This Paris Life

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

In the heart of Paris’s 15th arrondissement, Atelier 11 stands as a testament to artistic history, having hosted luminaries such as Gauguin, Soutine, and Modigliani within its storied walls. Yet, time has weathered this venerable studio, leaving its walls cracked and its famed skylights in need of restoration. Anticipation reverberates as plans unfold for an […]

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In a bid to transform the Seine River into a viable venue for Olympic swimming, the city of Paris has set in motion an ambitious project to construct a vast storage basin capable of holding 46,000 cubic meters of wastewater. This move, reported by Reuters, aims to curb pollution levels, offering athletes a chance to […]

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In Europe, the call for high-speed rail travel has reached a crescendo, echoing the desires of travelers seeking rapid, sustainable alternatives to short-haul flights and congested roads. This surge, however, encounters a significant snag: the demand outpaces the available supply. Trains are consistently at capacity, driving ticket prices to soaring heights and prompting many passengers […]

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  A food writer shares what it was like to eat, cook, and shop in Paris as Julia Child knew and loved it. As our boat glided along the Seine, the Eiffel Tower came into view, glittering against a piercing blue September sky. The captain popped a bottle of Champagne and handed me a generous pour. […]

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Amidst the allure of Paris lies a realm of captivating weekend retreats, each a splendid departure from the city’s bustle. Whether your heart yearns for the countryside’s tranquility, the regal echoes of châteaux, or the coastal symphony of cliffs, these five destinations promise an enchanting escape. The Loire Valley Enter a realm where time dances […]

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Mortgage interest rates in France are between 4.25% and 5.5% for foreign buyers – substantially lower than interest rates in the US.  And mortgages are more readily available than they have been since interest rates started rising.  Real estate prices have been coming down since the start of Covid due to population migration from cities […]

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In the quest for a home in Paris, there’s a question: What must the seller provide at closing? The main rule requires the seller to give what the sales contract says. Unfortunately, there can be problems, like kitchens without necessary equipment or missing cellars, leading to disagreements. The key part of this property sale process […]

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Winter Chill Descends on French Real Estate Market as Top Cities Grapple with Ongoing Price Decline. Paris Sees Unprecedented Monthly Drop; Ile-de-France Region Follows Suit. The price decline that commenced several months ago persists in the French real estate market, casting a shadow over the prospect of improvement. Recent data indicates a year-on-year decrease of […]

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We helped our client, On Lu from California, buy a property in Paris as a surprise for his mother. His story was featured on House Hunter’s International in early November. Recently we sat down with him to hear about the whole experience, and how it unfolded. Kathryn: I’m really fascinated to hear your story, On. […]

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Set aside the grandeur of Versailles for a moment, and turn your attention to a hidden gem in the north of France, the unassuming former industrial city of Roubaix. While it may not be a city that typically beckons tourists, it boasts one of the most splendid residences and a museum of unparalleled beauty, making […]

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