's) paradise on the outskirts of Paris. The neighborhood’s no-frills apartment buildings and utilitarian bridges are tempered by the ebullience of its outdoor concert venues, modern art sculptures, and vast museums. Although it requires some extra time to reach this relaxed destination, La Villette’s distance from the city’s center is mitigated by its convenient Metro access.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
In this neighbourhood you 'll find a lot of nice pubs and restaurants, two cinemas by the canal, the 104 Art center and the beautiful and modern La Villette Park. On sunny days, Parisians love having picnics or drinks along the canal, it's a very lively and convivial area."
Science and the Natural World
Wonderful activities right next door include Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie (City of Science and Industry), opened in 1986 and continuously upgraded, this attraction draws over 7 million visitors a year who come to explore the world of science, technology and future possibilities."
A Different View of Paris
Canal de l'Ourcq, built in the 19th century by Napoléon to provide Parisians with drinking water for the city. You can also cruise along the canal or kayak the length."
By Day and Night
The neighborhood is really nice and lively, very easy to join from any part of Paris (Montmartre is 15 mins and Bastille 20 mins by metro), full of tasty food shops and nice walking tours. If you want to visit, you'll just have to ask me all my tips !"
Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Oliver Knight is a freelance photographer who divides his time between two bases in Paris and London. Upon graduation from Camberwell College of the Arts he began shooting for a number of editorial clients. A decade later he has harboured numerous long standing professional relationships regularly shooting editorial features for magazines, travel guides and inflight publications. When not behind the camera he enjoys cycles along the French coast and watching the world go by from his favourite cafe terraces with a cup of tea close at hand.
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.
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