Characteristic and lively, this Parisian neighborhood was sure to maintain its historical identity evolving hand in hand with modern times. In the past the neighborhood was occupied by the high society of France – amongst which Madame de Sévigné, noted marquise and writer – who left behind her prestigious buildings and “hotel particulier”, luxurious town houses. The neighborhood is also touristic as it includes a part of the area Marais, an oasis of peace in the heart of Paris, where the most trendy bars, bookstores and art galleries interchange.It has always been the meeting point for diverse communities, the neighborhood welcomes foreigners and “bobos” (or rather the “bourgeois bohèmes”) with an easygoing atmosphere and high quality of life, Parisian style.
This Parisian neighborhood is extremely sought-after by wealthy families. The ex-noble neighborhood, turned privileged place for wholesalers, is mainly residential with numerous luxury homes. It is divided into four neighborhoods: Arts-et-Métiers, Saint-Avoye, Enfants-Rouges and Archives. The area of Rambuteau / Francs Bourgeois is the most exquisite, with a very high average price per square meter in comparison to the rest of Paris. The elegant buildings and its ideal positioning – the Beaubourg Art Museum is a stone’s throw away – it is particularly appreciated by a wealthy clientele. Temple, another are in demand within Marais, offers luxury properties perfect for buyers in search of tranquility. The neighborhood Réaumur is slightly less sought-after in comparison to the others, however it boasts luxury apartments in typical Haussmannian style.