appartments for sale near luxembourg - paris 6th - odeon

A corner flat, spanning almost 170 m² over
two high floors, on Carrefour-de-l’Odéon

Paris, PARIS paris 75006 FR


The Odéon district is one of the liveliest in Paris’ 6th arrondissement, famous for long having been the French capital’s intellectual, artistic and political meeting place. This historic centre on the Left-Bank is bordered to the south by Luxembourg Gardens, to the west by Saint-Germain-des-Prés, to the east by the Latin district and further to the north by the Ile-de-la-Cité. It is home to numerous cultural gems which can all be explored on foot. Rue-Monsieur-le-Prince was initially a lane that ran alongside Paris’ perimeter wall. It was then named Rue-des-Fossés-Saint-Germain, before being known as Fossés-Monsieur-le-Prince. It owes its name to the Prince of Condé who had a palace there. Numerous restaurants as well as large and small cafés contribute to the district’s tourist reputation. Families, seeking to educate their children, will find some of the most prestigious schools and universities nearby. Furthermore, the local public transport network makes it easy to travel all over Paris.


The building was constructed in the late 17th century in order to accommodate artists and actors from the Comédie-Française Theatre, the original name of the nearby current Odéon Theatre. Varnished wooden steps, tiled landings and panelling, painted a light green, bestow the stairway with a sober elegance even though its relatively modest size bears witness to its functional past. A lift was recently installed. With its three corner facades, the building dominates Carrefour-de-l’Odéon and the road leading to Boulevard-Saint-Germain. The main entrance to this flat, spread out over two floors, is on the 4th floor. The rectangular entrance hall leads, right, to a kitchen and a bathroom, followed by two separate bedrooms, the five windows of which look out over Carrefour-de-l’Odéon or Rue-de-l’Odéon. A first interior stairway provides access to two little rooms on a mezzanine above the kitchen and the communal areas of the building. Facing the entrance door is a dining room, with two windows which illuminate the vestibule via a wide interior opening, without doors. On the left-hand side of the entrance hall, a separate toilet precedes a lounge which has three windows. At the end of the lounge, to the left of the fireplace, a second interior stairway provides access to the floor above which comprises a wide landing leading to a laundry room, a bedroom, a bathroom and a separate toilet. A landing door leads directly out into the communal areas of the building.

The flat

The white stone floor tiles, with their black inlaid decoration, and the exposed beams in the main entrance hall set the tone for the first level of this flat, laid out on the fourth floor, all perfectly in keeping with the singularity of the district. This triple aspect flat looks out over Rue-Monsieur-le-Prince, Carrefour-de-l’Odéon and Rue-de l’Odéon. The rectangular vestibule, opening into the dining room with its parquet flooring, receives indirect light from the latter’s two west-facing windows. Immediately to the right of the double entrance doors, an interior quarter-turning stairway, with wooden steps, goes up to two small spare rooms laid out on a mezzanine above the kitchen and the communal areas of the building. Both rooms have old terracotta floor tiles, protected by fibre matting. A boiler for the individual heating system is installed in a cupboard. Beyond the stairway, the long kitchen, with a slightly lowered ceiling, looks out over Rue-Monsieur-le-Prince. It is followed by a bathroom, featuring marble tiles in beige and grey hues. It still has its two old ceramic wash-hand basins and shelves; a large window with opaque panes also looks out over Rue-Monsieur-le-Prince. A hall area is in use as an anteroom and a dressing room for two bedrooms; the first looking out over Carrefour-de-l’Odéon via two windows, and the second over Carrefour-de-l’Odéon and Rue-de-l’Odéon via three windows set in an L-shape. Both bedrooms have chevron pattern parquet flooring and ceilings featuring exposed, painted beams. Immediately to the left of the entrance door, a separate toilet, with a wash-hand basin, precedes the entrance to a lounge, spanning almost 40 m²; its three windows facing west over Rue-de-l’Odéon. Once again, chevron pattern parquet flooring and exposed beams exude an air of a historic Paris, enhanced by a fireplace in good working order. This disparate feature comprises carved wooden jambs as well as a brick hearth and mantel, all topped with a light-coloured wooden mantelpiece. A door provides direct access to the dining room and, when open, creates a row of five windows which could be increased by two of the windows in the corner bedroom, if a passageway, currently converted into a cupboard, were to be re-opened. A second interior, wooden stairway goes up from the left-hand corner of the lounge to the floor above. This level, with a more contemporary air, is laid out around a vast, predominantly tiled landing. It provides access to a laundry room and a bedroom with randomly-matched parquet flooring, cupboards and hanging spaces, illuminated via two windows looking out over Rue-de-l’Odéon. These are followed by a bathroom, with black shale tiles as well as a large window, and by a separate toilet. An entrance door provides direct access from the 5th floor landing, reached via the building’s main stairway or lift.

The cellar

The cellars can be reached from the building’s entrance hall via a door, on the right-hand side of the lift, and a stone stairway. The cellar coming with this flat spans approx. 11 m². On the left-hand side, it features a vaulted stone ceiling and a concrete screed floor.

Our opinion

This flat is set as if on the prow of a motionless ship which has come down through the centuries. With its triple aspect and its 2-storey layout, it forms a unique observatory over this emblematic district. It would be difficult to want to leave this belvedere, which has preserved all the authentic features of an age-old building despite recent works to provide modern-day comforts, if the district’s numerous attractions did not compel residents to go out. New owners can choose from many activities such as taking a stroll through Luxembourg Gardens, having coffee or dinner on a terrace at the Le-Procope, Paris’ oldest restaurant, or Les-Deux-Magots or even Café-de-Flore, and window shopping in the second-hand shops as well as renowned boutiques in Saint-Germain-des-Prés or along the Seine embankments, just a stone’s throw from the flat!

Exclusive sale

2 940 000 €
Honoraires à la charge du vendeur

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Barème d'honoraires
au 1er Avril 2017

Ventes d'immeubles

À Paris et en Ile-de-France
Prix de vente au-delà de 600 000 euros       5% TTC*
Prix de vente de 400 000 à 600 000 euros   6% TTC*
Prix de vente de 200 000 À 400 000 euros   7% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 200 000 euros             9% TTC*
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur

En Province
Prix de vente au-delà de 500 000 euros       6% TTC*
Prix de vente jusqu'à 500 000 euros   30 000 Euros TTC* (forfait)
Honoraires à la charge du Vendeur


Avis de valeur argumenté : 1 800 Euros TTC*
Expertise à partir de 2 400 Euros TTC*
Les tarifs des expertises sont communiqués sur devis personnalisé établi sur la base d’un taux horaire moyen de 120 Euros TTC*


*TTC : TVA incluse au taux de 20 %

Reference 571645

Number of rooms 6
Number of bedrooms 3
Reception area55 m2
Ceiling height3
Living space167.90 m2
Surface 157.3 m2
Surface Cellar11 m2

Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses 5700 €
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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