A 58 m² flat with a reception room beneath ribbed vaults,
in a small 17th century building on the Île Saint-Louis
Paris, PARIS paris 75004 FR


Île Saint-Louis is the result of a large-scale urban transformation carried out between 1616 and 1660, which linked two islands to form a 5-hectare expanse in the middle of the Seine. Since its origins, this prestigious urban complex has remained almost intact, with the facades of its townhouses overlooking the quays and the smaller buildings lining the inner streets, featuring shops and groceries. A place to stroll for tourists and Parisians alike, the Île Saint-Louis embodies both prestige and quality of life.
Since the Covid crisis, permanent residents have returned to the island and a rich variety of fine food shops are to be found here. It is easily accessed from Pont-Marie station on metro line 7.


Situated in the heart of the Île Saint-Louis, in a small, quiet street close to the shops, this flat is part of a 17th-century building with five storeys and cellars, where the shared areas are well maintained. It extends over the ground floor and basement of the building, with a total floor area of almost 62 m² (58 m² under Carrez law). The main room faces the street and features a beamed ceiling and ample storage space. There is a shower room with washbasin and shower next door. The entrance hall serves a small, fitted kitchen and a lavatory.
Finally, a staircase leads down to the basement, which has been converted into a reception room under a ribbed vault with a floor area of more than 32 m² and featuring a working fireplace. The property has recently been refurbished to create a comfortable living space.

The building

This is a small townhouse typical of the lateral alleyways of the Île Saint-Louis, built in the 17th century. Its original purpose was to house a shop on the ground floor, vast cellars for storage in the basement and tenement dwellings on the upper levels, which were more or less grand depending on the floor. The distinctive feature of the facade is its narrow shape, similar to many others on the island, which tend to have only two windows. The four-storey building has a timber-framed structure and is rendered in lime. The relatively small door opens onto an entrance hall with a quarry tile floor and exposed stone walls, leading to the wooden staircase at the back that provides access to the upper floors.

The flat

The property extends over the ground floor and the basement of the building, with a total floor area of more than 60 m² - approximately 58 m² under Carrez law. Originally, this was probably a shop, as evidenced by the large, small-paned window on the street side. A small ground-floor hallway provides easy access. The main room overlooks the street. Featuring exposed beams and a ceiling height of almost 2.7 m, it is fitted with storage cupboards and an en-suite shower room with washbasin and shower. There are also a small fitted kitchen and a lavatory, directly accessed from the entrance. The floors are of quarry tiles. A staircase leads down to the basement, which has been converted into a reception area under ribbed vaults, with a floor area of more than 30 m². The first part serves as a dining room, while the second is a cosy sitting room with a working fireplace. The walls are of exposed stone and the flooring is of quarry tiles.

Our opinion

A duplex in a prime location with distinctive features that include everything needed for a comfortable home, shared or solo, right in the heart of the historic "Île Notre-Dame". This ground-floor location with easy access is a real privilege, as only a handful of buildings on the Île Saint-Louis have a lift. The interior has been carefully renovated, respecting the soul of the property while adding a range of modern comforts. The unusual arrangement of the reception area offers an original, discreet and cosy setting where you can welcome guests without fear of disturbing the neighbours.

560 000 €
Fees at the Vendor’s expense

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Reference 405307

Total floor area 57 m2
Number of rooms 2
Ceiling height 2.70
Reception area 32 m2
Number of bedrooms 1
Possible number of bedrooms 2

Number of lots 5
Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses 900 €

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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