Flat in the “Plein Ciel” tower

Gilles Gauthier & Pierre Milande
Paris 13e


50,7 sqm LC
1 bedroom
Swimming pools, playroom and fitness room


A flat with balcony in the tower Plein Ciel

In the heart of the 13th arrondissement, this recently renovated flat is located in the “Plein Ciel” residence, overlooked by the skyscraper designed by architects Gilles Gauthier and Pierre Milande in the late 1960s.

With a floor area of 50.7 m², this walk-through flat opens onto an entrance hall leading to a bright lounge with a balcony on one side and a separate, fully-equipped kitchen on the other. A small hallway leads to an 11 m² bedroom with a private balcony overlooking the residence’s garden, a shower room and a separate toilet.

Renovated in 2016, the property offers bright spaces with a minimalist décor and meticulous finishes, featuring a soft colour palette. The lounge area and entrance hall feature bespoke storage units and bookcases. The building’s structural metal posts are left exposed.

A cellar completes the property.

Residents enjoy the exceptional facilities of the Plein Ciel tower: a heated indoor swimming pool, an outdoor swimming pool with solarium, a games and reading room, as well as a fitness room, changing rooms and sanitary facilities. Located at the top of the tower, these communal areas offer an unobstructed panoramic view of the Parisian landscape.

The residence is located in a residential area at the junction of the 13th and 5th arrondissements. It has excellent transport links (several bus routes and metro line 7) and all local amenities. A family-friendly shopping area, it also offers a wealth of cultural and green spaces for local residents.

Village spirit in the 13th arrondissement

The Plein Ciel residence comprises four buildings, ranging in height from 5 to 26 storeys in the case of the tower, framing a central communal garden. The simple, balanced shape of the whole is created by the variations in the size of the openings that punctuate each level. The compact silhouette of the building is lightened by the long balconies surrounding the structure on each floor. These give each dwelling an airy outdoor space above the city. The tower is topped by a three-storey white volume housing the communal facilities (swimming pools, terraces, sports hall, etc.), offering a 360° view of the panorama. This particularly high-quality range of facilities is typical of the large housing estates built in the 1960s and 1970s, which were designed to provide residents with convivial places to entertain and socialise.

“Plein Ciel”, a modern tower block in the heart of a remarkable district

Unlike much of the surrounding development, Plein Ciel is built on the natural soil of the city rather than on slabs, and blends harmoniously into the urban fabric. Close to the Croulebarbe tower, the first Parisian housing skyscraper designed by Edouard Albert in 1960, and the Blanqui-Corvisart tower designed by Abro and Henry Kandjian (1962), the building is at the heart of the large-scale modernist developments.

At the junction of the 13th and 5th arrondissements, the district blends Haussmannian tradition, old Paris and modernity. The medieval and classical architecture of the village of Mouffetard is matched by remarkable modern and contemporary architecture: the Mobilier National, built by Auguste Perret in 1937, and the latest building, designed by Henri Ciriani between 2011 and 2015, with its modernist lines inherited from Le Corbusier.

Technical info

Asking price: €610,000
Fees payable by the vendor

Property tax: €922

Regulated insulated heating

Refurbishment carried out in 2018


Estimated average annual energy costs for standard use, based on 2021 energy prices: between €570 and €810

Additional information

Prix de vente

610 000 €


Paris 13ème


Gille Gauthier & Pierre Milande


Paris & Ile-de-France

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