On Paris’ left bank, between Boulevard-Saint-Germain and the river Seine,
a 17th century house with three upper floors under attic space and above a ground floor
Paris, PARIS paris 75005 FR


This property is on Paris’ left bank, about a hundred metres from the river Seine and Notre-Dame cathedral, in a little-used street in the Saint-Victor district. The name of the street dates back to the 13th century on period maps and documents and was originally a diversion channel which carried water from the river Bièvre to the gardens of Saint-Victor abbey. Reference has been made to this historic house since its purchase in 1659 by Mrs-Pigneron, widow of my lord Enry-Philippe, state councillor, president of the French Court of Audits, followed by marquises, prosecutors as well as famous lawyers and politicians for more than 3 centuries. Near to shops, markets, public transport and two public carparks, this intellectual district is characterised by its universities and prestigious colleges.


The elegant, dressed stone, street facade comprises four sets of openings on the three upper levels, the ground floor as well as the attic floor. Its wrought iron window sills reflect a pure 17th century style and its small-paned casement windows have wooden frames. Its carriage door with a semi-circular arched lintel, the illustration of which by Jules-Adolphe-Chauvet is preserved in the Carnavalet Museum, is reassuring. This property is laid out in a U-shape with a patio in its centre. Set against an interior facade wall, the “puits de la Brinvilliers” (Brinvilliers’ well), illustrated by Georges-Henri-Manesse and also preserved in the Carnavalet Museum, confirms the documented historic past. The entrance hall is paved with stone. Walls and passageways are enhanced with columns, also made of stone, and sculpted capitals. Exposed beams bestow the vestibule with a medieval character. A double, quarter-turning stairway still has its original balusters and features windows looking out over the patio. A lift going to all six floors makes the house easy to move around between the different levels. A few semi-circular and basket-handle arched windows illuminate the passageways on the ground floor. Three sets of windows on each level look out over the patio and illuminate the rear section of the house. On the ground floor are the entrance, a guest toilet and a large vestibule opening on to the patio. The building overlooking the rear comprises a kitchen, a linen room and an area with two mezzanines. On the first, second and third floors are bedrooms with shower rooms, dressing rooms and separate toilets. The fourth floor comprises a lounge, with a west-facing terrace and a view of Notre-Dame, as well as a kitchen able to include a pleasant eating area (more than 40 m²). The basement is fitted out with a sauna, an exercise room and a swimming pool.


In a vaulted stone area: a sauna, a room fitted out for physical training, a swimming pool and its machine room.

Ground floor

This level, with exposed stone walls and floors throughout, has a guest toilet, a vestibule, part of which is ceilinged and the rest is patio, a stairway and a lift, whilst the rear section comprises a room in use as a kitchen-pantry-linen room and another room with two mezzanines like a flat, with a kitchen a shower room and a separate toilet.

First floor

In the section overlooking the street: a large room with a shower room and a separate toilet; in that overlooking the patio: a bedroom with a shower room and a separate toilet.

Second floor

In the section overlooking the street: a separate toilet, a hall area leading to two bedrooms, a dressing room and a shower room. On the patio side: a suite with a bedroom, a separate toilet and shower room.

Third floor

In the section overlooking the street: a hall area leading to a separate toilet, a dressing room, a shower room and two bedrooms. On the patio side: a suite with a bedroom and a bathroom opening into the bedroom.

Fourth floor

On the road side: an eating area with an open-plan kitchen and a separate toilet. On the patio side: a lounge with a fireplace, a west-facing terrace, spanning more than 12 m², with a view of Notre-Dame and a mezzanine area reached via a stairway.

Our opinion

Dante knew and stayed in this street. Another street, just a stone’s throw away, is named after him.
This unusual property takes visitors, as of its entrance, to a world of noble materials, exuding old traditional know-how. The layout of the various levels would lend itself to multiple transformation and conversion works or could be divided into various areas for family use without the constraints of a co-owned building. The prestige of the intellectual left bank, the immediate proximity of leisure centres, museums, shops and restaurants whilst living in a little-used street where traffic is controlled and parking forbidden, contributes to making this an extremely rare property.

12 360 000 € Negotiation fees included
12 000 000 € Fees excluded
3% TTC at the expense of the purchaser

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Reference 967302

Living space700 m2
Number of rooms 15
Number of bedrooms 9

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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