This Paris Life

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

Plans to fully redevelop the Champs-Elysées before the 2024 Olympic Games are in the works, much to the delight of Parisians and tourists alike.    Long considered the most beautiful avenue in the world, the Avenue des Champs-Elysées seems to have lost some of its splendor… and for good reason: 64,000 vehicles drive along this […]

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Situated in Paris’ 20th arrondissement, in the new Python-Duvernois neighborhood between Mairie de Miribel and la Porte de Bagnolet, la piscine Serpollet-Davout will not only be technologically advanced, but also exceptionally self-sufficient and eco-friendly.  A space truly ahead of its time.   The pool is the collaborative vision of TNA Architectes and the City of […]

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You’re already familiar with gare du Nord, gare de l’Est, Montparnasse, Saint-Lazare, gare de Lyon, and gare d’Austerlitz, but did you know that there were once many more train stations within Paris?  As a city that is full of hidden gems, secret side-streets, and relatively unknown historical sites to discover, it’s no surprise Paris boasts […]

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Commissioned by the Paris City Hall and designed by the Atelier parisien d’urbanisme (l’Apur), the “Parcours sportif de la Ceinture Verte” is a 40 km stretch of running, walking, and biking paths that will loop entirely around the city of Paris along the Maréchaux and the périphérique. Designed as part of a “legacy strategy for […]

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The objective of “Embellir Paris” (“Beautify Paris”) is to enhance the capital’s “forgotten nooks and crannies, all those abandoned or insufficiently developed parts of the city where our residents live their everyday lives,” says Christophe Girard, Deputy Mayor of Culture of the City of Paris.      More than 700 artistic contributions Launched on November 9th […]

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It’s not news that property prices in Paris are on the rise, with the average price per square meter in more than half of Paris’ 20 arrondissements exceeding €10,000.  It is interesting to note, however, that price disparities exist between the small boroughs located within each arrondissement.  In this article, we zoom in on the […]

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At the Château de Versailles, Cartier, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Breguet, and Hermès have replaced the Rockefellers and David-Weills of yesteryear and contribute to the smooth running of the château through financial donations or sponsorship.    Carved into the walls of the lower galerie de pierre, a statue-lined walkway leading to Versailles’ Opéra Royale, are the […]

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Since 1998, the annual Étude Clameur reviews the overall activity, price progressions, and supply and demand trends of France’s private rental market.  Based on a sample pool of the leases signed over the previous year, the study analyzes market trends in 1,715 French cities with more than 10,000 residents.  The 2019 edition draws a contrasting picture […]

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Each day on the esplanade of the Trocadero or on the lawn of the Champs de Mars, hundreds of tourists photograph Paris’ Dame de Fer, the Eiffel Tower.  This symbol of France has graced us with her presence for 130 years now, but why and exactly how was she built?  In celebration of the anniversary of […]

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With the opening of several major furniture, decor, and home-improvement stores in the area, Madeleine is becoming Paris’ haven for interior design lovers.   Change is underway in Paris’ chic 8th arrondissement.  After a quiet past couple of years, Place de la Madeleine has gained new momentum thanks to real estate projects that have been […]

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