This Paris Life

Expert Insight, Breaking News, and Insider Stories on Real Estate in Paris

From busy avenues and boulevards to quaint cul-de-sacs, alleyways, and side streets, a stroll through the capital city is always a bit surprising.  Be on the lookout for these gorgeous secret courtyards on your next outing around town: these unique hidden gems provide the perfect interlude of peace and quiet from the hustle and bustle […]

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No need to go to Brittany or the Basque Coast to feel like you’re on holiday this summer.Head instead of the banks of the Seine or the Bassin the la Villette, and climb aboard one of Paris’s floating péniches.  These docked barges are a summer staple in the capital, each offering their own unique brand […]

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While the 18th is still one of the most affordable arrondissements in the capital, real estate prices have risen by more than 34% in just five years.   Eclectic.  This is the word most often used to describe the 18th arrondissement, both in terms of its population and its real estate prices. “It’s hard to […]

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Paris movie theaters reopened on June 22nd, much to the delight of Parisians, who take great pride in the diverse offerings and rich history of the capital’s cinemas.  The cradle of the New Wave in the 1960s, and then of contemporary “auteur” films, Paris has established itself as a major world capital of all things […]

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With quarantine behind us, it’s high time to get out and enjoy Paris’s reopened green spaces. If you’re still keen to avoid the crowds, though, why not check out some of Paris’s best secret gardens?  These hidden gems, unknown to most, are the perfect place to enjoy a quiet outdoor moment in an intimate setting. […]

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  In the not-so-distant past, charming rural villages surrounded Paris. It wasn’t until 1860, per the initiative of Baron Haussmann, that these small communes became part of what are now the capital’s 20 arrondissements.  Read on to learn more about the unique history of these quaint villages, the traces of which can still be seen […]

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While we’re all staying home during the quarantine, we thought it would be the perfect time to read up on some of Paris’s most exceptional sites and share their unique histories with you.  And among all of Paris’s most impressive buildings, the Sainte-Chapelle takes up a more than predominant place.  Less well known than Notre-Dame […]

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A neighborhood in the 20th arrondissement of Paris made The Guardian‘s list of the 10 coolest neighborhoods in Europe.   No, the coolest neighborhood in Paris is not near the Eiffel Tower, the Sacré-Coeur, or the Louvre. For The Guardian, which ranked the 10 coolest neighborhoods in Europe, the Charonne neighborhood, around Place de la […]

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Old-world charm, narrow cobblestoned streets, large flowered gardens, artists’ villages… With May 11th fast approaching, set off to discover the lush greenery and unparalleled charm of these idyllic French villages, less than 100 km from Paris. 1) Le village de Moret sur Loing  Welcome to the medieval village of Moret sur Loing in Seine et […]

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Are you locked down at home but dream of wandering through a Paris museum, attending a concert at the Philharmonic, or visiting a historic site in the capital?  It’s more possible than you might think thanks to the internet.  See what some of Paris’s many museums and cultural sites have in store for us online during […]

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