This charming 2 bed 1 bath is located in a small street in the heart of a private and quiet part of the Marais, the Village Saint-Paul, only minutes away from the Seine and the Place des Vosges. Nestled between beautiful period buildings, its central location and numerous transport links make it an ideal address for living in or exploring Paris.
63m2 (678 sq ft)
Set in a grand 17th century Hôtel Particulier (former mansion) with idyllic courtyards, this 63m² apartment on the first floor without elevator benefits from the rarity of a private staircase. The large living/dining area with an entrance, powder room and an open kitchen features exposed wooden beams, original stone walls as well as two French windows overlooking a calm, picturesque courtyard with pleasant views. The private area is comprised of two bedrooms of similar size, one with a small balcony and large window overlooking the courtyard, the other with an ensuite bath.
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|