Place d’Italie – Quartier Chinois mixes business with pleasure. Skirting the southeast edge of Paris, this neighborhood claims Europe’s largest Chinatown—bringing with it traditionally delectable Asian cuisine and delightfully crowded streets. Beyond the pagodas that dot its landscape, high-rise towers, brick townhouses, and famous Basque restaurants share Place d’Italie – Quartier Chinois’ skyline.See 607 places to stay Save this neighborhood
We especially appreciated the numerous relaxed and affordable restaurants nearby. Bakeries galore, Monoprix and Carrefour along with specialty charcuterie, frequent morning markets, etc"
Visited in 2012
Outside Chinatown, A Middle Class Neighborhood
It feels like an unexplored local neighborhood with cute cafes and bars, including Temps des Cerises (a great restaurant we ate at one night, on Suzette's recommendation)."
Visited in 2013
La Butte aux Cailles
This is La Butte aux Cailles area: autentic Parisian style bistros, many bars, family-run restaurants, peaceful parks and squares, with little traffic because of narrow streets."
Place d'Italie's Massive Modern Shopping Center
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 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.
Marc Olivier Le Blanc
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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