in Rue-Saint-Jacques near Luxembourg Gardens
Rue-Saint-Jacques, an old, main road through the Gallo-Roman town, was used during medieval times by numerous pilgrims following the Way of Saint James from Saint-Jacques-la-Boucherie church, of which the Saint-Jacques tower is the last vestige. This flat is near Rue-Pierre-et-Marie-Curie and just a stone’s throw from the Panthéon. Nowadays, this district abounds in world-famous buildings such as the École-Normale-Supérieure, the French Sénat, the Henri-IV and Louis-Le-Grand sixth form colleges and many more. Students from these prestigious schools and politicians fill the illustrious Rostand and Polidor cafés. Luxembourg RER line B train station is nearby as are several bus stops.
The two-storey flat and its little terrace
All visitors are immediately impressed by the luminosity, the tranquillity and the view. The light from the east and the west as well as the white walls diffuse a uniform clarity. Double doors, glazed with small panes, act as a reminder of the era of the premises, just like the light-coloured oak wood parquet flooring, the woodwork and the pinkish terracotta floor tiles. A 24 m² living room features a fireplace, in good working order, flanked by two bookshelf units. Three sets of windows provide a coloured panoramic view featuring white or brick facades, foliage, zinc roofs and atria. A kitchen, with black stoneware floor tiles and white walls, has been modernised. Nearby, a little room also overlooking the paved courtyard is illuminated via a yellow wall. On the other side of the entrance, in the main bedroom, an exposed stone wall acts as a bedhead, standing facing a vast wardrobe. Next to this, a small bathroom. A discreet flight of steps goes to the top floor of this 2-storey flat comprising a second bedroom and its shower room as well as the flower-filled terrace with its view of the Panthéon.
Built during the Age of Reason by an architect made famous by his Parisian creations such as the Odéon theatre, the 18th century building is equal to this delightful 2-storey flat where tranquillity and light take pride of place. Its stone walls and its curved beams are but an invitation for reflection and relaxation. Some improvement works are needed to perfectly reinstate the authenticity of this pied-à-terre or residential flat, enhanced with its little terrace and its view of the Panthéon, set in the midst of the Latin district, abounding in food shops and cultural centres.
|Number of rooms||4|
|Number of bedrooms||2|
|Possible number of bedrooms||3|
|Reception area||24 m2|
|Living space||67 m2|
|Surface Cellar||4 m2|
|Surface Terrace||4 m2|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||2160 €|
Françoise Fauré-Audouy +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.