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"Northbound to Normandie, Picardie and Pas-de-Calais"

Volume III, Issue 38

Last weekend, I spent most of two days at two of the three property shows underway in London: The French Property Exhibition at the Olympia and The Homes Overseas Exhibition at Earl’s Court. While the attendance was not what the exhibitors’ expected, those who did attend were sure to learn a lot from the professionals who lent their time and expertise to the stands.

Today’s issue reports on my experience there and how I learned some things about three regions in the northern part of France I didn’t know before. Scroll down to read all about the property shows as well as the special towns of Louviers in Normandy, Le Crotoy in Picardy and Le Touquet in Pas-de-Calais.
The story about Louviers comes from some very synchronistic events shared with author Susan Hermann Loomis surrounding her book, “On Rue Tatin.” Le Touquet came into the limelight for the same synchronistic kind of reason — exhibitors at the Homes Overseas show, one of the few specifically representing France, were promoting property in Le Touquet, to where a house guest of mine traveled yesterday to visit the Jean Dubuffet exhibit at the Musée du Touquet before it closes on Monday.
October 16th, the Welcome to France Fair sponsored by Expatica.com comes to the Carrousel du Louvre where John Howell & Co. and FPI have stand #1! Be sure to stop by and say hello. Scroll down for more information.
Yesterday my family returned to New Orleans with the shocking reality of finding their homes in quite different states. My mother’s house in the suburb of Metairie was virtually unscathed, except for some tree limbs down, broken gutters and other minor damage, but no flooding. Only a few blocks away, my sister’s home was complete carnage. Part of the roof had blown off, the house had been flooded and was now left rotting with mildew — completely uninhabitable and likely a candidate for a razing. Yesterday, I also received a letter from my oldest and closest friend’s sister, who wrote with elegant prose about the meaning of “where y’at,” an expression in New Orleans the natives use to say “how are you.” I share that with you today as it gives new meaning to the expression…so many people have been displaced from their homes as a result of the Katrina disaster.
Also on the roster today is a word about creating an SCI — a French company designed for real estate holdings. And for properties — see our picks in Normandy, Picardy and Pas-de-Calais!
A bientôt…

Adrian Leeds
Editor, French Property Insider
Email: [email protected]

P.S. As a special thank you to our readers, we are EXTENDING the discount of $150 off every conference or seminar registration to all subscribers of Parler Paris, French Property Insider and clients of John Howell & Co. on the upcoming October Living and Investing in France Conference and Invest in France Seminar.
Living and Investing in France Conference
October 21 – 23, 2005
Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf, San Francisco

Invest in France Seminar
October 26 , 2005
Harvard Club, New York City

Volume III, Issue 38, September 29, 2005
In this issue:
* The French Property Shows
* Le Tatin of Normandy
* The Plages of Picardie
* Where Y’At, Nouvelle Orléans?
* Setting Up Your SCI
* Win a Trip to France
* The New Rue Montmartre Market
* “Welcome to France” Fair – Visit Booth #1
* Sleepless in Paris
* Upcoming Conferences
* Hot Properties: Le Touquet Paris Plage
* Hot Properties: Lovely Louviers
* On the Auction Block This Month
* Classified Advertising: New Studio for Rent in Montmartre


French Property Showing Off
By Adrian Leeds

The British are so keen to invest in property outside the UK, that there were three property shows going at once this past weekend in London…The French Property Exhibition at the Olympia, The Homes Overseas Exhibition at
Earl’s Court and The Property Investor
Show 2005 at ExCel. I spent time between two of them (the first two), taking up a small corner of John Howell & Co. stands, our partner on the Invest in France conferences and seminars.

John Howell and his team of more than 30 attorneys specialize in property law overseas, having recently expanded beyond Europe and into new and emerging markets — hence, a change from his site at EuropeLaw.com to http://www.JHCo.org/
The French Property Show at the Olympia sported 150 exhibitors of serious note…real estate agents, lenders, attorneys, currency brokers, search consultants and publications. The Homes Overseas Show was more international in flavor, highlighting Italy with exhibitors selling Italian products and holding a cooking show of Italian cuisine. John Howell & Co. Solicitors & International Lawyers and Blevins Franks Financial Management both held seminars open to any of the attendees all day long on a variety of subjects from immigration to property purchasing to saving taxes.
Trade shows of this nature are extremely informative for would-be investors — an advantage the British have in becoming savvy property purchasers. They’ve been venturing outside the U.K. for holiday homes for well over 20 years. Americans are starting to get the hang of it, now, too, as we see more and more sign up for our conferences and seminars then take the plunge and invest in a pied-à-terre in Paris or villa in Provence.
Editor’s Note: There is a $150 discount extended to readers of Parler Paris, French Property Insider and clients of John Howell & Co. at the upcoming conferences:
San Francisco, October 21 to 23, 2005

New York, October 26, 2005


Discovering Rue Tatin
By Adrian Leeds

While I was wandering from stand to stand with colleague Mary Fort from Banque Patrimoine et Immobilier (BPI, one of the lending institutions we regularly work with), we happened upon a shelf of books about France being sold at the French Property News stand. I recognized many of my compatriots and long-time friends’ books on the shelf — “French or Foe” and “Savoir Flair,” cultural crossings self-help books by Polly Platt who has spoken many times at our events and “French Spirits,” a memoir by Jeffrey Greene who purchased and renovated a presbytery in Burgundy and who is an instructor at the upcoming Paris Poetry Workshop. Also on the shelf was “On Rue Tatin,” another memoir of an experience finding and purchasing an old home in Normandy by Susan Hermann Loomis. By coincidence, a few moments earlier, I had ended a phone conversation with Susan Loomis about meeting up this week while she was in Paris and because I didn’t already have a copy of the book, took the opportunity to purchase it. (FYI, both French Spirits and On Rue Tatin are published in the U.K. with different covers than their U.S. counterparts.)
I had the book in hand when I stopped by the BPI stand, where agency Director Stéphane Denner was talking with potential mortgage clients. He noticed the title of the book and casually said, “There is a rue Tatin in my home town in Normandy.” Upon closer inspection, indeed Susan Loomis had written about the same Rue Tatin in the same town of Louviers in Normandy and about many of the same people Stéphane has known his whole life! We were astounded by the coincidence!
Louviers is in upper Normandy about 100 kilometers from Paris in the département Eure with about 19,000 inhabitants. To have stumbled upon one of them at that very instance was one of those synchronistic moments when you know you’re in the right place at the right time.
Its church, Notre Dame, has parts which date from the 13th century — the very church next to Susan’s house, which had been a convent for 300 years. The town is also well known for its Musée des décors de Théâtre, d’Opéra et de Cinéma (Fondation Wakhévitch) and other famous people including 17th-century painter Jean Nicolle, 18th-century poet and author, Michel Linant and 18th-century theologist, Jean-Baptiste Gauthier.

I also thought it very apropos that we should be discussing Normandy while on British soil. It’s similar to taking the Eurostar and landing at Waterloo.
Editor’s Note: To get your copy of On Rue Tatin or the other books about France, visit https://adrianleeds.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/parlerparis/books/booksaboutfrance.html

By Adrian Leeds

Neither Picardy (in French — Picardie) nor Pas-ce-Calais are regions of France many Americans are familiar with — certainly not as “on-the-beaten-track” as Provence or Normandy. I wouldn’t have known much about them myself if it weren’t for a street in my neighborhood named “rue de Picardie” or the “maison de village” a friend owns in the pretty little village of 2500 habitants — Le Crotoy on the Baie de la Somme. It’s about two hours from Paris by car (180 km) along the A16 first to Abbeville Nord and then in the direction of Saint-Valery sur Somme.
From Paris you travel along small rolling hills, through farmland heavily planted with corn and wheat. At the end of the summer, the ro
und bales of hay
have been freshly rolled and sit symmetrically placed like checkers on a checkerboard awaiting their next move.

As you exit the Autoroute onto the two-lane roads, the scene is almost surrealistically pristine — colorful pots of flowers line the roads, manicured lawns and trees dress the eclectic style homes, bike paths parallel the motorway, no neon or billboards…just man-made landscaping “extraordinaire.”
The village is made up of small two-story houses, attached one to the other, landing directly onto narrow sidewalks, filling the knob of land that makes up Le Crotoy. Our friend’s house was once a corner café and couldn’t be more centrally located as it’s directly across the street from the Town Hall. A few steps away is the main shopping street and within moments, you’re at the port, where you can buy fresh seafood just brought in that morning from “poissoneries” and roadside stands and where there is inevitably lots of activity at the outdoor cafés and restaurants.
Le Crotoy’s history was born at the same time as the sand on which it sits. During the Middle Ages, it was an active commercial port with routes between Abbeville, Amiens and Corbie, but the Hundred Years War ended that prosperity. Jeanne d’Arc was imprisoned there by the British in 1430 before crossing the bay toward Rouen. The castle where she was held was destroyed in 1674 by Louis XIV.
The Battle of the Somme was one of the largest battles of the First World War with more than one million casualties and was one of the first steps towards an eventual Allied victory in 1918. Jules Verne left Paris to set up a house in Le Crotoy, bought his first boat in Crotoy in 1867 (the “Saint-Michel”) and there wrote “20,000 Leagues Under the Sea.” Other French celebrities connected with Crotoy are Guerlain, the perfumer, Toulouse Lautrec, Colette, Anatole France…not to mention my friend.
Just north of Le Crotoy on the Channel are other towns of interest, just across the border into the region known as Pas-de-Calais — Berck-su-Mer and Le Touquet Paris-Plage.
Berck has a wide flat sandy beach and the largest amusement park (Bagatelle — just outside the town) in the area. In the 19th-century it was a fishing village of many artists who were inspired by the special quality of the light along the Côte d’Opale.” When Cholera epidemics afflicted the cities of Europe mid 19th-century, Berck gained a reputation for the healthy benefits of exposure to sea air and sea bathing from its wide sandy beaches, facing the bracing Channel breezes. Soon other invalids were being sent to benefit from the sea air and sea bathing as a cure. In 1869, Napoleon III’s wife, Empress Eugénie, opened the big Maritime Hospital, which still overlooks the sea like a huge barracks with iron balconies. Other “medical” institutes followed.
In Berck, it would follow suit that we saw dozens of people in wheelchairs, many motorized, scooting quickly along the special made paths just in tune with the traffic. The flat landscape makes it ideal for biking.
After the First World War, when poor miners began to have holidays, many came to Berck. They poured down by train (for a day-trip or a week’s stay) from the black mining towns of the north, and stayed in cheap accommodation near the sand dunes. Berck became a fun resort for working families, very different to posh Le Touquet just up the coast.
Le Touquet has a reputation as the most elegant holiday resort of northern France — the playground of rich Parisians, with many luxury hotels and claims to have been the first “Paris Plage” for more than a century. A beautiful, clean city with a vast white sandy beaches, Touquet has a number of cobbled streets with a variety of shops and expensive boutiques. Inland from the beach, the hotels, casino, bars, restaurants and expensive villas are spaced out amid acres of woodland. It also has a casino (actually the first one in France) and superb golf courses: “La Mer,” “La Fôret” and “Le Manoir.”
The resort was created in 1876 by the owner of the Paris newspaper, “Le Figaro,” Hippolyte de Villemessant. At the time, it was an area of wild sand dunes and forest — part of a hunting estate that later became known as “Paris by the sea,” and strict building regulations encouraged the most talented architects to create imaginative and innovative developments.
In 1903, a British syndicate bought the land, and sold properties to the rich from across the Channel. In the 1920’s Noel Coward and the “smart set” from England spent weekends here, and commissioned more outstanding villa designs echoing traditional and ultra-modern domestic styles.
All three coastal towns offer completely different architectural styles, people profiles and lifestyles. Any one you choose, however, makes a delightful vacation spot, for a weekend or a summer, and an inexpensive way to have a second home on the sea not far from Paris.
Where Y’At, Dahlin’?
By Renée Sable

Ever since I can remember, “where y’at” was the universal greeting for New Orleanians. For those of us who grew up there — even if we’ve been gone for decades — those two words had the ability to conjure up images and smells and sounds of this city that, even in its moment
s of
terrible pain, continues its inexorable pull on our hearts. It was a flippant, all-purpose salutation, synonymous with, “How’re you doing? What’s happening in your life? What’s up?”

In what has become a post-Katrina Diaspora, “where y’at” has taken on another, much more literal meaning. My mother is nearly 83, and in two blindingly short weeks, she lost my dad and her husband of 62 years, and then her home and everything in it to the floodwaters pouring over the 17th Street Canal. Mom is luckier than many. She evacuated safely to Houston just a day before Katrina unleashed her wrath on the city. But in this new life of hers, keeping up with her scattered circle of friends and family from New Orleans, has become a near full-time pursuit.
What had once been her close-knit community of friends and a support system I felt sure would get her through the grief in losing my dad had become dispersed, a community in her heart rather than one based on sharing a history, the comfort of lifelong friends, and a deep sense of belonging, of place.
During the first few days and weeks in the safety of my aunt and uncle’s home in Houston, her new cell phone became her lifeline. One by one, calls linked her with her brother, now in Lafayette, her dear friend, now in Chicago with her children, other friends who had gone to a downtown New Orleans hotel for refuge and finally escaped after five grueling days, to Baton Rouge. Others had fled to Atlanta, Florida, Dallas, Oklahoma.
At one point my sister’s childhood friend who lives in Paris received several emails of flooding damage in my Mom’s neighborhood from her dentist, and the photos flew from New Orleans to Paris to my sister in Israel, to me in San Antonio to my Mom in Houston. The speed with which the bad news spread was dizzying.
On another occasion, unable to recall where the son of a friend of Mom’s lived, I entered his unusual name in Google and within seconds had his title and all his contact information at a medical center in St. Petersburg. Another synapse completed. Little by little, she is piecing together the where’s of her friends’ lives.
Uncertainty is now a close companion for Mom. Several of her children and grandchildren will go back to New Orleans in a few weeks to sift through the detritus that was once my parents’ home and determine what, if anything, can be salvaged. Her “where” remains unclear. Her own very personal grief has been largely subsumed by a greater, communal grief being played out daily on our television screens. Grief for a city where she had lived since birth. Grief for a sustaining community of friends. Grief for a life that has been irrevocably changed.
If there is one small thing to be grateful for, it’s that Dad, who died August 14, received a funeral and tribute fitting for a respected thoracic surgeon and Jewish community leader of many years. And that he didn’t have to go through the trauma of an evacuation. It is no small irony that while the gracious homes in my parents’ neighborhood were filled with six to eight feet of floodwaters, the cemetery where we buried Dad remained high and dry throughout the disaster, giving us a sense of relief that his “Where Y’at?” wasn’t in question.
Creating Your SCI — “Société Civile Immobilier”
An SCI (Société Civile Immobilier) is not a shelter from tax as it is completely transparent from a fiscal point of view. The main benefit is that the members of the SCI only own a share in a transparent company; a moveable asset which avoids the Draconian inheritance tax laws in France. As long as you make a declaration of the members of the SCI every year, the authorities seem quite happy. We would always advise independent expert advice when structuring ownership as it should always be tailored to personal circumstances.
Not long ago, a reader recently questioned a potential conflict between the structure of an SCI and its activity suggesting that an SCI could not be involved in furnished rentals. The CIRA (the French tax authorities information unit) confirms that an SCI can be involved in furnished rentals due to its transparent nature. The only difference is in how the individual members of the SCI are treated from a tax perspective. Revenues are classed as commercial and not normal real estate revenues.
A potential replacement might be to launch an SARL. This is again transparent, can be owned by a US LLC and is in fact a fully trading entity. The SARL would have either ‘LMP’ (Loyer Meublée Professionel — literally a furnished rental professional) or ‘LMNP’ (non-professional) classification, meaning that the company’s main activity would be furnished rentals.
This structure can benefit from deductions on both interest and depreciation payments as well as being able to sell property free of Capital Gains Tax after only five years. The disadvantage is that an LMP must have revenue of 23,000 euros and over to qualify so this may be a structure which only applies to larger investments. An SARL does require more administration and therefore cost than an SCI.
A Notaire might suggest to you that Articles 854 and 1832-1 of the civil code indicate that it is better to create the SCI by a notary to avoid complications in the event of a shareholder’s death. However, the attorneys will disagree. Many attorneys work directly with the Notaire to handle the property purchase, but can as easily create the SCI and often can provide advice the Notaire is not prepared to give, vis a vis a person’s individual tax situation.
Editor’s Note: For recommendations on attorneys that can assist you on setting up the structure of your purchase, please contact us at [email protected]
New Marché Opens in the 1st!
Nearly 40 years after the central market at Les Halles moved to Rungis (department 94), once known as “le ventre de Paris” (the belly of Paris), Paris welcomes new market stands in the same district. Inaugurated on September
15th by Lyne Cohen-Solal, the deputy mayor of Paris in charge of commerce, arts and crafts, the open market Saint-Eustache-Les-Halles, is located along rue Montmartre, and is comprised of 20 stands representing a selection of food professionals. Butchers, fruit and vegetable merchants, a baker, wine merchant, a roasted meat counter, and flower shop. All offer products that are difficult to find in the neighborhood since for the most part, many of the smaller shops close to Monoprix and Samaritaine department store have disappeared. Open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sundays and 12:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Thursdays, Saint-Eustache-Les-Halles has become the sixth open air market in Paris to be open in the afternoon. These later closing hours work very well for those city sectors that have many offices workers…it is practical indeed to be able to shop just as one leaves the office.

WIN France the Way You Like It!
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Visit Booth #1
Welcome to France October 16, 2005 Carrousel de Louvre Paris, France


At the Expatica Welcome to France fair you will get the information you need from companies and agencies specialized in expatriate services.
You’ll find information on house hunting, finding a job, immigration and permits, staying long-term, and much more.
Meet the people who make expat life great, including the top clubs and associations, travel agents and sports teams.
Adrian Leeds of French Property Insider and John Howell of EuropeLaw.com will be at booth #1 during the fair. Be sure to stop by and say hello!
Sleepless in Paris
On October 1st… a welcoming atmosphere, soft lighting, new angles…La Nuit Blanche is back and more surprising than ever. The Paris City Council invites us to take a different look at the capital…
… by asking talented artists from all horizons (music, visual art, video, sound, lighting…) to deploy their skills in order to amaze and move us.
In the space of a few hours, Paris becomes home of the night-owls. Dressed in their evening finery, museums, libraries, swimming pools and churches throw open their doors. Unconventional illuminations, offbeat sounds, unusual exhibitions, original ideas… are all on the agenda for this night without sleep.
Click here for more information.
Upcoming Conferences
San Francisco
October 21 to 23, 2005
Sheraton Fisherman’s Wharf

Our popular three-day Living in France Conference will give you all the information you need to make your Paris dream a reality! The line-up for the conference includes seminars, discussions, dinners, cocktails with well-known Paris, Europe and U.S.-based experts. For West Coast folks, or those wanting more comprehensive information on all aspects of living in France, the San Francisco conference is a must.
New York
October 26, 2005
Harvard Club

Take just one day and learn from some of the finest experts in French real estate about the best ways to make your money and real estate investment grow. Join us at the prestigious Harvard Club for this power-packed one day event.
December 28, 2005
Chez Jenny

Enjoy your Christmas vacation in Paris, and set aside JUST ONE DAY of your busy schedule visiting museums and dining on foie gras to learn how to make your money grow, while building a portfolio of some of the most desirable real estate in the world.
For more information on The Invest in France Seminars or Living in France Conference, until we have our Web site up, contact Schuyler Hoffman, Projects Manager, at [email protected]/parlerparis to
be put on a special mailing li
st to be notified when the details are in place (very, very soon!).

October 2 – 6, 2005

This is your opportunity to spend five days in Paris as a poet among poets. Over the past several years, the success of each Paris Poetry Workshop has contributed to the creation of an expanding international community of poets writing in English, who come together from all parts of the world to generate new work, hone their craft, share and support one another’s creative endeavors. This is your chance to become part of this exciting and vibrant community.

December 29 – January 2

Join a unique community of artists, engaging in hands-on painting and conversation with internationally renowned trompe l’oeil muralist and educator, Yves Lanthier. An award-winning artist, Yves has created large oil paintings and elaborate trompe l’oeil that adorn the ceilings and walls of many East Coast mansions and Palm beach estates, including Celine Dion’s estate in Jupiter, Florida
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HOT PROPERTY PICKS: Le Touquet Paris Plage by Agence Bergounioux
Agence Bergounioux, Pierre J. Bergounioux
+33 (0) 3 21 05 81 00, [email protected], http://www.bergounioux.com
*** Le Touquet
This grand and imposing detached villa, occupying a large plot in one of Le Touquet’s most select areas, offers a very large living-room with a fireplace.
Asking Price: 1,200,000 euros + 2.5% Finder’s Fee
*** Le Touquet
This villa is located in the prestigious town hall area. It offers beautiful and unique views of the town hall and the church. It has 5 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, separate toilets, a large living-room with fireplace, a handsome garden and a garage. Very high-quality fittings.
Asking Price: 1,150,000 euros + 2.5% Finder’s Fee
*** Louviers, 10 rooms, approx. 270m²
This house/villa of 270m² (about 2902 ft²), with a land size of 2100m² (about 0,52 acres) contains 10 rooms including 9 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 1 toilet. It is equipped with a living room with fireplace, a separate kitchen and a garage.
Asking Price: 320,000 euros + 2.5% Finder’s Fee

*** Louviers, 9 rooms, approx. 300m²
This house/villa of 300m² (about 3225 ft²), with a land size of 6500m² (about 1,61 acres) contains 9 rooms including 8 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 1 toilet. It is equipped with a living room with fireplace and a separate kitchen.

Asking Price: 356,780 euros + 2.5% Finder’s Fee

*** Louviers, 4 rooms, approx. 200m²
This house/villa, with a land size of 2400m² (about 0,59 acres) contains 4 rooms including 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and 1 toilet. The living room has a fireplace. There is also a separate kitchen, a terrace and a garage.
Asking Price: 472,500 euros + 2.5% Finder’s Fee

Paris Auctions

Next sessions: October 4 and 11, 2005, 2 p.m.
Notaires de Paris
Place du Châtelet
12 avenue Victoria
Paris 1st

Additional information on Les Ventes aux Enchères des Notaires can be found on the website at http://www.encheres-Paris.com/ Though the site has a button for an English version, it isn’t reliable to work.
To read Schuyler Hoffman’s article about the property auctions in Paris, click on:

October 4, 2005:
2 Rooms 35,10 m²
30 rue des Saules
75018 PARIS 18th
Starting Bid: 110,000 Euros
Deposit: 22,000 Euros
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4 Rooms 89,60 m² rented
87 rue de Ranelagh
75016 PARIS 16th
Starting Bid: 295,000 Euros
Deposit: 59,000 Euros
Studio 25 m² rented
80-82 rue d’Avron
75020 PARIS 20th
Starting Bid: 33,750 Euros
Deposit: 6,750 Euros
5 Rooms 115,80 m² rented
87 rue de Ranelagh
75016 PARIS 16th
Starting Bid: 435,000 Euros
Deposit: 87,000 Euros
Studio 23 m² rented
80-82 rue d’Avron
75020 PARIS 20th
Starting Bid: 24,084 Euros
Deposit: 4,816.80 Euros
2 Rooms 22,90 m² rented
87 rue de Ranelagh
75016 PARIS 16th
Starting Bid: 67,000 Euros
Deposit: 13,400 Euros
Maid’s Room 9 m² rented
35 rue des Trois Bornes
75011 PARIS 11th
Starting Bid: 13,500 Euros
Deposit: 2,700 Euros
Maid’s Room 7 m²
87 rue de Ranelagh
75016 PARIS 16th
Starting Bid: 15,000 Euros
Deposit: 3,000 Euros
Studio + pièce séparée attenante 29,80 m² rented
1bis-3-4 rue Désiré Ruggieri
75018 PARIS 18th
Starting Bid: 60,300 Euros
Deposit: 12,060 Euros
Maid’s Room5,70 m²
87 rue de Ranelagh
75016 PARIS 16th
Starting Bid: 12 500,00 Euros
Deposit: 2,500 Euros
October 11, 2005:
2 Rooms 62,70 m²
33 rue Bonaparte
75006 PARIS 6th
Starting Bid: 352,000 Euros
Deposit: 70,400 Euros

Maid’s Room6,20 m²
87 rue de Ranelagh
75016 PARIS 16th
Starting Bid: 13,000 Euros
Deposit: 2,600 Euros
Pièce 12,50 m² + 2 débarras
33 rue Bonaparte
75006 PARIS 6th
Starting Bid: 40,600 Euros
Deposit: 8,120 Euros
Maid’s Room6 m²
87 rue de Ranelagh
75016 PARIS 16th
Starting Bid: 13,000 Euros
Deposit: 2,600 Euros
2 Rooms 25,4 m²
33 rue Bonaparte
75006 PARIS 6th
Starting Bid: 113,900 Euros
Deposit: 22,780 Euros
Studio 19,8 m² rented
5 boulevard Davout
75020 PARIS 20th
Starting Bid: 50,000 Euros
Deposit: 10,000 Euros
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2 Rooms 14,90 m²
35-37 rue Bonaparte
75006 PARIS 6th
Starting Bid: 120,000 Euros
Deposit: 24,000 Euros
4 Rooms 119,20 m²
12 rue des Nonnains d’Hyères
75004 PARIS 4th
Starting Bid: 730,000 Euros
Deposit: 146,000 Euros
5 Rooms 161 m² + garage
6 rue de Seine
75006 PARIS 6th
Starting Bid: 1 492,000 Euros
Deposit: 298,400 Euros
3 Rooms 64,20 m²
5-7 rue des Beaux-Arts
75006 PARIS 6th
Starting Bid: 417 300,00 Euros
Deposit: 83 460,00 Euros

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Rue du Square Carpeaux, Paris 18th
Comfortable, spacious rez-de-chaussée studio with a separate kitchen. Located in a very well-kept building at the end of a small street directly across from Square Carpeaux, this apartment is quiet and private. Sleeps up to 3.
700 euros for one week
1200 euros for two weeks
1600 euros for three weeks
1900 euros for a month

October 11 to October 31, 2005
November 22 to December 12, 2005
After January 12, 2006

To reserve, please contact Lynda Sydney at [email protected]

Leeds Marais Apartment
Available in its entirety October 19 – 31, 2005

Located in a 17th century Le Marais Hotel Particulier, this 70 square meter two-bedroom apartment with lots of light is nicely furnished and is perfect for up to four people when rented in its entirety or a single woman in the freshly renovated guest room when owner Adrian Leeds is there.
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