This Paris Life

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

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 10th, 11th, […]

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Borrowing rates continue drop in France.  The latest May figures show an average mortgage rate of 1.29% for loans of all durations.  This beats the previous record, 1.33%, set in 2016.   The French have never before been able to rent for so little.  At an average of 1.29%, all maturities combined, “interest rates on […]

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On June 25th, the City of Paris unveiled 20 ways that it will use the Olympic and Paralympic Games to benefit Parisian residents, reflecting the city’s ambition to create a more egalitarian, sustainable, beautiful, civically-engaged, and sports-focused city by 2024.  This action plan also demonstrates the city’s ongoing commitment to prioritizing the long-term effects of […]

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With the addition of a shopping mall, new entrances, and a new exterior, Gare de Lyon will be completely renovated by 2024. Preparatory phases have just begun.   With Gare du Nord set to be completely remodeled and tripled in size by the 2024 Olympic Games, plans for Gare de Lyon’s redevelopment have now been […]

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Rue de Rennes - Paris VI

Parisian residents aren’t the only ones paying high rent prices in the capital.  Retail businesses, as well, pay exorbitant amounts to inhabit space along some of the capital’s most treasured shopping streets.  Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, rue du Vieille du Temple, and rue Francs Bourgeois in Paris are among the top 10 European shopping streets […]

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Among the hundreds of thousands of buildings that fill the capital’s streets, certain structures immediately stand out for their stateliness, their elegance, or quite simply their uniqueness.  With the arrival of summer in the capital, now is the perfect time to head out and explore some of Paris’s most unique architectural gems.  Thankfully, the team […]

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Although the Century21 real estate agency network was the first to have calculated average prices above €10,000 per m² in Paris as early as March, French notaries have since come to a similar conclusion (€9,920/m²) according to their pre-contract data updated at the end of April. For months now, the Paris Chamber of Notaries has […]

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At some point in our lives, everyone lives in a small and challenging space. So how do you make the best use of the space without neglecting style? According to the interio r designers at international firm Décor Aid, these handy hacks may work to your advantage. TIERED TABLES From tiered coffee tables and consoles […]

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The installation of turf has begun on a “reinvented” Place de la Nation.  This is one of the last steps in the redevelopment of the site, set to be complete this summer.   Cannes has its red carpet… and since last week, Place de la Nation (Paris 11-12) is covered in its very own “green” […]

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Between January and March, real estate prices increased by 3% compared to 2018, while over the past year, sales numbers reached 985,000.   While real estate prices increased in the first trimester in France, maintaining last year’s momentum (+3%), sales volumes have hit a new record, according to data published by INSEE and French notaries. […]

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