against the perimeter wall erected by Philip II Augustus, in the Montorgueil district
In Paris’ 2nd arrondissement, with an excellent public transport network, the Montorgueil district, with its emblematic market held in a pedestrian street bearing the same name, abounds in shops and cafes much-appreciated by Parisians. It was in this very spot in the 12th century that the Capetian King Philip II had a perimeter wall built to protect not only the town but also 253 hectares of arable land and vines, enabling the population to resist in case of siege.
Nowadays, this district is where cultural and tourist Paris meet: from the Georges-Pompidou Centre to the Pinault Foundation, including the Louvre’s arcades. Art galleries, celebrating classicism as well as avant-garde painters, are intermingled with prestigious hotels and luxury boutiques, all just a stone’s throw from the Forum-des-Halles and Rue-de-Montorgueil, both famous for their food shops and trendy restaurants.
The property, an old printing works, is accessed via a door that opens on to an oak wood stairway with four newels and square balusters. The double-height area, with its original ceiling beams, spans two basements, one of which is a private vaulted cellar connected to the rest of the premises via a stairway. The ground floor is raised, a basement window providing the cellar with natural ventilation.
With half of its surface area used for commercial purposes, the space is currently used as an architectural firm. It has water supply points as well as bathroom and toilet facilities. Mezzanines have been added and are supported on the building’s independent structures. Reorganisation works could enable these premises to be used for a mix of residential and professional purposes.
This property, with its historic past, has come down through the ages from the time of the Musketeers and, now, bears witness to a spectacular past. The soberness of the austere, white facades elegantly contrasts with the warmly painted ceilings. Far from the hustle and bustle of the city but just a stone’s throw from all the delights of Parisian life, these premises have been used, in turn, as a hotel and a printing works. They would now be ideal for those seeking somewhere to set up a professional activity or for mixed purposes. Courtesy of its unusual double-height area and its vaulted cellar, in an excellent state of repair, it is a promise of space and a source of inspiration. Future owners will also acquire a real fragment of French heritage in the heart of Paris, thus succeeding those illustrious guardians who took turns to make this stone gem an open book about the History of Paris.
|Living space||187 m2|
|Number of rooms||6|
|Number of lots||32|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||3164 €|
Guillaume Naa +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.