Place d’Italie – Quartier Chinois mixes business with pleasure. Skirting the southeast edge of Paris, this neighbourhood claims Europe’s largest Chinatown—bringing with it traditionally delectable Asian cuisine and delightfully crowded streets. Beyond the pagodas that dot its landscape, high-rise towers, brick townhouses, and famous Basque restaurants share Place d’Italie – Quartier Chinois’ skyline.See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
Outside Chinatown, A Middle Class Neighbourhood
La Butte aux Cailles
Place d'Italie's Massive Modern Shopping Centre
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.
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.