Rory Ramsden – Luxury French Property Finder & Buyer's Agent in south west France
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Seven suburbs around Paris you could potentially move to

Sure, it seems nice at first. You trade in the sixth-floor walkup apartment and its luxurious 20 meters of living space for a whole house at the same price. Suddenly the clerk at the post office is helpful when you ask for assistance sending a package abroad. And of course no more sudden whiffs of pee as you walk down the street. But the discontent starts with a two hour bus ride or brisk walk to get to work. It’s a trip so long you need to bring snacks, reading material and water.

Key Takeaways:

  • Montreuil is a thriving and artsy suburb to the city’s east, perhaps best known for its popular flea market. The suburb is great for families, located just a stone’s throw from the sprawling Bois des Vincennes park.
  • Saclay, the small suburb, around 19 kilometres from the centre of Paris, is home to the brand new University of Paris-Saclay. The mega university started offering courses in 2015 and aims to be a top-ten institution that clusters in some of the top grandes écoles, public universities, and research centres of a wide range of fields.
  • Saint-Germain-en-Laye is a favourite suburb for affluent Anglophone families – largely thanks to the renowned international high school. While it’s not exactly next door to Paris (it’s about 19 kilometres from the city centre), it still has decent connections with the RER A commuter line. Many people who live in the tree-lined suburb have a car to get around (after all, there’s rooms for homes and driveways unlike in Paris).

“Montreuil is a thriving and artsy suburb to the city’s east, perhaps best known for its popular flea market.”

About the Author Rory

Rory Ramsden is a French property finder and buyer's agent working for high net worth private clients wishing to buy a chateau, manor or vineyard in the south west of France. He has lived in France for 8 years after spending time travelling the world on business.

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