A 108 m² flat and its three bedrooms, with adjoining bathrooms,
in the peace and quiet of an inner courtyard between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Montparnasse
Paris, PARIS paris 75006 FR


Saint-Placide, midway between Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Luxembourg Gardens, is one of those Parisian districts where history can be read in the stone. It is the intellectual capital where Aragon and Breton became lifelong friends-enemies and where Hemingway wrote down on paper the first lines of “A Moveable Feast”. Just a stone’s throw away, Luxembourg Gardens acts as the green lung of Paris’ 6th arrondissement, where students, deputies and celebrities mingle without recognition. The local area is home to the “Bon Marché” department store as well as attractive brasseries and some of France’s best sixth form colleges: Montaigne, Fénelon, Stanislas, the Catholic University of Paris, etc. Montparnasse train station is but a 15-minute walk and the shops along Rue-de-Rennes and Boulevard-Raspail are just a stone’s throw away. Several underground and RER train stations are also nearby.


Dating from 1880, the dressed stone building, with a live-in caretaker, spans seven floors. Once through impressive double, wooden doors, a carriage passageway leads to the entrance hall. Here, the decorative features are typical of the second half of the 19th century, from the ceiling cornice and the burgundy stone floor tiles laid in a chessboard pattern to the marble columns and arches. A first flight of steps leads to the lift and the building’s main stairway, both going up to the first floor where this flat is laid out.
The front door opens into a small vestibule which, with a cloakroom, leads first of all to a laundry room, followed by a reception room, comprising lounge and dining room areas. A wide, made-to-measure bookcase, taking up one entire wall, is subtly enhanced by a well-designed lighting system. The restored parquet flooring is laid in a herringbone pattern. Slightly set back behind its counter, an open-plan kitchen is fully fitted and includes numerous cupboards.
A corridor, lined with restored, wide, double-glazed windows, leads to the more private sections of the flat. The main bedroom is especially bright courtesy of the presence of made-to-measure double, atrium doors. It is extended by a private, contemporary bathroom, with a walk-in shower, a large bath, a wash-hand basin and a toilet. Well out of the way at the end of the flat, the other two bedrooms, naturally intended for children, are comfortable and each has its own shower room. The last room is a wide study, with numerous cupboards, which could become a fourth bedroom, an exercise room or a multimedia room. A cellar is also available.

Our opinion

Equidistant from the best schools and renowned restaurants, from Luxembourg Palace and the very lively Odéon district, the address of this flat is that of a cultural and literary Paris. Its unique, meticulous decor gives it all of its charm and character. It is a refined, elegant blend of the best that 19th century neo-classical architecture could produce with a discreet, modern and contemporary layout. Using contrasting materials and colours, pushing the logic of oppositions, shadow and light, to the full, the architect who worked on its renovation has created a home exuding atmosphere, a link between the old and the new.

1 750 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense

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Reference 117878

Reception area30 m2
Ceiling height3
Living space111 m2
Number of rooms 6
Number of bedrooms 3
Possible number of bedrooms 4
Surface Cellar4 m2

Number of lots 28
Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses 2300 €

Aucune procédure en cours menée sur le fondement des articles 29-1 A et 29-1 de la loi n°65-557 du 10 juillet 1965 et de l’article L.615-6 du CCH

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NB: The above information is not only the result of our visit to the property; it is also based on information provided by the current owner. It is by no means comprehensive or strictly accurate especially where surface areas and construction dates are concerned. We cannot, therefore, be held liable for any misrepresentation.

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