This Paris Life

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

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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The French property market has started the year well according to the latest nationwide figures. Paris is leading the charge with 1% property price growth.  Kicking off what many predicted would be a more quiet year for the French property market compared with 2017, January has surprised onlookers. The latest figures from price observatory portal Meilleursagents […]

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After a lull in 2016, tourism in Paris recovered last year with 23 million arrivals, an 8% increase. The government is forecasting even more growth in 2018 and thinks the city’s tourism industry could see its best growth for a decade. Several major cultural openings will boost the city’s profile.  After a turbulent end to […]

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In a sign that recent regulatory measures and negative rhetoric might be having an effect, the number of listings on Airbnb in Paris has fallen for the first time.  Between September and December, the number of property listings on short-term rental platform Airbnb fell by 11.8%, according to the Paris city hall. What’s behind it? […]

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