This Paris Life

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International inheritances amount to some €100 billion per year, but the rules governing cross-border inheritance are complex. Inheritance laws are different in each European Union (EU) country. This web page set up by the notaries of Europe, explains the current rules in each EU state.

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Paris’ palaces and mansions:

This is the next in a series looking at some of the sumptuous palaces and mansions for which the City of Light is rightly famed. The Hôtel de Soubise is an elegant 18th century mansion on the rue des Francs-Bourgeois in the 3rd arrondissement (district). It has been the property of the French State since […]

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Paris - a city with only few skyscrapers

Have you ever wondered why central Paris has so few skyscrapers? Compared with most major world cities – Hong Kong, New York or Dubai, for example – the City of Light has few high rise apartment buildings.

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One of the grandes dames of Paris hotels, the Hotel de Crillon, is undergoing its first major renovation since becoming a hotel in 1909. Work began in 2013 and is scheduled for completion in 2015.

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Interview with Paris Perfect an Paris apartment rentals company • Paris Property Group

Continuing our series of interviews with collaborators, we talk to Madelyn Willems of Paris apartment rentals company, Paris Perfect.  1. Where do you come from, how long have you lived in Paris and what brought you here? My father was a US Air Force pilot, and we were posted to Naples and Rome in Italy, […]

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This is the next in a series looking at some of the sumptuous palaces and mansions for which the City of Light is rightly famed. The Bibliothèque Nationale de France (French National Library) is actually a complex of buildings in Paris’ 2nd arrondissement (district). It occupies the so-called Quadrilatère Richelieu (Richelieu rectangle), bordered by the […]

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The rooftops of Paris have often been the inspiration for artists, writers, and film makers. Now, the City of Paris has voted to put forward its roofscape as a candidate for UNESCO World Heritage Site status.

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This is the next in the series by our office manager Faustine Cressot, giving you regular glimpses of the neighborhood around her desk on the rue de Verneuil. An interview with Jonathan Blot, master pastry chef and creator of Acide Macaron. This brand new setting at 10 Rue du Bac in the 7th arrondissement (district) […]

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Living on the Seine

Apartments with a river view in top Paris locations command premium prices. One was sold recently on the Quai de Conti in the 6th arrondissement (district) for a record €42,600/m2. So why not live on the River Seine instead?

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The French State is one of the biggest holders of state-owned property in the world. It held €59,384 billion of real estate at the end of 2013 and continues its policy of divestment. In 2012, its property assets were valued at €60,064 billion.

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