This Paris Life

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Check out these 4 terraces that are perfect for having an aperitif or tapas while enjoying the autumn sun in the capital.     Mun The spot ? This is Laurent de Gourcuff’s newest restaurant for the Paris Society group. This terrace, located above the Galeries Lafayette Champs-Elysees, has a view over the most beautiful […]

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A carefree period of unprecedented economic prosperity and industrial progress, la Belle Époque stretched from the end of the 1870s to the outbreak of the First World War in 1918.  In art, this time period was marked by the development of Art Nouveau and a certain need for ornamental opulence, the traces of which can […]

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Paris is gradually reconstructing its cultural life, frozen by the coronavirus during the lockdown. Although museums are now open, many Parisians and tourists alike are discovering (or rediscovering) the cultural offerings to be had right on the city’s streets through street art. The streets of Paris are like one huge, open-air museum of street art […]

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According to a study carried out by London-based property developer Essential Living, the French capital is the greenest city in Europe.   Ranking #1 on Essential Living’s Green City Index, Paris is the greenest city in Europe!  Using a weighted ranking system, the Green City Index studied the number of parks, gardens, nature and wildlife […]

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The number of existing housing stock sold in the Paris region has not recovered to its pre-confinement levels. The capital is also affected by a fall in real estate demand, according to Meilleurs Agents. However, this isn’t stopping prices from rising in the capital, and even more so in the inner and outer suburbs.   […]

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The legendary Poste du Louvre (Louvre Post Office), in the heart of Paris, is getting a makeover: the site will soon be home to a surprising mix of offices, apartments, boutiques, and a luxury hotel.  The building itself will remain in the hands of La Poste and will retain some of its postal activity, although […]

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We all know about the Château de Versailles, but what about some of the other historic estate grounds in the Paris region?  Toeing the line between culture, history, and nature, these gorgeous manors are the perfect destination for a little break from the capital.      Le château de Monte Cristo View this post on […]

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From Cyril Lignac’s tarte au citron, to Sadaharu Aoki’s matcha-based sweets and Jacques Genin’s Paris-Brest, AD has toured Paris’ best pastry shops and tested some of their signature creations, just for you.   La Pâtisserie des Martyrs de Sébastien Gaudard From the chocolate and vanille religieuse, to the caramelized choux, and the mini strawberry tarts… […]

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Property prices in Paris reached an average of €10,690 per square meter in the second quarter, according to notary data, and are expected to reach €10,860/m² in October.   After “six weeks of total quarantine and a collapse in sales,” when real estate activity in the capital decreased by 32% in comparison to the 2nd […]

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The city of Paris boasts just about 500 places, or squares, throughout its mazes of streets, avenues, and boulevards.  Unlike the historic place de la Concorde, place de l’Étoile, place de la Bastille, or place de la République, however, these smaller, more unknown squares, are the perfect spot to relax under the shade of a […]

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