The Regent, Diamond of Excess

The Regent, Diamond of Excess

The white diamond, called the Regent, is undeniably one of the most fabulous of the gems given to man by nature. Before finishing his journey at the Louvre Museum, where he spent (probably) happier days, he was the contender for the record for the most imposing diamond, the target of many wishes of French kings […]

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Renovating Your Home: Finding A Good Craftsman In 4 Steps

Renovating Your Home: Finding A Good Craftsman In 4 Steps

There is tremendous opportunity in your latest real estate investment, which you want to leverage properly. For this, it is important to associate yourself with good firms, particularly with what it is best to avoid doing yourself with insurance problems: carpentry and roofing in particular would be all the healthier if they are insured by […]

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Has The Health Crisis Changed Our Relationship to Work?

Has The Health Crisis Changed Our Relationship to Work ?

With the health crisis in mind, the important events of 2020 have enabled a lot of people to challenge their relationship to the environment, especially professional ones. Embedded procedures have been shaken up by administrative closures, partial unemployment and teleworking. The implications, always challenging, compelled a step back and pulled out new impulses. Are they […]

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Going To Live In The Countryside

Going To Live In The Countryside, Really A Good Idea?

The topic was documented in depth from the first confinement in the professional press in 2020: many French inhabitants of large metropolises had developed an urge to go green. Demand for rural housing from estate agents has skyrocketed, showing a desire for air and space. A few months of retrospect and a new confinement later, […]

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Unauthorized Works in Co-Ownership: How to Get Them Ratified ?

You have just carried out work inside your condominium in your house, when a neighbour advises you that you should get the approval of the co-owners’ meeting for this sort of work. The danger involved is the destruction of your building and the previous reconstruction, but you may still attempt a posteriori to ratify the […]

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Sextant Once Again Elected “Best French Real Estate Agency” At The European Property Awards

And five! For the fifth straight year, Sextant received a European Property Award in the ‘Best French bilingual real estate firm’ category. A differentiation that pays tribute to the level of service delivered by the network, which is globally especially well-oriented. Matthieu Cany, co-founder of the network, noted: “This award not only rewards the quality […]

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Mortgage After 60 Years : What Solutions ?

Before retirement age, the vagaries of life do not always make it easy to become the holders of our last primary home. A retiring individual will also wish to buy a property in order to rent it out and raise his income. In this case, to supplement the savings, a loan might be required. Despite […]

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Heating : New Information to Be Provided for Landlords

Last July, with a view to reducing the energy usage of housing, in particular collective housing, the legislature adopted a new knowledge requirement which entered into force on 25 October 2020. The stated goal is to enhance rental reports and encourage further action to decrease energy bills by empowering users. Let us clarify precisely what […]

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A Magical Weekend in Carcassonne

A Magical Weekend in Carcassonne (And Surroundings)!

Carcassonne, a majestic mediaeval town steeped in heritage and local tradition, is a gem not to be overlooked if you wander through the south of France. It also features in the country’s list of most visited cities. Bathed by the Aude, between Toulouse and Narbonne, and on the steps of the Pyrenees, the weekend will […]

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Zoom On “Impression, Soleil Levant”, Claude Monet’s Most Famous Painting

“Impression, soleil levant” is probably Claude Monet’s most famous painting, but also of the Impressionist movement. And for good cause, it is this work which gave this time its name. Then there is a question: Why did this painting become so popular? Introduction of an exemplary piece that marked a turning point in the history […]

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The Real Estate Market At The End Of 2020: A Return To Stability?

This year 2020 would have been synonymous with a roller coaster for many companies and particularly real estate, both due to fluctuations in operation and to the uncertainty created by the health crisis. It seems like a return to a certain equilibrium can be seen at the end of the year, helping the different players […]

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The Castle Of The Dukes Of Brittany, A Nantes Wonder

The Castle of the Dukes of Brittany is a gem of the Urban History of the City of Nantes, nestled in the centre of the Medieval Quarter, the house of the Kings testifying to a multitude of historical details. Since 1862, it has been listed as a Historic Landmark for its accessibility to disabled persons. […]

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Real Estate Purchase: Is The Contribution Essential?

Are you looking for your dream house, and are you beginning to imagine how to fund it? For you a bank loan will most often be essential and it requires flawless preparation to obtain it. As well as a amount of money, which is considered a personal donation, from your own wealth. Let us go […]

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Energy Renovation Of Your Home: What Assistance Should You Request?

Are you planning to purchase a work-requiring house, or do you simply want to renovate your home with the intention of increasing its energy efficiency? Thanks to various assistance mechanisms, given under conditions, public policies promote these initiatives. Concentrate on the major ones. MaPrimeRenov, replacing CITE MaPrimeRenov, introduced in early 2020, will operate in accordance […]

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A (Dream) Weekend in Lyon in 10 Stages

If you’re planning to visit the beautiful city of Lyon on a weekend other than that of the famous Lights Festival (in December), know it’s full of riches that can give you the wonder of a child. The architecture, the gastronomy, the many museums: every corner of the street offers a speciality to savour. Zoom […]

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Chinon Castle at the heart of French History

A vast and majestic stone construction overlooking the Vienne River and the city that gave it its name, Chinon Castle has been a site occupied for three millennia. From the Gallo-Romans to Joan of Arc, via the Knights Templar, its stones remain silent witnesses to significant episodes in our history. Plunge into a fortress cut […]

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Buying a property in a seaside resort: at what price?

France offers many coastlines bordered by pretty towns and villages where it is nice to spend a few days or even live. The demand for property to buy – as a second or main residence – has increased so much that prices have sometimes soared. From north to south, here are some benchmarks compiled thanks […]

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Renting your accommodation in airbnb: namely!

As a supplement to income or a real livelihood, renting a furnished flat in airbnb can prove to be a winning financial bet: during the summer of 2019, no less than 8.5 million French people have booked via this platform. But before taking the plunge, a certain amount of information needs to be known and […]

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The property sale agreement: can you change your mind?

You have just bought or sold a property and you have just left the notary’s office after signing the famous compromise. Suddenly a bolt of lightning passes through you! You’ve made a mistake, it’s not what you want. In the midst of your cold sweats, you have a thousand questions. Don’t panic, here are the […]

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A Sunny Summer for the Real Estate Market

Business almost at a standstill and expectations for the future: For the real estate industry as for anyone, the first half of 2020 is unparalleled. So much so that we can detect the deconfining results without even anticipating them. Several pieces of good news brighten up this early summer: there has been a long-awaited recovery, […]

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Le Déjeuner Sur L’herbe, a Work Of Art to Discover At The Musée d’Orsay

Le Déjeuner sur l’herbe, completed in 1863 thanks to the inspiration of painter Edouard Manet, is now on display at the Musée d’Orsay…

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Toulouse Offers You The Time Of A Weekend In 10 Essential Stages!

The “Ville rose” (Pink city) is appealing to you and you are planning a weekend out there? First of all, know that historically this nickname given to Toulouse derives from the arrival of the Romans in this area and the construction of houses, mostly in Roman bricks and tiles. The light from the sunset gives […]

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La Défense has a New Tower at the height of modernity

The launch of The Link project comes as a sign of the requisite economic recovery following the health crisis. Groupama revealed in June that the construction of the Total group’s future headquarters would give birth to the tallest tower ever constructed in La Défense.

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The Château De Chambord: (Re) Live The Renaissance!

Majestic. Imposing. Impressive. There’s no lack of superlatives in the tourists’ minds, who discover the Château de Chambord for the first time. Or the second, because one visit will not be enough to discover all its wonders. Before investing it for another timeless trip, let’s go back a couple of centuries to immerse ourselves in […]

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Your Successful Weekend In Strasbourg In 10 Steps!

Looking for your destination for next weekend? Do not hesitate to opt for Strasbourg, a city of history which at least once offers many riches worth admiring. Follow the guide, we’ve built a small collection of important things that will amaze your eyes during the entire stay.

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Buying Real Estate Before Selling: A Good Idea?

In your view, a real estate project is emerging and you can imagine the process to be followed for carrying it out. If you are already an owner, the sale of your property will make your future purchase conditional. This raises some organizational questions, particularly as regards the period of the property’s release. Have you ever thought about buying your current property before thinking about disposing of it ?

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Health Crisis And Real Estate Projects: A Rush For The Countryside?

Many media have been talking about it for weeks, and it is confirmed by the President of the National Real Estate Federation, as this article in Le Figaro tells us: housing demand in the countryside has risen dramatically after the coronavirus-related health crisis and the subsequent containment. This may include 200,000 households, or one tenth […]

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