A former place of worship, behind its stained-glass rosace,
and its garden on an avenue in Paris’ 11th arrondissement
Paris, PARIS paris 75011 FR


For centuries, the districts of Faubourg-Saint-Antoine and Sainte-Marguerite in Paris’ 11th arrondissement were renowned for their craft industries and abounded in cabinet makers, furniture varnishers, gilders, inlayers and upholsters. From these far-off days remain numerous buildings and narrow streets, where chefs and fashions designers have taken up residence, in a trendy, bohemian atmosphere.
The location is ideal: between Place-de-la-Bastille and Place-de-la-Nation, not only near to the verdant Square-Trousseau, with its centuries-old trees and its music stand, but also not far from the verdant stretch, known as “Coulée-Verte”. Rue-d’Aligre and its daily market are less than 500 m away. As regards transport, Ledru-Rollin underground station (line 8) is but a 3-minute walk.
This edifice constructed in 1882 by architect William-Hansen stands on a wide, tree-lined avenue. With its protruding section housing a large, round, stained-glass rosace, topped with a sculpted pediment depicting an open bible, the facade equivocally reveals its religious vocation.


Once through the double carriage doors, a vestibule provides immediate access to three sets of double, moulded doors. The first set leads to a large room, illuminated via a window overlooking the avenue, which could be converted for professional purposes. The second also opens into an immense, rectangular room, adjoining a recess. Four large casement windows reveal a verdant garden, with dense foliage. Sculpted, dressed stone pillars enhance the walls on two corners and the ceiling is coffered.
The last set of double, moulded doors gives access to the building’s wide stairway, under which has been installed a toilet. This balanced, oak wood stairway, with its curved handrail, supported on a vertical row of round, iron bars with gadroon decoration, goes up to the first floor. The area on this level, under a 6.70 m high ceiling, is widely illuminated via two stained-glass windows, overlooking the garden, and the large, round, 2.50 m wide rosace, looking out over the road.
Along each side, in line with the rosace, three stained-glass windows symmetrically top eight columns, their straight bodies crowned with Corinthian order capitals supporting semi-circular arches. Under said arches, various alcoves have been laid out to form new living rooms. Here, a fully fitted kitchen looks out over the stairwell through a wide glazed fanlight.
The alcoves opposite the kitchen, concealed behind glazed, ironwork doors, have been converted into two separate bedrooms on either side of a third area, laid out as a bathroom, with a tinted concrete floor and a separate toilet.

Our opinion

This former protestant temple, in one of the most highly sought-after districts of Paris, stands like a citadel, a refuge in the middle of the city. The atmosphere within its tall, protective walls is peaceful, the materials noble. Exposed, almost severe stone blends with glass and concrete, resulting in a plain interior that simply exudes spirituality. These unique premises, full of character, will appeal to the bold and daring, to aesthetes and to builders courtesy of the breath-taking size of their rooms, the entrancing light filtered through their stained-glass windows and the outside area right in the centre of the French capital. With such potential, said would-be buyers can easily bring their dreams and their creativity to fruition.

4 500 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense

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Reference 738376

Reception area170 m2
Ceiling height7
Living space285 m2
Number of rooms 5
Number of bedrooms 2
Possible number of bedrooms 6
Surface Garden60 m2
destination placesmixte

Number of lots 6
Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses 1250 €

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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