Quartier Latin’s winding streets and warmly lit cafes inspire plein-air impressionism and late-night revelry. Revered for its bohemian beginnings, the neighborhood is frequented by students, thinkers, and travelers in the mood for ethnic eateries, challenging discourse, and cool nightlife. Second hand bookstores and first-rate dive bars snuggle together, often serving as platforms for feverish academic dialogues. Quartier Latin’s unassumingly hip demeanor permeates its surroundings, but the regality of Notre Dame is just a neighborhood away.See places to stay Save this neighborhood
A Monumental Neighborhood Filled With Young Scholars
[Quartier Latin] is the cultural cradle of the capital. You will be surrounded by large schools such as the Sorbonne or Henri IV, but also large green areas such as the Jardin du Luxembourg and the Jardin des Plantes."
Paris' Favorite Pedestrian Spaces
Perfect location, especially for first-timers to the city. We were able to walk practically everywhere."
Visited in 2013
From Markets to Monuments
The area has an amazing history, and it is also the oldest part of the city. Romans settled down their agora on top of this hill called "Montagne Sainte Geneviève." Most recently, the Latin Quarter has been the 'it' location chosen by Woody Allen to shoot scenes from his movie "Midnight in Paris.""
All the major sites are at walking distance and there are lots of great places to eat and drink around."
Visited in 2013
Eclectic Cuisine In Saint Michel
... [There is a] great number of restaurants [in this neighborhood] : from the Michelin starred La Tour d'Argent to casual French typical bistro. International cuisine is available too: Mexican street food, crepes, Moroccan couscous or Argentinean steakhouse."
Quartier Latin's Dive Bars
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.
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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