Live like royalty on the remarkable Place des Vosges. Perched high atop the historic royal compound, this fully renovated, two bedroom, one bath duplex apartment occupies the top two floors and offers a lovely views over a quiet, private courtyard garden to one side and on the other side overlooks a gorgeous private mansion Colbert de Villacerf on rue de Turenne. If you’ve always wanted a turn-key investment property or pied-a-terre with a prestigious address in Paris, this apartment, with a floor surface of 82,40 m² (893ft²) (61 m² under roof (656 ft² ), is move-in ready and offers location, location, location.
72m2 (775 sq ft);
An ancient, stone-edged wooden portal leads to impeccably maintained common areas and a modern elevator that takes you quickly to the top floors. The combined living room / dining room dominate the main floor of the 5th floor apartment and offer a wonderful entertaining space, with a modern open-style kitchen and an adjacent powder room. The great room has a bright loft-like feel that sets off the beautiful wood flooring and is accented with angled walls, echoing the historic architecture outside. The upper level features two bright and airy bedrooms served by a full bathroom and plenty of storage space. The property is completed by a storage cellar and a parking spot which can be acquired separately.
Place des Vosges is the oldest planned square in Paris, and one of the finest in the city. Originally known as the Place Royale, the Place des Vosges was built as a royal residence for Henri IV and his wife, Catherine de Medicis, in 1612. Today, Place des Vosges is the jewel in the center of the chic and trendy Marais district of Paris, with all the cultural and historical sites the city has to offer just steps from your door.
Paris: 4th arrondissement
The heart of the Marais, the 4th arrondissement has had many incarnations through the centuries, alternating between aristocratic hotspot to Jewish ghetto then back again, and to its present hip and trendy status. The changing social fabric and narrow, crowded streets of the Marais spared it the bulldozer of Baron Haussmann, making it one of the few areas in Paris where Renaissance through 18th century architecture still abounds. The Île Saint Louis, which defines this arrondissement’s southern edge, is the oldest part of Paris, where the city first began.
Average price: €13,197/m2; +5.2% over one year; +57.9% over 10 years
The Marais is the 3rd most expensive area in Paris, after the 6th and 7th. There is still good value in the lively, village-like part of the Marais when compared to Saint Germain de Prés. Look to the neighborhoods in the Village Saint Paul and north of the Place de Vosges for the rare, quieter streets. Prices can top €21,000/m² for the Ile St Louis, where tourists have nearly eliminated much of the neighborhood feeling and may someday dampen its appeal, but that day has yet to come.
Current Market Prices — 4th arrondissement
|Neighborhood||Price/m2 in euros|
|Saint-Merri||€ 9,306||€ 12,256||€ 16,195|
|Saint-Gervais||€ 9,791||€ 13,478||€ 18,090|
|Arsenal||€ 9,064||€ 12,796||€ 19,884|
|Notre-Dame||€ 10,303||€ 14,936||€ 25,483|