Magazine Daniel Féau et Belles Demeures de France

nonetheless). The more adventurous even offered themselves a palace! At the same time, the popularity of Airbnb was more or less transforming the city into a huge hotel, and investors queued up to undertake restoration work. So how do things stand today? Those who loved the city’s once sleepy atmosphere will find that things have changed. Tourists have invaded Lisbon and many French speakers mingle with the crowds ... Prices have more than doubled, but at 6000 euro/sqm there are still a few interesting properties on the market. For those still dreaming of a palace, Christie’s Porta da Frente agency is currently marketing one for 15 million euro. Offering over 1000 sqm of living space, this delightful property boasts a charming apricot-coloured facade and a turret to admire the Tagus... The agency’s portfolio however includes many other properties at more accessible prices. The city comprises a succession of neighbourhoods each with their own particular appeal. To the west, the residential Estrela area is still cheap with apartments at 3500 euro/sqm (with work required). There are a number of embassies in this neighbourhood, and in their immediate vicinity prices can reach 5000 euro/sqm. Count twice this for a house oozing with charm, such as this 769 sqm private mansion with a garden, swimming pool and caretaker's house located in the city’s Lapa neighbourhood. It is for sale for 7 million euro. Properties in the 5000 to 8000 euro price range are to be found in the Bairro Alto and Chiado neighborhoods, very popular for their bohemian atmosphere and numerous theatres, restaurants and bars. To the north, the more tranquil Santo Antonio area attracts a wealthy family clientele. Many properties are in the process of renovation around Avenida Liberdade, Lisbon’s Champs-Elysees. Count 10.000 euro/sqm. Those seeking total peace and authenticity head for the Principe Real and Santa Catarina neighbourhoods, or further east towards Saint-Georges chateau and Santa Maria Maior Cathedral. In the Alfama district, the oldest in Lisbon, upmarket apartments command magnificent views. For example this luxurious and entirely renovated 420 sqm duplex apartment in a 16 th century building. Contemporary comfort and decoration allying perfectly with period authenticity, and sold with a priceless asset in Lisbon: a parking space. The charm of the city’s winding streets has its limits... www.portadafrente.pt

et du Chiado, très prisés pour l’ambiance bohème qui y règne. Théâtres, restaurants et bars y sont nombreux. Plus calme, au nord, Santo Antonio est une zone qui attire une clientèle familiale aisée. De nombreuses réhabilitations sont en cours autour de l’avenida Liberdade, les Champs-Élysées de Lisbonne. Compter 10 000 euros le mètre. Les vrais amateurs de quiétude et d’authenticité ont trouvé leur bonheur dans les quartiers proches de Principe Real et de Santa Catarina, ou alors élu domicile plus à l’est, du côté du château

de Saint-Georges et de la cathédrale Santa Maria Maior dite Sé. Dans ce quartier d’Alfama, le plus vieux de Lisbonne, des appartements haut de gamme jouissent de vues magnifiques. Exemple avec ce luxueux duplex de 420 mètres carrés entièrement refait, situé dans un bâtiment du XVI e siècle. Parfait compromis de décoration contemporaine et de vestiges historiques. Avec un atout qui n’a pas de prix à Lisbonne : un parking. Le charme des ruelles qui serpentent a ses limites… www.portadafrente.pt

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