This Paris Life

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The Peninsula Paris Hotel will open its sumptuous doors on August 1st on Avenue Kléber in the 16th arrondissement (district). The hotel is located near the Champs-Elysées and is a stone’s throw from the Arc de Triomphe.

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A Hong Kong listed investment company has announced it is buying the Paris Marriott Hotel from French real estate company MCE PropCo. This luxury hotel is located on the Champs-Elysées in the center of Paris.

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This is the third in our series of posts looking at major projects that are enhancing parts of Paris. The Eiffel Tower, Paris’s most famous landmark in the 7th arrondissement (district), celebrated its 125th anniversary on March 31st this year. It is also undergoing a makeover that will transform its first level. One of the […]

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Real estate prices in Paris may not be soaring as much as they did but certain properties still command a premium. The Paris and Ile-de-France notaires (officials who handle property sales) have recorded top prices for several Paris apartments during the 4th quarter of 2013.

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This is the third in our series of posts looking at major projects that are enhancing parts of Paris. Located on an historic site in the Marais neighborhood of the 3rd arrondissement (district), the covered marketplace le Carreau du Temple reopened in March 2014 following a major restoration.

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This is the second in our series looking at major projects that are enhancing parts of Paris. Art lovers will be delighted that the Picasso Museum in Paris’s Marais neighborhood is to reopen to the public in June 2014. The art gallery has been closed for five years for a major renovation and restoration program. […]

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French supreme court rules on short term rentals ➤ Paris Property Group

We reported recently on the government’s flagship piece of legislation on housing and property rentals: the loi ALUR/Duflot. The French Parliament had passed the law but right-wing senators and members of Parliament referred it to the Constitutional Council on the grounds that parts of it might be anti-constitutional.

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This is the first in a series of posts looking at major projects that are enhancing parts of Paris and restoring others to their former glory.  The redevelopment of the former wholesale food market, les Halles de Paris, in the 1st arrondissement (district) continues apace. Part of the makeover includes an undulating glass canopy to […]

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One of the French government’s flagship laws has been censured on the grounds that parts of it may be anti-constitutional. The law would have altered key aspects of rental agreements, including short-term rentals.

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Recent research shows that investment in real estate is driving cities’ economic success rather than just being a consequence of it. Worldwide investment in commercial real estate over the past decade has totaled $4.6 trillion. Half of this has been concentrated in 30 cities.

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