This Paris Life

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The City plans to restore the 20-hectare garden along the Champs-Elysées.   Rough and sometimes muddy sidewalks, seemingly forgotten green spaces… tourists are the first to say that the Champs-Élysées gardens are a poor reflection on “the most beautiful avenue in the world”. An ambitious project After it was announced that more “urban forests” – […]

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As of June 8th, cigarettes have been banned in 10% of the capital’s parks and gardens.  Offenders could be liable to a €38 fine.   Smoking is now prohibited in fifty-two of Paris’s parks and gardens, or about 10% of the capital’s green spaces.  The ban was put in place on June 8th after trial […]

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The concept of “le portage immobilier” offers a solid yield as properties are sold at a 20 to 30% discount.   A return of more than 6% with a tenant already in place that will take good care of the property: a real estate investor in 2016 could only dream about this.  These days, it’s […]

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The Petit-Montrouge borough in the 14th arrondissement takes its name from the neighboring commune of Montrouge, of which it was part before its annexation by Paris in 1860. It boasts particular architectural features characteristic of the southern part of the capital, unaffected by Haussmannian-style buildings, with many individual houses and villas. More commonly known as […]

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According to Hippolyte d’Albis, a professor at the École d’économie de Paris and research director at CNRS (French National Center for Scientific Research) population dynamics in France explain, in part, the country’s solid real estate market health.   In certain European counties, like Germany and Italy, birth rate decreases have contributed to the realignment of […]

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You’ve been to Père Lachaise and les Catacombs, but have you ever explored some of Paris’s lesser-known cemeteries?  Places of both quiet reflection and historical significance, Parisian cemeteries are free and open to all.  They provide respite from the agitation and heat of the city, and shelter some of the world’s most celebrated figures in […]

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With De Vinci at the Louvre, Toulouse-Lautrec at the Grand Palais, and Degas at the Musée d’Orsay, temporary exhibits this fall season honor some of the great artistic masters of our time. Read on to discover which exhibits we’re looking forward to the most in this ultimate guide.   Léonard de Vinci at the Louvre […]

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The City of Paris has launched an initiative to increase vegetation and greenery in the heart of the capital.  The Mayor of Paris plans to create rue végétales in each arrondissement, allowing nature to reassert itself within our tarmac-heavy capital.   Pedestrian-only streets The streets and small passages chosen are pedestrian-friendly and often have eco-friendly transportation […]

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It’s good to be an entrepreneur in France when you’re a woman, and particularly in Paris.  Such is revealed in the 2019 edition of the “Women Entrepreneur Cities Index” published by Dell and IHS Markit each year.   For the first time ever, Paris has made the top 10 list of the world’s most welcoming […]

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Markets contribute to a city’s identity, and Paris is no exception.  Parisians are attached to the market-going legacy of old Paris and to this day markets remain a place of lively exchange at the heart of city life.  Paris is currently home to 82 markets, with the oldest one in operation since 1615!  From the […]

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