The 15th arrondissement runs the range, from pricey bourgeois to some of the most affordable neighborhoods in west Paris.
The northern areas around La Motte-Picquet and avenue de Suffren, along the border of the 7th near Les Invalides, boast the highest prices in the arrondissement, and also some of the loveliest buildings. High-rise buildings along the river boast spectacular views, but the buildings are of a contemporary sort that haven’t aged well, making them some of the best value opportunities for river view property. As you move closer to the southern edge of the 15th near the Porte de Versailles, the properties become less prestigious, matched by dramatically lower property prices. The area around rue de Commerce has a charming village-like feeling, bustling with shops and cafés. Apartments in this area tend to sell quickly, by word-of-mouth, to families seeking proximity to some of the most prestigious (French and bilingual) schools in Paris.
The 15th seems to please everyone – families, investors, and a growing number of Asian buyers. In the northern areas around La Motte-Picquet and towards avenue de Suffren, prices are at their highest for the arrondissement; head southeast for more affordable prices. For now, it is still possible to find an affordable apartment in good condition around Porte de Versailles. The new Beaugrenelle redevelopment along the river should give a boost to that neighborhood.
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|Price per square meter in EUROS
(prices vary based on size and condition)
|8.50 km2 (3.28 sq mi)||232,400||7,824 – 11,969||8,308 – 13,179||8,350 – 13,029||8,012 – 11,474|
Musée Pasteur: Located where Louis Pasteur lived the last 7 years of his life, this museum showcases his immense contributions to science and ends with a tour of his orivate apartments. http://www.pasteur.fr/fr
Marché Grenelle: Located under the above ground metro line 6, this is one of the most attractive markets in the capital, offering a range of food and clothing among many other things.
PARKS & GARDENS
Parc Georges Brassens: A terraced vineyard and wandering trails on sloping grounds complement a large lake with a fountain spouting water 25 meters into the air. Stroll through the lovely rose gardens or the Jardin des Senteurs, a garden of aromatic, spice and medicinal plants. Large stones left over from old buildings make a great climbing area for children, who can otherwise enjoy the sandpits, slides, puppet shows, and pony rides. A covered pavilion houses a second hand book market on weekends.
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