There’s a certain something about Paris that rubs in a tad differently than most other major cities — the men and their consorts, the consorts and their cats, the baguettes, the wines, cheeses, the weather, its cultural edifices … even the Père Lachaise cemetery smells fresh; and amidst its bustles, you can feel the silence here.
To some, Paris is overrated. Paris is calming despite the Fashion Weeks, the four seasons and Le Cinq
I’d move there in a blink but immigration is such a tedious process everywhere else, or when I have at least shortlisted five homes to recce without ado. And there are many well rounded apartments catering to every buyers’ budget most of these pretty gaga, although I must say my list for France is rather small — and I have been vetting through for almost a year plus.
Homes on the list would be shortlisted based on the arrondissement, the security, the convenience, and of course the price. Paris, shouldn’t be an option when one is seriously considering moving … somewhere. For the Foundations that I’m working with, Paris has always been first on the list, followed by with a plethora of other less voguish cities — the others were for pragmatical reasons, although one would consider them less … organic apart from Queenstown of course.
Ce qui est visible ouvre nos regards sur l’invisible — Anaxagore
With a garden as small as hundred twenty odd square metres and the built-up of the house, at about six hundred, this 19th century built bourgeois house would almost be perfect as its close to the sacred Parc de Monceau in the Eighth where one can easily enjoy quite walks, jogs or snogs, and steps away from Rue de Lévis where its animated open market offers quite an array of Italian traiteur, butchers & fishmongers, florists, wine merchants amongst others.
At the third, three bedrooms, two dominating the street, each with its own bathroom and a room converted into a recreation area. On the topmost, a beautiful high-ceiling terrace facing east-southeast, overlooking the garden. On the other, a balcony. In the basement and clerestory, three finished rooms including a room formerly used to house staff, a second kitchen, boiler room, laundry room