Until very recently, all indicators for the real estate market in Paris pointed towards increasing prices per square meter to as much as 8% in 2020. Supply was scarce and declined rather than increased, while demand continued to be strong. The number of transactions gradually decreased because there was little to buy. But how does […]
ParisScarabee Househunters: stay tuned!
Paris’ Metro line 14 (the fully automated one) is being extended towards the north and the south. The new stations will connect a whole new area outside the Boulevard Périphérique to Paris’ city center. The northern part, past Porte the Saint Ouen (yes, that’s where the flea market or marché aux puces is), now goes […]
In France and in Paris, strict Corona measures apply. Even the fact that you, as a foreigner, own a house or apartment in France is currently insufficient reason to be allowed to travel freely into the country. Travel for business can be exempted. For this you must fill out a separate form. Furthermore, everyone residing […]
The city of light emerges from the shadow of Covid. After a severe lockdown residents realize they need more room and better access to outside space. They are looking for larger apartments closer to parks. Having a balcony certainly helps! Read more in the Financial Times.
Watch Sting and Mylène Farmer romance in the city of love in their new song “stolen car”.
La Samaritaine, part of billionaire Bernard Arnault’s LVMH luxury empire, is set to reopen next April 2020 after a 15-year renovation. Soon we’ll be able to enjoy its restored Belle Epoque glamour, including ornate frescoes, mosaics and wrought-iron staircases. Europe’s wealthiest man is spending more than $1 billion on the iconic Paris department store at a time […]
Paris still has many secrets. One of them are the special bars that hide in nearly every arrondissement, often unknown by tourists and jealously kept secret by their visitors. Discover them here.
Buying an apartment in Paris? … Make sure you bring enough money! In one out of two districts or “arrondissements”, a flat now costs more than 11,000 euros per m2. And it’s the same just outside the ring road, the “boulevard périphérique”, in Neuilly-sur-Seine for example. But in the 13th, 19th and 20th arrondissements you […]