France dreams of life in a fine old house

Nine out of 10 young people dream of living in their own house in Paris and not a flat, so village-like areas such as La Butte aux Cailles (13th arrondissement) may be what they will look for, quiet by day and popular at night

Being the owner of a fine, old and fully-renovated house is the dream of the vast majority of people in France with two out of three saying they would prefer a house to a flat.

Young people aged 18-24 already see themselves as property owners with 95% saying it is their dream – but they will need to work hard over their lives as 89% also say they want the property to be in Paris, where prices are high and expected to near €9,000/m² this month.

But the study of dream properties by website Bien’ ...

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