A young Californian family fresh from selling their Internet start-up found us through HGTV’s House Hunters International. Moving to Paris, they wanted an elegant and livable apartment with wood floors and crown moldings, but were unsure about the neighborhood.
168m2 (1,808 sq ft)
Paris: 6th arrondissement
Boulevard Saint German, the iconic Parisian thoroughfare of cafés, window-shopping, and romantic nights out, bisects the northern 6th arrondissement. The cozy streets to the north toward the Seine are home to the prestigious art galleries, antique shops and French School of Fine Arts, that give the Left Bank its artistic reputation. The area toward Luxembourg gardens has a more grand and spacious feeling. Don’t be surprised that the property prices in the 6th are also the highest in Paris, with riverfront property in the 6th and 7th priced stratospherically high. If you can afford it, this is ideal real estate for an elegant pied-à-terre in Paris.
Average price: €16,267/m2; +3.7% over one year; +31.5% over 10 years
Still the most expensive real estate in Paris, and the overwhelming favorite of foreign buyers and locals alike. The prices here fluctuate drastically depending on the quality of the property and the building, with record-breaking prices for the exceptional. Expect to pay a premium for prime property in the best areas, on the quais, around the Place Saint-Germain des Près, the place Saint-Sulpice and the Luxembourg gardens.
Current Market Prices — 6th arrondissement
|Neighborhood||Price/m2 in euros|
|Monnaie||€ 11,830||€ 16,251||€ 23,495|
|Odeon||€ 12,388||€ 17,294||€ 31,562|
|Notre-Dame-des-Champs||€ 11,347||€ 15,416||€ 22,243|
|Saint-Germain-des-Prés||€ 12,943||€ 18,215||€ 29,311|