This Paris Life

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

According to a study carried out by London-based property developer Essential Living, the French capital is the greenest city in Europe.   Ranking #1 on Essential Living’s Green City Index, Paris is the greenest city in Europe!  Using a weighted ranking system, the Green City Index studied the number of parks, gardens, nature and wildlife […]

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The number of existing housing stock sold in the Paris region has not recovered to its pre-confinement levels. The capital is also affected by a fall in real estate demand, according to Meilleurs Agents. However, this isn’t stopping prices from rising in the capital, and even more so in the inner and outer suburbs.   […]

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The legendary Poste du Louvre (Louvre Post Office), in the heart of Paris, is getting a makeover: the site will soon be home to a surprising mix of offices, apartments, boutiques, and a luxury hotel.  The building itself will remain in the hands of La Poste and will retain some of its postal activity, although […]

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We all know about the Château de Versailles, but what about some of the other historic estate grounds in the Paris region?  Toeing the line between culture, history, and nature, these gorgeous manors are the perfect destination for a little break from the capital.      Le château de Monte Cristo View this post on […]

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From Cyril Lignac’s tarte au citron, to Sadaharu Aoki’s matcha-based sweets and Jacques Genin’s Paris-Brest, AD has toured Paris’ best pastry shops and tested some of their signature creations, just for you.   La Pâtisserie des Martyrs de Sébastien Gaudard From the chocolate and vanille religieuse, to the caramelized choux, and the mini strawberry tarts… […]

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Property prices in Paris reached an average of €10,690 per square meter in the second quarter, according to notary data, and are expected to reach €10,860/m² in October.   After “six weeks of total quarantine and a collapse in sales,” when real estate activity in the capital decreased by 32% in comparison to the 2nd […]

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The city of Paris boasts just about 500 places, or squares, throughout its mazes of streets, avenues, and boulevards.  Unlike the historic place de la Concorde, place de l’Étoile, place de la Bastille, or place de la République, however, these smaller, more unknown squares, are the perfect spot to relax under the shade of a […]

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From busy avenues and boulevards to quaint cul-de-sacs, alleyways, and side streets, a stroll through the capital city is always a bit surprising.  Be on the lookout for these gorgeous secret courtyards on your next outing around town: these unique hidden gems provide the perfect interlude of peace and quiet from the hustle and bustle […]

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The Paris metro celebrated its 120th birthday on July 19th.  Take a look back at the history and development of this symbol of the capital.   On July 19th, 1900, the very first line of the Paris metro was inaugurated, with great pomp and circumstance, just in time for the World’s Fair.  The appropriately named […]

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Socialist mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo sits down with Le Parisien in her first interview since official re-election on July 3rd, an opportunity to confirm her campaign promises, like the creation of “urban forests,” a project that should begin in the near future.   […] Environmental Issues At the end of your campaign, you announced […]

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