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  • In Paris, properties between 3 and 35 millions euro, sold every 3 days.

    In Paris, properties between 3 and 35 millions euro, sold every 3 days.

    PROPRIETES.LEFIGARO.FR - By Olivier Marin, published January 14th 2021

      Despite the ongoing unprecedented health crisis and, as a consequence, an almost total absence of foreign customers, Daniel Féau, luxury real estate specialist, has nonetheless recorded exceptional sales in the capital.   Although the traditional Parisian real estate market is heading towards a slowdown both in terms of prices (notaries having observed a slight drop in January 2021 with an average of 10,700€/sqm as opposed to 10,800€/sqm in December 2020) and in volume (18% fewer transactions...

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  • The former flat of Inès de la Fressange is for sale

    The former flat of Inès de la Fressange is for sale - By Fanny Guénon des Mesnards, December 12th 2020

    Recently decorated throughout by internationally renowned Jacques Grange, this apartment in western Paris was once home to fashion icon Inès de la Fressange. It is today marketed by the Belles demeures de France agency priced 3,900,000€. South-facing and enjoying a superb view of Grand Palais and the Élysée Palace, this exceptional 174 sqm apartment opening onto a continuous balcony and including a double living/reception room, three bedrooms and a master suite was once home to internationally...

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  • Jewelry - Abécédaire of Victoire de Castellane

    Victoire de Castellane

    Fantastic luxury

      For over twenty years she has worked as creative director of Christian Dior’s fine jewelry division. Today sees the publication of a book that, like her, is baroque, joyful and colourful. By Éric Jansen      From A for Abundance to Z for Zigzag, the abecedarium that Victoire de Castellane has created with the assistance of Olivier Gabet, director of the Museum of Decorative Arts in Paris, is a series of souvenirs, amusing allusions and technical details that evoke past collections...

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  • Guillaume Féau, timeless French Style

    Guillaume Féau

    Timeless French Style

      At the head of a company founded in 1875, this lover of beautiful French decor steadfastly maintains the business’s traditional specialisation in antique wood panelling and the reproduction of panelling. By Éric Jansen   La réplique parfaite des Quatre continents de Claude-Nicolas Ledoux installée dans une maison près de Paris.  Féau & Cie possesses a unique collection of 17th to 20th century panelling and woodwork including examples made for Madame de Pompadour, sumptuous...

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  • Christie's Paris : The Paul Haim Sale

    Christie's : Secret Garden

    The Paul Haim Sale

       With the auction of art dealer Paul Haim’s collection of sculptures which shall take place on October 22nd 2020, Christie’s shall present to the public works worthy of a place in a museum. By Éric Jansen     For years a remarkable secret garden on the banks of the Adour river, not far from Bayonne and Biarritz on the border of the Landes and Basque Country, concealed from view behind its foliage some forty sculptures by some of the greatest… Auguste Rodin, Émile-Antoine...

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  • Buying a luxury apartment in Paris: What's the state of the market?

    Propriétés Le - By Maya Dujardin, october 13th 2020

    Lockdown may well have given you itchy feet, and the idea of buying a luxury apartment in Paris has become a constant niggle. It’s time for an update on the state of the market.WHAT MAY BE CONSIDERED A LUXURY APARTMENT IN PARIS?A number of criteria determine whether an apartment is "just" a quality property or whether it may be considered to be in the luxury segment. "On an international scale, upmarket real estate is generally defined as having a value in excess of 1M$" explains Nicolas Pettex-Muffat,...

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  • Real Estate: luxury properties have not lost their appeal


    The absence of wealthy foreign buyers as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic has not led to a drop in the price per square metre. The top end of the market remains a safe haven, real estate agents believe. A beautiful property with a garden located in a private street in the heart of Neuilly-sur-Seine (Hauts-de-Seine) was sold in July in a matter of hours, with four offers submitted at the asking price of 3.3 million euro. Cases such as this are not unique, according to Thibault de Saint Vincent,...

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    Purchases, visits and sales restarted immediately and with gusto. However questions remain for the months to come.BUSINESS ACTIVITY : BUYERS AND SELLERS ARE PRESENT EN MASSESome may have feared that the controlled lifting of lockdown would lead to a wait-and-see period. This has not happened. Buyers and sellers have resumed their projects, and in greater numbers than before. "The recovery has been strong in all regions" according to Laurent Vimont, chief executive at Century 21 France. “Our June...

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    "After a forced standby, the market is recovering despite the absence of foreign buyers.The luxury real estate market did not escape the Covid crisis. When lockdown was announced, the shock was brutal and visits, along with offers, dried up. And although a number of projects did not survive the economic downturn, since May 11th a bounce-back has been clearly witnessed in Paris and its desirable nearby western suburbs. Buyers looking for luxury houses and apartments and ready to put over a million...

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  • Real Estate: What can we expect post-lockdown?


      "After two months during which the market was in shutdown mode, this first “post-lockdown” week and a half has witnessed significant real estate activity in France: visits, offers etc. Is this recovery to be short-lived? Are the first signs of a drop in prices in France showing? And what's happening in Paris? Following the lifting of many of the country's lockdown restrictions, the major real estate networks proclaim load and clear that this first week and a half has been remarkably dynamic....

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