This Paris Life

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  In the not-so-distant past, charming rural villages surrounded Paris. It wasn’t until 1860, per the initiative of Baron Haussmann, that these small communes became part of what are now the capital’s 20 arrondissements.  Read on to learn more about the unique history of these quaint villages, the traces of which can still be seen […]

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While we’re all staying home during the quarantine, we thought it would be the perfect time to read up on some of Paris’s most exceptional sites and share their unique histories with you.  And among all of Paris’s most impressive buildings, the Sainte-Chapelle takes up a more than predominant place.  Less well known than Notre-Dame […]

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A neighborhood in the 20th arrondissement of Paris made The Guardian‘s list of the 10 coolest neighborhoods in Europe.   No, the coolest neighborhood in Paris is not near the Eiffel Tower, the Sacré-Coeur, or the Louvre. For The Guardian, which ranked the 10 coolest neighborhoods in Europe, the Charonne neighborhood, around Place de la […]

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Old-world charm, narrow cobblestoned streets, large flowered gardens, artists’ villages… With May 11th fast approaching, set off to discover the lush greenery and unparalleled charm of these idyllic French villages, less than 100 km from Paris. 1) Le village de Moret sur Loing  Welcome to the medieval village of Moret sur Loing in Seine et […]

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Henry Buzy-Cazaux, President of the Institute of Real Estate Services Management, comments on the large-scale adoption of digital tools by real estate professionals in France, especially considering how reluctant many were to make the leap just a couple of months ago…   Covid-19, by forcing us into lockdown, has deprived us of social interaction. It […]

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Signing an agreement of sale, finalizing a property purchase, or carrying out home inspections are all once again possible following the publication of new regulatory texts in France.   It is now possible for people whose real estate projects have been put on hold during the lockdown to sign preliminary sales agreements and/or deeds of […]

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What effects have the current lockdown measures had on the state of mind of future property buyers in France?   In conjunction with the Observatoire du Moral Immobilier (OMI), SeLoger surveyed more than 2,500 potential buyers for an exclusive study on market confidence.   Covid-19 crisis: 7 out of 10 French people are optimistic Although […]

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Are you locked down at home but dream of wandering through a Paris museum, attending a concert at the Philharmonic, or visiting a historic site in the capital?  It’s more possible than you might think thanks to the internet.  See what some of Paris’s many museums and cultural sites have in store for us online during […]

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Candidates in this year’s municipal elections aren’t only running for mayor, they’re also racing to find the best ways to free the capital from the congestion and pollution of its vehicles.  Anne Hidalgo has even presented a plan to make Paris a “100% bikeable city,” much like Amsterdam or Copenhagen. But is the capital built […]

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According to data released earlier this month by LPI-SeLoger, Paris property prices now exceed €11,000/m² on average, despite significant price gaps from one arrondissement to another.  Prices are still continuing to rise after five years of increase, despite a recent slowdown in pace.   Real estate prices in the capital have risen higher than ever, […]

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