A 51m² Parisian apartment on the second floor of a 19th-century edifice nestled on
the island of Île de la Cité with a clear view of the River Seine and Paris city hall
Paris, PARIS paris 75004 FR


The island of Île de la Cité is the ancient birthplace of Paris and the city’s historical heart. Île de la Cité symbolises the capital’s medieval centre and its distant past stretching back to antiquity. The property lies on Quai aux Fleurs, a riverside road that runs between the bridges Pont Saint-Louis and Pont d’Arcole, not far from the city’s famous flower market. Metro lines 1, 4, 7, 11 and 14 are only around 300 metres from the property, giving you easy access to the rest of Paris.


The apartment is nestled on the island of Île de la Cité in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. The dual-aspect dwelling looks out at two of the French capital’s historical streets: on one side, the riverside road Quai aux Fleurs, and, on the other side, the old, narrow street Rue des Ursins. It is not overlooked on its river side where it faces the delightful quays of the River Seine. The property lies inside a 19th-century edifice that has around 10 units of accommodation. The building’s main entrance door is fitted with an intercom and entry code system for security. Inside, an oak staircase leads up to the apartment. The communal areas are remarkably well maintained. The dwelling lies on the second floor. The entrance door that leads into the apartment is fitted for security, ensuring peace of mind for those who live here. The apartment has a hallway, two bedrooms, a bathroom, a separate lavatory, and a living room with an open-plan kitchen, a floor area of around 23m² and an unrivalled view of the River Seine. Many useful storage spaces are built into different spots around the dwelling. The apartment is not overlooked on its river side. It enjoys a prime location in the ancient heart of Lutetia.

The apartment

The apartment lies on the second floor of an edifice that was built in the late 19th century. The dwelling is part of a commonhold with a wooden staircase that has a carpet and an original oak handrail. Inside the apartment, a well-balanced layout makes it easy to move between the different spaces. An entrance hall connects to the main room. This hallway has a floor area of around 4m² and built-in wall cupboards that extend up to the ceiling. The main room – the apartment’s lounge and dining area – offers a floor area of around 23m² and faces north. Its two windows offer a clear view of the River Seine and one side of Paris city hall: the famous Hôtel de Ville. Cupboards have been built into the walls of the main room so you can move around this space as smoothly as possible. A fireplace in this room adds to the apartment’s charming authenticity. An open-plan fitted kitchen completes the lounge and dining area. This kitchen’s marble breakfast bar gives the space a convivial ambience. In the south section, two bedrooms can be reached separately on the apartment’s two sides. The master bedroom offers a floor area of around 9m² and is fitted with large wall cupboards. The second bedroom offers a floor area of around 8m² and is fitted with fold-out bunk beds. The two bedrooms connect to a bathroom. There is a lavatory near them too.

Our opinion

This delightful property is a unique jewel. The riverside road Quai aux Fleurs where the apartment lies is an unrivalled spot on the island of Île de la Cité: the ancient heart of Paris. This special location alone makes the dwelling a rare gem. The apartment’s remarkable view of the River Seine and its northern bank is completely clear and unobstructed, making the place all the more enchanting. A little renovation work could turn the apartment into a splendid haven in which to live and make the most of one of its most precious assets: the possibility of strolling straight out into the city’s historical centre in just a few steps. Notre-Dame Cathedral and the capital’s famous flower market are only five minutes away on foot. From this prime location in an age-old district of Paris with a wealth of built heritage, you can enjoy gentle wanders around the picturesque island and, through windows that become paintings, contemplate a beautiful cityscape.

870 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense

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Reference 119143

Total floor area 51 m2
Number of rooms 3
Ceiling height 2.60
Reception area 27 m2
Number of bedrooms 2

Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses 2000 €

French Energy Performance Diagnosis


Julien Charbonniaud +33 1 42 84 80 85



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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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