Buildings seem to grow straight out of the earth in Saint-Paul – Ile Saint-Louis. Its locally owned cheese shops and narrow streets dressed in ivy and foliage, Saint-Paul – Ile Saint-Louis feels at once organic and other-worldly. Although major commercialism hasn’t crept into this canal-filled neighbourhood, the crowded footpaths leading to Paris attractions like Notre Dame are just minutes away.See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
A Look Back In Time
The Island In the Seine
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.