The Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame de Paris, the Seine River emblematic sights that make the City of Lights so thrilling. Paris is timeless. It is the city of fashion, art, culture, glamour and romance. Paris, sang Maurice Chevalier “will always be Paris, the most beautiful city in the world!”. Paris is not just a dream vacation destination; it also an alluring place for a second home. A welcoming city par excellence, the French capital attracts foreign asset managers looking to acquire premium real estate, as well as globetrotters and Paris-lovers of every generation seeking a short term-or long-term home away from home. The more you get to know the city, the more time you want to spend here soaking up the atmosphere in typically Parisian neighborhoods, taking the time to appreciate French art de vivre, and making the city’s unique lifestyle your own. Buying or renting in the heart of Paris… Q&A with Thierry Chomel de Varagnes, Associate Director of Barnes International.

Among non-French citizens investing in Paris, 35% are non-residents who decide to buy or rent an apartment to have their own Parisian home away from home. Central Paris remains the top choice for well-off buyers, because the area is so authentic and packed with history. Buyers also love the style of the apartments there. Big or small, typical Parisian apartments are prized for their high ceilings, visible wooden beams, quaint moldings and cozy fireplaces. Q&A with Thierry Chomel de Varagnes, Associate Director of Barnes International (continued from our December 12th 2014 issue)

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