Expert Insight, Breaking News, and Insider Stories on Real Estate in Paris
A recent study highlights a double phenomenon benefiting France’s high-end property market: renewed interest on the part of foreign buyers and a rising number of first-time buyers entering this niche sector.
In the context of the dynamic commercial property market in Paris, Asian and Middle Eastern institutions have targeted the city for property investments. Recent research shows that sovereign wealth funds, insurance companies and developers have invested heavily in cross-border investments during the past two years. In 2013, total investment amounted to around $22 billion (€18.5 […]
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.
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.
The Avenue des Champs-Elysées is the most expensive location in Europe for retail rental values, and the 6th most expensive world-wide, according to a new report.
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 […]
The latest research shows that Paris occupies 2nd place among 100 European cities for commercial property demand, just after London. This is one place up from the city’s ranking in 2013.
La Poste du Louvre, the post office on the rue du Louvre, is to be redeveloped to include a luxury hotel. Not only is the post office the largest in France, but it also stays open almost 24 hours every day – useful for those who have waited until the last minute to file their […]
Paris is one of the most visited cities in the world and it’s famed for its opulent hotels in top locations. But growing competition in the luxury hotel market means that Paris hoteliers have had to stay one step ahead of the game.
This is the first in a series looking at some of the sumptuous palaces and mansions for which the City of Light is rightly famed. Located opposite the Louvre in Paris’s central 1st arrondissement (district), the Palais Royal has a long and colorful history. It has been home to royalty and aristocracy, once contained a […]