Rue Monttessuy

Rue Monttessuy is a short street in the 7th arrondissement which has no particular claim to fame other than a view of the Eiffel Tower.

The street was named after a nineteenth-century diplomat, Gustave de Monttessuy (1809-1881), who owned several pieces of property in this neighborhood.

In case you would like to buy an apartment in this street, the average price per square meter is listed as € 13,010 as of June 2019. This estimate is € 1,529 higher than it was when I last checked it, five years earlier.

Contrary to popular belief, the cookie company Les Biscuits de Claire et Julie, makers of Les Cookies de Monttessuy is not located on Rue Monttessuy, but is five kilometers away in the 14th arrondissement, where rents and real estate prices are somewhat lower.

Le Recrutement

Not far from Rue Monttessuy is another street, Rue Sainte-Dominique, which also has a large-scale view of the Eiffel Tower (and similar real estate prices).

The café on the corner of Rue Saint-Dominique and Boulevard de La Tour-Maubourg is called Le Recrutement. Because it is not far from the Army Museum at Les Invalides, I thought this might have something to do with recruitment of soldiers into the army, but in fact the café has more of a rugby theme, and the name refers to the recruitment of players into a rugby club. I went in just to get out of the rain and have an espresso, but I found it to be a pleasant and friendly café, even for someone like me who doesn’t have a clue about rugby.

My photos in this post are from 2012 and 2014. I revised the text in 2019.

 See more posts on the 7th arrondissement of Paris.

6 thoughts on “Rue Monttessuy”

  1. Prices in Paris are eye wateringly high but have proved a good investment over past few years. I’m a sucker for property porn. Great view of Eiffel Tower and am much enjoying your Parisian history lessons.

    1. I recently read in Le Monde that Paris real estate prices have finally started going down somewhat, as people move out of the city to flee the pandemic.

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