Oldest houses in Paris

The oldest houses in Paris offer a real journey back in time, where each architecture tells a story of the capital. 

N° 11 and 13 rue François Miron

In the Marais, you can discover two gabled houses typical of old Paris, dating from the 15th century. That have been entirely restored in 1967 to make reappear the timber frames, the medieval style shops as well as its gables.

Avant et après les travaux de 1967
Avant et après les travaux de 1967

After the London’s gigantic fire in 1666, the Parisians had to cover their facades with plaster, and gables were forbidden. Hidden behind a plaster for 3 centuries, these facades are today a superb testimony of medieval Paris.

3 rue Volta 

Another great example of an old building : 3 rue Volta, dating back to the mid-17th century.

En 1950 et aujourd'hui

51, rue de Montmorency

Not far from rue Volta, 51 rue de Montmorency is officially recognized as the oldest house in Paris. Built by Nicolas Flamel in 1407, who, according to legend, would have discovered the secret of the philosopher’s stone, and transformed lead into gold.

maison nicolas flamel

Useful Informations

13 Rue François Miron, 75004 Paris
3 Rue Volta, 75003 Paris
51 Rue de Montmorency, 75003 Paris

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