This Paris Life

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

You know the one in New York that’s 93 meters tall (about 300 feet), but did you know that there are 6 replicas of the Statue of Liberty to be found in Paris proper?  In celebration of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we’ve decided to detail the history and location of all 6 of these statues […]

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At the heart of the capital lies Rue de Rivoli, a commercial street known by all. But did you know that this street is also steeped in history? Here are some fun facts about this beautiful Parisian artery.   It got its name from a battle won by Napoleon Bonaparte over the Austrians at Rivoli […]

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Here are 3 great places to visit that are only a few hours (or even minutes) from the capital for those in search of somewhere different and relaxing!   Honfleur, to take in the fresh air of the Channel Honfleur is a small port town in Calvados which has been transformed into a real charming […]

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Known for its abundance of artistic inspiration, the Ile-de-France region has won over many painters who came to set up homes and studios. Places of life and artistic creation, many of the houses occupied by renowned artists have retained their charm of yesteryear, and make for great day trips from Paris.   Rosa Bonheur’s castle […]

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There is a wide array of new exhibits beginning in October, ranging from contemporary art, photography and more traditional painting.   Cindy Sherman, America’s Broken/Shattered Mirror The arrival of Cindy Sherman’s artwork in Paris should have made headlines, as through her artwork, she provides fascinating insight into America and American life. However, due to the […]

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Despite a substantial drop in supply and demand, the cost of property, especially in almost all of the country’s major cities, continues to rise. In France, becoming a homeowner costs 5.4% more than a year ago and a drop in prices is seems unlikely to happen anytime soon.   An increase in real estate prices […]

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Urban farms have been sprouting like mushrooms over the past several years in Paris.  These innovative community fixtures not only offer organic produce to local businesses and residents, but also foster environmental sustainability through their eco-friendly practices and educational programs.  Read on to learn more about five of Paris’s most well-developed urban farms and see […]

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Check out these 4 terraces that are perfect for having an aperitif or tapas while enjoying the autumn sun in the capital.     Mun The spot ? This is Laurent de Gourcuff’s newest restaurant for the Paris Society group. This terrace, located above the Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysees, has a view over the most beautiful […]

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A carefree period of unprecedented economic prosperity and industrial progress, la Belle Époque stretched from the end of the 1870s to the outbreak of the First World War in 1918.  In art, this time period was marked by the development of Art Nouveau and a certain need for ornamental opulence, the traces of which can […]

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Paris is gradually reconstructing its cultural life, frozen by the coronavirus during the lockdown. Although museums are now open, many Parisians and tourists alike are discovering (or rediscovering) the cultural offerings to be had right on the city’s streets through street art. The streets of Paris are like one huge, open-air museum of street art […]

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