The banks of the Seine : the magic of Paris

Admiring the quaysides of Paris from one’s own home, in the early morning light or the evening air, is a privilege enjoyed as an everyday luxury by these prestigious apartments. Near the capital’s landmarks and in the cosiness of tasteful interiors reflecting the light and opening outside, the city takes on another dimension. Sublime… By Sandra Serpero

On the Île de la Cité, in a smart, early 20th-C. freestone building near the Pont Saint-Louis, this elegant, fully renovated apartment occupying an entire floor opens out to the Seine. Its living space of 244 m2 is comprised of an entrance foyer, a large reception lounge, small sitting-room, dining-room, eat-in kitchen, a study and 3 bedrooms including a master. A bunker in the basement, a staff bedroom with a view of Notre Dame, and a double garage (at extra cost) complete this property. Between 7,5 and 9 M €. Villaret Immobilier (01 42 78 17 78).

Occupying the 2nd and 3rd floors of a former private mansion built in 1650, in the 6th arrondissement, this split-level apartment renovated throughout by Jacques Grange is extended by a small terrace and offers a clear view of the Seine and Notre Dame. Its living space of 170 m2 is comprised of two lounges, a dining-room, kitchen, laundry room and 2 bedrooms, one opening out to the terrace. 4,5 M €. Philippe Menager & Nicolas Hug (01 53 10 22 60).

On Quai d’Orsay in the 7th arrondissement, this penthouse occupying the top two floors of an elegant building offers spectacular views of the Seine and Parisian monuments. Remodelled by a renowned architect, it offers a large reception room on the first level, a kitchen and master bedroom opening out to a terrace. On the second level, it benefits from a lounge leading out to a terrace with a view, and a 2nd bedroom. Cellar and parking place in the building. 4.950.000 €. Daniel Féau Saint Dominique (01 84 79 74 32).

On Quai d’Orléans, one of the most desirable addresses in Paris, this through apartment of 214 m2 on the 2nd floor of an elegant 18th-C. building faces due south, offering unimpeded views of the Seine and the city’s landmarks. With its precious old features and spacious interiors, ideal for giving receptions, the apartment is comprised of a lounge, dining-room, large kitchen, study and 3 bedrooms. A studio completes the property. 7 M €. Daniel Féau Marais (01 84 79 65 88).

On the 6th floor of a fine 1930’s building in Passy, this luxury apartment surrounded by balconies enjoys a very beautiful view of Paris, the Eiffel Tower and the Seine. Its living space of 180 m2 consists of a double reception room, a dining-room, fitted kitchen, study, 2 bedrooms and 2 walk-in closets. Two service bedrooms on the 7th floor, with lift, complete the property. Cellar and garage in the building. 3.790.000 €. Emile Garcin Paris Rive droite (01 58 12 02 02).