For Alice Sheriff, living and working abroad had always been part of ‘the plan’. Having left London for Amsterdam and then Northern Italy, Alice’s job took her to a range of exciting locations across Europe, so when the opportunity arose to work in Paris, she didn’t hesitate.
Alice, who works as The Global Head of Visual Merchandising & Windows at Lacoste, loved Paris so much that she decided to buy a pied a terre in the trendy Marais district.
Alice commented: “When I decided to move to Paris, I knew that renting wasn’t an option. I really wanted to buy an apartment, which I could make my own, however, I didn’t know where to begin with the buying process and having just moved here my French was not very strong, so when I found VINGT Paris, I was delighted. The estate agency is run by English speaking expats, which made it so easy as they understood what I needed and helped with the entire buying process.”
Alice purchased a studio apartment with three metre high ceilings in a building with a lovely internal courtyard and is currently renovating the property to create her perfect Parisian pied a terre. Alice added: “I absolutely love my apartment, its situated on rue Sainte Croix de la Bretonnerie which is a very desirable location. I have an array of fantastic restaurants, stunning architecture and cultural delights and its a short commute to work. There is always something going on here, it’s a buzzy and vibrant place to be.
“Paris has always seemed like a magical place to me. I visited when I was a teenager and it was always a dream to live here one day. Paris has everything you could want; it is impossible to be bored here. It is great to be so close to London too. My partner lives in London and we just hop onto the Eurostar to visit each other. “
Headed up by Susie Hollands, leading estate agency, VINGT Paris sells, lets and manages the finest properties in Paris. With a highly experienced international team that can cater to everyone’s needs, VINGT Paris is a popular choice for expats looking to purchase a home or a buy to let investment in Paris. Alice commented: “It was such a help having Rik and Susie on hand to assist with my purchase. It can be complicated purchasing abroad, but they really understood what I needed, enabling me to own my dream apartment.”
Susie Hollands, CEO & Founder of leading Paris Property Agents VINGT Paris, commented: “Buying in Paris can seem like a complicated task, but here at Vingt Paris, we take pride in removing the stress and worry, helping people to own their perfect pied a terre here in Paris.”