A 76 m², Haussmannian-style flat on Paris’ left bank,
just a few minutes from Luxembourg Gardens in Rue-Gay-Lussac
Paris, PARIS paris 75005 FR


In 1859, when Baron Haussmann started the major works that were to make Paris the most beautiful city in the world, Rue-Gay-Lussac was created by royal decree at the junction of Rue-Mouffetard and Rue-du-Fer-à-Moulin in order to make the district’s traffic more fluid. This flat is therefore ideally located on the edge of the Latin district, in the Val-de-Grâce district, 250 metres from Luxembourg Gardens, just a few minutes from Place-du-Panthéon or Place-de-l’Odéon. Famous institutions, such as École-Normale, École-des-Mines, Institut-Curie, etc., have taken up residence here, along the wide avenues where students and philosophers mingle. Small cafés, ideal for having a coffee or a quick bite to eat have flourished throughout. Luxembourg RER train station is but a stone’s throw away, whilst Odéon underground station on lines 4 and 10 is about 10-minutes’ walk away.


Just a 3-minute walk from Luxembourg Gardens in Rue-Gay-Lussac, this ground-floor flat spans a surface area of approx. 76 m². Numerous period features, such as herringbone pattern parquet flooring and a fireplace, with a brick hearth, have been preserved. On the road side and under cornices, a 33 m² lounge provides a lovely reception area, enhanced with its 3.2 m high ceiling and its row of three large windows. The fitted kitchen is not only functional, but also big enough to include an eating area.
As is often the case in Haussmannian-style flats, a central corridor, laid with old, strip pattern, solid wood parquet flooring, provides access to the other rooms which include a separate toilet and a bedroom, with its private shower room. It is lined with a long, wooden bookshelf unit, ideal for storing books and records. The 17 m² bedroom, looking out over a courtyard, is a promise of peaceful nights. It also has the added bonus of a little 8 m² terrace overlooking the courtyard, where residents can take advantage of the sun.

The building

The building, constructed in 1868, is typical of the Second Empire and the Haussmannian era, with its dressed stone facade, its balcony running alongside, its tall windows and its decor, composed of moulding and cornices. The building is accessed via wooden carriage doors. The communal areas on the other side are a reflection of the exterior: dressed stone and mirrors line the walls and enhance the marble covering the floor.

Our opinion

Just a stone’s throw from the best schools, theatres, Luxembourg Palace and gastronomic restaurants, this flat is in one of those districts whose images and art of living have gone all around the world. Elegant, sober and refined, the Haussmannian-style buildings and their brilliant white stone immediately became the French capital’s urban signature and remain a clear sign of first-class Parisian housing. This flat, with its sober, classical decor and, its appreciably spacious rooms could as easily become a pied-à-terre for a modern-day nomad as an interesting rental investment.

825 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense

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Reference 977814

Reception area33 m2
Ceiling height3.20
Living space76.4 m2
Number of rooms 3
Number of bedrooms 1
Surface Terrace8 m2

Number of lots 15
Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses 2220 €

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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