Port-Royal

This everyday residential neighborhood tops the charts when it comes to convenient locations.

Port-Royal stays busy. Visitors pass through this everyday neighborhood’s simple cafes and markets on their way to trendier destinations like Quartier Latin, but they often miss what’s best about Port-Royal. This utilitarian neighborhood balances its productive inclinations with leisurely promenades alongside its campuses and hospitals. Port-Royal’s central location provides pedestrian-friendly access to nearby attractions—Paris’ world-famous catacombs run beneath neighboring Montparnasse.

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On the Map

Port-Royal is bordered by Alésia, Saint-Michel, Place d'Italie - Quartier Chinois, Panthéon, Montparnasse, V Arrondissement, VI Arrondissement, XIV Arrondissement, and Quartier Latin

Roissy-Charles de Gaulle Airport: About 55 min by Subway (45 min by taxi)
Orly Airport: About 30 min by Subway
Châtelet-Les-Halles: About 15 min Subway
Eiffel Tower: About 25 min by Subway

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Difficult

Classic Parisian Architecture, Convenient Parisian Neighborhood

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Most people pass through Port-Royal, a sleepy neighborhood with simple conveniences.

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If you take the time to look around, you'll find some of Paris' best preserved examples of the city's stunning architecture.

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Take a walk down Marco Polo Square and wander into the Jardin du Luxembourg, Port-Royal's loveliest garden.

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Knickknack Shopping In Port-Royal

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Antique boutiques and home-furnishing stores that couldn't exist anywhere other than Paris sell homemade wares and funky goods.

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Boucheries and Bakeries

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When you can have pastries this Parisian, why would you ever leave the country?

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On Its Western Edge: Montparnasse Cemetery

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One of the most famous cemeteries in history, Montparnasse Cemetery is the final resting place of some of the world's most notable luminaries.

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From musicians like Serge Gainsbourg to philosophers like Sartre and De Beauvoir, some of the world's most influential people were laid to rest within the cemetery's walls.

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Photography

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

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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.

Oliver Knight

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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.