Canal du Midi

The Covid-Pandemic is far from over, even here in France. Last night, French President Emmanuel Macron ordered a nighttime curfew for Paris and eight other French cities to contain the…

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La Seine Paris France

Anne Hidalgo would like to extend Greater Paris to the sea! Seriously? Yes! No, this is not a joke. The current mayor of Paris has relaunched the idea emitted in…

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A Parisian Pied-a-Terre

An Op Ed piece ran in the New York Times yesterday titled “Will You Leave the Country if Trump Is Re-Elected?” I had to laugh. Duh, Ms Jennifer Finney Boylan,…

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Notaires de Paris

During confinement, the real estate market in France stood still…very still for two solid months. Visits to properties were impossible. The usual players in the industry were not in their…

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Jets Flyover - by Erica Simone

We are often asked by our American clients about an “inspection” prior to the purchase of property—an independent inspector to come to the house or apartment and perform a visual…

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View of the Sea, Algajola, Corsica

Last Thursday you and I both had a break—you from reading French Property Insider and me from writing it. That’s because while your inbox was void of the 50-time-a-year “nouvellettre®”,…

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The Role of the Notaire in France | Notaire window sign

When I first started managing real estate transactions on the Côte d’Azur—having been focused on Paris real estate for almost a decade—I didn’t think twice about working with my Paris…

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