Paris has a lot to celebrate this week: 220 years of modern France, 120 years of the Eiffel Tower – and the unveiling of our most sumptuous fractional property yet

Paris is beloved by many for good reason: streets that seem lifted straight from a favorite children's book, haute couture venerated by fashionistas everywhere, museums housing unparalleled collections, and restaurants—from the humble corner bistro to foodie temples like Pierre Gagnaire and Guy Savoy — that are the stuff of culinary legend. More than anywhere else, what you do with your time is about indulging in pleasure - even if you are doing nothing but people watching while sipping an aperitif at the local café. What's not to love?

Paris dons her finest for special celebrations this week. Les Bals des Pompier (Firemen's Balls) kicked the festivities off last night. Today's official Bastille Day celebrations began with concerts and a parade along the Champs Elysee featuring endless military fly overs and brigade after brigade marching by. And tonight will highlight the 120th anniversary of the unveiling of the Eiffel Tower, Paris’ most loved landmark. Revelers will be treated to what's being billed as the Iron Lady’s most spectacular fireworks display yet.

We'll be celebrating France’s Fête Nationale with a champagne picnic on the Champs Mars while enjoying a live concert from France’s beloved Johnny Hallyday (think French Elvis), capped off with the dazzling fireworks.

All of which is just a 10-minute walk from the front door of our newest fractional apartment on rue de l'Université.

Making its Paris debut

Our fractional ownership apartment on Saint Germain de Près’ chic Rue de l’Université makes its debut this week. The apartment has been beautifully renovated and decorated by distinguished designer Gisela Trigano. Light and airy with a smart layout, the result is a perfect mix of antique and modern furnishings from France and around the world which honor and highlight this magnificent period apartment.

Located in the heart of the exclusive 7th arrondissement, the building is one block from the Seine and nestled in between a private mansion, a cobblestone courtyard and the lush garden of a government ministry. Three large and elegant bedrooms, two modern marble bathrooms, spacious entertaining areas and top of the line modern amenities mean the property can comfortably accommodate six or feel just right for two.

Paris’s most popular attractions, best shopping, and exclusive art and antique galleries are all within a few minutes walk. Visit the Musée d'Orsay everyday if you wish - it's literally at the end of the street!

If you are intrigued to learn more, we welcome you to contact us for additional information or to schedule a visit to the rue de l'Université property.

The Property at Rue de l'Université

Our co-owners tell us that one of the key benefits of our vacation home offerings is the level of care and service they enjoy as owners – from the calendar and financial management to pampering 5-star concierge services during their stay. As an owner you will experience all of the benefits of a luxury second home with none of the worry or responsibility for maintenance or management of your investment. The privacy and small size of the owner group, and the seamless and transparent systems for managing vacation time and allocating rental income and costs, make this a truly carefree and sound real estate investment.


  • 3 bedrooms with 2 bathrooms
  • 1225 square feet
  • Designed by renowned Parisian decorator Gisela Trigano
  • Southern exposure, great light throughout the day
  • Central air-conditioning
  • Point de hongerie parquet floors and original ornate mouldings
  • Gourmet, eat-in kitchen with designer stone countertops
  • Living room with working fireplace
  • Luxurious modern bathrooms with designer fittings
  • Elevator
  • Full size washer & dryer
  • Extremely quiet apartment with chirping birds and light breezes when the windows are left open - a truly relaxing retreat
  • Secure access with door code and concierge
  • Wireless Internet and Satellite TV
  • Unused weeks are rented for you
  • Secure, individual storage
  • And much, much more...

Please let us know if you would like to receive additional information on a share ownership in Rue de l’Université property. We would be glad to tell you more.

Celebrating Today's Fête Nationale or Bastille Day

Celebrated on July 14th every year, Bastille Day is France’s Fête Nationale, and commemorates the anniversary of the storming of Paris' Bastille military fortress in 1789. The event is the lasting symbol of the French revolution and marks the birth of France as a modern nation.

On the evening of the 13th of July, local firehouses host traditional bals de pompiers, evenings of wine and dance and tame debauchery.

Bastille Day is commemorated in villages and cities throughout France. This year the Place de la Bastille hosts an outdoor concert with two stages and a choice of rock or world music. On the night of the 14th, official and unofficial fireworks displays dot the sky throughout France.

In Paris, the daytime highlight is the parade and air force flyover along the Champs Elysees, presided over by the President. Although the music and fireworks on the Champs de Mars won’t start until after 8pm, experienced Bastille Day goers lay out their stinky cheese and cwine picnics early in the day to be sure to get a good spot. For those who can’t be there in person, for the first time ever the city is broadcasting photos and video of the fireworks live on the web at www.14juillet2009.com

So, Happy Bastille Day - we hope you're celebrating wherever you are!

Let us know if you would like to learn more about becoming an owner at rue de l'Université. We would love to show you the apartment during your next stay in this glorious, vibrant city.

Our fractional ownership homes different from traditional fractional ownership homes in some fundamental ways:

  • Privacy. Our co-ownership groups are small, typically no more than five owners per home. desirable, exclusive, and private locations.
  • Investment Quality. Because we buy smart and have a fair fee structure, the appreciation on the property goes to you.
  • Unique Co-Owner Selection. We have a unique mutual due diligence process that assesses whether co-ownership is right thing for you.
  • Property Management and Concierge Services. We not only take care of all aspects of property management and administration, we will pamper you with a comprehensive suite of concierge services to assure that your vacations are memorable, meaningful, and totally trouble-free.
  • Rental Income. We rent out the weeks that you’re not there to create an income stream for you.

To learn more, please send your details so that we contact you with further information. Or contact us:

Telephone
in France: 01 72 77 00 39
from the US: 917-779-9950
from the UK: 0207 669 0108
Email: info@fractionalparis.com

About Paris Property Finders and Fractional Paris
Fractional Paris is a division of Paris Property Finders, the first licensed real estate buyer's agent in Paris and the market leader in France.
With over 15 years of combined experience in real estate and construction, we've spent years assembling the best teams. Our highly competent design, construction and management teams ensure that everything is done right the first time.
For more information, please visit: www.fractionalparis.com

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