Updated: Nov 18
Heart of the Upper Marais - 480 000 Euros - 33 m2 - 1 bedroom
The 3rd arrondissment, also referred to as the Upper Marais, has experienced some of the most significant price increases of any Paris arrondissement in recent years because of its hip reputation and rarety of offers. You’ll find a greater density of trendy boutiques and cafés here than perhaps in any other arrondissement. It is the mecca for fashion victims, but also a neighborhood boasting many attractions, including the Square du Temple, the Musée PIcasso, the Musée Carnavalet, and lesser-known hide-aways such as the Square George Cain, the gardens of the Archives Nationales, and the Jardin Anne Frank.
These past few years, all sorts of super-stylish hangouts have popped up. There’s Enfants du Marché, an excellent wine bar-cum-restaurant tucked inside the Marché des Enfants Rouges; contemporary art galleries like Suzanne Tarasieve, Emmanuel Perrotin and Thaddaeus Ropac; countless vintage shops and concept stores with an ethical bent (bonjour Merci), and cocktail bars such as Bisou, where the staff will make you basically anything you fancy. Soon to come : a Lebanese food market the brainchild of renowned chef and activist Kamal Mouzawak – founder of NGO Make Food Not War – so you can expect great things.
The apartment is located in the heart of the 3rd arrondissement, on the corner of rue Charlot and rue de Poutou, just around the corner from the Marché des Enfants Rouges, with the metro stop Filles du Calvaires a short walk away.
Rue de Poitou is a one-lane, one-way street currently being reconfigured in favor of pedestrians and cyclists. See plans here. It is a relatively quiet street given that the shop-fronts are fashion boutiques rather than cafés and bars.
Why you’ll love this Paris apartment
Hip and highly sought-after location on a one-way, pedestrian-friendly street,
Optimal use of space = great value per square meter,
Impeccable condition, sold fully-furnished and turn-key ready
South-facing with lots of light.
A well-preserved original wood staircase spirals up to the 3rd-floor apartment of this building dating back to 1850. Each of the five floor levels has only one apartment.
The configuration of the 33m2 apartment is optimal, with every bit space thougtfully planned, including:
An open kitchen/dining room/living area (all in one space)
A bedroom with a queen-sized bed and a fitted closet
A bathroom, with shower and toilet
A storage closet outside the apartment near the landing.
The living room and bedroom are both south-facing, on the street side. A window from the kitchen onto the small courtyard provides some extra light and, more importantly, cross ventilation during the weeks of peak heat.
Professionally renovated by Martine di Mattéo in 2011, the apartment is fully furnished and In excellent condition. It's as move-in ready as you could ever hope.
Just show up in Paris with your suitcases and settle in!
For a complete presentation of the apartment and its location, download the PDF below (English or French).
Photo gallery for the 3rd arrondissement