Monogrammed awnings and the smell of incense characterise La Chapelle, a diverse neighbourhood in the northern outskirts of the city. The familiar sight of outdoor cafes mixes with the unfamiliar languages on foreign menus—Sri Lankan, Turkish, and Pakistani cuisines are prominent in La Chapelle. Embodying Paris’ cosmopolitan inclinations, this inconspicuous neighbourhood is witnessing a slow evolution—young couples attracted to La Chapelle’s barefaced facades are joining the neighborhood’s robust immigrant population.See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
Paris' Multicultural Mecca
Thriving Marketplaces In La Chapelle
The Increasing Appeal of Edgy Landscapes
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.