This Paris Life

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

After two months of quarantine, outdoor spaces are higher than ever on the wishlist for potential buyers, and consequently driving up prices.    Although balconies, terraces, or outdoor gardens were already considered a major selling point before quarantine, they’re having an even greater impact on prices post-quarantine.  A place to enjoy a meal or have […]

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If we can’t visit museums, why not take advantage of the opportunity to (re)discover Paris art galleries that have reopened their doors?  From art to design and photography, AD magazine has narrowed down 10 temporary gallery exhibits that are worth a visit in the capital.   Foule sentimentale This exhibit devoted to crowds, the world, […]

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May 11th marked the beginning of a new phase in the fight against coronavirus in Paris as the city began slowly reopening after a two-month long quarantine. Classified as a “red zone,” the capital and surrounding lIe-de-France region are under stricter regulation post-quarantine than their “green zone” neighbors. Here’s what’s been going on…   Public […]

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After a slow two months during quarantine, the real estate sector is starting to show signs of recovery.  But is this merely the catch-up effect or is it lasting recovery?  The Paris Chamber of Notaries reports…   For Thierry Delesalle, spokesperson of the Paris Chamber of Notaries, it is still too early to comment on […]

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  In the not-so-distant past, charming rural villages surrounded Paris. It wasn’t until 1860, per the initiative of Baron Haussmann, that these small communes became part of what are now the capital’s 20 arrondissements.  Read on to learn more about the unique history of these quaint villages, the traces of which can still be seen […]

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While we’re all staying home during the quarantine, we thought it would be the perfect time to read up on some of Paris’s most exceptional sites and share their unique histories with you.  And among all of Paris’s most impressive buildings, the Sainte-Chapelle takes up a more than predominant place.  Less well known than Notre-Dame […]

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A neighborhood in the 20th arrondissement of Paris made The Guardian‘s list of the 10 coolest neighborhoods in Europe.   No, the coolest neighborhood in Paris is not near the Eiffel Tower, the Sacré-Coeur, or the Louvre. For The Guardian, which ranked the 10 coolest neighborhoods in Europe, the Charonne neighborhood, around Place de la […]

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Old-world charm, narrow cobblestoned streets, large flowered gardens, artists’ villages… With May 11th fast approaching, set off to discover the lush greenery and unparalleled charm of these idyllic French villages, less than 100 km from Paris. 1) Le village de Moret sur Loing  Welcome to the medieval village of Moret sur Loing in Seine et […]

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Henry Buzy-Cazaux, President of the Institute of Real Estate Services Management, comments on the large-scale adoption of digital tools by real estate professionals in France, especially considering how reluctant many were to make the leap just a couple of months ago…   Covid-19, by forcing us into lockdown, has deprived us of social interaction. It […]

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Signing an agreement of sale, finalizing a property purchase, or carrying out home inspections are all once again possible following the publication of new regulatory texts in France.   It is now possible for people whose real estate projects have been put on hold during the lockdown to sign preliminary sales agreements and/or deeds of […]

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