The City of Light has long been a Mecca for artists, from Picasso and Cézanne to a new generation of creatives looking to follow in their footsteps. Whether you’re a budding Matisse or an art aficionado, here are five Paris apartments for sale that are primed for artists – or art lovers…

François Arnal’s former home and studio

Paris artists home: François Arnal's former factory live/work studio
Courtesy of Patrice Besse

This former factory on Paris’ southern outskirts was the home and workplace of artist, writer and designer François Arnal until his passing in 2012. Called Atelier A, it has also served as a studio for a collective of artists over the years. At the heart of the 680 sq m complex lies a large gallery space to show off all your creations.
Price on application via Patrice Besse

A place where you can paint beneath the stars

Paris artists home: light-filled atelier
Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty

A studio space under glass ceilings – flooded by natural light – sits at the top of this three-level apartment. The property is at the end of a private street in Paris’ 7th arrondissement, just a stone’s throw from the legendary Le Bon Marché, known as the world’s first modern department store.
€2.2 million via Sotheby’s International Realty

An Art Deco Paris apartment for sale

Paris artists home: Art Deco artist apartment
Courtesy of Sotheby’s International Realty

This artist’s studio forms part of an Art Deco structure by Porte d’Auteuil, along the southwestern edge of the city. The three-bedroom apartment comes with airy double-height living spaces, providing ample room to create and showcase large works.
€1.86 million via from Sotheby’s International Realty

A bolthole by the Pompidou

paris artists home: Paris apartment by the Pompidou Centre
Courtesy of Propriétés Parisiennes

This large 193 sq m apartment in the heart of Paris overlooks the Pompidou Centre, itself an architectural temple to modern art. It sits within a building featuring one of the oldest fountains in Paris and comes with its own patio.
€2.8 million via Propriétés Parisiennes

A Parc Montsouris atelier

Paris artists home: gallery-like hanging space
Courtesy of Engel & Völkers

Inspiration from nature is never far away in this former artist’s workshop, which overlooks Paris’ Parc Montsouris and its lake in the 14th arrondissement. The 88 sq m studio forms part of a 1927 Art Deco Paris property called ‘Les Ateliers Montsouris’.
€1.295 million via Engel & Völkers

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Tomo is a London-based writer covering design and architecture. He contributes to The Spaces.

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