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.

See places to stay Save this neighborhood

On the Map

Port-Royal is bordered by Saint-Michel, Montparnasse, Panthéon, Saint-Germain-des-Prés - Odéon, Quartier Latin, VI Arrondissement, V Arrondissement, Alésia, and XIV Arrondissement

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

marcolivierleblanc

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

marcolivierleblanc
marcolivierleblanc
marcolivierleblanc

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

marcolivierleblanc
marcolivierleblanc
marcolivierleblanc

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

marcolivierleblanc
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"."
Pixel

Pierre-Antoine

Hosts Mouffetard-5ème arrondissement.

Knickknack Shopping In Port-Royal

marcolivierleblanc
marcolivierleblanc
marcolivierleblanc

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

marcolivierleblanc
marcolivierleblanc
marcolivierleblanc
marcolivierleblanc
Port Royal marcolivierleblanc RT
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

marcolivierleblanc

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

marcolivierleblanc
marcolivierleblanc copy
marcolivierleblanc MReleased06
Lively neighborhood with food gems that felt "off the beaten path" all the way down Rue-Saint Maur."
Pixel

Laura

Visited in 2012

On Its Western Edge: Montparnasse Cemetery

marcolivierleblanc
marcolivierleblanc

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

marcolivierleblanc
marcolivierleblanc
Montparnasse Knight
Montparnasse Knight

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.

marcolivierleblanc MR08 MR09
Wonderful location, very close to RER and Metro stops, as well some lovely cafes and restaurants."
Pixel

Betsy

Visited in 2012

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

View website

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

View website

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.