2014 – The Paris World Fairs and the 7th Arrondissement

2014 – The Paris World Fairs and the 7th Arrondissement

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014 in France, Paris | No Comments

In 1765 , a grassy field near the ‘Ecole Militaires’ (military training school) was trimmed and cut into what became the ‘Champ du Mars’. It was named after Mars, the Roman god of war. It was also named for the Campo Martius in Rome. Campo Martius was used as a military training ground for the […]

2006 – Paris; the roof leaks and we sell our apartment

2006 – Paris; the roof leaks and we sell our apartment

Posted by on Dec 31, 2006 in France, Paris | No Comments

2006 Every apartment building in Paris (by charter and law) is required to hire the services of a “Syndics de copropriétés”, a management company that works on behalf of the co-proprietors of the building from city issues, building codes and building reparations, insurance claims and the general maintenance of the building. The Syndic is hired […]

2005 – Paris -Our rental Apartment business near Place des Vosges

2005 – Paris -Our rental Apartment business near Place des Vosges

Posted by on Sep 9, 2005 in France, Paris | No Comments

2004-2005 We are now residents of Paris, well, part time residents. In order to afford this place we need to rent out both apartments at least 26 weeks a year. In other words, we allow ourselves to be Parisians in January and August, when the rental season is low and whenever else we can fit […]

2004 – Paris; The Liberation Anniversary; leasing a car and the film in Place des Vosges

2004 – Paris; The Liberation Anniversary; leasing a car and the film in Place des Vosges

Posted by on Aug 27, 2004 in France, Paris | No Comments

Paris in August is a relaxed, almost sleepy city. Traffic was so calm that we made it from the plane to the apartment in a record breaking 45 minutes. Many Parisians were still on holiday and the streets were quiet and easy to navigate, both by car and on foot. The tourist areas around the Louvre […]

2004 – Paris; making a home on rue des Tournelles

2004 – Paris; making a home on rue des Tournelles

Posted by on Mar 7, 2004 in France, Paris | No Comments

Both of our apartments were ready for occupancy in mid March 2004. However, I thought I’d give a recap of the events through the 5 month renovation from October 2003 through March 2004 26 October 2003 We’re in a rented apartment on the corner of Rue Birague and Rue Saint Antoine. Rue Birague is a […]

2003 – Paris; buying an apartment in the Marais

2003 – Paris; buying an apartment in the Marais

Posted by on Jul 29, 2003 in France, Paris | No Comments

Our apartment rental in the Marais is charming, which in Paris is another word for really small. Well, the Marais is the oldest section of Paris. The streets are smaller, the buildings are smaller and of course, the apartments are smaller. Our apartment on Rue Bourg-Tiborg has been renovated with a new kitchen and bathroom […]

2002 – Paris and the Marais

2002 – Paris and the Marais

Posted by on Sep 25, 2002 in France, Paris | No Comments

September 23, 2002 We’ve rented an apartment in the Marais district. It’s the 1st floor apartment over the flower shop in the photo to the left. The Marais district (marais means marsh) was known from Roman days as a swampland until in the 12th century the Knights Templars along with a few other religious groups cleared the […]