Location Saint-Mandé, a suburb of Paris
His Favorite Room After 20 years of living in tiny, dark flats in central Paris, Mr. Fitoussi recently did the unthinkable and bought an apartment outside the city’s border. His living room has a fireplace and great light and enough furniture for a wanderer. “I’ve been living my whole life renting in Paris and moving every two, three years,” Mr. Fitoussi said. “I really don’t have a lot of things.”
Why did you want to leave the city proper?
To live in the center of Paris, it’s really noisy, it’s really stressful. I wanted a quiet place with a view. I needed to see the sky. I can learn my lines on my terrace. I’m on the top floor and I have no neighbors. I feel like I’m on top of a castle.
Do you live alone?
For the moment. I hope it’s not going to last.
How does your home reflect your personality?
It’s very simple. I don’t have much on the walls. Traveling and meeting people is way more important than having stuff, which can get broken or lost. For example, I lost all of my photos that I loved. I was so sad. And then I was, like, “O.K., it doesn’t matter. Everything — the memories — are in your head.”