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People A chic, modern, and light-filled interior An interview with interior designer Nicolas Jeufroy at Les Invalides

A chic, modern, and light-filled interior - Paris apartments

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Photo Essay

Exposed Beams: 10 Inspiring Parisian Apartments

Adding an authentic feel that is extremely popular at the moment, exposed beams give a home a unique touch. Whether painted or natural, and very often an original part of the framework, the beams in these 10 apartments are sure to appeal!

Exposed Beams: 10 Inspiring Parisian Apartments - Photoessay Paris

Photo Essay

Before / After

Former “chambre de bonne” converted into a luxury apartment

It didn’t take long for the new owner of this 366 square-foot space to identify the full potential of this apartment located right in the heart of the highly sought-after neighbourhood of Saint-Germain-des-Prés. These four former chambres de bonnes (maids’ quarters) beneath the eaves with a spectacular view of the church bell tower were cleverly converted into a high-end furnished apartment.

Before / After - Photoessay Paris

Neighbourhoods

Where to live in Paris

Montorgueil

The Belly of Paris

Montorgueil , Neighbourhood - Live in Paris

With a name that means “Mount Pride” in French, you might imagine that the area has a natural tendency for complacency, and a sentiment of superiority over the rest! However, the irony of the story is that it was not given this name to affirm its excessive self-esteem, but rather with a hint of sarcasm.

The Place Vendôme neighbourhood , Neighbourhood - Live in Paris

Place Vendôme has long been the shining star of luxury à la française. It arouses envy and inspires artists. Visitors from the world over make no mistake, this is where they come to daydream in front of the luxury jewellery stores, enchanted by the charm of this fabulously Romanesque neighbourhood.

Saint-Germain-des-Prés

Quite a history!

Saint-Germain-des-Prés , Neighbourhood - Live in Paris

The stories of all those who roamed its streets, who loved and fought and rebelled over the centuries still echo within its walls. If you want to hear them, go wherever the wind takes you and follow its maze of alleyways between the Palais du Luxembourg, home of the French Senate, and the River Seine.

Essentials

Paris from A-Z

Getting a great cup of coffee in Paris Marais coffee shop Loustic

How to find a great cup of coffee in Paris? Marais coffee shop Loustic is at the forefront of a new wave of establishments serving a better brew.

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The best gyms in Paris Fit for the city

The fitness craze may have been slow to catch on in Paris, but the city now has some of the best workout facilities in the world. High end or budget, Paris's many gyms mean that getting fit has never been easier.

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