in the Ville-l’Évêque district of Paris’ 8th arrondissement
This location, between Rue-de-Surène and Rue-de-la-Ville-l’Évêque, is the very centre of one of the French capital’s historic areas: the Ville-l’Évêque district. The street, created under Louis XVI, owes its name to the Duke of Anjou, prior to his becoming King Henri III. It is lined with mansion houses, built in the 18th century where noblemen and close members of the royal family lived. After the French Revolution, it remained just as sought-after and numerous personalities such as La-Fayette, Talleyrand, Crawford and Nadar, photographer and friend of impressionist painters, purchased properties there. And nowadays, this lively district is just as fashionable, with its food shops, its many restaurants, Madeleine and Treillart markets and its emblematic brasseries such as Café-Pouchkine. Nearby, the Seine embankments and Place-de-la-Concorde provide access to the centre of Paris and its suburbs. The nearest underground stations are Concorde and Madeleine. Renowned schools such as Condorcet and Fénelon are in the vicinity.
A family flat of high-standing
This 154 m² flat, in an excellent state of repair, is an elegant blend of classicism and modernity. On the third and second-to-last floor of the building, it faces east, west and south. Its tall windows, with wrought casement bolts, let copious amounts of light into every room, providing wonderful views of the mansion houses on Rue-d’Anjou and Rue-de-Surène. Under high ceilings, decorated with moulded, plant friezes, its white walls are enhanced with cap moulding and feature large, double doors. The herringbone pattern, oak wood parquet flooring is still light in colour. An entrance gallery and a corridor provide access to the various rooms. A dining room is not only used for taking convivial meals but also for reading and the clarity of a cherry wood table, set opposite a marble fireplace, contrasts subtly with the light grey-coloured wood of the bookshelves. Further on, a 31 m² living room houses a second Carrera marble fireplace with a trumeau. In the main, 24 m² bedroom, moulded panelling conceals a spacious wardrobe. A modern kitchen is enhanced with a Dutch style, gilt brass light fitting as well as a table with coloured seats. The corridor, laid with sisal matting, leads to a shower room and a bathroom as well as another two, luminous bedrooms, both with built-in cupboards.
This flat, equidistant from embassies and ministries, Tuileries Gardens and Place-de l'Opéra, is in a privileged part of the French capital. It is in one of those authentic streets that includes fashion houses as well as the biggest hotels and that tourists from the world over love to stroll along of an evening, to the sound of the musicians’ violins, after having visited the museums. Living here, is to experience an authentic Paris, between urban turmoil and travelling through the ages. In the midst of this exciting tumult, this flat is a combination of luminosity, refinement and meticulous restoration works. It would be equally well suited to family life as to the organising of functions or to those seeking to work from home.
|Living space||158 m2|
|Number of rooms||6|
|Number of bedrooms||3|
|Surface Cellar||10 m2|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||6570 €|
Françoise Fauré-Audouy +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.