THE BEATING HEART OF PARIS

The charm of old stone, everything within walking distance, up-market bars, boutiques and restaurants… The capital’s first four arrondissements are ever more popular among Parisians and foreign buyers. Growing appeal which has made prices soar to over 15,000 euros per sq. metre in the most sought-after neighbourhoods.

On the 2nd floor of a very handsome 18th-C. building on Quai d’Orléans, one of the most desirable addresses in Paris, this magnificent apartment ideal for entertaining faces due south with unimpeded views of the Seine and Parisian landmarks. Its living space of 200 m2 is comprised of a reception room, dining-room, a large kitchen, a study and 3 bedrooms. A studio apartment completes the property. 7 M €. Daniel Féau Marais (01 44 54 15 32).

On the 2nd floor of a very handsome 18th-C. building on Quai d’Orléans, one of the most desirable addresses in Paris, this magnificent apartment ideal for entertaining faces due south with unimpeded views of the Seine and Parisian landmarks. Its living space of 200 m2 is comprised of a reception room, dining-room, a large kitchen, a study and 3 bedrooms. A studio apartment completes the property. 7 M €. Daniel Féau Marais (01 44 54 15 32).

Occupying the 4th floor of a very elegant late 19th-C. building on the Quai aux Fleurs, this superb apartment of 215 m2 overlooking the Seine offers a balcony of 12 m2 running its length and a stunning view of the Hôtel de Ville, Notre Dame and the Île Saint Louis. It is comprised of an entrance foyer, a reception room, study/library, and 3 bedrooms including a master suite. The property is completed by 2 staff bedrooms. Between 5 and 10 M€. Galerie de l’immobilier (01 56 24 44 26).

Between Place des Vosges and the Bretagne neighbourhood, in the Hôtel du Grand Veneur (a listed monument), this beautiful bright apartment of 206 m2 benefits from total peace and quiet, between the court of honour and the gardens. On two floors, it is comprised of an entrance hall, a kitchen, double reception room, relaxation area, and 3 bedrooms including 2 suites. Cellar, two parking places. 4.950.000 €. Daniel Féau Marais (01 44 54 15 30).

While the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th arrondissements of Paris offer different facets, they all enjoy highly strategic locations which inevitably draw city-dwellers. As confirmed by Emmanuel de Poulpiquet of the Daniel Féau Marais agency : “Today, luxury in Paris is being able to do everything on foot or bike, a policy backed by the Mayor of Paris, Madame Anne Hidalgo. A fact that has caused an explosion in demand and prices in these arrondissements which are now cruelly lacking in available properties. In ultra-central neighbourhoods such as Le Sentier, which is seeing widespread transformation, you find lots of offices and small apartments : family-sized apartments are rare. Smart old buildings dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries appeal to foreign buyers in search of a pied-à-terre who set their sights on highly-prized neighbourhoods such as Rue Saint Honoré, the gardens of the Palais-Royal, Place des Victoires, Montorgueil and Le Marais. Parisian families and French ex-pats are also very fond of the character and life-style offered by these central arrondissements. High-end properties offering extensive living space, a view, and a lift, are snapped up at dizzy prices. We recently sold an apartment of 121 m2 on the 6th floor of an elegant Haussmann building with a lift, on Rue Réaumur, in perfect condition and enjoying a wonderful open view, priced at 1,570,000 €”.

The Parisian art of living clearly comes at a price ! In these central arrondissements, prices have in fact risen on average to 11,000-13,000 € per sq.m or more, depending on the property and its precise neighbourhood. A rise that reflects the general trend for the market in Paris, as explained by Eric du Plessix of the Galerie de l’Immobilier. “In 2017, very strong demand inevitably led to a considerable rise in prices : over 10% on average in central arrondissements. Lending rates, the Brexit phenomenon and the French elections have made Paris even more attractive. As proven by a significant return on the part of foreign buyers : from the UK, Italy, the USA and the Middle East, they are very active on the market. They are, of course, drawn by the life-style, the beauty and landmarks in central neighbourhoods, but more generally, they see Paris as a safe haven in terms of investment. The centre of Paris means the Cathedral of Notre-Dame, Place de la Concorde, the Île Saint Louis, the Seine and its quaysides, Place Vendôme, the Opéra…, picture-postcard images portraying the elegance and history of Paris, and offering very impressive architecture. These neighbourhoods boast opulent and typically Parisian buildings dating back to the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries, which foreigners adore. The apartment on the Quai aux Fleurs that we are currently offering for sale offers all these attributes, with an extraordinary view of the Hôtel de Ville and the Seine as a bonus.”

By Sandra Serpero

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PARIS 4EME
Price : 2 600 000 €
Apartment for sale - 4 rooms - 130

Three-bedroom apartment for sale in Paris 4th, Ile Saint Louis

Located on the second floor of a handsome 17th century property, this duplex apartment offers 130 m² of living area in exceptional condition. Its outstanding features include a reception room with... Ref : PRG-3230-MBSC - 21/10/2018

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PARIS 4EME
Price : 2 790 000 €
Apartment for sale - 6 rooms - 203

Historic Ile Saint Louis. A split-level loft-style family apartment.

This apartment benefiting from a 72 sqm roof terrace is on the ground and first floor of a mid 19th century building located on Quai d'Anjou on the capital's world-famous Ile Saint Louis. Overlooking... Ref : ISL/PA/8055/V - 21/10/2018

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PARIS 2EME
Price : 3 120 000 €
Apartment for sale - 6 rooms - 217

Near Pl. des Victoires, an apartment suitable for commercial use

On the 3rd (U.S. 4th) floor of a fine, period building with elevator, a bright, east-facing, 217 sq.m. (2,335 sq.ft.) property in perfect condition, suitable for use both as residential or... Ref : 4384/AZ - 21/10/2018

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PARIS 4EME
Price : 1 590 000 €
Apartment for sale - 5 rooms - 114

Paris 4th District - A bright four-bed apartment

Rue Jacques Coeur. This peaceful south-facing apartment is on the fourth floor of a fine turn-of-the-century building with a lift. Offering 114.25 sqm of living space as defined by the Carrez Law, it... Ref : 2376999 - 20/10/2018

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PARIS 1ER
Price : 560 000 €
Apartment for sale - 2 rooms - 32

Paris 1st District - A perfect pied a terre in a prime location

This delightful two-room apartment directly overlooks Place Dauphine, one of the capital's most beautiful squares. On the fifth floor of a superb 17th century building with a listed façade, it... Ref : 2369233 - 20/10/2018

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PARIS 3EME
Price : 460 000 €
Apartment for sale - 2 rooms - 36

The Marais

In the heart of the Marais, on the 1st floor of a beautiful 17th century building, a charming 2-room apartment of 36 sq.m (387 sq.ft). It comprises a living room, a dining room / study, a separate... Ref : PP3-504 - 20/10/2018

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