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Room With A View…Of The Eiffel Tower

Volume II, Issue 26

On Monday, before the musicians of the Fte de la Musique came out to play, half of the participants of the Working and Living in France Conference tagged along with Jocelyn Carnegie to visit a few apartments currently on the market in Paris. Two were on the Ile Saint-Louis: a 17 square-meter studio on the 3rd floor, no elevator, that Jocelyn describes as “cute,” for 145,000 Euros, and a 60 square-meter two-room apartment with parquet de Versailles (square motif) for 470,000 Euros. This per square meter range of 7,800 to 8,500 per meter is within the proper range of properties on the island. Apartments with a view of the river can often command much higher prices. One building on the Ile Saint-Louis with 22 apartments, totally refurbished recently, is selling the units for approximately 9,000 Euros per meter.

Participants of the upcoming September conference in Washington, DC will not have the same opportunity with Paris on the other side of the Atlantic, but historian and author, Thirza Vallois, will be talking about Paris Past, Present and Future while the audience visits more than 150 beautiful projected images of the city over dinner on Saturday evening, September 11th. For more information and to make your reservations, visit https://adrianleeds.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/parlerparis/liveinfrance/LIF_DC/LIF_DC_dinner_tour.html.
And isn’t a room with a view of La Tour Eiffel what we all dream of? These properties command some of the highest prices in Paris. While the 7th can sometimes lack the life of other areas of Paris, such as Saint-Germain-des-Prs or Le Marais, many residents claim it’s the thrill of “la grande dame” at their doorsteps and the wonderful rue Cler street market that keep them attached to the 7th arrondissement. Prices in the 7th are on a par with the 6th and is considered the most elegant part of the city to call home. Scroll down to read some interesting statistics about the tower and discover the annual street fair our IL publisher and CFO experienced just last week when they came to Paris to sign the Acte de Vente on their new apartment (they’re moving here in September).
Meanwhile, Lief Simon led a conference call last night about the French Leaseback program with close to 100 listeners and a few experts at his side — Sam Okoshken, an American attorney and tax expert who speaks at most IL Paris conferences (http://www.okoshken.com), and Gregory Lu, agent for a real estate agency specializing in Leaseback properties. The call lasted almost two hours and once the experts gave an overview of the program, the tax implications and the description of three properties currently on the market, the listeners were invited to raise their questions. The primary questions related to the financing options, tax issues and clarifying who the management companies were to assuage their fears.
A sampling of Leaseback properties available for purchase now can be found at https://adrianleeds.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/frenchproperty/insider/sales/leasebacks/index.html. The newest property, near Saint Tropez, is noted below under HOT PROPERTIES and at https://adrianleeds.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/frenchproperty/insider/sales/leasebacks/la_pinede/la_pinede.html. Also, don’t miss the other Saint Tropez properties on the market and some great little spots to call home in the 7th near the Eiffel Tower.

A bientt,

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

P.S. The Living and Investing in France Conference in Washington, DC September 10 – 12, 2004 is shaping up and registrations can be taken to reserve your place. For more information, visit https://adrianleeds.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/parlerparis/liveinfrance/LIF_DC/LIF_DC_home.html  or contact Schuyler Hoffman at [email protected]/parlerparis
Volume II, Issue 26, June 24, 2004
In this issue:
* Making Sense of  the French Property Ads
* Discover the Best Way to Search for Property
* Becoming a Part of the 7th Arrondissement
* Eiffel Tower Trivia
* Meeting in DC to Learn How to Live in France
* Currency Exchange Update
* Hot Property: a Leaseback in Saint Tropez
* Property For Sale: Sweet Spots in the 7th and Hot Spots in Saint Tropez
* Classified Advertising: Vacation Spots
FPI Subscribers: To read the issue in its entirety go to:
To access this password protected page: username: fpiuser and the password: paris1802.

By Adrian Leeds
If you’re on your own looking for property, whether in Paris or the provinces,
you will want to understand the terminology and the nuances of the classified ads and agency publicity to fully comprehend what is being advertised. There are hidden codes, as Jocelyn Carnegie described in the recent Working and Living in France Conference, that one should be aware of to “read between the lines” and learn more before taking the time to visit a property.
To begin with, space is measured in square meters. To convert square meters to square feet, multiply by 10.763 (for a quick estimate, multiply by 10 or 11). For example, an 80 meter apartment in Paris is between 800 and 880 square feet, more precisely 861 square feet.
The spaces are divided into “pices,” or rooms. “3 pices” means “3 rooms.” Not all rooms are counted, however — the kitchen, bath, toilet, cellar, laundry, or other auxiliary spaces are not considered. Normally a “studio” is one room. A “2 pices” is comprised of one bedroom and one living room, a “3 pices” is comprised of two bedrooms and one living room and so on. Because spaces are not so distinctly determined for usage, as in an American home, the rooms may be used in different ways and therefore not designated as a “bedroom” or “office” or “den.” Often you will see the term “T3” or “T4” which refers also to the number of rooms. “Bureau” is an office, a term seen only recently.
French homes and apartments are configured very differently than American counterparts. The size of the living room is very important. It is referred to as the “sjour” and sometimes “double sjour” (two rooms opened to make one large living room).
There are many types of homes. A “maison de village” in a house located within a small town or village. A “maison de caractre” is an old house with character or charm. A “villa contemporaire” is a modern house. A “villa en lotissement” is generally very close to the surrounding houses. A “maison a renover” is a house needing renovation. A “ruine” is a house that seriously needs renovation and could be missing a roof, bathrooms and more! A chteau is a castle. A “maison de plain pied” is on only one level. A “maisonette” is a very small house.
“En pierre” is in stone. Usually these homes are more than 100 years old. “Pierre de taille” refers to cut stone buildings, usually built during the Haussmannian era, turn of the 20th-century.
The “jardin” is the garden and often refers to the yard. A vegetable garden is called “potager.”
An “appartement” is an appartment; one unit among many. The styles in Paris differ greatly depending on the year of construction. Haussmannian buildings usually offer parquet and moldings, but the rooms are often broken up and living space can be inconveniently placed.
A “cave” is a cellar. Most Paris apartments will include a small cellar in the same building used for storage. A “cuisinette” is a very small kitchen, a kitchenette. A “loggia” is a mezzanine. “Salle de douche” is a shower rather than a tub. “Bagnoire” is a tub.
An “ascenseur” is an elevator and will be indicated, especially if the apartment is on a high level as many buildings, particularly in Le Marais, don’t have them. If the ad reads “belle vue” and doesn’t indicate an elevator, you can rest assured that it’s many floors up! “Au 4e” refers to the floor, meaning “on the 4th floor” (5th floor U.S.)
“Calme,” “lumineux,” “clair,” and such terms describe the ambience of the space. “Etat neuf” is like in new condition, “bon etat” is good condition.
For example:
3 pices, charme, sur cour arbore, 73 m2 : grande cuisine provenale, chemine, 2 salles de bains/wc, baie vitre intrieure, poutres apparentes, marbre et tomettes au sol. Proche tous commerces et loisirs. 5 mn Beaubourg. 398.000 Euros (2.610.708,86 F).
3 rooms, charming, on a courtyard with trees, about 750 square feet, large Proveal kitchen, fireplace, 2 bathrooms, interior bay window, exposed beams, marble and tomette tile flooring. Close to commerce and leisure activities. 5 minutes from the Centre Georges Pompidou. 398,000 Euros. Cell phone number.
For example:
Odon. Appartement 53,40 m2, calme, clair, belle hauteur sous plafond. Immeuble 18e sicle, 2 pas des Boulevard St Germain et St Michel. Grand sjour lumineux, petite chambre sur cour, cuisine, salle de bains. Double vitrage. Porte blinde. Trs bon tat. 450.000 Euros (2.951.806,50 F). (agences s’abstenir)
Mtro Odon. Apartment 53,40 m2, quiet, sunny, beautiful high ceiling. building from the 18th century, two steps from boulevards Saint-Germain and Saint-Michel. Large sunny living room, small bedroom on the courtyard, kitchen, bath. Double paned windows. Security door. Very good condition. 450,000 Euros (French franc equivalent). Cell phone number. (Agencies unwelcome).


abmer – deteriorate
abonnement – standing charge
abri – shelter
acajou – mahagony
acceuil – reception
affaire – bargain
agglomere – chipboard
agence – agency
agrandisement – extension
alimentation – supply (water, electricity etc.)
amnag – converted
ancien – old
appartement – appartment
ardoise – slate tile
arbore – trees
arrire pays – back country
ascenseur – elevator or lift
atelier – workshopbagnoire – tub
baie vitre – bay window
balcon – balcony
batiment – building
belle vue – beautiful view
bton – concrete
bibliothque – library
bois – wood
bon tat – good condition
bord de mer – by the sea
bord de rivire – by the rivier
bureau – office
cabinet – small room
cabinet WC – lavatory
calme – quiet
campagne – country
carrelage – ceramic tiles
cave – cellar
centre commercial – shopping centre
chambre – bedroom
charges comprises – service charges included
charniere – hinge
chteau – castle
chaudire – water heater
chauffage – heating
chauffe eau – hot water tank
chaumire – thatched cottage
chaux – carbonate of lime
chemine – chimney
chne – oak
clair – sky view
climatisation – air conditioning
cloison – partition
clture – fence
commodits – lavatory
comprenant – including
confort – comfort
contre plaque – plywood
coproprit – homeowners association
couloir – corridor
cour – courtyard
couvert – covered
crpe – stucco
cuisine – kitchen
cuisinette – kitchenette
cuivre – copper
dallage – paving
dalle – flag stone
dpendance – outbuilding
double vitrage – double paned windows
echafaudage – scaffolding
clairage – lighting
curie – stable
ensoleillement – in sunshine
en pierre – made of stone
entretien – maintenance
quip – equipped
escalier – stair
espace – space
etage – story
tat neuf – like new condition
vier – kitchen sink
fer – iron
ferme – farm
ferraillage – ironwork
fosse septique – septic tank
four – oven
foyer – fireplace
gardien – caretaker
gouttire – gutter
grange – barn
grenier – attic
HT – hors taxe – not including sales tax
isolation – insulationjardin – garden
laverie – laundry
liege – cork tiling
lingerie – washing room
location – rental
logement – accomodation
loggia – mezzanine
lotissement – housing estate
lumineux – sunny
maillet – mallet
maison a renover – house needing renovation
maison de campagne – country house
maison de caractre – old house with character or charm
maison de matre – gentleman’s house
maison de plain pied – one level house
maison de village – village house
maisonette – small house
manoir – manor house
marquise – porch
marbre – marble
mas – farmhouse
meubles – furniture
monuments historiques – listed buildings
moquette – carpet
moulure – moulding
mur – wall
neuf – new
niveau – level
notaire – notary
parc – park
parquet – wood floor
pelouse – lawn
pice – room
pierre – stone
pierre de taille – cut stone
piscine – swimming pool
placard – cabinet
plafond – ceiling
plain pied – single storey
portail – garden gate
porte coulissante – sliding door
porte blinde – security door
potager – kitchen garden
poutre – wooden beam
poutre apparent – exposed beam
propritaire – owner
proprit – property
radiateur soufflant – fan heater
rangements – storage space
refait – restoration
rnov – renovation
rservoir – cistern
restaur – renovated
retraite – retirement place
ruine – house badly in need of renovation
sable – sand
salles de bains – bathroom
salle de douche – shower
salon – living room
sjour – living room
sol – ground
sous-sol – underground
store – roller blind
store vnitiens – venetian blinds
T2, T3, T4, etc. – number of rooms
teck – teak
terrain – grounds
terre cuite – terracotta
toit – roof
toiture – roof
tomette – hexagonal terra cotta tile
tout a l’gout – main drainage system
trteau – trestle
truelle – trowel
TTC – toutes taxes comprise – including sales tax
tuile – roof tile
tuile canal – roman tile (curved)
tuile de rive – edge tile
TVA – taxe sur la valeur ajoute – value added tax
verger – orchard
vestibule – entrance hall
villa contemporaire – modern house
villa lotissement – house close to the surrounding houses
vitre – glass
volet – shutter
vue – view



By Adrian Leeds

There is no Multiple Listing Service system in France. Each agency operates as an independent business with independent clients and listings. There is no formal agreement among them to share clients or commissions. The Pages Jaunes ( French yellow pages) lists 2443 agencies within Paris alone. The Federation Nationale des Agents Immobilier boasts of 8700 participating agencies in France. Even Century 21, with 750 agencies in France, doesn’t encourage their agencies to work together or share commissions. In some cases, agencies are open to working in association with other agencies, but this is more the exception than the rule.

In effect, each agency represents a small group of properties. Agents are interested in one thing only — selling their listed properties. For you as a client, this means your interest to find the best property at the best price is not in their interest.
Our experience shows that the best way to find property quickly and easily and to make the best purchase is to work with an intermediary property finder who has built relationships with many agencies and understands the terms and hidden “codes.” Usually there are fees for this service, but those fees can often save you both time and money, given the right intermediary.
Jocelyn Carnegie is IL’s Paris Property Expert. His services can help you facilitate your property search. Visit
https://adrianleeds.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/frenchproperty/insider/propertyconsultation.html for more information.
But, if you insist on testing the waters first and wish to tackle the task on your own, there are several Web sites where you can search, for both For Sale by Owner and agency listed properties.
The best include:
Thousands of real advertisements of consultable private individual with private individual free. English version: http://www.pap.fr/uk/default.asp

National association of estate agents, providing a compensation fund for defaulting agents.


Special note: If you are not really ready to buy, then don’t contact the owners or agents. The market is the seller’s at the moment — property is selling very quickly (within three weeks!), so agents and owners will not appreciate their time wasted with casual lookers and you are likely to have an unpleasant experience.



When IL Publisher, Kathleen Peddicord and her husband and CFO Lief Simon signed the Acte de Vente on their “new” 7th arrondissement apartment last week, they visited the “Hameau de Verneuil” — a festival within the 7th arrondissement between rue de Poitiers and rue du Bac. Each year during the Summer and for the Fte de la Musique (June 21st), the streets become pedestrian for this special occasion. The antique dealers display their most beautiful objects and the merchants stay open late. An orchestra added to the warm ambience of this year’s festival.

Kathie and Lief reported they had expected an informal street party. In fact, the entire street was blocked off by tables with tablecloths and a sit-down four-course meal while the merchants and residents mingled among themselves. It was surprisingly warm and welcoming, especially for their first taste of their new home.
For more information: visit http://www.curiositel.com/hameau_de_verneuil, e-mail mailto:[email protected]




With 2 million visitors the first year and almost 6 million people a year today, the Eiffel Tower is the monument that best symbolizes Europe. At the crossroads of the entire world, more than 200 million visitors have come since its construction. 11% of the visitors come from the United States, 50% from France and 28% from the rest of Europe.
Open 365 days a year, welcoming somewhere close to 6 million visitors, the Eiffel Tower resembles a bustling factory behind the scenes. The monument depends on the national electrical company, EDF, to meet the Tower demands: 7,500,000 kilowatt hours yearly with 580,000 exclusively for the illuminations. Eighteen transformers handle the flow of current and in case of breakdown, 3 electrical groups will automatically take over. More than 100 bulb models are represented in the 10,000 that light up the Tower illuminations. The electricians must regularly change them, a task that involves climbing the structure itself. The entire installation relies on a network of 80 kilometers of electrical cables. Furthermore, 65,000 square meters of drinking water and 705,000 kilowatt hours of cooling and heating are also necessary annually.
Also, not to be overlooked, is the number of entrance tickets sold each year to visitors, especially since the Tower is the monument the most visited in the world. The Tower consumes 2 tons of paper per year in order to issue the necessary annual number of tickets.
Specialized industrial cleaning teams keep the Tower in tip-top condition. In order to complete their task throughout the year, they use 4 tons of paper or rag wipes, 10,000 doses of detergents, 400 liters of metal cleansers and 25,000 garbage bags.
Three elevators are at the service of visitors to go to the second floor and another four assure the ascension from the second floor to the top level. There is also a utility lift and an elevator reserved exclusively for visitors dining at the prestigious Jules Verne Restaurant.
An essential element of the monument, these elevators travel a distance of more than 103,000 kilometers annually, in other words, two and a half times around the earth!
Each compartment as well as the computer and electrical systems coupled to this historic machinery are overseen with great care: overhauled and repaired, parts replaced and joints greased, and close inspection of the 16 kilometers of cables. The elevators are the subject of constant check-ups by the monument’s technicians, who are also on the site very early each day to start up the systems before the visitors arrive. The host and hostesses are the actual elevator operators.
The Tower is under surveillance 24 hours a day. In case of fire, the Tower is equipped with 530 detectors, a network of sprinklers and 200 fire extinguishers of all types. The fire hydrants on the first two floors receive their water from the ground via a column of water, while the top level draws from pressurized reservoirs.
There is a large number of employees filling a variety of positions working with the SNTE, the Tower operating company. There are the host and hostesses, who speak several languages, available to assist the visitors from the four corners of the Earth. Among the technical staff are electricians, mechanics, plumbers, painters, locksmiths, computer engineers, carpenters. The Tower is also home to numerous boutiques with their sellers, a post office, restaurants with their waiters and cooks, security guards, the maintenance team, the administrative employees.


By Adrian Leeds

From the train station in Saint-Raphael, it’s a 10 minute walk to the port where a “shuttle” boat in 50 minutes takes you to Saint-Tropez. They’re timed with the trains and the Office de Tourisme in Saint-Tropez (http://www.ot-saint-tropez.com, pleasantly helps you map out your Riviera vacation.
The cool ride on the water is the first real hint of what is to come here in the land of the beautiful, rich, relaxed and tan. I couldn’t stop humming…”Do you know the way to Saint-Tropez…” (yes, I know it’s really “San j2999…”) with the wind in my face and the sun on my legs.
The home my friends rented just outside the port town is typically Provenal…pink stucco, red tiled roofs, green shutters, terra cotta tiled floors, bougainvillea climbing up the walls, surrounded by palms, lavender, flowers…serene and warm and inviting. From where I sit now in the “salle a manger,”
can see the pool out the window, made completely private by virtue of the tall bushes, but with a magnificent view of the port, its elegant yachts on blue Mediterranean waters.
In the tiny town of Saint Tropez, there is no shortage of beautiful jet-setters showing off their expensive cars…we counted 4 silver-blue Ferraris within 30 minutes of being there. At the chic 4-star Hotel Byblos, no car parked in front was less than a Mercedes.
Le Byblos (http://www.byblos.com/), built in the style of a Mediterranean village, is just up the hill from the Place des Lices, Saint Tropez’s main shopping district. The 52 rooms and 45 suites with nightly rates of $300 to $1500, is equipped with the latest facilities, including some rooms with Jacuzzis. The outdoor heated swimming pool has been called “sensuel” by journalists and is busy this time of year. So are its restaurants — Bayader, a jewel for Byblos, an elegant new restaurant by the poolside and its discothque, Les Caves du Roy.

Mark your calendar for the upcoming exciting conferences sponsored by the International Living Paris Office! 

Living and Investing in France
September 10 – 12, 2004
Washington, DC

LIF_DC Details
Dinner and Virtual Tour of Paris with Thirza
LIF_DC Dinner/Tour
Walking Tour of French-Speaking DC
LIF_DC Walking Tour
Single in the City of Light
(And Loving It!) with Adrian Leeds
LIF_DC Single in the City
Reservations and information: If you’d like to know more about this conference or reserve your place, email Schuyler Hoffman [email protected]/parlerparis

Working and Living in France
November 2004
Languedoc-Rousssillon, France

** Read what our past participants have to say about our Paris Office
Conferences and Tours…
Reservations and information:

If you’d like to join us at any of these, drop us an email at [email protected]/parlerparis and we’ll be sure to email you as soon as we have more information. Visit https://adrianleeds.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/parlerparis/liveinfrance/index.html

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Email: [email protected]/parlerparis


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1 U.S. Dollar equals 0.821724 Euros (0.831833 Euros last week)
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information or contact us
We are constantly looking at properties for sale to offer to our
subscribers only. Each week we will be bringing you one or two
properties we believe are especially worth your consideration. As a
subscriber, you will have an exclusive first look at these.

Properties sell very quickly in Paris. The best way to find the
apartment or home of your dreams is to allow us to do a preliminary
search before your arrival so that you visit only the best of the
properties and can make a decision quickly.
To learn more about our property search services, visit: https://adrianleeds.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/frenchproperty/insider/propertyconsultation.htm

* VAT return: 9% (VAT only available on the refurbishment)
closing costs 9% (because this is not a “new” property)
* Mortgages available for up to 84% of the HT (after tax) price.
* 4.5 to 4.9% Guaranteed Net rental income, depending on package for owner use:
* 4.9% for 2 weeks use during medium season
* 4.8% for 3 weeks use, two medium and one high season
* 4.7% for 3 weeks use, one very high (August), one high and one low
* 4.55% for 6 weeks use
* Available properties include units with fabulous views of the water. Sample prices and information as follows:

Anis 35.65/1 bedrm 240,407 Exc. sea view 78
Anis 28.2/studio 187,812 Exc. sea view 80
Lavende 24.2/studio 157,910 Nice sea view 63
Lavende 42.45/2 bedrm 291,925 sea view 44
Basilic 28.2/studio 183,612 garden view 110

Located 6 kms from Lavandou and 30 kms from St Tropez, on one of the most beautiful protected sites of the Riviera: cte Varoise, a long beach with fine sand that reaches from Layet Point to Cap Ngre Point. Discover an extraordinary and wild setting of lush vegetation surrounded by the Maures Mountains.
Superb steps-to-the-beach location, comfortable and fully furnished apartments with terraces offering views of the sea and the Iles d’Or, or views of the Maures Mountains.
Cavalire, one of the “Twelve Beaches” resorts in Lavandou, offers a range of sports and activities to discover : waterskiing, jet skiing, para-sailing, sailing, scuba diving, hiking, mountain biking (bike paths), tennis, adventure programs, and more.
The area enjoys very high capital appreciation (well over 10% annualy in the past several years) due to its location in the affluent Cote d’Azur and proximity to St. Tropez, as well as its protected natural status. Price is approximately EURO 6,000 per square meter and guaranteed net rental income of approx. 5% adjusted annually for inflation).
Availability: 20-25sqm studios with bathroom with kitchenette; 30-35sqm one bedroom apartments.
More photos and information available at: https://adrianleeds.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/frenchproperty/insider/sales/leasebacks/la_pinede/la_pinede.html  or contact: [email protected]



3 rooms, 105 m2, very good layout. Calm, bright, on the 3rd floor overlooking the courtyard. Elevator. Cellar.
Asking Price: 700,000 Euros + 2% Finder’s Fee

Studio style small house, peaceful and bright, opening onto planted courtyard. Entirely laid out by architect: study-library, corner living room, bed on loggia, shower, toilet, kitchenette. New.
Asking Price: 98,000 Euros + 2% Finder’s Fee
Studio apartment, 28 m, charming and quiet on the courtyard with lots of light.
Asking Price: 159,000 Euros + 2% Finder’s Fee
A 5-minute walk from the center of town, 1 bedroom apartment with a small garden area. Living room with loggia. Bathroom with separate WC. Bedroom with private terrace.
Asking Price: 232,000 Euros + 2% Finder’s Fee

Ideally located in the heart of Saint Tropez, this 40m2 apartment has a 25m2 living room with an open kitchen. 50 yards from the beach, the apartment has i bedroom with bathroom and separate WC. Close to local shops.
Asking Price: 250,000 Euros + 2% Finder’s Fee

2 bedroom apartment with terrace of 59m2. On the third floor facing west. Lift.
Asking Price: 400,000 Euros + 2% Finder’s Fee
The best way to find the home or apartment in France of your dreams is to designate a time to be here to do a proper search. For more information about our property search services visit https://adrianleeds.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/frenchproperty/insider/propertyconsultation.html and for serious inquiries regarding these properties click here to email Jocelyn Carnegie, French Property Consultant: [email protected]
Next session July 6, 2004, 10 a.m.
Notaires de Paris
Place du Chtelet
12 avenue Victoria
Additional information on Les ventes aux Enchres des Notaires can be found on the website at
http://www.encheres-paris.com/ (in French, though the site has a button for an English
version, it doesn’t work reliably well).
To read Schuyler Hoffman’s article about the property auctions in Paris, click on:

Hotel particulier 895 m utiles pondrs (environ 1098 m de plancher)
4 rue Cimarosa
75016 PARIS 16th
Starting bid: 1 829 388,20 Euros
Deposit: 365,880 Euros
3 rooms 68,45 m + parking
40-42 quai de la Loire
75019 PARIS 19th
Starting bid: 210,000 Euros
Deposit: 42,000 Euros
2 rooms 28 m
71 rue Truffaut
75017 PARIS 17th
Starting bid: 70,000 Euros
Deposit: 14,000 Euros
Studio 19,9 m
17 rue Saint Bernard
75011 PARIS 11th
Starting bid: 33,000 Euros
Deposit: 6,600 Euros
2 rooms 34,79 m lou
101 rue Duhesme
75018 PARIS 18th
Starting bid: 52,000 Euros
Deposit: 10,400 Euros
2 rooms 21,74 m lou
7 rue Dautancourt
75017 PARIS 17th
Starting bid: 42,000 Euros
2 rooms 26 m
41/43 boulevard Arago
8/10 rue Julienne
75013 PARIS 13th
Starting bid: 62,400 Euros
Deposit: 12 480,00 Euros



EVERY SECOND TUESDAY OF THE MONTH, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.                                    NEXT MEETING: July 13th, 2004 ( NO MEETING DURING AUGUST)

This is your opportunity to meet every month, often with local
professionals who can answer your Working and Living in France questions. You are invited to come for drinks and share your questions
and comments about what it takes to create a life here, own property
and enjoy what France has to offer. It is also an opportunity to
network with other Parler Paris readers.
Upstairs at La Pierre du Marais
96, rue des Archives at the corner of rue de Bretagne, 75003 Paris
Mtro Lines 9, 3 et 11, stations Temple, Rpublique or Arts et Mtiers
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As an FPI subscriber, we offer you special access to our time and knowledge with our own quarterly conference calls. The next scheduled conference call is Sunday, July 11th at 8 p.m. Paris time, 2 p.m. Eastern time. Mark your calendars now, but don’t worry, we’ll give you plenty of advance notice.
Conference Date: Sunday, July 11th, 2004
Conference Time: 2pm EST, 8 p.m. Paris time
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– Past issues of FPI are available on the website. You will find the “Past Issues” link on the left under “Subscribers Only” or by going to https://adrianleeds.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/frenchproperty/insider/subscribersonly/archives.cfm
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– Instructions for upcoming conference calls are on the FPI website. You’ll find the link under the “Subscribers Only” section on the left of any page.
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For rent by the week or longer
Two lovely 2 or 3-bedroom apartments — 1st arrondissement, same building. Just minutes away: the Louvre, Tuilleries, Place Vendome and more. French style gives you a true taste of Paris. Fully equiped makes your Paris stay effortless, comfortable and memorable.
Complete information and photos at http://www.youlloveparis.com
* 20, rue du Cherche-Midi in the 6th arrondissement, just down the street from the world famous Poilne bakery. Mtro: St. Sulpice. 45 square meters: bedroom, bath with tub/shower, kitchen, dining room and living room area with trundle bed (2 twins). Fully and elegantly furnished. Cable TV. Sleeps 4. Fully furnished. Decor composed of 18th century oak paneling. 2 flights up.
Last Minute Bargain Price: 150 Euros a night.
* 23, rue Mazarine in the 6th arrondissement. Mtro: Odeon
45 square meters: bedroom, bath with tub/shower, kitchen & dining area, living room with bedcouch. Sleeps 4. Fully furnished. Cable TV. Beautiful restored stone wall, beams, charm of 17th century building. 3 flights up, no elevator.
Last Minute Bargain Price: 150 Euros per night.
* 41, rue Mazarine in the 6th arrondissement. Mtro Odeon
40 square meters: bedroom, bathroom with shower. Kitchen. Dining/Living room with sleeper sofa. Sleeps 4. Fully furnished. Cable TV. Restored interior brick wall. 2 flights up with elevator.
Last Minute Bargain Price: 155 Euros per night.
To book any of these apartments, contact Porter Scott at [email protected]

Stay in your own 17th-century pied–terre in the heart of Saint-Germain-des-Prs, Paris, by the week or month. Sleeps 4. Newly furnished and redecorated. Totally charming. From $150 per night.
Visit https://adrianleeds.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/frenchproperty/insider/rentals/mazarine.html
or contact Porter Scott at Mazarine
Guest Room or Two-Bedroom Apartment Located in a 17th century Le Marais Hotel Particulier, this 70 square meter apartment two-bedroom apartment with lots of light is nicely furnished and is perfect for a single woman in the freshly renovated guest room when owner Adrian Leeds is in or for up to 4 people when she’s traveling.
The Guest Room is offered at 525 Euros per week (75 Euros per day, 200 Euros deposit deposit required). The Entire Apartment when available is offered at 875 Euros per week (125 Euros per day, 350 Euros deposit required). References are required.
Pictures and more details available at https://adrianleeds.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/parlerparis/apartments/rentals/leeds.html
For information and reservations email: ABL_Apartment

Monte Carlo Seaside: a dream flat with a dream view on Monaco and the sea!
Located at the french border of the principality of Monaco in Roquebrune Cap Martin — this big one bedroom flat of 600 square-feet with a terrace can easily accommodate one couple + one extra adult on a convertible sofa. Fully equiped kitchen, marble bathroom, private cark park, security doors, pure silence, fresh sea breeze, direct access to the quiet private beach at 200 meters, 5 minutes to Monte Carlo train station or bus stop, easy access from Nice international airport and Monte Carlo train station.
May to June*: 600 euros per week
July to September: 800 euros per week
*Special Weeks in May: Monaco Grand Prix and Cannes Film Festival: 1000 euros per week
Visit https://adrianleeds.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/frenchproperty/insider/rentals/pfmontecarlo.html
or contact FPI_Monte-Carlo and ask for the French Property Insider Special Offer.


Make this exquisite contemporary private residence your home away from home while vacationing in Provence this spring or summer. Paradise for the person who appreciates fine esthetics, this restored farm house dating as far back as 1682 is in the heart of Provence in the green setting of over seven acres of olive and chestnut trees, terraces and gardens with a private pool. “La Vernatelle” is less than 20 minutes from Saint Tropez, but nestled in the forest of La Garde Freinet en Provence. Three bedrooms, four baths, seve
n terraces, a chimney, a large mezzanine for reading and lounging overlooking the main living area, pool and much, much more! Read more about La Vernatelle… https://adrianleeds.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/frenchproperty/insider/rentals/lavernatelle.html
2,975 Euro per Week
To reserve or for more information, contact: [email protected]
Elegant, Tasteful, Calm at Saint-Germain-des-Prs, 6th arrondissement, one bedroom apartment, sleeps 4. Amenities: Fireplace, Phone, Cable TV, Full Kitchen, Microwave, Refrigerator, Cooking Utensils provided, Linens provided, Washer & Dryer, Bathtub with Shower.
For more information, visit:
https://adrianleeds.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/frenchproperty/insider/rentals/scott.html or contact FPI_Cherche_Midi_Rental
See More Apartment Rentals At: https://adrianleeds.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/parlerparis/apartments
1 square meter = 10.7639104 square feet
1 hectare = 2.4710538 acres
For more conversions, refer to: http://www.onlineconversion.com/
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