your own place in Paris ….

by Sharon Santoni

view out of a window onto a paris street

How many people come to Paris on holiday and dream about having their own place to stay … one of those charming little apartments, tucked under the eaves of a slate tiled roof, with of course a view stretching out along a charming street, and a beautiful boulangerie just outside the main door ….

I love to encourage my readers to daydream about buying French property, and I know that every now and again one of you makes that step, and are now proud owners of your  very own pied à terre.

french sitting room with wooden floor

The thing about owning property abroad is that it has to be ‘ready to go’, especially in town.   Finding a fixer-upper in the country, and coming back to it every couple of months is one thing, but if are looking to enjoy your own place in Paris then it’s best to find something that is not only beautiful, but also practical and sympathetically renovated.

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So what do you think of this apartment?   Beautifully restored, well located in the 6th arrondissement; high ceilings; great light; and unusually for Paris, it has an upstairs bedroom and bathroom suite

bedroom with white bed

Everything you need for your visits to Paris, to make you feel at home and a true Parisian!

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If you want to read more about this gorgeous piece of real estate then just click right HERE!


Taste of France February 29, 2016 - 7:37 pm

A+B Kasha has lovely places and they do a wonderful job of renovating. It isn’t easy, with all the requirements for historic preservation. We aren’t able to do everything we’d like with our renovation in Carcassonne (and yes, there are wonderful places to visit outside Paris). However, our intent is to maintain a maximum of historic details, so for the most part we’re on the same page. I suppose with the multitude of buildings in Paris, not all of them are designated for preservation, so there’s more leeway.

Nonie Martin March 3, 2016 - 10:59 pm

We are planning a trip in late April to find a place in the So. of France to retire. We love our Pacific Northwest home, but ready for a dream of living in France. I will need a garden area…I am a Master Gardener and hope I will continue to garden at our new home. Spring new beginnings…..for the soul.

GiGi November 21, 2016 - 1:32 am

I spent time in a town outside of Avignon called L’isle Sur Sorgue. It’s a great location. Take the TGV from Paris to Avignon and then the local train or nearby bus. Lovely town. Weekly antique market and food market. A river runs through the town.

Shari Ingraham February 29, 2016 - 8:52 pm

Hi Sharon, I have been reading and enjoying your posts for a while now and look forward to the next one! I have dreamed of living in Paris since I first visited in 2001. This apartment looks fabulous! However, I can’t get the link to open for more info. What is the price?
Thank you so much….. hoping to be able to join one of your brocante tours soon!

Sharon Santoni February 29, 2016 - 9:28 pm

Hi Shari

Sorry that the link didn’t work for you, I have double checked it this end and it functions here.

Otherwise you are welcome to click here and go directly–Paris6

with best wishes


Our French Oasis February 29, 2016 - 9:12 pm

I absolutely love this apartment, this is my style completely, a fabulous mix of contemporary and old all within an historic building. Just wonderful, the perfect Paris bolt hole.

Darina February 29, 2016 - 9:19 pm

I am dreaming about an own place in Paris…but it will be only a dream I’m afraid…beautiful pictures!

Mina February 29, 2016 - 9:19 pm

Hi Sharon I don’t think the link is working to the house can you kindly send it to me I was interested in looking at the price , regards Mina

Lorraine Wafer February 29, 2016 - 9:21 pm

Hi Sharon

Thank you for sharing this delightful apartment and website. It opened easily when I touched “here”. It’s helpful as we are returning to France next year in April for a month visiting places we have not yet seen. Last time in Paris we had a small apartment in the 1st arrondissement and loved that location for easy walking or catching a metro. Looks like this apartment is in St Germain. Which area in Paris do you like best? We will rent in a different area next trip for the different experience.

Taste of France I have looked at your site and will follow. We loved Carcassonne which we visited during our first trip. Next year we are wanting to spend time in Dordogne area which we haven’t seen. France has so much to offer.
Thanks again Sharon, I will go through the apartments A&B have on their website.
Boomerang Beach

Roxane Lacroix February 29, 2016 - 9:22 pm

Gorgeous apartment, just the style I’m trying change to as we are downsizing from a 4 bedroom home within the next year. I want to build a mid-century modern home and sell all our current furnishings. Unfortunately, not sure I can talk the other half into jetting off to Paris at that price (yikes!) I’ll have to stick with staying in rentals while visiting Paris 😀

Suzanne February 29, 2016 - 9:35 pm

I could live here, but couldn’t even begin to pay that price. Guess I’ll continue to dream about it.

Colleen Taylor February 29, 2016 - 9:52 pm

It’s wonderful & yes the light is as good as it gets. I only wish! The link worked just fine.

Fran February 29, 2016 - 10:54 pm

Lovely updated kitchen, bathroom, terrace and view! I like how they preserved the honeycomb flooring and wooden beams.

LA CONTESSA March 1, 2016 - 1:17 am

POP Over to my BLOG you may enjoy today!FRENCH FRENCH FRENCH ALL the way!
This apartment is to modern for me…………which you already know!

ann hodgkins March 1, 2016 - 2:38 am

It is lovely,in my favorite arrn.Price is high for 1 bedroom not full time residence.Good luck to the person who can afford it!

ann hodgkins March 1, 2016 - 2:42 am

Lovely apartment in my favorite arrn.Price is high for a one bedroom not full time residence.Good luck to the person who can can afford to buy it!

Esther George March 1, 2016 - 4:06 am

Hi Sharon, what a lovely apartment. I have been watching a new programme over here it’s called House Hunters International, they were in Paris looking at apartments in the 7th and 10th arrondissement absolutely dreamy, and the patisserie shop well what can I say. Thank you for sharing Dreamy. Till next time, regards Esther from Sydney.

Patricia Wilson March 1, 2016 - 8:05 am

Sharon, I’ve been following your blog for at least a couple of years. I was born in Brisbane, Australia and I am of French/English descent from the maternal side of my family. My husband and I live in Connecticut and have traveled Europe to some degree, but have never been to France, except for cruise day trips Nice, Monaco, and Cannes. I am particularly interested in visiting Paris. The problem now arises that even though our human children have long fledged the nest, we are now still a family of four: My husband and I…and our two furry kids, two Golden Retrievers, male and female, Cooper (8) and Bailey Rae (2). They travel everywhere with us within the confines of the USA via auto where we stay at pet friendly hotels only, even in NYC, at the SoHo Grand. Prior to Cooper and Bailey Rae, we had two previous male Goldens, Chance (13) and Hunter (6). Long story short…while away, we lost both within four days of each other. We were, needless to say, distraught and vowed never to leave our puppers in the care of pet sitters or even upscale pet hotels.

Two questions, Sharon: 1. Do you know of any means for my husband and I to visit Paris for 2-3 weeks and be able to bring along our two Goldens to stay with us (rules and regulations) and in an upscale hotel? 2. How might Cooper and Bailey Rae be transported safely and without distress, not in “Baggage” where they would undoubtedly be frightened, cold, and in further distress due to lowered oxygen levels?

I hope you don’t think my husband and I are “nut cases.” Living in Normandy and having two puppers of your own, I decided to query you? I’d already looked online without obtaining any definitive answers. Any information you might provide without a totally unnecessary inconvenience to you would be so very much appreciated.

Patricia Wilson
Columbia, CT

Leslie in Oregon March 2, 2016 - 3:58 am

Patricia, I am so sorry about what happened to Chance and Hunter, and I understand completely how you feel about travelling to France without Cooper and Bailey Rae. We feel the same way about Henry, our 13-year-old Golden Retriever and Bob, 10-year-old Long-Haired Dachshund. While Bob is light and small enough to be allowed to fly in the passenger cabin of many airlines’ jets, Henry is not. I know of only one way to transport a dog weighing 20 or more pounds from the U.S. to Europe (other than having them fly in the belly of a commercial passenger jet, which is unacceptable, or chartering a private jet): have the dogs trained and certified to function as therapy dogs and have your doctor certify that you and your husband each need a therapy dog with you when you travel.* Since I cannot honestly say that either of us need a therapy dog when we travel, we cannot do that. In the past, we have left our dogs at our home with a trusted full-time petsitter when we could not take them with us on an overnight or long-day trip. Given Henry’s advanced age and the special handling Bob needs for his dachshund back, we have decided that we will not both leave the dogs overnight anymore. For that reason, we either take them with us when we travel (for example, they drive with us when we visit our daughter in the Bay Area) or we don’t both travel at the same time (for example, we visit our son in NYC one at a time). *I have not checked to see if any of the translatlantic cruise lines accept dogs on their liners (such as the Queen Mary 2 out of NYC). Best wishes, Leslie

Marian from England March 2, 2016 - 1:04 pm

Hi Patricia – I totally understand your fears, even though I’m not a dog owner! We had a little cat for 16 years and when she went, we were distraught. So you’re not nutters!! I think the suggestion already made, to consider travelling by ship, might be the best idea. Look at Cunard’s webpage as it has info regarding travelling to UK with dogs. You can then search for info about travelling from UK to France maybe? Just a thought. Good luck.

Sharon Santoni March 3, 2016 - 8:55 am

HI Patricia
I’m afraid I know of no airline company that will allow dogs over 5kg in weight into the cabin …. have you considered travelling by cruiser? Seriously! I’m sure that some of the big cruise ship companies would accept dogs.
Once here you would have no problem accommodating your dogs, even the palace hotels accept them. But remember you would have customs to deal with, and I believe that the quarantine period can be up to one month

hope that helps


Iris March 1, 2016 - 6:52 pm

Love the apartment. What a wonderful dream. I will get over there at some point.

Ali March 1, 2016 - 10:53 pm

A space to call one’s own, in Paris! Yes please! Now all I need is a rich uncle to leave me the euros to pay for it. In the meantime I’ll have to make do with happy day dreams.

Janice@Curtains In My Tree March 2, 2016 - 3:28 pm

Oh I love it
The link opened right up for me
what a dream to have that apartment
I was only in Paris airport last year when traveling home from Croatia and Medjugorje Bosnia- Hergovonia

Emm March 2, 2016 - 6:27 pm

They do beautiful work. I’ve been following their postings ever since you first wrote about them.
They had a subsidiary page called Rive Gauche Rehab, with fascinating details on the before-and-after of some of their work and pictures of construction, but that seems to have disappeared.

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