This Paris Life

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

In the quest for a home in Paris, there’s a question: What must the seller provide at closing? The main rule requires the seller to give what the sales contract says. Unfortunately, there can be problems, like kitchens without necessary equipment or missing cellars, leading to disagreements. The key part of this property sale process […]

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Winter Chill Descends on French Real Estate Market as Top Cities Grapple with Ongoing Price Decline. Paris Sees Unprecedented Monthly Drop; Ile-de-France Region Follows Suit. The price decline that commenced several months ago persists in the French real estate market, casting a shadow over the prospect of improvement. Recent data indicates a year-on-year decrease of […]

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We helped our client, On Lu from California, buy a property in Paris as a surprise for his mother. His story was featured on House Hunter’s International in early November. Recently we sat down with him to hear about the whole experience, and how it unfolded. Kathryn: I’m really fascinated to hear your story, On. […]

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Set aside the grandeur of Versailles for a moment, and turn your attention to a hidden gem in the north of France, the unassuming former industrial city of Roubaix. While it may not be a city that typically beckons tourists, it boasts one of the most splendid residences and a museum of unparalleled beauty, making […]

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In the bustling heart of the French capital, amid the iconic landmarks that grace the Parc de la Villette, a vibrant transformation is underway in anticipation of the upcoming Olympic Games in 2024. As the event draws nearer, hundreds of thousands of eager visitors are expected to grace the sprawling 55 hectares of greenery in […]

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  In the heart of Paris, where history meets the contemporary, the Champs de Mars has borne witness to the rise and fall of countless temporary structures. This sprawling green expanse, stretching from the neo-Classical style École Militaire, where luminaries such as Napoleon honed their skills, to the iconic Eiffel Tower, has been a canvas […]

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PARIS — The Grand Paris Express, hailed as “Europe’s largest mobility and urban planning project,” is taking center stage at the heart of the bustling Forum des Halles with an immersive installation aimed at offering the public a tantalizing glimpse into the future of Paris’s transportation landscape. Promising an extraordinary experience that delves into the […]

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  PARIS — A new cultural haven, dedicated solely to the origins and evolution of the French language, is making its debut in France. The International French Language Centre has taken up residence within the meticulously restored walls of the Villers-Cotterêts Castle in Aisne. This former hunting retreat of King François I, which had witnessed […]

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In a surprising turn of events amidst the global challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, 2022 saw the emergence of two new major players in the art fair landscape, the esteemed Frieze Seoul and the unexpected, yet eagerly anticipated, Paris+ by Art Basel. These developments defied expectations, fostering a wave of expansion in the art […]

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  In the heart of the Left Bank in Paris, the former residence of the enigmatic chanteur, Serge Gainsbourg, has transformed into a veritable shrine to the French icon. Long before it officially assumed its status as a museum, the legendary singer-songwriter affectionately referred to this space as his “maison-musée.” The mystique surrounding Gainsbourg is […]

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