6 top picks in the Marais


With its beautiful properties housed in historic buildings, quaint apartments with a touch of old-fashioned charm and breathtaking views of the city’s heritage, the magic of the Marais lies most notably in its interiors. BARNES presents its selection.

A historical place

Located at the heart of the Vivienne district, this magnificent 147 sq. m (1,582 sq ft) Carrez Law apartment (187 sq. m/2,013 sq ft of floor surface) is full of history. In fact, Alexandre Dumas father and son, no less, once lived in this beautiful 19th-century building. Located on the top floor but with lift access, this quiet and bright former tailoring workshop boasts spectacular views of the Opéra Comique just opposite and comprises a living room, a dining room opening onto a small terrace, a separate kitchen, four bedrooms, a bathroom and two shower rooms. A real gem.

Price: €3,200,000
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A front-row seat

Tucked away in a pretty listed courtyard on the edge of the Place des Victoires lies this split-level 200 sq.m (2,153 sq ft) duplex. Its floor-to-ceiling windows (reaching to a height of over 4 m/13 ft) allow plenty of natural light to penetrate the property, giving it an unrivalled sense of cachet, while the entrance hall, large living area comprising a living room, a dining room and an office, open fitted and equipped kitchen, sleeping quarters with three bedrooms, bathroom, full shower room, laundry room and cellar make this the perfect place for enjoying Parisian life with a quiet base to retreat to.

Price: € 2,595,000
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Premium apartment

Located just a stone’s throw from the Rue Montorgueil, this beautiful apartment spanning 109.55 sq.m (1,179 sq ft) Carrez Law is housed on the 5th floor (accessible via a lift) of a sought-after and secure joint-ownership building that has undergone a high-end renovation. The property comprises an entrance hall with storage units, a fully equipped custom-made kitchen, a large living area consisting of a lounge and dining room, an office area, a master suite overlooking a courtyard, complete with a dressing room and a shower room (Hammam booth), and a second shower room with a laundry area. Unobstructed panoramic views, a full-length balcony, high ceilings and abundant natural light are the icing on the cake.

Price: €1,770,000
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Quintessential Parisian apartment

Located between Opéra and the Palais Royal and close to shops and transport links, this beautiful 73 sq.m (786 sq ft) apartment is housed on the 4th floor of a beautiful high-end building that boasts both a concierge and a lift. The property comprises an entrance hall, a living room with a balcony, a separate fitted and equipped kitchen, a bedroom and a shower room, with the option of creating two bedrooms. Its strikingly peaceful environment, spacious volumes and typically Parisian charm (think mouldings, herringbone parquet flooring, etc.) make this a rare and highly sought-after property in this neighbourhood.

Price: €1,095,000
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The perfect apartment

Just a stone’s throw from the shops of the Rue Rambuteau, this beautiful apartment with wooden beams is located on the 1st floor of a well-maintained joint-ownership building with a lift and boasts an extremely peaceful setting overlooking a courtyard. The property comprises an extensive living room with open kitchen, a bedroom, an office/spare bedroom area, a dressing room and a bathroom (with bath and shower). Gorgeous.

Price: €850,000
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Renovated property

Located on the highly sought-after Rue Vieille du Temple, on the 3rd floor of a beautiful corner building, this dual-aspect apartment spanning 44.45 sq.m (478 sq ft) under the Carrez Law has recently been renovated by an architect. The property comprises an entrance hall with storage, a living room incorporating a lounge, dining area and open fitted and equipped kitchen, and a bedroom overlooking a courtyard and complete with dressing room and shower room. Its southern exposure, peaceful setting and charm make this the perfect pied-à-terre.

Price: € 750,000
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