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The French property market is reviving in certain regions, notably in Paris

Property pundits have noted that prices have started to increase again in certain regions of France, particularly in Paris, during the early summer.

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A new sporting and events stadium, Arena 92, is scheduled to open in Paris’ western suburbs in 2016

This is the sixth in our series of posts looking at major projects that are enhancing parts of Paris.

The largest cultural and sporting complex in France, Arena 92, is currently scheduled to open at the end of 2016 in Nanterre in Paris’ western suburbs. The stadium is under construction on a former sports ground near the arch of La Défense.

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Paris is one of the most attractive cities in the world for business investment, according to a new survey

International business leaders rate Paris the third most attractive city in the world for business investment, according to a recent survey carried out for KPMG. This is a jump of two places in the space of a year.

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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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French Capital Gains Tax: the rules for individuals who have been fiscally domiciled in France

We have reported regularly on changes to the French capital gains tax (CGT) regime over the past two years.

In France, the capital gain on the sale of a primary residence is exempt from any tax. But the capital gain on the sale of a second home or investment property is liable to tax and social charges. We explain the current rules here.

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Setting up a Société Civile Immobilière (French civil property company): how does it work and what are the pros and cons?

The French Société Civile Immobilière (SCI) is a popular vehicle for purchasing real estate in France. Paris-based firm Pech de Laclause, Bathmanabane & Associés gives an overview of this structure and discusses some of the pros and cons.

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The Rue du Vertbois in Paris’s Marais neighborhood is being transformed into a hip foodie destination

This is the fifth in our series of posts looking at major projects that are enhancing parts of Paris.

Parisian millionaire Cédric Naudon is transforming the Rue du Vertbois in the northern Marais neighborhood into a gourmet and design destination. The project, nicknamed ‘La Jeune Rue’ (the young street), aims to combine ethically sourced food with high quality design.

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