This Paris Life

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

The arrival of summer in Paris gives us all the irrepressible desire to spend hours on any one of the capital’s inviting terraces.  The only thing that could be better?  A rooftop terrace!  A true summer staple, the rooftop is an ideal place to unwind with a drink, have a bite to eat, and take […]

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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 […]

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The Chinese are the most active foreign buyers in Paris in the first trimester, coming in ahead of the Italians.  Although still a minority, more and more foreigners are buying in Paris and in Île-de-France.   The Chinese are not only fans of French wine country but also of French real estate, most notably in […]

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The new Loi Elan, passed in November 2018, authorized property rentals of one month or more for those on work or study travel. After six months, the new law seems to be remedying some of the negative consequences of the crack-down on short term Airbnb-type vacation rentals.   “This is a game changer”, according to […]

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Home to leafy café terraces, towns tucked away in mountainous landscapes, and Mediterranean beaches, France is as beautiful and diverse as its culture. In fact, expats living there seem to truly enjoy the culture and benefit from a high quality of life and a world-class healthcare system, as shown in HSBC’s most recent Expat Explorer […]

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A dedicated site providing free access to property sale prices over the last five years in France has just been updated by the French Ministry of Finance.    A big change to the world of French real estate, the Demande de Valeur Fonciére website offers anyone the chance to access past real estate transactions for […]

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Plans to fully redevelop the Champs-Elysées before the 2024 Olympic Games are in the works, much to the delight of Parisians and tourists alike.    Long considered the most beautiful avenue in the world, the Avenue des Champs-Elysées seems to have lost some of its splendor… and for good reason: 64,000 vehicles drive along this […]

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Situated in Paris’ 20th arrondissement, in the new Python-Duvernois neighborhood between Mairie de Miribel and la Porte de Bagnolet, la piscine Serpollet-Davout will not only be technologically advanced, but also exceptionally self-sufficient and eco-friendly.  A space truly ahead of its time.   The pool is the collaborative vision of TNA Architectes and the City of […]

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You’re already familiar with gare du Nord, gare de l’Est, Montparnasse, Saint-Lazare, gare de Lyon, and gare d’Austerlitz, but did you know that there were once many more train stations within Paris?  As a city that is full of hidden gems, secret side-streets, and relatively unknown historical sites to discover, it’s no surprise Paris boasts […]

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© Apur

Commissioned by the Paris City Hall and designed by the Atelier parisien d’urbanisme (l’Apur), the “Parcours sportif de la Ceinture Verte” is a 40 km stretch of running, walking, and biking paths that will loop entirely around the city of Paris along the Maréchaux and the périphérique. Designed as part of a “legacy strategy for […]

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