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
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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighborhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
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.
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.