This largely overlooked Left Bank neighborhood is something of a mishmash of cultures and aesthetics. Along the banks of the Seine, the modern business district Paris Rive Gauche and the huge Grande Bibliothèque François Mitterrand (the French National Library) stand tall among the Paris skyline. To the West, behind Place d’Italie, the ‘Quartier Asiatique’ is home to the city’s principal Asian community. And just a few streets over lies ‘La Butte Aux Cailles’, a tiny village of lively bars and unusual restaurants.
Place d’Italie – Butte aux Cailles Neighborhood, Paris.