A calm studio apartment in Paris with a terrace and high ceiling in a
restored Louis-Philippe style edifice in the central district of Les Halles
Paris, PARIS paris 75001 FR


Ever since the Middle Ages, this central district of Paris has kept its name in a nod to the market halls – Les Halles – where the capital’s beating heart of trade was long located. In the 19th century, the architect Victor Baltard designed and oversaw construction of 12 iron-and-glass-framed pavilions with brickwork facing, under the orders of Napoleon III. The writer Émile Zola nicknamed this spot ‘the belly of Paris’. In the 1970s, Baltard’s pavilions were demolished and the market inside it transferred to the town of Rungis, just south of Paris. The site then became a modern area with the Forum des Halles shopping centre built, later redesigned with an impressive glass canopy roof, and a vast park developed opposite it. Europe’s largest underground rail station – Châtelet Les Halles – is less than 100 metres from the property. From this hub, you can get all around Paris in just a few minutes and to the city’s suburbs and train stations. You can also reach the capital’s airports from here easily. Specialist food shops, bars and restaurants in the area keep up the epicurean tradition of this highly sought-after district of Paris.


The edifice dates back to the early 19th century. It was fully restored in the 1990s. It has six floors and four bays of windows with wrought-iron guardrails. The ground floor is used as a shop. Above it, there are four floors and a mansard level filled with natural light from four dormers that punctuate the slate roof. The facade is rendered. Two entrance doors fitted for security lead inside the building. The first one faces the street and has an entry code system. The second one stands beyond it at the top of a few steps and has an intercom. The communal areas are plain and spacious. They have tiled floors and painted walls. The apartment’s entrance door leads into an open-plan space with a ceiling of exposed timber beams, four metres above a modern floor of pale tiles that extends throughout the apartment. On the right, there is a lounge filled with natural light from a large sliding glazed door that leads out onto a terrace of timber decking at the same level as the interior floor. This terrace is enclosed with two walls and a wooden fence. On the left, you walk past a walk-in wardrobe with closed storage spaces to reach a shower room with a washbasin, shower and lavatory. Above this shower room, there is a mezzanine bedroom that you reach via a ladder. The studio apartment lies on the same level as an apartment with a floor area of around 78m² with an adjoining terrace. This larger apartment is also available for sale. The two properties could easily be linked together from the outside.

Our opinion

This delightful studio apartment is centrally located in Paris, in the vibrant district of Les Halles, opposite the impressive canopy roof of the shopping centre here. This spot is ideal for lovers of Parisian life with bistros and restaurants that evoke the city’s past. The property combines the excitement of a lively urban area with the calm of a dwelling set back from the bustle. It even offers an outdoor space: a secret oasis of calm. There is much room in the long, bright interior with an optimised layout and exposed beams. Yet some renovation work would give the place a new lease of life. This apartment would be the perfect pied-à-terre in the French capital. Or it could be the main home of anyone who is fond of this central Parisian district, which offers the best of the city.

400 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense

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Reference 944626

Total floor area 33.67 m2
Number of rooms 1
Ceiling height 3.4
Reception area 24 m2
Number of bedrooms 1
Surface Cellar 5 m2
Surface Terrace 12 m2

Number of lots 8
Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses 870 €

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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