It didn’t take long for the new owner of this 366 square-foot space to identify the full potential of this apartment located right in the heart of the highly sought-after neighbourhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. These four former chambres de bonnes (maids’ quarters) beneath the eaves with a spectacular view of the church bell tower were cleverly converted into a high-end furnished apartment.
Just a stone’s throw from the Alésia métro station in Paris' 14th arrondissement, architect Bruno Pineteau saw the decorating potential in this cute one-bed apartment. We take a look back on this successful transformation.
With a name that means “Mount Pride” in French, you might imagine that the area has a natural tendency for complacency, and a sentiment of superiority over the rest! However, the irony of the story is that it was not given this name to affirm its excessive self-esteem, but rather with a hint of sarcasm.
Place Vendôme has long been the shining star of luxury à la française. It arouses envy and inspires artists. Visitors from the world over make no mistake, this is where they come to daydream in front of the luxury jewellery stores, enchanted by the charm of this fabulously Romanesque neighbourhood.
The stories of all those who roamed its streets, who loved and fought and rebelled over the centuries still echo within its walls. If you want to hear them, go wherever the wind takes you and follow its maze of alleyways between the Palais du Luxembourg, home of the French Senate, and the River Seine.
What could be more Parisian than having your morning coffee on the street-side terrace of a traditional café? Parisians love being outside, especially when the sun shines, and there are almost numberless restaurants, cafés and bars with terraces to suit every taste.
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