Urban Living Soars To New Heights In Paris

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Bijou is certainly passé these days in Paris. Luxury living is all about palatial homes located in the city with the most incredible views. You can literally watch and experience the city's magic from your own home window.

So, what makes Paris so magical? The city of lights has so much to offer you, and if you get the chance to live there, however temporarily, you should do it. Michelin-star restaurants, historic cafés, world-class museums are just a few perks provided by this urban oasis. There's also the city's luxury living that brings the French capital home to its inhabitants in unrivaled style. Take a look below for the reasons as to why you need to experience Parisian luxury living in the heart of Paris.

The Museums

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The Musée du Louvre is certainly the best museum Paris has to offer. It has so much art you would need months to see it all. Inside, you’ll discover the most famous works of art on show across space just under 700,000 square feet. Get inspired by taking your sketchbook or journal and explore the Louvre; you'll be sure to become artistically enriched by such an adventure that will change you for the better.

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There's so much art in Paris to experience that it’s impossible not to get swept away by its artistic abundance once you move or vacation there.

The Cafés

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Café de Flore in Paris is a prime spot to people-watch and socialize. Parisian cafés have always served as centers for social life, serving as the quintessential Parisian meeting place to relax and rejuvenate.

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The best time to make the most of the French culture is any season: the summertime is when the outdoor terrasses are teeming with people and in the wintertime, there's outside heating that keeps the people warm and still coming.

The Cuisine

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Many Parisian restaurants are among the most elegant in the world, and come with such a rich legacy of culinary distinction. Five-star restaurants boast dreamy interiors with extravagant decor and have been dazzling people for centuries. La Closerie des Lilas is an historical restaurant where Hemingway read The Great Gatsby for the first time, accompanied by his friend F. Scott Fitzgerald.

The Famous Bookstore

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Perhaps the most famous independent bookstore in the world, Shakespeare and Company, can feel like a literary utopia, where for decades the bookshop (in both its original location and relocation) served as a gathering place for many writers such as Ezra Pound, Ernest Hemingway, James Joyce, Allen Ginsberg, Zadie Smith, Dave Eggers, among others.

Each of these writers found their Parisian home in this bookstore, which was also the ideal space for them to share their literary genius. Today, the bookstore continues to serve as a purveyor of new and second-hand books, as an antiquarian bookseller, and as a free reading library open to the public.

The Iconic Street

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The Champs-Élysées in Paris is one of the most famous streets in the world, and is frequently described as "the world's most beautiful avenue." The legendary street becomes even that more glamorous when viewed from home.

All images courtesy of Christie's International Real Estate

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