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Some Parisians consider leaving the city permanently in the wake of COVID-19

John Laurenson Jul 21, 2020
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COVID-19

Some Parisians consider leaving the city permanently in the wake of COVID-19

John Laurenson Jul 21, 2020
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According to statistics gathered by the main French phone company, more than a million people fled the Paris region at the end of March in order to spend the COVID-19 lockdown in the countryside. There was a similar exodus from other French cities.

Now, some realtors say they are seeing a surge in sales because some people want to make their move to the countryside permanent.

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