Present in Paris’ most sought-after districts for the last 25 years, Agence Varenne’s 3 real estate agencies (6th, 7th, and 8th) are now the benchmark for luxury real estate in Paris. From Panthéon to Champ-de-Mars via Luxembourg, and from Ile Saint-Louis to the Golden Triangle via Les Quais, we put our skills, patiently acquired experience, expertise in prestigious real estate in historic districts, and the power of a large international network at your service. Investing in Paris is as serious as it is exciting!
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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
Aug 28, 2017
Aug 28, 2017
04Some neighbourhoods embody the dream. They instantly evoke lights, images, and incomparable magic. Say "Place Vendôme" and people's eyes light up. Straight away films, photos, and memories come to mind. Initially Louis XIV’s vision, it then became the symbol of Napoleonic grandeur and now represents French luxury. Just a few streets are home to the famous names of Parisian refinement: Cartier, Boucheron, Chanel, Le Ritz, Le Meurice – there is no need to mention them all! The square itself is lined with mansions that showcase the architectural genius of the late seventeenth century. All the surrounding streets have retained this unrivalled refinement, giving the feeling of being in a Parisian beauty conservation area.
But the miracle is that this area has also retained its soul and its residents. A destination for elegant tourists, the epicentre for fashion weeks and other major artistic and cultural events, delighted to have such prestigious neighbours Parisians still have homes there. Although Place Vendome has a sometimes intimidating nobility, Saint Honoré marketplace has a relaxed and friendly almost raffish atmosphere, with terraces that fill up at meal times and are often busy late into the night as friends share a drink in the moonlight. Rue du Mont-Thabor and rue de la Sourdière still have an almost medieval discretion, islands of silence in the heart of the most sparkling “Place” in Paris. And then, everything here emerges at Les Tuileries – a reminder that in Paris nature is always at the city gates...
With so much to see in just a few streets, it is a neighbourhood where you can happily zigzag from one luxury to another! A drink at the Ritz's Hemingway Bar, a cocktail at Le Meurice, brunch at Costes, dinner at Le Carré des Feuillants, a soufflé at Soufflé, a pair of glasses at Meyrowitz, a visit to the luxury concept store colette, dreams in the jewellers’ windows - and the simple pleasure of contemplating the timeless elegance of the facades.
Among the hallowed names found in the neighbourhood, discover the infinite variety in the colours of the ties and silks at Charvet, the world-renowned shirt maker.
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
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