A bright flat in a contemporary building on Paris’ left bank,
in the Latin district between Luxembourg Gardens and Val-de-Grâce chapel
Paris, PARIS paris 75005 FR


The city of Paris used to be divided into three separate areas: the city and centuries-old seat of royal power; the town and its shops on the right bank; and the university on the left bank, where the Sorbonne was created in the Middle-Ages. It was not until the 17th century that the area started to be known as the “Pays Latin” (Latin country), as mentioned in the 1690 Furetière dictionary. The origin of this nickname came from the propensity of the inhabitants of its narrow, paved streets to speak in Latin, the language of scholars. It was in the 18th century that the area became known as the “Quartier Latin” (Latin district). Nowadays, this sector still sees as many young people hurrying to the amphitheatres and conference rooms, taking a break for a coffee at one of the tables in the typically Parisian brasseries that make up the district. This flat is right there on Rue-Saint-Jacques, the main road through old Lutetia taken by pilgrims on their way to Santiago-de-Compostela.


The 9-storey building, constructed in the 1990’s, features a stone facade, dotted with balconies and bow windows. The secure entrance opens into a hallway lined with panelling. A code-operated lift gives the residents access to the various floors as well as to the perfectly sound cellar on the fourth basement level that comes with the flat.
This flat, facing west-south-west, is on the fourth floor, taken up by a total of five dwellings. Copious amounts of light flood into all the rooms through numerous double windows and bay windows. The flat is laid out in a classical manner.
An entrance hall provides access, on one side, to a kitchen, with a balcony, a living room and its four openings: two bay windows and two wide windows. The night-time area, on the other side, comprises a shower room, a wardrobe, a separate toilet and two bedrooms. A bay window enhances one of them, the other has a balcony. Both also have large cupboards.
This flat awaits full renovation works. Future owners would easily be able to create a third bedroom or a study. The heating is electric and a hot water heater provides domestic hot water. It would also be possible to purchase a lock-up garage on the fourth basement level in addition to the cellar that comes with the flat.

Our opinion

This flat is right in the heart of the Latin district, just a stone’s throw from Observatory and Luxembourg Gardens. It is in privileged surroundings where the history of the “City of Lights” was written. It was here that Jean-Paul-Sartre wrote his first works at the Lycée-Louis-le-Grand, it was here that Victor-Hugo like to eat with his friends as they set the world to rights. Guillaume-Apollinaire and Emile-Zola also lived here. In a contemporary luxury building, both near and away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the undeniable asset of this flat, on a high floor and with its functional layout, is its outstanding aspect. Used to great advantage by the flat’s numerous openings, it offers residents the benefit of endless amounts of sunlight. Modernised and redesigned in keeping with requirements, this flat will, most certainly, become a pleasant pied-à-terre or a home perfectly suited to a family way of life.

Exclusive sale

1 260 000 € Negotiation fees included
1 200 000 € Fees excluded
5% TTC at the expense of the purchaser

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Reference 375859

Living space93 m2
Number of rooms 3
Number of bedrooms 2
Possible number of bedrooms 3
Surface Balcony2.65 m2
Surface Cellar6 m2
Surface BOX 112 m2

Number of lots 45
Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses 3048 €

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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