Generations collide in Batignolles, a fashionable inner-Paris enclave where grandmothers manage bistros and grandsons spend their nights at the skate park. A true proponent of cafe society, Batignolles is responsible for an emerging class of residents known as “bobos,” or, bourgeois bohemians. The neighborhood’s penchant for open air markets, resplendent gardens, and cultivated class lends Batignolles a graceful intimacy that attracts visitors despite its distance from the city’s commercial core.See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Marc Olivier Le Blanc
Marc Olivier Le Blanc specialises in commercial and editorial portrait photography. Although he's currently based in the vibrant Mission neighbourhood of San Francisco, he returned to his native France to shoot Paris for this project through a traveller's eye. He always strives to turn both the ordinary and the unusual into something extraordinary.
Loïc is a French photographer and world traveller addict based in Paris. He has been travelling all around the world trying to capture every unforgettable experience he met on his way. In Paris, the city where he grew up, he has the great opportunity to share with Airbnb his comprehensive knowledge of the City of Light.