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Paris plays host to the 2018 Ryder Cup and

attending in person is a unique experience

says Leggett Immobilier CEO Graham Downie...

WORDS: GRAHAM DOWNIE

THE RYDER CUP

A great sporting occasion

T

HIS YEAR WILL SEE

Paris hosting two momentous events

for the

first time.

Most importantly,

earlier this year, Leggett Immobilier opened

an office in Paris.

This was a landmark event for

the agency, and the shop, on

the exclusive L'Ile Saint-Louis,

is a visible sign of our success.

Timing is excellent as the Paris

property market is buoyant. A

recent report from Knight Frank

says that luxury property prices

will have grown by 9% this year,

the highest of any of the thirteen global cities they

looked at.

Our sales are at a record high.

Leggett doesn't just sell houses

to British and French buyers -

enquiries come from all around

the world, including a significant

number from the USA.

This leads nicely to the second most important event

that Paris will host in 2018, the

Ryder Cup. A team of the top

golfers from the USA will fly

across the Atlantic to do battle

with the best that Europe has

to offer. The Americans are the

defending champions but they

have lost their last five matches in Europe,

so it promises to

be a classic. The crowds will be

passionate and there will be no

shortage of supporters draped

in flags showing the Stars and

Stripes of the USA.

Le Golf National is a championship golf

course just a few

kilometres south west of the

capital. I am lucky enough to

have played it and can testify

that it's a superb course and will

be a challenging test for both

teams. Lee Westwood is a Ryder Cup

regular and he calls it

his favourite course in Europe.

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