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The Napoleonic Code and property ownership and inheritance in France

The Napoleonic Code is the civil legal framework of France, established in 1804 by Napoleon Bonaparte. It sets out the rules in relation to divorce, inheritance, and property ownership, among other things.

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Marais Property in the charming Village St Paul for sale; 75004

This elegant fully renovated one bedroom apartment on the second floor with elevator of a well maintained stone and brick 19th century building is located in the historical Village St. Paul area of the Marais.

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Carré des Antiquaires apartment for sale in Paris; 75007

This quiet fully renovated one bedroom apartment is located in the heart of the historic Carré des Antiquaires in the 7th arrondissement, on the 2nd floor without elevator of a well maintained 19th century building.

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Plaine Monceau apartment for sale in Paris; 75017

This grand top floor Haussmannian apartment is located in a quiet residential area of the 17th arrondissement, between the Place Pereire and the Place Catroux, in the vicinity of the Parc Monceau.

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Quartier de l’Europe apartment for sale in Paris; 75008

This typically Parisian sunny 2 bedroom apartment is located on a charming street in the “European quarter” of the 8th arrondissement, between the trendy Batignolles area and the Gare St. Lazare.  Nestled in a quiet residential neighborhood close to public transportation, shops and restaurants, the classic 19th century Haussmannian building is depicted in the famous Caillebotte painting entitled ‘Paris Street, Rainy Day’.

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Centrally located pied-à-terre for sale in Paris; 75011(border Marais)

This charming 1 bedroom apartment is located on a cobblestoned private pedestrian street off the Place de la Bastille. The quiet street and building are in a historically protected area free of typical Parisian street noise. This tranquil oasis from the bustling area surrounding it sits on the border between the Marais and Bastille areas. Its gates are closed at night for the comfort and security of its residents and during the day its ground floor shops and galleries are open to the public.

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Saint-Placide apartment for sale in Paris; 75006

This grand 4 bed, 3 bath, is well located in the Notre-Dame-des-Champs neighborhood, between the Luxembourg gardens and Saint-Placide.

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Tax relief on real estate sales in France: the latest on the capital gains regime

In August, we reported on the much-welcomed tax relief on real estate sales, which was immediately applied to any sale finalized after September 1, 2013. The changes were intended to offset the government’s wholesale revision of the capital gains tax laws in 2012, which had discouraged property owners from selling and thus significantly curbed the volume of sales. The new rules had a rapid effect on the market as sellers took advantage of the relief.

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Real estate prices in Paris: a guided tour of the arrondissements

Following the trend throughout France, real estate prices are dipping slightly in almost every Paris arrondissement. This presents some great opportunities for buyers. Weekly news magazine l’Express questioned agents in each arrondissement to get their view of market trends. Continue reading “Real estate prices in Paris: a guided tour of the arrondissements” »

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Odéon apartment for sale; 75006 Paris

This charming sunny one bedroom courtyard apartment in a 17th century building is nestled on a quiet street in the Odéon area of Paris’ most highly prized district, the 6th arrondissement.   A row of tall windows in the living room and bedroom look out on the greenery in the quiet vine covered cobblestone courtyard, giving the impression of being in the countryside while in the heart of Paris.

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