Marriage, Masterpieces, Markets and Montparnasse
Rue Daguerre Market, 14th Arrondissement
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March 8, 2007
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Spring is showing its lovely face in Paris with warmer, sunnier days, blooming trees and flowers. It’s a perfect time of year to start your house hunting and visiting the city and all it has to offer.
Today we bring you important information on a way you can save thousands of euros in inheritance tax…just by changing your marital regime. Be sure to make note of this if you intend to buy property in both your names.
Take a look today, too, at the 14th arrondissement which drew some of the finest artists of the last century and is home to several particularly wonderful open-air markets and parks…for a great place to live in Paris without the big price tag.
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Volume V, Issue 9, March 8, 2007
In this issue:
* Benefits of a Community Property Marital Regime
* Marital Regime Recommendations
* Spring Brings New Anne Frank Garden
* The "Crazy Years" in Montparnasse
* Tour the 14th Arrondissement
* A Stroll Through Rue Daguerre
* To Market, To Market in the 14th
* Seven Steps to Your Own Pied-à-Terre – Limited Time Offer
* FPI Property Consultation, Search and Relocation Solutions
* Today’s Currency Update from Moneycorp
* Next Parler Paris Après-Midi: March 13, 2007
* Hot Property Picks: Magnificent Montparnasse
* On the Auction Block: March 27, 2007
* Leasebacks: Domaine de Bois de Harcholins, France, North / North East, Moselle
* Managing Your FPI Subscription
* Classified Advertising: Parler Paris Apartments
Is a Community Property Marital Regime for You?
By Adrian Leeds
Maybe you don’t care what happens to your property when you die…but whoever inherits it might(!), especially since inheritance taxes on property in France can be very costly.
When I realized that if I should die, my only daughter would be the benefactor of not only the property, but a tax bill of about 20% of the VALUE of the property. I looked at a variety of solutions, and decided to take out an inexpensive life insurance policy that would cover the tax obligation so that she wouldn’t have to sell the property to pay the tax!
If you’re buying the property as a couple, in both your names and not in the name of an SCI (Société Civile Immobilier), then when one spouse dies, the other inherits the property along with any children, in equal parts and each party will be responsible for inheritance tax. For instance, let’s say you have two children and your spouse dies. The property in question will be bequeathed one-third to each and if you should want to sell that property at a later date, it will require the consent of the two children.
You can change this scenario, however, with a plan as simple as forming a post pre-nuptial agreement, or Community Property Marital Regime or in French, "Communité Universelle."
In effect, rather than each spouse owning 50% of the property, they will own 100% together, therefore when one spouse dies, the other simply continues to own 100% with no inheritance tax obligation. After that, the property
will fall to the children or
other heirs in the normal manner and taxes will be assessed.
The community property marital regime agreement must be signed prior to the signing of the Acte de Vente of the French property in question and can be prepared by a French Notaire signed in France or a property attorney elsewhere and signed at a French Consulate.
Do not wait too long to clarify how this will work for you personally and contact your Notaire to prepare the documents, which will cost about 1000€ to 2000€, but well worth it, saving you perhaps many thousands of euros in tax.
Why Should You Change Your Marital Regime?
All married couples are subject to a marital regime (régime matrimonial). A marital regime is the set of legal rules that apply to spouses and their property: bank accounts, furniture, a flat or house, businesses. What becomes of the assets that each spouse possessed before the marriage? To whom do assets purchased during the marriage belong? Who assumes ownership of assets received as an inheritance or gift? Who must pay taxes or fees on a given asset? If one spouse dies, what are the rights of the surviving spouse with regard to the other heirs? All of these questions – and many more – are largely answered in the provisions of the couple’s marital regime. It is therefore very important to have a marital regime that’s well suited to your age, family situation, professional circumstances and estate.
Don’t forget that your marital regime is applicable not only during your marriage (with regard to selling or letting assets, collecting income and paying bills) but also when it comes to an end, in the event of divorce or death. You may choose from among several marital regimes: communal ownership, separation of assets, joint ownership of only those assets acquired since the marriage, as well as several variations on these. Couples about to be wed may choose the option they prefer by consulting a notaire and signing a pre-nuptial agreement. Without such an agreement, they are automatically subject to the regime that provides for communal ownership of assets acquired since the marriage.
You can always modify or change your marital regime during the course of the marriage. After two years of marriage, you can visit a notaire to sign a deed that changes your arrangement. The new agreement, prepared in the interests of the family, must be ratified by the court of first instance. Don’t overlook this option. There are many circumstances that justify a change. Your financial situation may have changed since your marriage, making your marital regime inappropriate: your children are established, retirement is approaching and you want to avoid the problems that may arise in settling your estate. Or perhaps you want to buy a business and protect your household assets.
In addition, some laws have changed in a way that may affect your personal finances. Therefore, we recommend that you review your marital regime from time to time. Don’t hesitate to ask for advice from your notaire, who specialises in family and estate law. He or she will conduct a complete evaluation and can answer all your questions. Your notaire can tell you the cost of changing your marital regime, which is very often outweighed by the potential benefits. Your interests and those of your family will be protected.
A New Anne Frank Garden Springs to Life in Le Marais
By Adrian Leeds
Two steps from rue Beaubourg, the Jardin de l’Hôtel Saint-Aignan (pictured below), which houses the Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaisme, with 4,000 square meters of greenery, constitutes the second largest park in the 3rd arrondissement after Square du Temple. This spring, the second public garden since 2001 will be created there to revive the life of the vicinity by installing an historic French garden along with free space in the form of lawns, sports fields, orchards, benches and kiosks. The garden will be renamed Jardin Anne Frank in her memory.
Like its counterpart Montmartre, Montparnasse became famous at the beginning of the 20th century, referred to as the Années Folles (the Crazy Years), when it was the heart of intellectual and artistic life in Paris. Between 1921 and 1924, the number of Americans in Paris swelled from 6,000 to 30,000. From 1910 to the start of World War II, Paris’ artistic circles migrated to Montparnasse, an alternative to the Montmartre district which had been the intellectual breeding ground for the previous generation of artists. The Paris of Zola, Manet, France, Degas, Fauré, a group that had assembled more on the basis of status affinity than actual artistic tastes, indulging in the refinements of Dandyism, was at the opposite end of the economic, social, and political spectrum from the gritty, tough-talking, die-hard, emigrant artists that peopled Montmartre.
Virtually penniless painters, sculptors, writers, poets and composers came from around the world to thrive in the creative atmosphere and for the cheap rent at artist communes such as La Ruche. Living without running water, in damp, unheated "studios", seldom free of rats, many sold their works for a few francs just to buy food. Jean Cocteau once said that poverty was a luxury in Montparnasse. First promoted by art
such as Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, today works by those artists sell for millions of euros.
They came to Montparnasse from all over the globe, from Europe, including Russia and Ukraine, from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Central and South America, and from as far away as Japan. Manuel Ortiz de Zárate, Camilo Mori and others made their way from Chile where the profound innovations in art spawned the formation of the Grupo Montparnasse in Santiago. A few of the other artists who gathered in Montparnasse were Pablo Picasso, Guillaume Apollinaire, Ossip Zadkine, Moise Kisling, Marc Chagall, Nina Hamnett, Fernand Leger, Jacques Lipchitz, Max Jacob, Blaise Cendrars, Chaim Soutine, Michel Kikoine, Pinchus Kremegne, Amedeo Modigliani, Ford Madox Ford, Toño Salazar, Ezra Pound, Max Ernst, Marcel Duchamp, Suzanne Duchamp-Crotti, Constantin Brancusi, Paul Fort, Juan Gris, Diego Rivera, Marevna, Tsuguharu Foujita, Marie Vassilieff, Léon-Paul Fargue, Alberto Giacometti, René Iché, Andre Breton, Pascin, Salvador Dalí, Henry Miller, Samuel Beckett, Joan Miró and, in his declining years, Edgar Degas.
Montparnasse was a community where creativity was embraced with all its oddities, each new arrival welcomed unreservedly by its existing members. When Tsuguharu Foujita arrived from Japan in 1913 not knowing a soul, he met Soutine, Modigliani, Pascin and Leger virtually the same night and within a week became friends with Juan Gris, Pablo Picasso and Henri Matisse. In 1914, when the English painter Nina Hamnett arrived in Montparnasse, on her first evening the smiling man at the next table at La Rotonde graciously introduced himself as "Modigliani, painter and Jew". They became good friends, Hamnett later recounting how she once borrowed a jersey and corduroy trousers from Modigliani, then went to La Rotonde and danced in the street all night.
While most of the artistic community gathered here were struggling to eke out an existence, well-heeled American socialites such as Peggy Guggenheim, and Edith Wharton from New York City, Harry Crosby from Boston and Beatrice Wood from San Francisco were caught in the fever of creativity. Robert McAlmon, and Maria and Eugene Jolas came to Paris and published their literary magazine Transition. Harry Crosby and his wife Caresse would establish the Black Sun Press in Paris in 1927, publishing works by such future luminaries as D. H. Lawrence, Archibald MacLeish, James Joyce, Kay Boyle, Hart Crane, Ernest Hemingway, John Dos Passos, William Faulkner, Dorothy Parker and others. As well, Bill Bird published through his Three Mountains Press until British heiress Nancy Cunard took it over.
The cafés and bars of Montparnasse were a meeting place where ideas were hatched and mulled over. The cafés at the centre of Montparnasse’s night-life were in the Carrefour Vavin, now renamed Place Pablo-Picasso. In Montparnasse’s heyday (from 1910 to 1920), the cafés Le Dôme, La Closerie des Lilas, La Rotonde, Le Select, and La Coupole — all of which are still in business — were the places where starving artists could occupy a table all evening for a few centimes. If they fell asleep, the waiters were instructed not to wake them. Arguments were common, some fuelled by intellect, others by alcohol, and if there were fights, and there often were, the police were never summoned. If you couldn’t pay your bill, people such as La Rotonde’s proprietor, Victor Libion, would often accept a drawing, holding it until the artist could pay. As such, there were times when the café’s walls were littered with a collection of artworks, that today would make the curators of the world’s greatest museums drool with envy.
There were many areas where the great artists congregated, one of them being near Le Dôme at no. 10 rue Delambre called the Dingo Bar. It was the hang-out of artists and expatriate Americans and the place where Canadian writer Morley Callaghan came with his friend Ernest Hemingway, both still unpublished writers, and met the already-established F. Scott Fitzgerald. When Man Ray’s friend and Dadaist, Marcel Duchamp, left for New York, Man Ray set up his first studio at l’Hôtel des Ecoles at no. 15 rue Delambre. This is where his career as a photographer began, and where James Joyce, Gertrude Stein, Jean Cocteau and the others filed in and posed in black and white.
The rue de la Gaité in Montparnasse was the site of many of the great music-hall theatres, in particular the famous "Bobino."
Great artists performed at the Bobino Nightclub. On their stages, using then-popular single name pseudonyms or one birth name only, Damia, Kiki, Mayol and Georgius, sang and performed to packed houses. And here too, Les Six was formed, creating music based on the ideas of Erik Satie and Jean Cocteau.
The poet Max Jacob said he came to Montparnasse to "sin disgracefully", but Marc Chagall summed it up more elegantly when he explained why he had gone to Montparnasse: "I aspired to see with my own eyes what I had heard of from so far away: this revolution of the eye, this rotation of colours, which spontaneously and astutely merge with one another in a flow of conceived lines. That could not be seen in my town. The sun of Art then shone only on Paris."
While the area attracted people who came to live and work in the creative, bohemian environment, it also became home for political exiles such as Vladimir Lenin, Leon Trotsky, Porfirio Diaz, and Simon Petlyura. But, World War II forced the dispersal of the artistic society, and after the war Montparnasse never regained its splendour. Wealthy socialites like Peggy Guggenheim, who married artist Max Ernst, lived in the elegant section of Paris but frequented the studios of Montparnasse, acquiring what would become masterpieces that today hang in the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice, Italy.
The Musée du Montparnasse opened in 1998 at 21 Avenue du Maine. Although operating with a tiny city grant, the museum is a non-profit operation.
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By Adrian Leeds
It doesn’t matter how many times I stroll through a market street in Paris (or just about anywhere), I still get a rush of excitement. First, there are the aromas — fresh fruits and vegetables, whole fish on ice, meats often still as whole animals just killed, warm baked breads and hot coffee coming from the market cafés. The aromas often linger even after the merchants have packed their crates and carted them off to the next open-air market. I was reminded of this recently while strolling across boulevard Richard Lenoir where the largest market in Paris takes place every Thursday and Sunday (between place de la Bastille and rue St. Sabin opening at 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursdays and 3 p.m. Sundays). Even then, the spot where the fishmonger had been was clearly discernable.
Two of our clients found great apartments to purchase overlooking Paris open-air markets. One of them overlooking boulevard Richard Lenoir, the other overlooking the market street of Daguerre in the 14th. Daguerre is a pedestrian street lined with small shops, restaurants and food merchants beginning near Place Denfert Rochereau continuing westbound to avenue du Maine.
Both have all the attributes of perfect market-street living…one faces the side street off rue Daguerre so that the noise and hustle-bustle of the market is greatly diminished, yet just at the entrance are all the wild mushrooms and Provençal tomatoes one could want in a lifetime is there for the asking…the other several flights up (with an elevator, of course) to afford views of the colorful bi-weekly bazaar below.
These properties sold so quickly, that on one a bidding war took place and on the other, the seller achieved his asking price in full!
There are more than 70 open-air traveling markets, market streets and covered markets in Paris one can choose to "aromasphere" your daily life. Rue Montorgeuil is Paris’ oldest, although some scholars say rue Mouffetard dates as far back as the 13th-century. The "Marché aux Enfants Rouges" covered market, just one block from my own apartment, and so named because it is located on the site of a medieval orphanage where the children wore red uniforms, dates back to 1615. Residents of the 7th arrondissement frequent rue Cler, chic shoppers of Saint-Germain-des-Prés shop on rue Buci and one of my favorites is the market expanding on both rue Poncelet and rue Bayen in the 17th near Place des Ternes.
For a not-so-complete-but-respectable listing of Paris markets, visit: http://www.paris.fr/fr/marches/ or you can visit the Web site of each Mairie for a listing within each arrondissement — http://www.mairie1.paris.fr, http://www.mairie2.paris.fr, etc.
OTHER MARKETS IN THE 14TH
Av. Georges Lafenestre and rue Général Séré de Rivières
Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
Sunday, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Métro: Porte de Vanves
Bd E. Quinet.
Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 2.30 p.m., Saturday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
between avenue Villemain and rue d’Alesia.
Wednesday, 7 a.m. to 2.30 p.m., Sunday 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
place Jacques Demy
Tuesday and Friday 7 a.m. to 2.30 p.m.
Creation market Edgar Quinet
Terre-plein du boulevard Edgar-Quinet
Métro: Edgar Quinet
Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.
Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Flea market, old papers, garments, artists’ square
Av. de la Pte de Vanves and rue Marc Sangnier.
Métro: Porte de Vanves
Saturday, Sunday 7 p.m. to 7.30 p.m.
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Deposit: 9,200 €
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HELPFUL CONVERSIONS FOR REAL ESTATE
1 square meter = 10.7639104 square feet
1 hectare = 2.4710538 acres
For more conversions, refer to: http://www.onlineconversion.com/
Welcome to your home in Paris. Home is how you will feel in a private apartment in Paris that has the "seal of approval" from Parler Paris Apartments and me, Adrian Leeds.
Parler Paris Apartments offers high quality accommodations to make your stay in the City of Light as enjoyable and memorable as possible. We at Parler Paris know each and every apartment owner or manager personally, and stand behind the quality of those we represent. We understand your needs and desires, all the small details that make a rental apartment a warm and welcoming home – and a much better alternative to an impersonal hotel!
Parler Paris Apartments is administered and serviced by the same great team as Parler Paris, French Property Insider and French Property Consultation. You can trust that Parler Paris Apartments and all those with whom it is associated will do their best for your 100% guaranteed satisfaction.
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