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Loved by Parisians

Paris sets the standard for classic taste and contemporary culture. When it comes to museums, cuisine, and indomitable pride, no city shines like The City of Light. What defines Paris' brilliance? Discover what's loved by Parisians, as suggested by Paris hosts on Airbnb.

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Favorite neighborhood: Saint-Paul - Ile Saint-Louis. Locals love this au naturel neighborhood for its endearingly tilted buildings, cobbled alleys, and only-found-in-France Berthillon ice cream shops.

Local flavor: Simple sandwiches. Parisians know they have impeccable taste and they celebrate rich flavors derived from simple ingredients. Jambon beurre (ham and butter) baguette sandwiches are a beloved everyday staple.

Local hotspot: Place des Vosges. On sunny days, this is where everyone comes to play.

Favorite neighborhood: Buttes-Chaumont - Belleville. Parisians love Buttes-Chaumont-Belleville for its pristine green spaces and expressive street graffiti.

Favorite neighborhood: Pigalle. Whether people watching across from an erotica shop or taking in a show at the Moulin Rouge, Parisians love Pigalle for its playful nature.

Local flavor: Chic shopping. Parisians are lauded for their impeccable taste, and la Madeleine-Vendome upholds the city's high standards for styled perfection.

Local hotspot: Café Charbon. This quintessentially French cafe's Belle Epoque decor keeps locals coming back. Every day.

Where to stay: Soft light, rich colors, and romantic textiles exude Parisian elegance from floor to ceiling.

Local hotspot: Père Lachaise Cemetery. Enveloped by arresting beauty, the city's largest cemetery attracts Parisians paying their respects to such revered figures as Marcel Proust, Jim Morrison, and Frederic Chopin.

Local hotspot: Jardin des Tuileries. Parisians love spending the day slowly and verdant escapes like The Tuileries Garden are a favorite local perch.

Where to stay: Known for timeless taste and a rustic couture, Parisian loft spaces blend tradition and trend.

Where to stay: An apartment with immaculate attention to detail. At the height of style, Parisians know exactly when enough is enough.

Local hotspot: Marché aux Puces. World-renowned for its bounty of hidden treasures, Marché aux Puces attracts locals who love hunting for last-generation finds that will make it through the next.

Where to stay: An apartment that showcases Parisians' innate sense of how to toe the line between trendy and timeless.

Local hotspot: The Rex. Paris' largest movie theatre is also one of its locals' favorite dance clubs.

Local hotspot: The Paradis Latin. Cabaret is an artform that Parisians adore when it's done well. Locals catch their favorite cabaret at Paradis Latin.

Local hotspot: The Grande Mosquée de Paris. Peppermint tea and Arabic pastries attract locals to the Paris Mosque.

Local flavor: Sitting, chatting, watching. Parisians prefer to drink life in accompanied by a cafe table, a demitasse, and a good conversation.

Favorite neighborhood: Montmartre. There's no reason to resist Montmarte's charms. Home to Sacre Coeur, this idyllic village on a hill has been entrancing locals for generations.

Local hotspot: Stravinsky Fountain. Loved for both its whimsicality and its functionality, locals use Stravinsky Fountain as a meeting place that inspires playfulness.

Local flavor: Street art. Urban artists like Invader add their own expressive touches to the streets of Paris. Invader's mosaicked Space Invader inspired pieces have been circling Paris' galaxy for the past 15 years.

Local hotspot: Rue Montorgueuil. Locals love Rue Montorgueuil for its friendly array of mom-and-pop delicatessens.

Local flavor: Sidewalk orchestras. Paris is often as picturesque as the movies portray it to be. The sounds of barrel organs accompany Parisians on their morning commute and lend the city its cinematic allure.

Where to stay: Minimalist styled spaces leave room for the city's Beaux-Arts buildings to fill one's head with romance.

Favorite neighborhood: Canal Saint-Martin. Parisians delight in whiling away the day or the evening along the canal with a coffee or a beer.

Local flavor: The romance of the river bank. Whether performing, contemplating, or brooding, the banks of the Seine are a favorite Parisian outpost.

Where to stay: Eclectic without ever losing their sense of self, apartments like this embody Parisians' sense for balancing styles.

Local hotspot: Rue des Rosiers. Locals love to sample kosher treats from Rue des Rosiers' numerous Jewish bakeries.

Favorite neighborhood: Le Marais. Home to Paris' largest gay community, Le Marais lets locals be themselves.