This Paris Life

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

Perhaps, you’re one among thousands of francophiles who have wondered about moving to Paris. From beautiful cafés and unrivaled food discoveries to its most admired museums and remarkable flea market finds, the city has won the hearts of tourists and residents alike. Paris has something for everyone. But finding a home and making a life […]

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Exploited since the Middle Ages to supply Paris, the waters of Belleville are an impressive network punctuated with charming manholes.   In order to bring water from the Belleville springs to the centre of Paris, a large aqueduct was built by the city in the 13th and 14th centuries. All along the route, small “manholes” […]

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Road trips start with a plane ticket Expect fewer group tours and organized trips as people slowly readjust to travel immediately post-Covid.  They might rent a car and tour around on their own, or bunker down in an exotic spot for longer periods and experience it like a “local”.   Comfort food gets dolled up […]

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How to live in a foreign country People always ask, “How did you manage to live in Paris?” I’ve been meaning to write about it for years, but it seems especially timely, as recent crises are causing many people to become serious about pursuing all those dreams that keep getting put off. Moving to a […]

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Notaries have observed a slowdown in growth during the third quarter. Moody’s Investors Services believes that French house prices could fall by 2% next year. However, not all will benefit from this lull in house prices.   After months of economic crisis, French housing is still costly despite the first signs of a lull this […]

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The real estate market is being sealed off at a time when Parisian property prices are stable, while demand is rising in certain provincial areas where supply is drying up.   The average price per square meter in France’s 10 biggest cities excluding Paris is at 2,759€, up 0.2% over one month, as of November […]

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Here are 3 great places to visit that are only a few hours (or even minutes) from the capital for those in search of somewhere different and relaxing!   Honfleur, to take in the fresh air of the Channel Honfleur is a small port town in Calvados which has been transformed into a real charming […]

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It’s been years since the real estate market for chateaux has generated so much interest. Post-quarantine, this micro-market is fully benefiting from a renewed interest in both the countryside and in vacation homes where owners can work remotely while remaining in proximity to the big city.   It’s a pleasant post-quarantine surprise for luxury real […]

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The Paris real estate market has quickly recovered after an uncertain first half due to coronavirus.    Sales numbers The first few months of 2020 heralded an exceptional year for Paris real estate, especially after the momentum of 2019 with a record 1.07 million sales.  At the end of April, however, with the coronavirus, the […]

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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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