Saint-Ouen flea market: the new chic area of Paris

. Each year, no fewer than 5 million visitors walk around the stalls and covered boutiques of the Saint-Ouen flea market. This Aladdin’s cave of treasures attracts antique lovers who come to seek unique pieces that they can’t get anywhere else. Since opening in 1885, the Saint-Ouen flea market has grown to become one of […]

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What is the favourite France’s city for French people?

Paris has always been considered as the most beautiful city in France according to foreigners, besides it is the most visited city in France and even in Europe since around 27 millions tourists come to visit Paris every year. But is this city the favourite one of French people ?

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“The Parisian little belt” railway

With 14 miles of railway and 123 acres of greenery, it is a unique biodiversity in the French capital. Parisians cross it daily without even realising; it is barely noticed at the end of a road or next to a park, its rails overgrown with weeds. This is a rare urban space where nature has […]

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Macaroon: A Small Pastry with Huge Appeal

Back in the limelight thanks to the creativity of Parisian chefs, macaroons descend into a wide range of flavours in an explosion of colour.

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The Compagnons du Tour de France

Unrelated to the Tour de France cycliste, ‘les Companions du Tour de France’ stands for a French community of craftsmen and artisans. History says that the ‘companions’ organisation already existed

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Rising prices in Paris

According to the French Chamber of Notaries, price of older properties have risen by 2.5% in the first quarter of 2010, in, Bordeaux, Lille, Lyon, Toulouse, Nice or Paris.

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Property Prices in the Paris Ile-de-France drop by 7.9 % in a year

Despite observing a 24% fall in the number of property transactions taking place over a year, the Chambre des Notaires believe that the first green shoots of recovery are beginning to appear and that there will not be a price crash.

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Finally, new build apartments in the heart of Paris on Sextant website!

Traditionally, new build apartments in Paris have always been offered in priority to French citizens, not much advertised and sold quickly thanks to the appeal of this kind of safe investment.  And that is the reason why you could not find new build developments in the very heart of Paris on Sextant Properties website before. […]

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