Furnishings of character, extraordinary objects and vivid colours adorn these Parisian interiors. They inject a touch of audacity that nourishes elegance and lays claim to tasteful modernity.

In the 15th arrondissement, on the 5th floor of a former Art Deco hotel transformed into living accommodation, this superb apartment enjoys a stunning view of the Eiffel Tower and the bell-tower of the Church of Vaugirard. Its living space of 98 m² offers an elegant living-room opening out to a contemporary kitchen, and three quiet, sunny bedrooms. 1.713.469 €. Prestant Singular Properties (06 20 14 11 16).

In an iconic private mansion built in the 17th century by Louis Le Vau on the Ile Saint-Louis with view of the Seine, this exceptional apartment, ideal for a family and entertaining guests, has been magnificently renovated by experts in arts and crafts. Its living space of 180 m² is comprised of a rotunda entrance hall fitted out as a bar, two spacious drawing-rooms, a fully equipped kitchen, and three suites. Two cellars. 7.100.000 €. Emile Garcin Le Marais (01 44 49 05 00).

In a quiet location near the crossroads of L’Odéon, this magnificent, early 19th-C. town house, renovated throughout, offers living space of 420 m² on five floors reached by elevator. It is comprised of a living-room with an open kitchen, a dining-room, a sitting-room/library, home office space, and five bedrooms including a suite with a terrace. In the basement, a movie lounge, laundry room, cellar and technical unit. 8.9 M€. Philippe Menager & Nicolas Hug (01 53 10 22 60).

Right page : Near the Ranelagh Gardens, on the first floor of a prestigious 1930’s building, this elegant apartment of 291 m² with impressive volumes offers a vast double lounge, a large dining-room, a kitchen with breakfast area, and four bedrooms. Large cellar. 4.3M€. Daniel Féau Auteuil (01 84 79 82 16).