An 87m² Parisian apartment on the second floor of an 18th-century edifice nestled
between the famous squares Place Vendôme and Place du Marché-Saint-Honoré
Paris, PARIS paris 75001 FR


The apartment lies between the well-known Parisian squares Place du Marché-Saint-Honoré and Place Vendôme. The latter is one of the capital’s most famous squares, renowned as a centre of luxury and French elegance. Place Vendôme was built in 1699 by the French architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart, who also helped build the Palace of Versailles. Hardouin-Mansart built this magnificent square for King Louis XIV. The French monarch wanted a majestic spot in the heart of Paris that would embody his absolute power. Later, Napoleon Bonaparte replaced the square's statue of King Louis XIV with a towering column made from the bronze of 1,200 canons seized from enemies. Yet the square’s symbolism has changed since the Second French Empire: luxury has taken over from politics and leading jewellery firms have made Place Vendôme and its adjoining street Rue de la Paix a dazzling display of diamonds, rubies and emeralds. The other square near the apartment, Place du Marché-Saint-Honoré, is lined with café terraces and excellent restaurants. This vibrant corner of central Paris is named after a market that takes place here twice a week. A market hall built of glass stands in the middle of the square. This glass edifice was designed by the Spanish architect Ricardo Bofill. It towers like a transparent equivalent of the Parisian galleries from which it drew inspiration. The flowerbeds, tree-lined paths and ornamental ponds of the Tuileries Garden are only a few minutes away on foot, as are countless local shops. The district is well connected to a vast public transport network.


The edifice was built in 1707 for France’s tax collection officer Pierre Boutin. Louis XIV style balcony balustrades of finely crafted wrought iron punctuate its facade. For this reason, the building is listed as a historical monument. Some of its windows are rectangular and others are arched. Its facade of dressed stone was recently restored, as was its roofing. A carriage door, fitted with an entry code system for security, leads into a paved passageway that takes you to a large inner court with openings adorned with mascarons. From here, several staircases lead upstairs. A wooden staircase that has been remarkably well maintained leads up to the second floor where the apartment lies. The door that takes you to this staircase is fitted with a second entry code system for extra security.

The apartment’s entrance door leads into a hallway. On the right, there is a kitchen and dining area with glossy white furniture units, black marble and stainless-steel fittings. Two tall court-facing windows fill the room with natural light. From this room, a double door leads to a dual-aspect lounge that looks out at the court on one side and at the street on the other. It offers a floor area of more than 25m². Versailles parquet adorns its floor. A Louis XV style fireplace of finely sculpted wood stands beneath a trumeau mirror in the same style. They give this reception room a noble character.

The bedrooms lie on either side of the lounge. The first one offers a floor area of around 14m². It has a court-facing window and many built-in wardrobes. The second bedroom offers a floor area of around 18m². Two street-facing windows brighten it up. A shower room bathed in natural light completes the apartment. It is adorned with a walk-in shower and with beautiful facing that has an appearance of natural stone.

Oak chevron parquet extends across most of the floors. Plain cornices underline the ceilings. Much natural light is brought into the apartment through 11 tall rectangular windows fitted with indoor shutters. Some of these windows are capped with glazed fanlights. The radiators are made of cast iron.

The property includes a cellar in the basement.

Our opinion

This delightful apartment combines Parisian elegance with modern comfort. The dwelling is airy and bright. It has been renovated tastefully. The property is tucked away in a district of Paris where historical charm neighbours majestic splendour. This remarkable location would make the apartment an outstanding pied-à-terre in the heart of the French capital. Alternatively, a young family could make it their main home: not only is it nestled in a neighbourhood offering a high quality of life but excellent schools lie nearby too. This rare gem is ready for a new owner to make it theirs.

1 690 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense

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Reference 100923

Total floor area 87 m2
Number of rooms 3
Ceiling height 3.4
Number of bedrooms 2

Number of lots 40
Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses 2640 €

Aucune procédure en cours menée sur le fondement des articles 29-1 A et 29-1 de la loi n°65-557 du 10 juillet 1965 et de l’article L.615-6 du CCH

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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.

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