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This is the third in our series of posts looking at major projects that are enhancing parts of Paris. Located on an historic site in the Marais neighborhood of the 3rd arrondissement (district), the covered marketplace le Carreau du Temple reopened in March 2014 following a major restoration.

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Montmartre: a village within a city • Paris Property Group

When most people think of Montmartre, they imagine the gleaming white domed façade of the Sacré Coeur church that dominates Paris. Or they recall the artists at their easels waylaying tourists in the Place du Tertre. These are certainly symbols of this legendary area of the city but there’s more to it than that.

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This is the second in our series looking at major projects that are enhancing parts of Paris. Art lovers will be delighted that the Picasso Museum in Paris’s Marais neighborhood is to reopen to the public in June 2014. The art gallery has been closed for five years for a major renovation and restoration program. […]

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Paris in the 16th century • Take a virtual walk through Paris • PPG

Have you ever wondered how Paris might have looked in the 1500s? Now you can take a virtual walk through Paris with a series of 3D maps developed by Grez Productions and based on a range of historical sources.

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Interview with American architect Michael Herrman ➤Paris Property Group

An interview with our collaborator Michael Herrman, a prize-winning architect who has created residential projects in Paris.  He also works on projects around Europe and in the US.

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This is the first in a series of posts looking at major projects that are enhancing parts of Paris and restoring others to their former glory.  The redevelopment of the former wholesale food market, les Halles de Paris, in the 1st arrondissement (district) continues apace. Part of the makeover includes an undulating glass canopy to […]

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The Prefect of Paris and the Ile-de-France Region have given authorization to the Russian government to build a Russian Orthodox spiritual and cultural center on the Quai Branly in the 7th Arrondissement (district).

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An historic building in the Marais neighborhood is to be renovated and converted into a 5-star hotel. Cinema producer and hotelier Jean-Pierre Marois plans a 39-room luxury hotel that will preserve the unique character of the Bains-Douches (literally, public baths) building, located at 7 rue du Bourg l’Abbé in the 3rd arrondissement (district). The hotel […]

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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 cabinetmakers Laura and Yvan at the Ebénisterie Tapisserie de la rue de Verneuil.

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La Samaritaine, one of Paris’s iconic landmarks, is to be reborn following an ambitious makeover project. The famous department store, first opened in 1870, is situated between the Pont Neuf and the rue de Rivoli, close to the Louvre Museum. The 1st arrondissement (district) is the city’s luxury shop window, with some sought-after addresses.

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