This Paris Life

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

Notaries have observed a slowdown in growth during the third quarter. Moody’s Investors Services believes that French house prices could fall by 2% next year. However, not all will benefit from this lull in house prices.   After months of economic crisis, French housing is still costly despite the first signs of a lull this […]

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The MacDonalds were looking for a property with an Eiffel Tower view, where they could add value and make the property the way they wanted it to be. We found a property of 50m2, located on the top floor of a building just one block from the Champs de Mars, with the Eiffel Tower at […]

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The real estate market is being sealed off at a time when Parisian property prices are stable, while demand is rising in certain provincial areas where supply is drying up.   The average price per square meter in France’s 10 biggest cities excluding Paris is at 2,759€, up 0.2% over one month, as of November […]

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You know the one in New York that’s 93 meters tall (about 300 feet), but did you know that there are 6 replicas of the Statue of Liberty to be found in Paris proper?  In celebration of the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday, we’ve decided to detail the history and location of all 6 of these statues […]

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At the heart of the capital lies Rue de Rivoli, a commercial street known by all. But did you know that this street is also steeped in history? Here are some fun facts about this beautiful Parisian artery.   It got its name from a battle won by Napoleon Bonaparte over the Austrians at Rivoli […]

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Here are 3 great places to visit that are only a few hours (or even minutes) from the capital for those in search of somewhere different and relaxing!   Honfleur, to take in the fresh air of the Channel Honfleur is a small port town in Calvados which has been transformed into a real charming […]

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Known for its abundance of artistic inspiration, the Ile-de-France region has won over many painters who came to set up homes and studios. Places of life and artistic creation, many of the houses occupied by renowned artists have retained their charm of yesteryear, and make for great day trips from Paris.   Rosa Bonheur’s castle […]

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There is a wide array of new exhibits beginning in October, ranging from contemporary art, photography and more traditional painting.   Cindy Sherman, America’s Broken/Shattered Mirror The arrival of Cindy Sherman’s artwork in Paris should have made headlines, as through her artwork, she provides fascinating insight into America and American life. However, due to the […]

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Despite a substantial drop in supply and demand, the cost of property, especially in almost all of the country’s major cities, continues to rise. In France, becoming a homeowner costs 5.4% more than a year ago and a drop in prices is seems unlikely to happen anytime soon.   An increase in real estate prices […]

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Urban farms have been sprouting like mushrooms over the past several years in Paris.  These innovative community fixtures not only offer organic produce to local businesses and residents, but also foster environmental sustainability through their eco-friendly practices and educational programs.  Read on to learn more about five of Paris’s most well-developed urban farms and see […]

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