in the Gobelins district of Paris’ 5th arrondissement
Rue-de-la-Collégiale, in the 5th arrondissement of the French capital, owes its name to the old collegiate church of Saint-Marcel, no longer in existence. The Gobelins district, known by the name of Faubourg-Saint-Marceau up until the 15th century, boomed with the development of a dyeing industry by a certain Jean-Gobelin. Louis XIV had the Royal Factory of Furniture and Tapestries to the Crown installed there in 1663. Today, just a stone’s throw from Jardin-des-Plantes, from Rue Mouffetard made famous by Jean-Pierre-Jeunet in the film “Amelie from Montmartre” and from the Sorbonne, this district is one of the liveliest in Paris. This flat is less than 200 m from Les-Gobelins underground station and from a theatre, of the same name, a little further away. Universities, local shops and Austerlitz train station are also nearby.
Behind its apparent simplicity, this delightful flat makes an ideal pied-à-terre. In a historic district in the midst of the French capital, its residents can follow in the steps of Balzac who, walking the narrow streets in the 19th century, described it as “an esplanade, dominating Paris, conquered by players of French bowls, old grey figures, full of good cheer, decent people that continue our ancestors”. With its narrow, paved streets, its market and its old buildings, now an integral part of French history books, this district still exudes the village atmosphere that appealed so much to writers.
|Number of rooms||3|
|Number of bedrooms||2|
|Living space||44 m2|
|Surface Cellar||5 m2|
|Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses||1588 €|
Renaud Goalabré +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.