Far from being streamlined, these apartments opt for palettes rich in colour and designer furnishings conveying a strong character and a taste for culture.

In the Bourse-Montorgueil neighbourhood, in an elegant freestone building with concierge, this superb apartment of 156 m² is ideal for entertaining guests. It offers a vast reception room, a dining-room with an open kitchen, a study, 2 bedrooms including a master suite. A large cellar completes the property. Entre 1.3 et 2.3 M€. Dauphine Immobilier Rive Gauche (01 43 54 43 43).

In a small, discreet co-owned property near all amenities, in the Nation neighbourhood, this outstanding apartment offering high potential opens out to a patio of 36 m². It is comprised of a vast through living-room of over 70 m², an open-plan kitchen, a study, and 4 bedrooms. 2.496.000 €. Terrasses & Jardins (01 53 44 66 00).

Within the walls of the magnificent Hôtel de Bonneval in the 3rd arrondissement, this vast loft of 300 m² in perfect condition is comprised of a large reception room giving onto a terrace of 20 m², a dining-room, a separate kitchen with utility room, a reading/sitting-room with a fireplace, a movie lounge, and 2 bedrooms. It benefits from 2 parking places. 5.5 M€. Villaret Immobilier (01 42 78 17 78).

On the Île-Saint-Louis, on the noble (1st) floor of a building dating back to the 17th century, this superb corner apartment gives onto a balcony, enjoying a panoramic view of Notre-Dame and the Seine. Its living space of 141 m² is comprised of a reception room with 3 tall windows, a dining-room, a vast kitchen, and 2 bedrooms. 3.900.000 €. Philippe Menager & Nicolas Hug (01 53 10 22 60).