This Paris Life

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

Markets contribute to a city’s identity, and Paris is no exception.  Parisians are attached to the market-going legacy of old Paris and to this day markets remain a place of lively exchange at the heart of city life.  Paris is currently home to 82 markets, with the oldest one in operation since 1615!  From the […]

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From place de la Bastille and Nation to the banks of the Seine, by the end of 2019, pedestrians and bikes will have taken over a large part of the roadway, to the detriment of cars. It’s no longer a surprise to anyone: the Mayor of Paris, Anne Hidalgo, and her team have made the […]

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Falling interest rates have succeeded in offsetting a rise in prices, even in large cities where housing is becoming increasingly expensive.   Who would have thought? While prices continue to rise, purchasing power in France has never been higher, at least not since 2002, according to the National Federation of Real Estate (Fnaim). Buyers can […]

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Up 10.6% over the first six months of 2019, the French luxury real estate market grew 10 times faster than the traditional market.   Although the sun has been shining on the French real estate market over the past three years, the luxury market is where things are truly heating up. Over the first 6 […]

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As of July 1st, the reintroduction of rent caps has taken effect in an attempt to curb the increased cost of living in the capital.   As in other major European cities, real estate prices in Paris are on the up and up.  It is estimated that the price of rent in Paris has increased […]

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On June 25th, the City of Paris unveiled 20 ways that it will use the Olympic and Paralympic Games to benefit Parisian residents, reflecting the city’s ambition to create a more egalitarian, sustainable, beautiful, civically-engaged, and sports-focused city by 2024.  This action plan also demonstrates the city’s ongoing commitment to prioritizing the long-term effects of […]

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With the addition of a shopping mall, new entrances, and a new exterior, Gare de Lyon will be completely renovated by 2024. Preparatory phases have just begun.   With Gare du Nord set to be completely remodeled and tripled in size by the 2024 Olympic Games, plans for Gare de Lyon’s redevelopment have now been […]

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Between January and March, real estate prices increased by 3% compared to 2018, while over the past year, sales numbers reached 985,000.   While real estate prices increased in the first trimester in France, maintaining last year’s momentum (+3%), sales volumes have hit a new record, according to data published by INSEE and French notaries. […]

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The objective of “Embellir Paris” (“Beautify Paris”) is to enhance the capital’s “forgotten nooks and crannies, all those abandoned or insufficiently developed parts of the city where our residents live their everyday lives,” says Christophe Girard, Deputy Mayor of Culture of the City of Paris.      More than 700 artistic contributions Launched on November 9th […]

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Each day on the esplanade of the Trocadero or on the lawn of the Champs de Mars, hundreds of tourists photograph Paris’ Dame de Fer, the Eiffel Tower.  This symbol of France has graced us with her presence for 130 years now, but why and exactly how was she built?  In celebration of the anniversary of […]

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