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  • Buying in Lisbon

    It has often been said that the Portuguese capital oozes with charm and offers some exceptional real estate, and as a result prices have rocketed! There is still time to invest, but time is of the essence... By Eric Jansen

    For decades Lisbon seemed like a slightly faded city forgotten by the modern world, much like the trams that trundle along its cobblestone streets, its authentic buildings (often a little too authentic), and its churches and palaces decked with “azulejo” glazed ceramic tiles. A perfect destination for a romantic weekend no doubt, but a place to live? Surely not… However in 2013, a new government measure was applied allowing European citizens tax exemption on their income from abroad for 10 years,...

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  • The art of discretion

    Damien Langlois-Meurinne

    With their contemporary, elegant and cosy style, Damien Langlois-Meurinne’s interiors are increasingly acclaimed by an international clientele. Decoration that appeals and inspires. By Eric Jansen. Although some six months ago he moved into a superb building located near Madeleine, there is no plate indicating his name. The intercom simply bears the anonymous mention "3rd floor". Although Damien Langlois-Meurinne explains that he simply hasn’t have time to deal with details, it would seem that he...

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  • A gem at Christie's

    Violaine d’Astorg

    Since joining the jewellery department as manager in April 2018, her joy has been evident. With her passion for jewellery and their past history, sales in Paris are sure to scintillate. By Eric JansenWhen Christie's offered her the position she had not turned thirty. A tender age to take charge of a department, and especially the jewellery department. François Curiel had however rapidly assessed Violaine d'Astorg’s potential and didn’t hesitate to poach her from Osenat where she had been working...

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  • A TRUE SHOWCASE OF FAMOUS WRITERS

    PROPRIÉTÉS LE FIGARO - 02/08/2018

    Located Rue de Tournon in the 6th district of Paris, this cut stone listed building had famous celebrities as guests and owners, including the renowned French writer, Honoré de Balzac. Balzac lived here from 1827 until 1830, staying at his friend’s, Henri de Latouche, a journalist/writer/poet who briefly managed Le Figaro newspaper. Balzac’s masterpieces, including Les Chouans and La Comédie Humaine, were written during that period. Poet Victor de Laprade, who followed Alfred de Musset at the Académie...

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  • LUXURY REAL ESTATE’S SALES INCREASE BY 32%

    SE LOGER - VINCENT CUZON - 07-27-2018

    Parisian luxury real estate is in great shape: France’s luxury real estate market has seen a noticeable turnaround. The activity is dynamic; thus sales times are reduced and prices are rising. PARISIAN LUXURY ESTATE’S MARKET IS BOOMING   According to Charles-Marie Jottras, the President of Parisian high-end property agent Daniel Féau, luxury real estate market in Paris is recovering in 2018. "The shift in France’s image abroad and the rising confidence of buyers are bringing sales volumes to...

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  • PARISIAN LUXURY REAL ESTATE IS IN GREAT SHAPE

    BOURSORAMA - 07-25-2018

    Parisian luxury real estate is doing well: the activity is dynamic, thus sales times are reduced and prices are rising. Update on the situation.FRENCH PROPERTY MARKET REVIVESThe Parisian luxury real estate market is booming since the beginning of the year, which pushes prices to new levels. The Parisian high-end property agent Daniel Féau recorded an increase in sales volumes of 32% between January and May 2018 compared to the same period in 2017. Moreover, the average selling time is shortened and...

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  • PARIS: THE LUXURY REAL ESTATE MARKET IS AS FIT AS A FIDDLE

    LE PARISIEN - ELODIE SOULIE - 07-23-2018

    A RENEWED SALES DYNAMIC IN 2018. AS FOR PRICES, THEY ARE NO LONGER DROPPING BUT IN FACT RISING IN THE CAPITAL.  “Optimism”, “Confidence”, “Records”…Vocabulary in the luxury real estate market and particularly in the market for prestigious family apartments has switched to positive words over the past few years. A particularly bright spell confirmed by Daniel Féau, the capital’s luxury real estate specialist.  “A combination of a change in the way France is perceived from abroad and increased...

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  • LIVE IN SAINT-GERMAIN-DES-PRÉS ON THE CAPITAL’S LEFT BANK

    BELLES DEMEURES - HENRI YADAN - 07-10-2018

    To live in Rue Bonaparte, probably the best location in the Left Bank’s iconic Saint-Germain-des-Prés neighbourhood, is a privilege enjoyed by an envied few. In Parisian collective imagination, Saint-Germain-des-Prés is literary cafés such as le Flore and les Deux Magots, and the politician’s haunt the Brasserie Lipp. The 6th District’s elegant yet bohemian ambiance is perhaps best exemplified in the Rue Bonaparte’s magnificent private mansions, set between the majestic Sénat and the romantic banks...

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  • DANIEL FEAU - BELLES DEMEURES DE FRANCE, A HISTORIC REFERENCE FOR LUXURY REAL ESTATE IN PARIS

    FORBES - 06-19-2018

    Founded as a family business some 70 years ago, Daniel Féau is the market leader in luxury real estate in Paris and the desirable western suburbs. Its affiliate Belles demeures de France, managed by Marie-Hélène Lundgreen, is specifically dedicated to an international clientele. Confidentiality, customer service and the quality of their network have made Daniel Féau the field’s most respected and renowned actor. A very dynamic marketDaniel Féau is by far the market leader in the capital’s most prestigious...

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  • LUXURY REAL ESTATE HAS NEVER SOLD SO QUICKLY

    LE FIGARO - JEAN-BERNARD LITZLER - 06-14-2018

    With sales achieved within just a few days, almost nonexistent negotiation margins for perfect properties, and a decrease in stock, the luxury real estate market is particularly healthy this year. Despite this, prices on average have not rocketed. While the real estate market overall achieved non-stop records in 2017, the luxury sector continues to benefit from an incredible state of health halfway through 2018. The Daniel Féau network has just published its appraisal of the year’s first semester,...

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