Beautiful, historic and endlessly fascinating, Paris narrowly escaped severe damage in World War Two, to leave a wide range of architectural styles today. The Gothic style of Notre Dame Cathedral, the Renaissance west wing of the Louvre, the elegance of the Place des Vosges and the tree-lined Haussmann-era avenues that carve through the centre, are a walk through history.



The ‘City of Lights’ is compact, a significant part of its appeal, but this also limits the number of homes. There has been very little significant new-build property in the city centre for decades and demand for homes is extremely high. Paris is divided into 20 arrondissements, spiralling like a snail’s shell out from the centre and each with its own distinct village-style atmosphere.

The most popular areas with foreign buyers include the 5th, 6th, and 7th arrondissements on the left bank, and 8th, 16th and 17th arrondissements on the right bank.

About France

France’s seductive lifestyle of historic cities, delectable cuisine, inspiring culture and architecture has drawn visitors to the country for centuries. In more recent times, this attraction is helped by excellent air connections from around the world and a modern infrastructure that includes ever-improving high-speed rail.

A buyer’s guide to France

France is one of the safest countries in Europe to buy property, with a rigorous purchase process that protects the buyer.


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Jelena Cvjetkovic

Jelena Cvjetkovic

International Residential

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