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In the current issue of International Banker magazine: ’s Miranda Bothe  gives her insights into the eternal draw of and why savvy investors view it as an affordable luxury that provides lasting value. Affordable luxury in the City of Lights is the perfect location for a European pied-à-terre: centrally located as a […]

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The Piscine des Amiraux, made famous by the 2001 French film Amelie, is to re-open after a two-year renovation process.  The art deco pool lies on the rue Herman-Lachapelle in the 18th arrondissement and has been classed as a historic monument since 1993. It was built in the 1930s and designed by Henri Sauvage, one of the […]

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As of the end of August, annual price growth in the capital has reached 7.7%, and in some arrondissements, the figure has reached double digits.  In good news for anyone owning property in , annual price growth has maintained its remarkable figures as we enter l Wa rentree, the end of the French summer holidays. A more […]

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UNESCO heritage status for  rooftops

For the last few years, there have been calls for ’ iconic zinc rooftops to be given UNESCO heritage status, protecting their long-term future. Although several important political figures wholeheartedly back the proposal, the mayor is not one of them.  Some 500 roofers work in the capital, maintaining and replacing the zinc slates that cover […]

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property-sales-in-paris

April to June saw 20% more property transactions in the capital region than in the same period last year, as revealed in the Notaires second quarter report published last week. Activity is accelerating in the suburbs and decelerating in . The report, which covers the months of April, May and June, also reveals that at […]

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paris-2024-olympics

Everyone from city planners to ordinary homeowners in are rubbing their hands together with glee at the opportunities the event in seven years will provide.  “It’s nothing more than a formality,” wrote one commentator on the news that Los Angeles had pulled out of the race to host the 2024 Olympics. All that remains is for the […]

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A famous art deco building in Issy-les-Moulineaux, that was saved from demolition earlier this year, has been transformed into a block of luxury flats with character.  The south-western suburb, which straddles the Seine and the 15th arrondissement, is home to an art deco building which will now be known as Le Macassar, after an 18-month renovation process […]

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property-invesment-france

A recent survey found that a majority in France choose property as an investment, ahead of stocks and other assets.  Opinionway, a French polling organisation, asked people in France what investment options they were most likely to choose, yielding results that confirmed the number one position property has achieved in recent years. As France’s property […]

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France 2 recently aired a series about the Loire Valley’s Chateaus and the work their owners dedicate to maintaining France’s architectural and historic heritage.  In a series of videos, national television network France 2 shone a light on several of the Chateaus of the Loire. From the second-most visited Chateau in the country to smaller, […]

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In May, the ‘Reinventing the Seine’ grand jury decided which of the finalists would be given the green light to embark on the transformation of ’ central river. Here is a look at the most interesting or significant ones.  There’s no city made for walking quite like , and there’s no river made for walking […]

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