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Paris - 15th or 17th

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chapca Sun 25-May-14 23:47:07


I know there are a few Paris threads going on at the moment so sorry to start another but I have a specific question. We are a British family moving over to Paris in the summer with a 1 and a 3 year old. We have pre school options in either the 15th or the 8/17th. Imagine we like the schools equally where should we live? I would love it if you could contrast the 2 areas. When I say 15th I am thinking about the part near the 7th and I guess the 17th would be the bit near Monceau. It would also be great to get an idea of what a decent 3 bed place would cost rental wise in these areas.

Thanks a lot

Bonsoir Mon 26-May-14 08:24:06

I like the 17th way better than the 15th - nicer architecture, wider pavements, better infrastructure. 17th is more international and Jewish, 15th more trad and Catholic (don't know if that makes a difference to you).

chapca Mon 26-May-14 08:27:57

Thanks. Are prices similar?

Bonsoir Mon 26-May-14 09:39:44

Prices are probably a bit higher in the 17th - the accommodation is nicer! I doubt there is much in it for similar apartments. You probably need to budget about EUR 4000.

PeachyParisian Mon 02-Jun-14 11:27:37

Agree with Bonsoir, the 17th is far lovelier than the 15e and the rental price will reflect that but not by a huge margin.

SheherazadeSchadenfreude Fri 13-Jun-14 21:58:21

17th. 15th is dull.

GreatAuntDinah Mon 16-Jun-14 10:34:10

I disagree. Some bits of the fifteenth are very nice, some bits of the 17th are dullsville. Where will you be working?

GreatAuntDinah Mon 16-Jun-14 10:35:05

^having said that, the bit of the 15th by the 7th is indeed dull.

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