in the Gobelins district of Paris’ 5th arrondissement
In the peace and quiet of Paris’ 5th arrondissement, one of the oldest in the French capital, Rue-de-la-Collégiale is just a stone’s throw from Rue-Mouffetard, 100 m from Gobelins underground station (line 7) and near to Jardin-des-Plantes. The district owes its name to the famous Goblins Manufactory which has made tapestries and furniture for French palaces since the 17th century. Renowned artists such as Paul-Cézanne, Fernand-Léger and Joan-Miró have worked for the royal factory. Nowadays, universities and prestigious educational institutions have taken up residence in the district and the small paved streets are home to numerous shops and cafés, much-frequented by tourists and students. Austerlitz and Montparnasse train stations are but a few minutes away by public transport.
The building was constructed at the end of the 19th century. Soberly built of dressed stone, it respects the codes of the neo-classical style which was fashionable under the Second Empire. The building spans five floors, all accessed via a lift. The facades feature regularly aligned windows, with fine railings, separated by large, framed panels. Access to the building is protected: the first set of double doors are fitted with a numerical keypad security system and the second, an interphone and Vigik badging system.
Set out on the first floor, this flat spans 43 m² of living space (41 m² if measured in accordance with the standards of the French Carrez law). It is laid out in the star shape, typical of accommodation dating from the 19th century. It also has a dual aspect. On the street side, the vestibule initially leads to two communicating rooms that could be used as a lounge and a dining room. Overlooking the street, these rooms are illuminated via tall, large-paned windows, making them extremely bright. Both areas could be converted into offices or bedrooms or made into one room through the removal of a partition to create a large reception room spanning more than 20 m². On the courtyard side are the bedroom, the kitchen, the bathroom, with its wash-hand basin and bath, and a separate toilet.
All of the living rooms feature period features. All have their own marble fireplace, two of which are topped with trumeaux, as well as their strip pattern parquet flooring and their old doors. The ceilings are enhanced throughout with cornices and one room is lined with wainscoting. All are in need of attention. The kitchen and the bathroom await renovation. This flat has its own electric heating system and is sold with a cellar.
Living here is to experience a delightfully audacious Paris, with its multicoloured markets and its traditional brasseries where celebrities and students spend their time going from theatres to museums and where everyone jealously guards the secret of their favourite eating house or trendy bar. This flat is an integral part of its lively surroundings but is, most unusually, in a quiet street. The general architecture of the building and the flat is classically that of the late 19th century, with a much sought-after, star-shaped layout, making the rooms extremely versatile. With its fireplaces and its periwinkle blue walls, these premises exude soberness. A timeless architectural base, it awaits modernisation.
|Living space||43 m2|
|Number of rooms||3|
|Number of bedrooms||2|
|Surface Cellar||4 m2|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||1380 €|
Renaud Goalabré +33 1 42 84 80 85
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.