This Paris Life

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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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We are fortunate to be able to offer for sale, the iconic home of this legendary French fashion muse in St. Remy de Provence.  Images shared graciously by the Catroux family. This year, in 2020, the Musée Yves Saint Laurent Paris is devoting a special exhibition to Betty Catroux, fashion icon and Yves Saint Laurent’s […]

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The striking, Art Deco glass dome that has graced major Paris department store Galeries Lafayette for more than 100 years will return to its former luster this summer.   Captivating visitors for more than a century, the celebrated dome of Galeries Lafayette promises to shine even brighter after restorative works. Erected in 1912 by architect […]

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Undertaking a renovation in the capital is more feasible, and reasonably priced, than ever.  However, some homeowners find that the actual groundbreaking can be the most unnerving part, especially in historic Paris apartments.  But while any structural issues and surprises may seem alarming, they certainly don’t have to be, and a good, quality professional can […]

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