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Property Auctions in France: Picasso’s Last Home and a Bargain Haussmannian Hotel

Big Deals

Property auctions in France are a great way to snap up unused or decrepit properties for a bargain price. A recent deal saw a 19th-century 175-bed luxury hotel go for only €19,000, while Picasso’s last home was recently put up for auction.

Southern French villa could sell for 1 billion euros

Big Deals
saint-jean-cap-ferrat : Villa Les Cedres

A new world record might be reached with the sale of the villa Les Cèdres, in the South of France. Part of the Grand Marnier acquisition by Campari in March, the villa might sell again at a historic price.

French buyers reaffirm their presence on the super-luxury property market

Big Deals
hotel coulanges super-luxury French buyers Xavier Niel

Several large transactions undertaken by wealthy French buyers this year highlights the return of resident buyers to France’s super-luxury real estate market.

French Riviera Mansion used in Hitchcock film goes up for sale

Market Trends
Château de la Croix des Gardes

A luxury château in the hills near Cannes has gone up for sale for the first time in 56 years. Aside from sprawling sea views, the property boasts a rich historic and cultural past and was used as a set for one of Hitchcock’s movie.

Expertly renovated historic château for sale in the Loire

Market Trends

The Château du Grand-Lucé, a historic monument in the Loire is now for sale. The 10 million euro property was recently renovated by its current owner, award-winning designer Timothy Corrigan.

Renovation of the Louvre post office building full spead ahead

Architecture & Landmarks

An ambitious project to renovate the Louvre post office building includes big plans both inside and out.

Paris’ finest palaces and mansions: the Hôtel de Soubise

Architecture & Landmarks

The Hôtel de Soubise is an elegant 18th century mansion on the rue des Francs-Bourgeois in the 3rd arrondissement (district). It has been the property of the French State since Napoleonic times and now houses the Musée de l’Histoire de France (Museum of French History) and part of the French National Archives.

Paris’ finest palaces and mansions: the Bibliothèque Nationale de France site in the city center

Architecture & Landmarks

The Bibliothèque Nationale de France (French National Library) is actually a complex of buildings in Paris’ 2nd arrondissement (district). It occupies the so-called Quadrilatère Richelieu (Richelieu rectangle), bordered by the Rues Colbert, des Petits-Champs, Richelieu, and Vivienne.

Paris’ finest palaces and mansions: the Palais Royal

Architecture & Landmarks

Located opposite the Louvre in Paris’s central 1st arrondissement (district), the Palais Royal has a long and colorful history. It has been home to royalty and aristocracy, once contained a shopping and entertainment complex, and is now owned by the French State. And it is no stranger to controversy.

The Louis Vuitton Foundation will open in Paris at the end of October 2014

Changing Landscape

An extraordinary new building, the Fondation Louis-Vuitton pour la Création (Louis Vuitton Foundation for Creation), is scheduled to open in Paris’ Bois de Boulogne on October 27th.


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