Paris’ Most Well-Known American


Jim Haynes, Paris’ Most Well-Known American

Paris’ Most Well-Known American

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Portfolio #43

Friday, October 1, 2004
Paris, France

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Dear Parler Paris Reader,

The other evening, I bumped into Paris’ most well-known American not far from his own apartment, an atelier now known by over 100,000 guests he’s had the pleasure of hosting for dinner. It was a particularly “synchronistic” path-crossing, since for some reason his name had been on many tongues that week, for no real apparent reason. So, I just assumed we were meant to collide and within seconds we were at the corner café sipping on frothy “crèmes.”

Jim Haynes has likely told his story hundreds of times, but it’s ceaselessly fascinating and manages to consistently attract 60 to 70 people, virtually 50/50 men to women ratio, every single Sunday evening for a drink, a buffet dinner and a serious mingling with a “mélange” of 1/3 French, 1/3 Anglophones, 1/3 other. The only time he shuts down is for three weeks in August — he’s there over Christmas, New Year’s and every other holiday without a rest.

The woman who started the whole kit and caboodle 27 years ago, is still living here in Paris and occasionally comes to help cook. At the time, she was a house guest at Jim’s itching to show off her culinary talents, so he invited a few friends, she served up her dishes and Jim Haynes’ Sunday Night Soirées began. Now, all these years later, he fondly takes responsibility for dozens of love affairs and marriages resulting from the Sunday mixers.

Jim’s been living in Paris 35 years, but lived in several other European cities before catching the Paris bug and settling here. He’s worn many hats, been both entrepreneurial and employable and is now retired and loving it, although he confesses to still loading himself up with new and interesting projects.

He lucked into his three-level “villa” apartment that was a sculpture’s atelier reputedly once owned by Matisse, for the first two years as a rental and then with the opportunity to buy it. A “villa” is a pedestrian path that leads to a row of apartments and houses. There aren’t very many in Paris, but they are usually very special jewels off the beaten tracks. This fits the description — with an entrance on rue de la Tombe Issoire in the 14th, just off rue d’Alésia, the first area of Paris to be touched by the “Quartiers Verts” program.

When the landlord told him they wanted to sell the apartment thirty three years ago, Jim did just what I did when the same thing happened to me — panicked over the thought of moving and did all he could do to gather up the $30,000 to buy the apartment. No regrets — the apartment is worth 20 times that today, a rate of appreciation of 10% per year on the average! ‘Course, he has no plans of selling, so don’t b

other asking.

For more properties in the neighborhood…

To reserve at Jim Haynes’ Sunday Soirée, call him at 01.43.27.17.67 or email him at jim_haynes@wanadoo.fr. Bring a suggested donation of 20 euros to cover dinner and be sure to tell him Adrian sent you.

A la prochaine…


Adrian Leeds
Editor, Parler Paris
E-mail: Info@AdrianLeeds.com

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FOR SALE:

Each week Paris Property Picks features a range of properties which we believe are on the market at the time of writing. These properties are featured in order to give readers a sample of what is currently available and a working example of prices being asked in various districts of Paris. As we are not a real estate agency, these properties do not constitute a sales listing. For those readers seriously interested in finding property in Paris or France, you can retain our services to do the whole thing for you. For more information, visit /frenchproperty/insider/propertyconsultation.html

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STUDIO IN THE HEART OF LE QUARTIER VERT 14TH
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26.24 m2, beautiful studio in excellent condition in a building from 1993, parquet, equipped kitchen, bathtub, visiophone, double-paned windows, sunny, elevator, close to commerce.

Asking Price: 162,000 Euros + 2% Finder’s Fee

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THREE ROOMS IN LE QUARTIER VERT 14TH
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42.52 m2, in an old building, stone and brick, three room in good condition, salon, two bedrooms, independent kitchen, bath, cellar, with high ceilings, sunny and quiet, digicode.

Asking Price: 213,000 Euros + 2% Finder’s Fee

 

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ARTIST’S ATELIER AT ALESIA 14TH
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64 m2, two room artist’s atelier with mezzanine, entirely on a garden, independent kitchen, sunny and quiet, close to transport and commerce.

Asking Price: 451,000 Euros + 2% Finder’s Fee

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