Neuilly-sur-Seine - L'Ile de la Jatte

L’ile de la Jatte

Neuilly-sur-Seine - Ile de la Jatte

Ile de La Grande Jatte, or "Ile de la Jatte" is located at the junction between Neuilly-sur-Seine and Levallois-Perret.

Very popular with wealthy Parisians and show-biz stars, the island inspired many Impressionist painters, among them Seurat, Monet and Van Gogh.

A cocoon of greenery between La Défense and Neuilly-sur-Seine, Ile de la Jatte is ideal for joggers and keenly sought-after by executives working in the west of Paris. Squares, parks and gardens cover over 8,000 m², and many outdoor family activities are regularly organized.

The island’s wide boulevards offer an extensive range of luxury realty: prestigious private mansions, luxuriously appointed apartments, exceptional properties with gardens overlooking the banks of the Seine, and ultra modern penthouses commanding exceptional views of Paris and the Seine.

Golf: a practice green has just been created:

(www.leparisien.fr/espace-premium/hauts-de-seine-92/un-practice-de-golf-a-neuilly-24-09-2013-3163581.php)

Fishing: La maison de la pèche offers a comprehensive and lively introduction to activities related to fishing:

Educational activities for children at the Fishing Museum (www.maisondelapeche.net/MUSEE/VISITEGUIDEE/BJ.html)

Relaxed fishing in an extraordinary setting for adults: www.maisondelapeche.net

A gastronomic Italian restaurant in this privileged environment on the water’s edge has opened

(www.lefigaro.fr/lefigaromagazine/2011/11/05/01006-20111105ARTFIG00547-depaysant-l-italie-dans-l-ile-de-la-jatte.php)
Boulevard Vital Bouhot

Boulevard Vital Bouhot

This is one of the main roads on Ile de la Jatte, an island on the Seine which is in its majority part of Neuilly-sur-Seine. It owes its name to its resemblance to a “Jatte”, that is to say a boat.

The island has been marked by four main periods in its history:

- Almost deserted until the beginning of the 19th century, it became part of the Orleans family’s extensive estate. After acquiring Neuilly chateau in 1818, the future Louis-Philippe also purchased a substantial expanse of land which included la Jatte Island which was accessed by a little temporary bridge crossing the Seine. Here he installed the “Temple of Love”, a little monument that his father Philippe-Egalité had had built in 1773 in Parc Monceau, another of the Orleans family’s properties. This still exists today.
- In 1877, a wealthy industrialist A. Herzog bought from the Orleans family (who still owned the island which was by now known as Grande Jatte) the whole of the north east of the island from B-road n° 7 (which became Boulevard Bineau in 1912, and was an extension of the road crossing Neuilly and which bore this name since 1856). To the northern side was the Boulevard Circulaire Nord, which went on to become Boulevard Vital-Bouhot. Herzog had a “carousel” built next to stables; for many years this served as a storage area for the Opera’s stage decorations, and is today the Café de la Jatte. There was little urban development, and the island’s bucolic atmosphere drew Impressionist painters including Sisley, Monet and Van Gogh ... Georges Seurat painted in 1885 "Un dimanche à la Grande Jatte". With the opening of a number of “guinguette” café-dance halls, the island gained a reputation as a haunt for “ladies of pleasure”…
- In the first years of the 20th century, urban and industrial development began in earnest. The North Circular became Boulevard d'Asnières, and manufactures produced vehicles, boats and even planes between the wars. The 1910 floods submerged most of the island, and even today the Seine can overflow and affect traffic.
- After the Second World War when the boulevard got its current name Vital-Bouhot (a member of the Resistance executed a few months before the Liberation), private residences were few and far between. It was only in the 1980’s that the Mayor of Neuilly and ex-President Nicolas Sarkozy (in association with the Mayor of adjacent Levallois) undertook an extensive planning project, with new developments and the creation of green areas particularly on Boulevard Vital-Bouhot where, in fact, he lived for several years.

This Boulevard and its surroundings are among the most expensive neighborhoods in Neuilly, and indeed in Paris, for the area offers a delightful cocoon of leafy greenery under 2km from the capital.
Boulevard Georges Seurat

Boulevard Georges Seurat

The average price of realty in these neighborhoods is around 12,000 euros /m².
Rue Paul Emile Victor

Rue Paul Emile Victor

Rue Paul Emile Victor remains slightly cheaper in terms of price per m².