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Mayor of Paris Anne Hidalgo intends to take advantage of the environmental benefits of quarantine to push eco-friendly government policies. Her main objective, according to the foreign press, is to encourage as much bicycle usage as possible.   It must be admitted that at least one positive has come out of quarantine: “it has lowered […]

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According to real estate agencies throughout France, despite the boom in interest for homes with gardens post-quarantine, there has been no concrete surge in purchases.   A significant proportion of the French population had a hard time in their living space during the lockdown.  20% of the people questioned in a survey carried out by […]

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Although Paris luxury real estate transactions were at a standstill during quarantine, the market is picking up right where it left off, with both buyers and sellers now back in full force. Only a few days after quarantine is lifted, and already buyers and sellers are back at it, at least in the luxury real […]

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Will coronavirus have an impact on real estate prices and mortgage rates in France? Several real estate experts from some of France’s most well-known agencies shed light on the current situation.   While 2019 ended with a bang for the real estate industry, with transaction volumes exceeding one million, and 2020 started off with an […]

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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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