Tycen came to Paris, from Wyoming, on a foggy cold February morning of 1991 with the intention of staying six months to a year. Seduced by the city and a love of history and architecture, he stayed and finished his studies in Economics at the American University in Paris (AUP) and went on to work in French corporate sales. He then started his own short-term rental agency, which he ran for over 10 years. Enticed by the Vingt Paris dynamic, products and clients, Tycen joined the team in 2017, and to continue evolving in the real estate industry. Given his extensive experience living in Paris, Tycen has intimate relationships with every area and district, and recognizes the attributes of the ever-changing light, and agreeable Parisian lifestyle. “If I am going to have a bad day, I might as well have it in Paris,” he says, ” …and when I am having a good day, and am still surprised by light, symmetry and vista, well it is even better.”
Favourite local bar?
Panfoulia (Marais) with its potent, delicious, honey martini, called the Evil Uncle Spence!
Favourite local café/restaurant?
Le Petit Fer à Cheval in the Marais, my cantine for over 25 years and a great place to watch and meet people, not to mention excellent fresh bio meals. For a bit higher-end, and local French experience, Le Square Trousseau in the 12th.
Hard to choose between pastry, bread and chocolate!
Any of the above: pastry, bread and chocolate, as I am always watching my weight.
The best thing about your quartier?
A toss-up between these: La Promenade Plantée, a beautiful green hallway beginning at Bastille and ending at Vincennes park, a great place to run; and Le Marché Aligre, still the cheapest and most authentic market in Paris.