This Paris Life

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

Perhaps, you’re one among thousands of francophiles who have wondered about moving to Paris. From beautiful cafés and unrivaled food discoveries to its most admired museums and remarkable flea market finds, the city has won the hearts of tourists and residents alike. Paris has something for everyone. But finding a home and making a life […]

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Exploited since the Middle Ages to supply Paris, the waters of Belleville are an impressive network punctuated with charming manholes.   In order to bring water from the Belleville springs to the centre of Paris, a large aqueduct was built by the city in the 13th and 14th centuries. All along the route, small “manholes” […]

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Meilleurs Agents launches new tool to follow the Paris market in real time With the opening of four new stations on the line 14 metro extension and with work halfway completed, the Grand Paris Express is becoming a reality. This titanic project, which provides for the creation of 200 kilometers of automated metro lines (i.e. […]

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Faced with the absence of tourists in Paris and several other major cities, furnished rental properties (usually rented for a few days) are back on the rental market with classic leases, which has led to a drop in prices.   The health crisis is definitely having a major impact on the property market. After a […]

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Serge Gainsbourg aka Gainsbarre is in the spotlight in an exhibition at the Saint-Ouen flea market called ‘Gainsbourg, et caetera…’ at the Marché Dauphine.   March 2nd marks the 30th anniversary of Serge Gainsbourg’s death, who died from a heart attack in 1991 at the age of 62. An exceptional lyricist and extremely provocative, Gainsbourg […]

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The sun is back, and with it the aperitifs and bottles of wine on the banks of the Seine, the little dresses and t-shirts, the warmth, the blue sky, the happiness, the sound of children laughing in the parks, strangers smiling alone in the street like idiots, Lunches under the trees, endless walks, flirting… In […]

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Sales Volumes have held up well One year after the start of the health crisis, the time has come for the real estate market to take stock. And one thing is certain: while it was severely tested in its operation, it still held up very well. Particularly in terms of transaction volumes, since 2020 ended […]

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Most visitors to Père Lachaise come to see Jim Morrison, Yves Montand, Alain Bashung, Henri Salvador or GIlbert Bécaud… However, there are also extraordinary women worth visiting in this cemetery!   Fortunate Hamelin (1776-1851) Born in Santo Domingo, she was sent to France by her parents to be forcibly married at the age of 14. […]

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Ever since Peter Mayle’s book ‘A Year in Provence’ hit the best-seller lists, a home in France has proved a big attraction for people from all over the world. Many followed Mayle to live the expat life in France, but, if that’s not for you, how about investing in a buy-to-let in the country?

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Road trips start with a plane ticket Expect fewer group tours and organized trips as people slowly readjust to travel immediately post-Covid.  They might rent a car and tour around on their own, or bunker down in an exotic spot for longer periods and experience it like a “local”.   Comfort food gets dolled up […]

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