This Paris Life

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

French real estate investment trust Foncière des 6ème et 7ème Arrondissements de Paris has recently bought a prestigious office complex from the French State for an undisclosed sum. The Abbaye de Penthemont is situated at the corner of the Rue de Bellechasse and the Rue de Grenelle in Paris’s 7th arrondissement (district).

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An expected upturn in French consumer spending during the 2nd quarter of 2014 is expected to benefit parts of the retail property market, experts say.

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An interview with our collaborator Christophe Chastel, who owns and runs Guest Apartment Services, a luxury rentals company based on Paris’s Ile St. Louis.

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An interview with our collaborator, Rosemary Flannery, who has been a Parisienne since 1989 and gives private guided tours of Paris’ museums and monuments

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This is the third in our series of posts looking at major projects that are enhancing parts of Paris. The Eiffel Tower, Paris’s most famous landmark in the 7th arrondissement (district), celebrated its 125th anniversary on March 31st this year. It is also undergoing a makeover that will transform its first level. One of the […]

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This quiet fully renovated one bedroom apartment is located in the heart of the historic Carré des Antiquaires in the 7th arrondissement, on the 2nd floor without elevator of a well maintained 19th century building.

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Real estate is in a class of its own when it comes to investment in alternative asset classes (i.e. not stocks, bonds or cash), a recent survey by Morgan Stanley reveals. Of U.S. high net worth (NHW) investors with $1million dollars or more in financial assets, 77% own real estate, while 35% own Real Estate […]

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Paris is a densely populated city with a high proportion of apartments to houses. Gardens and outside spaces are therefore at a premium. However, there are various ways of finding or creating an external space.

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Next up in the series by our office manager Faustine Cressot, giving you regular glimpses of the neighborhood around her desk on the rue de Verneuil, is an interview with founder and director of art gallery Galry. The 7th arrondissement (district) is renowned for the numerous antique shops and art galleries concentrated in the Carré […]

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Next up in the series by our office manager Faustine Cressot, giving you regular glimpses of the neighborhood around her desk on the rue de Verneuil, is an interview with gourmet grocers Marie and Angel at Ibérique Gourmet. I recently visited deli Ibérique Gourmet to seek out some typical Spanish delicacies. Marie and Angel’s shop […]

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