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.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
Classic Parisian Architecture, Convenient Parisian Neighborhood
Between the the "Latin quarter" and "Les Gobelins", this is one of the oldest districts of Paris. A lot of artists love to depict the neighborhood, like Woody Allen in his movie "Midnight in Paris"."
Knickknack Shopping In Port-Royal
A shopping area to meet all your needs is on Rue Daguerre, with its unique outdoor market, fabulous patisseries, cheese shops, restaurants and beauty salons. A short walk in the other direction brings you to the Cartier Fondation art gallery on the Boulevard Raspail. And if you walk down the Boulevard, you are very quickly at the Carefour Vavin where you find La Coupole, Le Select, and all the cinemas you wish."
Boucheries and Bakeries
Lively neighborhood with food gems that felt "off the beaten path" all the way down Rue-Saint Maur."
Visited in 2012
On Its Western Edge: Montparnasse Cemetery
Wonderful location, very close to RER and Metro stops, as well some lovely cafes and restaurants."
Visited in 2012
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
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 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.
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