Notre Dame - Ile de la Cité is as stunning as the light that filters through its famed cathedral’s stained glass windows. An island in the center of the Seine, Notre Dame - Ile de la Cité's stone bridges and turrets compose its enchanting topography. The neighborhood leaves no room for understatement—pristine gardens and watchful gargoyles reinforce its transcendentally romantic atmosphere. Paris’ mainland marvels are easy to reach—bridges and boats lead to destinations like Quartier Latin.See 89 places to stay Save this neighborhood
Iconic Monuments and Old-World Allure
[This neighborhood] is best-close to all the major attractions and right off the Rue de Rivoli for great shopping and the Chatelet metro stop."
Visited in 2012
The Personal Side of Ile de la Cité
Possibly, the best area of the city if you are visiting Paris as a tourist."
Visited in 2013
Looking Across the Seine from Ile de la Cité
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.
Loïc is a French photographer and world traveler addict based in Paris. He has been traveling all around the world trying to capture every unforgettable experience he met on his way. In Paris, the city where he grew up, he has the great opportunity to share with Airbnb his comprehensive knowledge of the City of Light.