The Grand Châteaux of the Mountains
Volume II, Issue 37
I’ve been in the States only a few days, but I am reminded of France at every turn.
U.S. Airways in-flight magazine has an Eiffel Tower on the cover this month headlined by “Where to Find a Touch of Paris in the South.” At first I thought it was referring to Provence or Languedoc-Roussillon. Upon further inspection, Paris of the South is Asheville, North Carolina, a town less than a two-hour drive from where I’d spent this past weekend (Knoxville, Tennessee), home of the Biltmore Estate, a 19th-century French Renaissance Château.
George Vanderbilt built it on 125,000 acres in the late 1800’s, designed by the architect of New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art, the grounds laid out by Frederick Law Olmsted, the designer of Central Park. Olmsted had attended the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris and had modeled the mansion on French Renaissance châteaux. Biltmore is the second most visited house/museum in the U.S., behind only Mount Vernon and topping Hearst Castle.
A château of such grandeur nestled in the mountains is the center of author Thirza Vallois’ story of her very recent trip to the Aveyron where she visited the famous medieval château of Najac on the “lou Cami de l’Espanhia” — an alternative pilgrim route from Conques. Scroll down for more about her experiences there during an annual festival known only to the Aveyronais and a line-up of medieval château for sale in the unyet-discovered Aveyron. You could be a new owner!
Flying in yesterday to Washington, DC, sister city to Paris, one cannot help but think of Paris. The landing afforded breathtaking views of the Washington Monument, the Capitol, the Lincoln Memorial and the White House. A Frenchman, Pierre Charles L’Enfant, designed the street plan of what was then called “Federal City” with broad boulevards like those that Baron Haussmann gave Paris, and its buildings echo ancient Rome and Athens. Born in France (August 2, 1754), he came to the American colonies with Lafayette and became closely identified with the United States, adopting the name Peter.
Beginning tomorrow and over the next few days during the Living and Investing in France Conference, we will be talking about making that transition to a life in France…for some, just a home away from home to enjoy from time to time…for others, a permanent change in their lives. Attendees will learn how to have the right to live in France, how to learn the language, how to find and purchase property, how to make that property profitable, how to start a business and minimize your taxes and how to culturally adapt quickly and easily. Thirza Vallois will be speaking about Paris and her research in the Aveyron (“La France Profonde”) for her newest book. By Sunday afternoon, attendees will have learned in three days what it would have taken months of research in France to do on their own.
And we will have learned much from them, too — what their dreams and desires are and how we can help them make their dreams come true. I’ll be reporting on the progress in the next upcoming Parler Paris newsletters as well as next week’s French Property Insider.
So, stay tuned. And meanwhile, scroll down for an eclectic mix of articles that you can keep for reference when you’re ready to take the plunge into owning property in France.
Editor, French Property Insider
Email: [email protected]
P.S. A special congratulations goes to newlyweds Miranda Junowicz and Jacob who marriage tied the knot in Montreal this past weekend. Miranda is our “guru” on Leaseback properties and property search colleague of Jocelyn Carnegie’s. She’s back in Paris holding down the fort while we’re in Washington, DC and can be reached at [email protected]
P.P.S. If you’re in Paris on September 14th, then be sure to mark your calendars to join us at Parler Paris Après Midi next Tuesday at 3 p.m. For more information, visit https://adrianleeds.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/parlerparis/apresmidi.html
Volume II, Issue 37, September 9, 2004
In this issue:
* The Carte de Propriétaire — a Not So Crazy Idea
* One of France’s Most Beautiful Villages
* A Festival at the Château in the Aveyron
* Getting the Lead Out of Your New Paris Apartment
* Why Do You Want to Buy Property in France?
* Bringing in Your Pets is Easier Than You Think
* Currency Exchange Update
* Hot Property: Glorious Châteaux of the Aveyron
* Property For Sale: Up on the Auction Block
* Classified Advertising: Paris Vacation Apartments
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THE CARTE DE PROPRIETAIRE
By Adrian Leeds
I had a big response to my crazy idea…seems as if many of you would be even more interested in buying property in France if the tangled bureaucratic web to have the righ
t to live in France were more easily obtainable and afforded a certain amount of privileges.
“I think your idea is worth pursuing because we are one of those potential investors who are on the fence because the current system is a bit more complex than we would like – but I have to say that it is not much different or more complex than the residency issues of other countries. Everyone wants to protect their social safety net and medical systems from those who would abuse them. That appears to be the underlying driving force for most nations’ residency controls.”
Of course, you understand that this is a BIG idea — one that will be very difficult to achieve, given the bureaucratic tangle itself. I will be pursuing the idea with whatever administrative connections I can muster and keeping you up to date on the progress — but don’t expect anything to be accomplished quickly or easily! Just keep your letters of encouragement coming!
FRANCE’S MOST BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES: THE AVEYRON
By Adrian Leeds
The Aveyron has captivated author Thirza Vallois — home of the “Via Podiensis,” one of four pilgrim routes that cross France from Puy-en-Velay to Aubrac.
With nine villages that carry the title “Most Beautiful French Villages,” the Aveyron heads the national honors list. Only 141 rural towns are recognized by the national association as “Most Beautiful French Villages,” created in 1992. The Association has defined a very strict schedule of conditions. Aside from the forty-odd criteria established in the charter, each village must possess two monuments or classified sites.
Vallois recently returned from an excursion to Najac, one of those beautiful villages, and where the annual “Fête de la St Barthélémy à Najac” and “Défilé de la Fouace” took place August 21 – 23. Three days of festival complete with Merry Go-Rounds, attractions, balls all through the night and a lighting of the grand château with fireworks, to boot.
A “fouace” is an ancient traditional cake, the name thought to originate from the Latin “foccacia.” The recipe has been handed down since the 16th or 17th-century, varying in richness with each region, denser than brioche. To make it, with subtle scents of orange flower, requires a “good turn of hand” combined with tightly held trade secrets.
Vallois witnessed a forty-kilo fouace carried in procession through the village as part of the festivities. It was cut up and shared among everyone present, symbolic of their sense of community and belonging. What remains is donated to charities, the aged and homeless.
In the August 14/15 issue of the Financial Times, London, Vallois wrote: “Najac is best known for its château, which adds to the picture-postcard effect that has also earned it ‘plus beau village’ status. Najac also boasts an exciting, heterogeneous community (among them several Brits), headed by France’s veteran mayor, the colourful Hubert Bouysières, who has been in office since 1946 and who plays his saxophone at all festive occasions.”
Vallois is currently writing a complete travel diary about the Averyon and its mysteries, expected to be released in 2005. For more information about the Aveyron, visit http://www.tourisme-aveyron.com/uk/sommaire.php
For more information about Thirza Vallois, visit http://www.thirzavallois.com
THE CHATEAU OF NAJAC
Taken from http://188.8.131.52/najac/
Reigning atop a tall hill overlooking the village of Najac, the earliest castle was built about 1100 by Bertrand of St. Gilles, brother of Raimond IV, Count of Toulouse, with the square donjon as its strong point. In 1185 the English occupied the castle, but in 1196 Raimond VI of Toulouse married the sister of Richard the Lion-Hearted and the castle returned peacefully into French hands. The castle was greatly enlarged in 1253 by Alphonse of Poitiers, the brother of the French King Louis IX. The five round towers, including the new donjon, were blended into the older castle, and a labyrithine set of apparent and concealed stairways and passageways were constructed to confuse an enemy but allow rapid and strategic deployment of troops. The castle was ‘state of the art’ and could be defended by as little as 30 men.
The new donjon was pierced by meurtrières at all three vaulted levels, with those of the lowest level the longest ever built anywhere. The castle is entered by a guarded ground-level drawbridge. In 1309 the Templars of Larzac were imprisoned in the castle, and in 1572 during the Wars of Religion, the Huguenots seized Najac and plundered it.
THE SELLER HAS REQUIRED DIAGNOSTICS TO PERFORM PRIOR TO SALE OF THE PROPERTY
By Adrian Leeds
When an owner decides to place his property on the market for sale, there are four diagnostics required before the final sale can take place:
1. Amiante: Asbestos
Property licensed for construction prior to July 1997 must produce a diagnostic report evaluating the presence of building materials or products containing asbestos.
2. Plomb: Lead
Property constructed prior to 1948 or situated in an area or zone exposed to lead (as designated by the “préfet” of the department) are required to produce a diagnostic report.
3. Termites: Termites
An inspection of termites is required of a building situated in a zone delineated by the “préfet” of the department three months before the date of the final act of sale.
4. Securité des Piscines: Swimming Pool Security
Since January 1st, 2004, private underground swimming pools non-enclosed and utilized privately or collectively, must be equipped with standardized safety devices aimed at preventing the risks of drowning. The seller must furnish the notaire with a copy of a technical document supplied by the manufacturer or installer attesting to the security. For those pools installed prior to January 2004, the owner must have equipped the pool with a system of safety before January 2006. Pools leased seasonally must be equipped with safety measures since January 2004. Non-compliance of the law is subject to fines of up to 45,000 Euros.
ASK YOURSELF WHY YOU WANT TO BUY IN PARIS
By Schuyler Hoffman
Are you interested in
buying a permanent residence in Paris? Are you looking for a long-term investment, something you can sell in a few years and make a reasonable profit? Do you want to buy an apartment you can stay in for a week or month each year then rent out the rest of the time? Aside from all the aesthetic and romantic reasons one wants to own in Paris, these are the three most common reasons people want to buy here. Making this initial determination will help you decide where to buy and how much you will need to spend.
If a permanent residence is your goal, your options are fairly open. Within any other parameters you may have, you can consider any area of the city you like and any price range or apartment size without seriously considering the immediate return on your investment. That being said, even if you just want a home in Paris, it is still wise to consider the investment value before you buy.
Looking to buy for long-term investment/resale value? It is still possible to find an apartment at a good price that you can sell in a few years and make a profit. Compared to other major cities around the world, real estate in Paris is relatively reasonable. You will want to look in less trendy areas, but areas that are up and coming. Paris is continually working to improve neighborhoods. For example, the 9th and 10th arrondissements are slated for neighborhood improvements over the next few years. Buy an apartment here now and the value of that apartment will likely increase over the next few years.
You may be able to find apartments for sale in these areas at about $150,000. Be aware that these will not be in the center of Paris. Apartments here at that price may need renovation work and will have little short-term rental value, if any, but would probably be rentable on a mid-term or long-term basis. Though buying for this purpose is necessarily a bit speculative, it can also make for a good long-term investment.
The majority of people are interested in buying an apartment in Paris primarily for its short-term rental value. While they want to spend time here their home-away-from-home, they hope to at least cover the mortgage payments, if not make some money as well by renting it out.
Apartments that have short-term rental value are obviously going to be found in more desirable, central areas of town and are going to be more expensive. Bargains are rare. If this is what you’re interested in, expect to look at properties starting at $300,000. One-bedroom apartments rent well, but two-bedroom apartments stay rented even more. They are, of course, a larger investment and more difficult to find.
If you’re serious about purchasing real estate in Paris, the starting point is to think about the goal of making such a purchase — whether for a residence, long-term investment, or short-term rental value. Deciding that will help you determine where you should look and give you an idea of how much you should expect to spend.
Editor’s Note: Schuyler Hoffman was the assistant director for International Living’s Paris office from 2002 to 2003. He was the first editor of the French Property Insider and was responsible for managing the property projects and consultation services of the office. He is also author of the “Insider Guide to Gay Paris” (http://www.insiderparisguides.com) and President of Skyvue Paris Adventures (http://www.skyvue.com), providing personalized tours throughout France. Born and reared in central Ohio, he spent 12 years in Southern California where he obtained his law degree, 8 years in Seattle, WA, and one year in Paris before returning to Seattle where he now resides.
BRINGING PETS AND ANIMALS INTO FRANCE
Embassy of France in the US – March 5, 2004
(photo by Walter Pappas)
Due to a change in French law last year, it is now even easier to bring pets and animals into the country, especially pertaining to quarantine. Before, if your pet had not fulfilled the requirements (as below), then it would not have been allowed into the country, period. The new law, as of July 2003, allows the pet in, but quarantines it. As long as you follow the requirements, there is no reason to be concerned. You’ll find them at http://www.info-france-usa.org/intheus/customs/7000.asp (where you’ll also find forms and applications) and below:
INFORMATION FOR PRIVATE INDIVIDUALS
Dogs and cats
Domestic pet rodents
I. Dogs and cats
Travelers may bring their dogs and cats from the United States into France under the following conditions:
* each family is limited to 5 animals. Every animal must be at least 3 months old (or otherwise travel with the mother).
* every animal must be identified by a microchip (standard ISO 11784) or a tattoo.
* every animal must have a valid rabies vaccination (if it is the first rabies vaccination for the pet, you have to wait 30 days before departure)
* a health certificate executed no more than 10 days before the arrival of the pet(s) into France must accompany the pet(s). The health certificate has to be signed by an official veterinarian (certified by the USDA).
WARNING: From July 3, 2004, a blood test to confirm the rabies vaccination anti-body level will be required to import cats and dogs into France. It must be done not less than 3 months before arrival into France and at least 30 days after vaccination. The titration will not have to be carried out again for an animal which has been subject to valid booster vaccinations in accordance to the vaccine manufacturer’s indications.
II. Domestic pet rodents (rabbits, hamsters, mice…)
You may bring into France a maximum of 5 domestic rodents. A health certificate (in French), executed not more than ten days prior to arrival into France by a national licensed veterinarian of the country of export must accompany the rodent.
III. Pets reptiles not intended for sale
WARNING: The import of pet birds is temporarily prohibited until further notice.
You may bring into France a maximum of 5 pet reptiles (by family), provided:
* they are not sold under any circumstances;
* they are accompanied by a health certificate executed not more than ten days prior to arrival and bearing the signature of a licensed veterinarian of the country of export;
* they must be free of evidence of disease (in particular, of lesions of the skin).
IV. Pet birds
Pet birds may be brought into France, although one family is only allowed to bring 2 birds of the Psittaciformes (parrots) order and 10 birds of other small species.
The following requirements must be fulfilled:
– a valid health certificate, executed by a licensed veterinarian in the country of export within ten days before
the arrival and showing that the animal is free of evidence of disease, should accompany the bird;
– the following written pledge should also be submitted to Customs, in French, at the port of entry:
“Je soussigné (nom, prénom du propriétaire), certifie être le propriétaire du/des oiseaux (descritpion:race, couleur, taille, âge,). Je m’engage à ne pas les revendre et j’accepte tout contrôle que les services vétérinaires estimeraient nécessaires d’effectuer à l’adresse suivante (adresse du propriétaire).
English version: “I, (owner’s Full Name), certify I am the owner of this/these bird(s) (description: breed, color, size, age). I undertake not to sell them and to accept any sanitary visit considered necessary by the Veterinarian services at the following address: (owner’s address in France). Date, signature.
WARNING: Many birds are registered as “Endangered Species” according to the Washington Convention. In such case, a specific permit is required in the country of departure and in the country of arrival. Please check our page “Endangered Species”.
V. Other species
For other pets than those mentioned in I to IV above or pets listed in I to IV above but intended to be exported to France in greater quantities than those allowed for under the standards regulation, please call our office: 1 202 944 6375.
France is party to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora. International trade in species listed by the Convention is unlawful unless authorized by permit. This includes, for example, wild birds, reptiles, crustaceans, fish as well as any part or product (such as skins, feathers, eggs) and products and articles manufactured from wildlife and fish. Permits to export from Canada or re-export certificates are issued by Environment Canada (Convention Administrator – Canadian Wildlife Service – Ottawa – ON K1A 0H3). Permits to export from the US or re-export certificates are issued by the US Fish and Wildlife Service (Office of Management Authority – Department of the Interior – Washington, DC 20240). Permits to import into France are issued by the Ministère de l’aménagement du territoire et de l’environnement (direction de la nature et des paysages – sous-direction de la chasse, de la faune et de la flore sauvages – bureau des échanges internationaux d’espèces protégées – 20, avenue de Ségur 75302 Paris 07 SP – France).
Embassy of France in the US – March 5, 2004
TODAY’S CURRENCY UPDATE
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Rates as of 2004.09.09 06:52:11 GMT.
1 U.S. Dollar equals 0.820078 Euros (0.821118 Euros last week)
1 Euros equals 1.21940 U.S. Dollars (1.21785 Dollars last week)
1 U.K. Pound equals 1.46482 Euros (1.47263 Euros last week)
1 Euro equals 0.682676 U.K. Pounds (0.679057 Pounds last week)
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FOR SALE: FPI HOT PROPERTY OF THE WEEK
Each week French Property Insider 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 regions of France and districts of Paris.
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 assist you. For more information, visit https://adrianleeds.com/wp-content/uploads/newsletters/frenchproperty/insider/propertyconsultation.html or contact Jocelyn Carnegie at [email protected]
*** 13TH-CENTURY CASTLE IN NAJAC, AVEYRON (12270)
Château of the 13th-century, with dependent building and gardens. Helicoid stone staircase. Three large cellars. First floor: Kitchen with splendid monumental chimney, stone sink, exposed beams, old tiling. Part of reception with French ceiling, monumental stone chimney, beautiful parquet floor. Another reception room with fireplace and parquet flooring. Two bedrooms with parquet and fireplace. Bathroom. WC. Bedroom with bathroom. Library. Second Floor: large room with alcove, visible beams and dressing room. A small room. Three bedrooms with French ceilings and parquet floors. Attic. General condition: Property connected to sewage system. Roofs in good condition (some work to be expected). Electricity, plumbing and interior decoration to expect. No the heating system. Dependences: stone courtyard with columns. Bakehouse with arched ceiling and baker’s oven. Property: 3000 m² of private land behind the castle.
Asking Price: 607,950 Euros + 2% Finder’s Fee
*** 12TH-CENTURY CASTLE IN VILLENEUVE, AVEYRON (12260)
12th-century castle situated in a village in the Vallée du Lot. Dwellings: Apartment #1 (75m²): Entry, bathroom, living room, kitchen. 1st and 2nd floors: Bedroom with parquet floor, fireplace and exposed beams. Central heating. Apartment #2 (20m²): studio of two rooms and bath. Apartment #3 (110m²): Entry, kitchen, bathroom, WC, living room (36m²) with fireplace, French ceiling. Three bedrooms with parquet floor. Apartment #4 (95m²): living room, kitchen(35m²) with fireplace, livi
ng room with old parquet floors and French ceiling, bedroom with old parquet floor, French ceiling and fireplace. Bath, toilet. Electric heating. Apartment #5 (200m²): living room with kitchen, French ceiling. Bedroom with French ceiling and fireplace. Bath, toilet. Living room with monumental chimney, terra cotta and arched ceiling with classified paintings. Large room with fireplace, French ceiling. Mansard-roofed room with parquet floor, bathroom with WC. Central heating on the ground floor. Dependences: Barn. Lean-to building. General state: new roofs.
Asking Price: 801,150 Euros + 2% Finder’s Fee
*** CHÂTEAU ONE HOUR THIRTY MINUTES FROM TOULOUSE (12000)
Just one hour thirty minutes from Toulouse, in a village close to commercial establishments, this pretty stone castle from the 13th-century is habitable in 18 rooms making up five apartments on 5312m² of land with vineyards. Courtyard entrance, cellars of 105m² and a beautiful stone spiral stairway within a tower leading to the different levels. Beautiful characteristics, central gas heating, beautiful view, quiet, charming.
Asking Price: 810,000 Euros + 2% Finder’s Fee
*** CHÂTEAU IN THE MIDI PYRENNEES, 15 MINUTES FROM RODEZ (12000)
Château in the heart of the Aveyron 15 minutes from Rodez and its airport. The chapel dates back to 1292, and the masonry is particular to the 17th and 18th centuries. Three livable levels — ground floor, chapel, guard room, boiler room (central gas heating). Three living rooms including one with Tudor woodwork, large gallery with Louis XIV woodwork and leather, dining room with monumental Gothic fireplace, kitchen, libraries, winter gardens leading to a swimming pool. Seven bedrooms on the second level, bath and toilets, Louis XVI boudoir and salon with hand painted wall paper. New framing and roofs, in excellent condition, very pleasant to live within a pastoral framework with park of two hectares, water level, old stables.
Asking Price: 1,000,000 Euros + 2% Finder’s Fee
* FPI PROPERTY LISTINGS – SALE
*** Paris AUCTIONS
Next session September 28, 2004, 2 p.m.
Notaires de Paris
Place du Châtelet
12 avenue Victoria
Additional information on Les Ventes aux Enchères 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 isn’t reliable
To read Schuyler Hoffman’s article about the property auctions in
Paris, click on:
3 rooms 70 m²
27 rue de Boulainvilliers
1 hameau de Boulainvilliers
75016 PARIS 16th
Starting Bid: 240,000 Euros
Deposit: 48,000 Euros
3 rooms 51,50 m² loué
77 rue des Pyrénées
6 villa des Pyrénées
75020 PARIS 20th
Starting Bid: 107,000 Euros
Deposit: 21,400 Euros
4 rooms 56,3 m²
16 rue de la Fontaine du But
75018 PARIS 18th
Starting Bid: 150,000 Euros
Deposit: 30,000 Euros
NEXT MEETING: Tuesday, September 14th, 2004
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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FPI CONFERENCE CALLS
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, October 17, 2004 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.
NEXT CONFERENCE CALL
Conference Date: October 17, 2004
Conference Time: 2 p.m. EST, 8 p.m. Paris Time
Discussion Topic: TBA
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July 11, 2004
The French Leaseback: A Hassle-Free Investment with a Guaranteed Return
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