La Villette

Boasting a resplendent park space beloved by joggers, picnickers, and concert-goers in Paris' fringes.

Dominated by the resplendent lawns of its namesake park, La Villette is a nature-lover’s (and picnicker's) paradise on the outskirts of Paris. The neighborhood’s no-frills apartment buildings and utilitarian bridges are tempered by the ebullience of its outdoor concert venues, modern art sculptures, and vast museums. Although it requires some extra time to reach this relaxed destination, La Villette’s distance from the city’s centre is mitigated by its convenient Metro access.

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On the Map

La Villette is within XIX Arrondissement and bordered by Canal Saint-Martin, Gare du Nord - Gare de I'Est, La Chapelle, Buttes-Chaumont - Belleville, X Arrondissement, and XVIII Arrondissement

Charles-De-Gaulle Airport: About 55 min by Subway (40 min by taxi)
Orly Airport: About an hour by Subway (45 min by taxi)
Châtelet-Les-Halles: About 25 min by Subway
Eiffel Tower: About 40 min by Subway

  • Public transit is Easy
  • Having a car is Possible

Science and the Natural World

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The Science and Industry Centre is the largest of its kind in Europe.

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Once the site of Paris' slaughterhouses, Parc de la Villette now occupies the largest greenspace in Paris.

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Home to multiple venues for performance, exhibition, and art, the park stakes a serious claim as a Parisian cultural hub.

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A Different View of Paris

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From industrial edifices to cobblestone buildings, La Villette represents a broad spectrum of architectural styles.

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Its eclectic combination of structures forms a distinct style that deserves careful consideration.

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Utilitarian apartment buildings and convenient river access give this neighbourhood a profoundly different vibe than most parts of Paris.

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By Day and Night

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Lounge in the park, grab a coffee, or ride the ferris wheel.

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Regardless of your choice, be sure to take a moment and relax.

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La Grande Halle is famous as music venue. It also hosts some unforgettable parties.

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As night falls, clubs like Cabaret Sauvage heat up and dance parties keep it going until after sunrise.

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Photography

Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:

Rachael Woodson

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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 neighbourhoods and people of Paris for this project.

Oliver Knight

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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.