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A 680 m² artist’s studio flat with courtyards and a bamboo grove
just a few minutes from Paris in Arcueil
Arcueil, VAL-DE-MARNE ile-de-france 94110 FR


This artist’s studio-cum-open-plan flat is in Arcueil, on the southern edge of Paris, just a stone’s throw from the Vache-Noire district. It is easy to access by car via the Porte-d'Orléans. The Laplace-Arcueil station on RER train line B can be reached on foot in less than 3 minutes, putting the centre of the French capital just 10 minutes away. This district with numerous shops and schools is booming. Many painters and sculptors have worked in this creative melting pot where the renowned artist, François-Arnal, had his workshop which he dubbed “Atelier A”. As of 1968, he designed numerous works, including the “Véli-vélo table” which dates from 2009. He died in 2012 leaving an artistic heritage that is both varied and personal.


The Vache-Noire is an expanding district in Arcueil abounding in shops and leisure activities. The “Atelier A”, a vast area spanning 680 m² built all on one level with very high ceilings, is set in grounds spanning 828 m².
It is accessed via carriage gates that open into a private 30 m² courtyard, in which it would be possible to park a large vehicle.
The centre of the studio is dominated by a 135 m² showroom. Three other sections, each spanning 80 m², were used for storing the artist’s numerous creations.

The main living space comprises a large 85 m² living room with its open-plan kitchen and its unusual fireplace set out in front of a large picture window opening on to a large garden planted with bamboo.

Numerous annex areas adjoin the showroom: offices, a laundry room, a boiler room as well as bathroom and toilet facilities. In the paved courtyard bordering the studio are two self-contained studio flats spanning 40 m² and 50 m², with bathroom and kitchen.
This artist’s studio also comprises a 46 m² landscaped courtyard and an interior, 102 m², wooded garden.
A 56 m² cellar adds a good storage capacity.
All the rooms have gas-fired heating.

Two paved, landscaped courtyards spanning 46 and 30 m²

This studio is bordered by two large courtyards, attractively paved and enhanced with shrubs and climbing plants. These courtyards, spanning a total surface area of 76 m², pleasantly isolate the premises from the rest of the co-owned building whilst providing peace and quiet as well as privacy. A large vehicle could be parked in one of them.

A 102 m² bamboo grove resembling an open air patio or a future garden

This bamboo grove, designed to resemble a patio, is a pleasant spot for relaxing or taking meals. In accordance with the age-old Spanish tradition as regards patios, most of the living rooms and some of the bedrooms open on to this outside area. The tall bamboo could make way for other plants that are easier to keep under control which would also let in more daylight and sunshine.

A 56 m² cellar

Reached from the bamboo grove via a straight stairway, this cellar provides a good storage area spanning approx. 56 m².

Our opinion

Painter, sculptor, designer and writer, François Arnal permanently set himself challenges. His “Atelier A”, a collective business based on the insertion of artists in contemporary life, accommodated all kinds of artists who came here to produce their works. This generosity made available to a polymorphic creativity is fully reflected in these exceptional premises, steeped in light and exuding potential and possibilities for future uses. Although it is still an ideal property for any artist, it would also appeal to enthusiasts of large spaces that can be converted into open-plan flats, especially as it could be divided into several sections.

1 860 000 €
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Reference 680624

Number of rooms 11
Number of bedrooms 6
Possible number of bedrooms 10
Reception area135 m2
Ceiling height6
Living space680 m2
Surface Garden102 m2
Garage 1
Surface Cellar56 m2
Surface 76 m2
destination placesmixte

Annual average amount of the proportionate share of expenses 250 €

French Energy Performance Diagnosis


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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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