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Want to get out of Paris, but not too far? Here are the places you absolutely must visit and all located in the enclosure of the Petite Couronne, just outside the gates of Paris. La Petite Couronne includes 3 departments: Hauts-de-Seine (92), itself made up of 36 municipalities; Seine-Saint-Denis (93) made up of 40 municipalities […]

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The capital gains tax regime for real estate property sales The capital gains realized when real estate property is transferred for valuable consideration are, in principle, liable to capital gains tax.   One critical exception covered below is that primary residences in France are NOT subject to capital gains. Who is taxable? Real estate capital gains […]

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Where Do The Chefs Eat in Paris? Because life is short and you can’t afford to waste time going to the wrong places, GQ decided to test everything beforehand – bar, restaurant, bakery, kebab … – so you don’t have to. To help us in this process, this time we called on the best witnesses […]

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  Are you going to undertake major renovations? Some precautionary measures should be taken to avoid neighborhood problems. It all starts with respecting the co-ownership regulations. Before knocking down the first partition or blowing up the tiles, you must respect the co-ownership regulations, obtain the necessary authorizations and above all inform your neighbors and take […]

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The disenchantment for big city life, reinforced   The new real estate geography observed by Meilleur Agents. The disenchantment with big cities is marked by an increased interest in the countryside. The hierarchy in terms of price increases until July 2020 was, at the top of the scale, Paris followed by the ten of the […]

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Paris Real Estate Prices by Arrondissement In a market that is once again buoyant, supply has increased by the departure of Parisians in need of space. Buyers are in control and are more demanding than ever. By Valérie Ferrer, Nicole Gex, Robert Kassous, Yves Le Grix, Agnès Morel and Louise Perrin   Paris center (1st, […]

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5 Weekend Ideas Less Than 3 Hours From Paris The French don’t only love their long luxurious holidays but they also adore their freedom to escape the city for short breaks and weekend getaways. With many cities within 3 hours of Paris, there is plenty to visit even for a limited time. Though a weekend […]

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So you’ve decided to invest in an apartment in Paris.  Congratulations!  Buying property in the capital not only fulfills numerous investment objectives, but it also offers unique cultural experiences and provides a lifetime of memories with friends and family. Besides following our 10 investment tips for buying a pied-a-terre apartment in Paris, it’s also important […]

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A “partie commune” is the common area for the use of all co-owners, and a “partie privative” is an area reserved for the exclusive use of one co-owner. How do we define “partie commune” and “partie privative”?   Partie commune A partie commune is an area that is part of a building and land which […]

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When we say the “rentrée” we think “a new start” especially for our taste buds! Here are the latest spots to visit for some exceptional gustatory times! Even if, for many of us, summer vacation is truly over, abandoning our taste buds is out of the question! Having loitered by all our favorite terraces, we’ve […]

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