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Paris – 7th arrondissement

Perle Rare has finalised 19 flat purchases in this arrondissement since 2005. High-quality apartments in this neighbourhood go for €13 to €16.000/m² (excluding notary fees), while the official average price is €11,480/m².*

Stretching out around the Eiffel Tower on the Left Bank of the Seine, the impeccably elegant 7th arrondissement is neck-and-neck with the neighbouring 6th in the list of Paris’s most expensive neighbourhoods. Less overwhelming than the 8th arrondissement, the 7th is a mix of grand public buildings and peaceful residential streets. Locals here are surrounded by beautiful monuments and wide open spaces.

4 districts:
– Champ de Mars
– Breteuil
– Saint-Thomas d’Aquin
– Invalides

The luxury of space

A far cry from the narrow streets of Montagne Sainte-Geneviève or the Marais, the 7th arrondissement is open and spacious, offering wonderful views. The area owes its distinctive physiognomy to two immense open spaces: the Champs de Mars, which stretches from the École Militaire on Place Joffre down to the Seine and Eiffel Tower, and the Esplanade des Invalides, from the square of the same name down to the riverside. The Avenue de Breteuil and its huge central square act as an extension of the Esplanade des Invalides, adding to the overall sense of space. This calm, elegant atmosphere has attracted a multitude of institutions and official buildings. On any given day the residents of the 7th arrondissement might bump into the Prime Minister at the Hôtel Matignon on Rue de Varenne, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and members of the National Assembly on the Quai d’Orsay, or the employees of UNESCO and the many embassies which line the Place de Fontenoy. Prestigious neighbours!

A resolutely residential atmosphere

In spite of the hordes of tourists who flock to the Champ de Mars each day to admire the Eiffel Tower, and employees of the many ministries, embassies and other institutions, the 7th remains a very peaceful part of town. The grand townhouses, leafy streets and carefully manicured streets combine to create an elegant atmosphere greatly appreciated by residents. There are fewer shops here than in other parts of the city, but the quality level is high, particularly on Rue de Babylone. The eastern side of the arrondissement is livelier, with the many restaurants and boutiques of Boulevard Raspail and Rue du Bac. But the most iconic shopping destination in the neighbourhood is the famous Bon Marché department store, an institution on the Rue de Sèvres since the Second Empire era. Perusing the fine foods on offer in the store’s deli section is an absolute must, as any local will tell you. Residents also enjoy a wealth of cultural activities, with the Musée d’Orsay and its world-famous collection of Impressionist art in what was once the Quai d’Orsay’s station, the Rodin Museum on Rue de Varenne and the more recent Musée du Quai Branly with its audacious architecture.
More discreet than other parts of the city, the 7th arrondissement is nonetheless highly sought-after, and this prestige is reflected in the high property prices. The stately beauty of the avenues, the wide-open views and the huge green spaces make the 7th a particularly chic place to live.

* Source: Chambre des Notaires – 1st quarter of 2017. These are “net vendor” prices and not market prices (which are generally 4% higher)

Your property hunters

Suzanne Laloë, property hunter Paris 7

Suzanne Laloë,
Personal consultant

As an accomplished amateur pianist and a research scientist who spent 30 years with France’s National Research Centre (CNRS), Suzanne finally succumbed to her passion for property when she joined Perle Rare in 2007.

A life-long resident of the Left Bank, she provides the expert advice clients need to buy quality homes at the right price.

In a market where demand outstrips supply and good properties are rarely easy to find, her insight is priceless.

sl@perle-rare.com

Stéphanie Terrisse, property hunter Paris 7

Stéphanie Terrisse,
Personal consultant

After managing sales teams in the banking and insurance sector, then setting up and developing her own private wealth management consultancy in Paris, Stéphanie spent a number of years working all over the world, from South Africa to Hong Kong via Silicon Valley.

This broad international experience combined with her boundless energy and finely-tuned intuition makes Stephanie a truly formidable house hunter!

st@perle-rare.com

Martine Sala, property hunter Paris 7

Martine Sala,
Personal consultant

After learning the ropes by spending much of her time as a press officer and PR manager for a property developer, then a negotiating expert at an estate agency, Martine decided to put her detailed understanding of the sector to work for buyers by becoming a property hunter.

With her dynamic approach and impressive work rate, Martine won’t stop until she has found the ideal apartment for you!

ms@perle-rare.com

Paris 7th arrondissement