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In the Chinese province of Hangzhou, private promoters are building their own little Paris, in a middle-of-nowhere residential complex called "Tiandu Cheng" (City of Heavens), complete with a 1/3 replica of the Eiffel Tower and Haussmannian facades a gogo! As the project moves along, even French vines will be imported to create a nearby vineyard...
The construction works will go on till 2015, but a big part of the Chinese Paris is already standing.
The developers wish to attract about 100 000 residents to the region.
Apartments sell for 230 000 euros at a size of 500 square meters, which is ridiculously cheap compared to the prices you would pay in the real Paris.
So now you know what to do, dear Parisian blog reader! Wanna get that dream apartment you always wanted, with impeccable views onto the Eiffel Tower? Move your ass to China!

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