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Is it the crown moldings and chandeliers? Herringbone wooden floors? The iron balconies and French doors? The trick is combining the classical elements with modern amenities for a classy and livable result. The classic Parisian aesthetic will never go out of style – clean white walls contrasted with flowing silk curtains draped over glowing parquet […]
A renovated two-bedroom, two-bath 136 m2 apartment located in the 7th arrondissement, directly adjacent to the Hotel Matignon, is listed at 1,900,000€ agency fees included, just under 14,000 € m2. Nestled in privileged and secure surroundings, and counting the French Prime Minister as the next door neighbor, lies a rare, renovated two-bedroom, two-bath 136 m2 […]
Imagine the high-rise buildings of Paris clothed with trees and gardens, transforming the city into a green landscape. This is the idea outlined in a recently published study, Paris Smart City 2050.
This fully renovated, air conditioned 1 bedroom apartment with balcony in a beautiful Haussmannian building is ideally located on a quiet street between the Luxembourg Gardens and the Place St. Sulpice in the heart of the 6th arrondissement, the most desirable area in Paris. On the 5th floor with elevator, the property offers views of […]
This spacious impeccably renovated 3 bedroom 2 ½ bath property is nestled on a quiet street just steps from the Seine and the Ile de la Cité. On the first floor without elevator of a well maintained 17th century building, it has 11 foot ceilings and beautiful wood flooring. It is located in a historic and […]
A French court of appeal recently blocked the restoration of the former Paris department store La Samaritaine on the grounds that its Rue de Rivoli façade does not match its historic setting. We reported on the renovations here.
The 17th century Hôtel Lambert is one of Paris’ grandest privately-owned mansions, located in the heart of Paris on the Île Saint-Louis in the 4th arrondissement (district). The building was formerly a splendid example of mid-17th century architecture and interior design, containing some fine frescoes.
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.
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.
When César Ritz founded his palatial hotel in 1898, his vision was to offer “all the refinements that a prince could wish for his own home.” His wish came true. During its lifetime, many of the crowned heads of Europe have enjoyed the Ritz’s elegant luxury – hence the word “ritzy”.