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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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In the Grand Foyer of Paris’ Palais Garnier opera house, evening dresses and tuxedos have given way to more casual outfits.  And for good reason.  The performers are resting, and actors have replaced them.  For the first time ever, the Palais Garnier has opened its doors to an escape game dubbed “Inside Opéra”, a life-size […]

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When you think of where to look for more affordable properties in Paris, the northern and eastern ‘quartier populaires’ come to mind. But the 13th arrondissement in the city’s south should not be forgotten: it is one of only three where average asking prices remain below €8,000 per m2.  It is known mainly for its universities […]

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Paris Property Group’s Kathryn Brown sat down with USA Today recently to give an update on the Paris real estate market, as well as a look at some special properties for sale.  In a whirlwind discussion of far ranging topics including the evolution of prices over the past decade, the impact of currency exchange rate […]

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Average asking prices in Paris are set to breach €10,000 per m2 soon according to the latest data. Growth is continuing albeit at a slower pace. The latest figures from price observatory website Seloger show a slowing in the capital’s price growth. Growth in the quarter to January was just 0.5% while the yearly figures […]

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The working class borough of Belleville is one to watch for those looking to buy property in Paris.  The neighborhood that straddles four arrondissements is turning heads for its rapid boboisation and piquing the interest of thrifty investors and buyers, as property prices remain low and are forecast to grow rapidly in future. Both buy-to-let investors and […]

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Paris continues its winning streak after topping the Anholt-GfK City Brands Index, a measure of its attractiveness to outsiders. This comes after it recently topped rankings for luxury retailing and property markets.  Paris has topped the Anholt-GfK City Brands Index for the second year in a row, and the fourth time in the survey’s history. See the […]

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The Rue des Martyrs is to become pedestrian and bike-only as the local mayor finalizes plans for its transformation.  Work to turn the road, which is crammed with independent outlets and food mongers, into a pedestrian and bike-only avenue could start as early as this summer and be complete by autumn. Local mayor Delphine Bürkli presented her […]

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