despite its Rue-Quincampoix location
The Marais district is in the centre of the French capital where Paris’ 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th arrondissements meet at the crossroads of historic and cultural Paris. A place where artists, students and tourists from the world over congregate. Antique art enthusiasts seek out treasures from another era, lovers walk arm in arm until the early hours, art buffs lose themselves in the mazes of the Pompidou Centre or the Picasso Museum and shopping aficionados browse their way through the shops. Although this Marais district still exudes its village atmosphere, it is nevertheless very much part of a cosmopolitan city. This flat is in a little, semi-pedestrian street, lined with restaurants, less than 200 m from Rambuteau underground station and less than 10 minutes’ walk from that of Châtelet-Les-Halles, putting all four corners of the Ile-de-France region within easy reach.
The building dates from the 17th century. Its dressed stone facade features several openings, scattered here and there in no particular order. They are protected by sober wrought iron railings, typical of the era. Once over the threshold, an inner courtyard, the walls of which were recently re-rendered, is completely cut-off from the lively street.
This flat is accessed via carriage gates on the street side that open into a little hall. A wooden stairway on the other side of the inner courtyard goes to the third floor, taken up by two flats. Laid out around the inner courtyard, this 31 m², triple-aspect flat faces south, west and north through several small-paned windows with casement bolts. The front door opens directly into a hall area, with terracotta floor tiles. It runs alongside a toilet and a kitchen, separated from the main room via an old-fashioned, glazed partition. The living room at the end of the little corridor features old parquet flooring and half-timbering that naturally delimit a bedroom. Space has been fully optimised with the clever addition of a pull-down bed. The bathroom, fitted with a wash-hand basin and a bath, is soberly decorated in beige hues.
The charm of the old combined with the convenience of an address that could not be more central to Paris. Such is the description that could summarise the assets of this delightful flat. With its half-timbering and its old parquet flooring, it reflects a typically Parisian style in one of the oldest districts of this cosmopolitan city. Space in these extremely bright areas has been maximised with the clever addition of a pull-down bed. This home will appeal equally well to a student as someone seeking to work from home. With a particularly good public transport network, this flat could also be the ideal pied-à-terre for a modern-day nomad or an interesting rental investment.
|Reception area||20 m2|
|Living space||31 m2|
|Number of rooms||2|
|Number of bedrooms||1|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||1200 €|
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.