Central Paris Property Guide + 44 (0) 207 870 7181

Over 2,000 years old, Paris originated around a Celtic fishing village and was established as France’s capital in 987 AD. It is divided into twenty municipal arrondissements (neighbourhoods), each having four quarters.

Well-known for its fashionable quarters like Champs Elysée, Montmartre and Le Marais, Paris’ iconic attractions include the impressive Louvre museum, magnificent Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame cathedral.

Central Paris property profile

Central Paris property snapped up by international buyers includes light-filled apartments, swish hôtels particuliers (townhouses) and luxury pied-à-terres. Overlooking the Seine are designer houses and holiday gites.

Central Paris 19th century apartments, with parquet flooring and marble fireplaces, exude a classy air, while the newer ones are more spacious and often include underground parking

The stylish 16th Arrondissement, with prestigious schools, parks, world-class restaurants and Paris Fashion Week, has well heeled buyers queuing up for contemporary apartments and a slice of chic Parisian lifestyle.

In Saint-Germain-des-Prés, perfectly appointed apartments stand side by side with famous cafés. Within walking distance of this quarter’s deluxe properties is the world-famous Louvre and Musée d'Orsay.

In historic Le Marais is the tree-lined Place des Vosges, one of the finest squares in Paris, surrounded by gracious holiday homes and apartment buildings lining the cobbled streets.

Montmartre, to the surprise of some is in fact the name of a hill, reaching a height of about 130 meters (427 feet), located in the north of Paris in the eighteenth arrondissement, renowned for the Sacré-Cœur Basilica and Moulin Rouge. Away from the tourist spots and along a warren of streets you’ll find high-end lofts and townhouses.

Lifestyle and leisure in Central Paris

Known as the world’s fashion capital, Central Paris also offers an eclectic mix of music and dance festivals, cabaret shows, celebrated attractions, art galleries and high-class sports facilities, perfect for sophisticated residents seeking a relaxed, upmarket lifestyle.

Central Paris provides property owners and tenants with plenty of year-round entertainment. Among the unmissable annual events is the Paris Jazz Festival and the Paris Summer Arts Festival. To watch a classic, visit the Jardin Shakespeare, a stunning open-air theatre in Bois de Boulogne. Alternatively, enjoy a relaxed evening at one of Moulin Rouge’s famed cabaret shows.

Central Paris transport links

With two international airports, state of the art trams, an excellent rail network, the Paris Metropolitain (le metro) and exceptional bus coverage, Paris’ residents can benefit from an easy commute.

Top reasons to buy or invest in Central Paris

  • International residents enjoy the world’s best public health system, an efficient and affordable transport system and great work-life balance.
  • Central Paris remains at the heart of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
  • A great climate and a variety of cultural activities.
  • Centrally located and a well linked European hub, this number one tourist destination remains an ideal investment choice for buyers of all nationalities.

Winkworth International has a comprehensive portfolio of quality properties in Central Paris and would be happy to help you buy or rent a Central Paris property. Contact us for your requirements.