This Paris Life

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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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With the last of winter fading away in Paris, there’s no better time than now to treat yourself to a comforting spa day.  Whether you’re looking to pamper yourself in the warmth of a sauna during the drab days of winter, or detox after the holidays as you continue your wellness journey in 2019, Paris […]

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With many groundbreaking projets on the horizon, the 13th arrondissement of the capital is a promising territory for investors.   The 13th is Paris’ most unusual arrondissement.  Between the historic gritstone homes of la Butte-aux-Cailles and the American-style buildings on the avenue de France, the 13th arrondissement offers different options to buyers wishing to invest […]

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Urban renewal projects around France have become a national priority as lawmakers aim to curb the number of city-dwelling citizens that head to the outskirts of town. France’s “Action cœur de ville” plan will allocate a budget of €5 billion over five years to improve infrastructure and business development in 222 medium-sized French cities.  This […]

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As part of the modernization of the Montparnasse neighborhood, the City of Paris will provide for the creation of 500 – 700 jobs in the future Paris-Montparnasse station while the CIT tower will undergo a complete renovation toward energy-efficiency.   Straddling the 14th and 15th arrondissements, Montparnasse station is being transformed, and with it, the whole […]

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With the opening or reopening of several new restaurants, shops, and boutiques in the 16th arrondissement, a trendy breath of fresh air has hit this quiet, unassuming neighborhood.  Read on to discover which addresses have made ELLE Décoration’s list of some of the latest and greatest “places to be” in this revamped arrondissement.      […]

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Secret, rooftop, or botanical, the garden is the ideal refuge for a shaded break in peak summer months.  As compiled by Le Figaro Lifstyle, here is a list of the 10 latest and greatest places in the capital to find a bit of greenery this summer.   1. 88 Ménilmontant Like last year, music venue […]

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July 31st marked the last day of  “Autolib”, a car-share program encompassing some 4,000 electric vehicles that, for 7 years, were used in and around Paris for a fee per minute and a monthly subscription.  About 150,000 users profited from the service as of the most recent data.  In an article on libération.fr, reporters have detailed […]

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According to a study led by l’Observatoire BNP Paribas International Buyers, in partnership with les Notaires de France, the British, followed by the Belgians, are the first foreign buyers of real estate in France in terms of number of transactions. The British account for about a quarter (25,9 %) of the number of real estate transactions […]

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