on Paris’ Ile-Saint-Louis
Ile Saint-Louis, set in the midst of the river Seine in the centre of the French capital, owes its name to King Louis IX who was said to have come to pray on this little stretch of land, then known quite simply as “L’île aux vaches” (Isle of cows). Its urban development began under the reign of Louis XIII and the supervision of Christophe-Marie, after whom a bridge is still named. This flat is here in a 17th century building, forming a corner with Rue-Saint-Louis-en-l’Ile, one of the main roads on the islet. The district still has sufficient local shops to provide its inhabitants with their daily needs. And for those having to travel, all public transport services are nearby on the left and right banks of the river.
The main corner room has two windows. Old terracotta floor tiles, a French ceiling with decorated beams and wallpaper featuring oriental motifs give this room its special character.
A small kitchen, decorated all in black and fully fitted in the manner of all kitchens, has been cleverly installed under a storage area on a mezzanine.
Not only a peaceful neighbourhood where inhabitants and shopkeepers know one another as in a village, but also a tourist emblem of the French capital renown worldwide, the Ile-Saint-Louis features a combination of styles. All are, however, linked via the same enthusiasm for a unique heritage, where some of the most sumptuous mansion houses coexist in superb architectural harmony with buildings of more modest origins. A similar enthusiasm also for an art of living that only local inhabitants are able to appreciate, ignoring the bustling city beyond the arms of the river Seine surrounding the islet. This flat elegantly reflects the singularity of its setting here in the midst of this universe. Although small, it has the layout of a bigger home with all of its facilities. Lovers of old Paris will, no doubt, find this a comfortable haven.
|Living space||25.63 m2|
|Number of rooms||1|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||1800 €|
Guy de Montgailhard +33 1 42 84 80 85
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.