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Savills is one of the world's leading luxury real estate consultancies, a group listed on the London Stock Exchange, with a turnover in excess of €1 billion. An international network with more than 700 offices, associates and 30,000 employees, Savills offers its clients tailored services in the different real estate sectors: luxury real estate, investment, retail, transaction, expertise, property management, building, and project consultancy. Our partner combines an entrepreneurial spirit with in-depth knowledge, thus guaranteeing clients the highest possible standards of service.
"Investing in a place to live is a major decision in our lives. Investing in Paris is an opportunity that has to be guided by both the heart and head. Our blog aims to offer you a look at a variety of subjects with the aim of enriching your vision, clarifying your thoughts and so help you realize your plan to buy or sell in the most beautiful districts in our capital." Hugues de La Morandière
Jul 15, 2017
Jul 15, 2017
Palais Royal is Paris’ secret garden - a garden they like so much they don’t really want to share it! A garden you only discover when you are actually in it. An enchanted world. If you live here you become part of a fellowship - over the last three centuries this hidden park has lost none of its magic...
The Palais Royal was the first French "shopping centre" created by the Duc d’Orléans on the land occupied by the former Palais Cardinal. For decades, its galleries were full of boutiques, life, and a delightfully clandestine atmosphere. The first great chefs opened their restaurants there also making it the birthplace of French gastronomy.
Today, the follies of the Palais Royal may be more discreet, but its magic is intact. Although separated by the epitome of the Haussmann style - avenue de L’Opéra - the whole district still has an enduring charm. The poetical passage Saint Roch and its beautiful church. The elegance of the Molière fountain – a reminder that the dramatist lived here. The much-criticized Buren columns are now, to the delight of tourists and children on scooters, an integral part of the urban fabric. And then there is Palais Royal, still and forever magical whatever the season – a mirror of eternal Paris.
It would be difficult to imagine a more French and international neighbourhood. You can see a great classic at the Comédie Française and then dine in the delicious Japanese restaurants that abound in rue Sainte Anne. Everything is the embodiment of finesse: immerse yourself in Didier Ludot’s vintage couture dresses, before buying music boxes at Anna Joliet’s. Enjoy Guy Martin’s foie gras ravioli in Grand Véfour, before ambling around the Louvre des Antiquaires. In this Paris microcosm, happiness is to be found on every street corner.
Every Wednesday, at exactly noon, go right into the centre of the Palais Royal gardens to hear the little canon fired – it has been telling the right time ever since 1786!
Hugues de La Morandière
Jul 3, 2017
Jul 3, 2017
If Paris is a village, it’s here – and not just one, but several villages! It was not so long ago that Auteuil, a charming village to the west of Paris, was a holiday destination, a place to go for a break in the countryside. Boileau retired there to write in the shade of his linden tree. Since then, the city has grown around it, but its spirit is unchanged. Although cut through by illustrious major thoroughfares such as Avenue Mozart and Avenue de Versailles, Auteuil is epitomized by hidden gardens and discreet villas. The incredible Villa Montmorency, the exquisite Hameau Boileau, the stunning Reunion and Molitor villas and the rustic Villa Mulhouse, are all considered wonders by those in the know.
Auteuil does not reveal itself easily, it has to be earned and learned. It is an authentic district, with its own market, church, and cemetery, a neighbourhood for families who are happy to live there – sometimes for generations. A neighbourhood where Proust was born, and Arletty and Mauriac lived. A neighbourhood that has nonetheless charmed the most audacious architects: the fascinating rigors of Le Corbusier and Mallet-Stevens counter Guimard’s infinite arabesques in the colossal Castel Béranger, rue Jean de la Fontaine.
What makes it so charming? Its unselfconsciousness and freshness. The unselfconsciousness of young couples, happy to raise their children in a family-friendly village atmosphere; the freshness of being close to nature, from the private gardens of the villas to the Bois de Boulogne just a stone's throw away. A short bike ride and you are at the Auteuil racecourse, the Roland Garros tennis stadium, and the Parc des Princes stadium. Although quiet and calm, Auteuil never really sleeps...…
Auteuil is a detour where you have to learn how to lose yourself, as you would when venturing into the woods. The tangle of the streets guarantees a thousand secret surprises and contrasts with the cheerful swarming masses in Auteuil’s market and Porte Saint Cloud on the evenings when a match is being played.
Visit the charming but little known Jardin des Poètes, avenue du General Sarail, where forty-eight stones, illustrated with verses, celebrate forty-eight (great) French poets.
Hugues de La Morandière
Elysée Madeleine Faubourg Saint-Honoré
Jun 15, 2017
Jun 15, 2017
Here the past mingles with the present, history appears on every street corner, with an impish grin. The former village of Ville l’Evêque with its tiny chapel of the Madeleine has grown and spread out without losing any of its village charm. The Élysée garden is a petite vale. Marcel Proust went to the puppet theatre at the Rond-Point. Today, you can buy statement footwear chez Louboutin, or a steak at Boucheries Nivernaises. Enjoy a tipple at the Griffonnier, surrounded by police officers. You can even go for a dip in one of the two most beautiful swimming pools in Paris: at the Cercle interallié or the Automobile club de France. Discover absolute delights in the antique shops of the Faubourg, take your chance at Sotheby’s, stroll into the temple of Hermés. Pick up a snack at Kaspia and Fauchon. Go see a show at the Théâtre de la Madeleine. Praise French luxury at the Crillon or Maxim’s. Paris is one big party!
The most historic quartier in the 8th arrondissement, it offers buildings dating from the 18th to the 20th centuries. Once the promenade leading to Paris’ old city walls, it was divided into plots at the end of the Ancien Régime, whilst losing nothing of its playful air: since the Second Empire, the gardens of the Champs Élysées are home to theatres, sizeable exhibitions, pop-up markets. Extremely well protected, rich in embassies and palaces, it offers a number of architectural gems: the mansion houses bordering avenue Gabriel are the pride of France.
Yet this is also a very Parisian, family-oriented, neighbourhood where dynasties have lived for decades, often much longer. Above the luxury boutiques live notaries, the great bourgeois, proud to still be here amongst the tree lined courtyards and flower-strewn balconies where they grew up. The playground in the Champs-Élysées garden echoes with the voices of the children that live with their parents in the small streets behind the Ministries, and have done for generations. In brief, this is a neighbourhood of pleasure, pomp, and tradition.
Neighbourhood Life: on the outskirts of this hive of activity humming with capital’s political life, the quartier contains a number of rest stops: rue de l’Élysée, the only English street in Paris; the secret passage of Village Royal; the chapel on square Louis XVI; or the museum at Maxim’s, on the restaurant’s first floor, that brings back to life the splendour of the Belle Époque.
Not to be missed: lose yourself in the gardens of the Rond-Point; go chatter with the philatelists who keep shop on avenue Gabriel and pretend you are Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant in Charade.
Hugues de La Morandière
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