The Left Bank reveals its family side… This apartment listed for sale with BARNES is emblematic of Paris’ historic past with its preserved character.
“Without a doubt one of the most magnificent buildings in the 5th arrondissement!” . Julien Meguidech, Director of BARNES 5th, 13th and 14th arrondissements, and an admirer of Paris’ Left Bank in general, speaks from the heart when showing this extraordinary apartment. From the third floor of an early 20th century building, the view of the Val-de-Grâce church is simply stunning. “Such an apartment is a rare thing”, says Julien Meguidech. Its reception rooms and two of its four bedrooms overlook the Rue Saint-Jacques and the superb Place Alphonse-Laveran, meaning there is no overlook to speak of apart from the church and the Musée du Service de santé des Armées. Facing a listed monument, lulled by the trickle of the charming fountain sparkling in the sunshine in front of the building, we are immersed in the heart of the 5th arrondissement’s history, in one of Paris’ most well-preserved neighbourhoods”.
The 5th arrondissement, which has long remained in the shadow of its more prestigious cousins the 6th and 7th arrondissements, has retained its authenticity with its “villages-like” neighbourhoods: Panthéon/Soufflot, Saint-Jacques, Mouffetard, Monge, Contrescarpe and of course Val-de-Grâce… All synonymous with Paris of yesteryear, so alive, with its local shops and bookstores so emblematic of the Left Bank.
Families are always on the lookout for these buildings that guarantee the capital’s best school sectors. “This 148m2 (1,593 sq ft) apartment has all the desirable assets, starting with the must-have trio: parquet flooring, mouldings and fireplaces”, explains Julien Meguidech. Not to mention its location, just yards (or a few minutes’ metro ride) from the Jardin du Luxembourg and Jardin de l'Observatoire public parks, Port Royal and La Closerie des Lilas, Saint-Michel and Saint-Germain-des-Prés!
Are you interested in this luxury apartment? Contact Julien Meguidech, the BARNES Director responsible for this property.