“Spoiled, Rich, Parisian”



Alias at 21 rue Boulard, 14th

Spoiled, Rich, Parisian

Parler Paris…

Your taste of life in Paris and France
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Wednesday, September 26, 2007
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Everything you need to make your dream of France come true…

Living and Investing in France Real Estate Conference
Saturday, October 13, 2007
Chez Jenny, Paris, France

If you’ve always dreamed of owning your own pied-à-terre” in Paris or home in the Provinces of France, perhaps as a future retirement home or for now as investment property rented part of the year…this power-packed conference is a MUST. This one full day in Paris will point you in the right direction to make it really happen!

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to speak with U.S. and European real estate, finance and legal professionals who can answer your questions and provide tips, advice and recommendations on purchasing Paris real estate and French property.

BONUS! Receive a $100 coupon toward your Property Search Fee if you attend the conference and $150 if you and your partner attend!

For more information or to register visit /frenchproperty/conference/LIF_Paris_Oct_2007/index.html

Or email Schuyler Hoffman at info@adrianleeds.com


Dear Parler Paris Reader,

Living in Paris will spoil you.

Spoiled, but not from the aspect of life being ‘easy.’ No, life is not ‘easy’ in the American sense of that word. Sometimes even the simplest task can be a difficult or complicated matter, thanks to the French viewpoint that if it isn’t complicated, it isn’t worth doing, having, knowing, etc.

No, what I mean by ‘spoiled’ is becoming jaded by the absolute richness of life — like the way one can live a lifetime in a single day, so rich with experiences, sights, sounds, smells, tastes and learning, that it could border on sensory overload.

The revelation struck me last night over dinner with a visiting friend at Chez Omar (47, rue de Bretagne, 3rd, 01 42 72 36 26), which has become a kind of “cantine” for me. Earlier that day I had dined so luxuriously at Le Pamphlet on rue Debelleyme (number 38, 3rd, 01 42 72 39 24) that it was impossible to put another morsel of food in my mouth and opted for a dinner of just fresh brewed mint tea. For someone who dines out twice a day, missing a meal is unusual, but it was the richness of the savory French cuisine that was enough to last the whole day, if not the week, a month or a lifetime.

Monday night after another typically French bistrot meal of Steak Tartare (finely chopped or ground raw beef with herbs and spices) at Au Vin des Rues (21, rue Boulard, 14th, 01 43 22 19 78), the bookstore next door (Alias, also at 21 rue Boulard, 14th, 01 43 21 29 82) is one of those ‘so very French’ things that characterizes the depth and richness of Paris life so well. The literally thousands of books, mostly all in French, are stacked from floor to ceiling with seemingly no rhyme or reason both inside and out on the sidewalk. One could spend a lifetime just perusing the titles much less trying to find something specific. My guess is that the proprietor, Jacques Leobold, who was captured standing on a ladder holding on to the door frame stacking even more books even higher, can put his hand on any one you might request in a moment’s notice. His mind must be as complex
yet as orderly as his stacks of books.

Strange and interesting experiences are sure to cross your path as well, of both the metaphysical as well as the physical kinds. Tomorrow and Friday nights Medium Debra Martin promises to communicate with the long lost relations of a group of open-minded individuals of no more than 25 at the Hotel Le Pavillon de la Reine in the Place des Vosges. I couldn’t wait to sign up and see if it’s true that one can communicate with the dead. There must be so many old souls flying overhead in this centuries-old Parisian world we live in that they must have fascinating tales to tell, as intricate and interwoven, as varied and rich with lore as Monsieur Leobold’s books. (There is special price for Parler Paris Readers! Visit /frenchproperty/conference/ for more information and to register).

So, how does one ‘keep them down on the farm after they’ve seen Paree?’ Too late. They’re spoiled forever. Just like me.

A la prochaine…

Adrian Leeds
Editor, Parler Paris

P.S. Thinking of coming to Paris this Fall? Book “Le Provençal” between now and October 15th for 7 nights or more for the special rate of 120€/night or inquire about the last minute specials on all Parler Paris Apartments. Visit /parlerparis/apartments/rentals/provencal.html or email mailto:apartments@adrianleeds.com for more information.


Getting a mortgage in France is easier than you think…

Let us show you just how hassle-free it can be to get a French property mortgage for your dream Paris pied-à-terre or villa in the country! /frenchproperty/loan


This Week in French Property Insider…

A Panoramic View of Foreign-Occupied Secondary Residences in France (A Report from 2005 Based on Statistics from 2003)

Of all the foreign-owned secondary residence in France, U.K. owners beat all other nationalities by a landslide with a 23% share, compared to American owners at 3% and Italian owners at 14%…

Learn how to buy property in France!

French Property Insider is a weekly e-zine, sharing insights, recommendations, tips, and discoveries about Paris real estate and French property. Each information-packed issue is devoted to educating its readers on how to effectively, efficiently and profitably purchase property in France.

Subscribe today! Visit /frenchproperty/insider

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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.

Le Penthouse Voltaire

American comfort with French flair! Overlooking Boulevards Richard Lenoir and Voltaire, in the 11th Arrondissement.This three-bedroom, two-bath luxury penthouse with wrap-around balconies and spectacular views, sleeps 6.

Reserve now! Visit /parlerparis/apartments/rentals/voltaire.html
or email: Apartments@AdrianLeeds.com
 

Le Provençal Studio

This delightful studio is located on the quiet courtyard of a very charming 18th-century building in the heart of Le Marais. It is fully equipped with high-quality beds and appliances, plus Internet, free long distance phone service and more! This bright and cozy studio makes a perfect Parisian home for one or two. Click here for more information and photos.

Reserve now! Visit /parlerparis/apartments
or email: Apartments@AdrianLeeds.com


Parler Paris Après Midi
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Come for a drink and to meet and chat with other readers in Paris…

The next gathering is October 9, 2007 and every second Tuesday of the month.


Parler Parlor French-English Conversation Group
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Practice speaking French and English. Make friends, discuss interesting topics, learn about other cultures, progress in understanding and speaking, naturally and easily. Meets three times a week — come as often as you like!

For further details, visit http://www.parlerparlor.com


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