During the process you will come across many different formalities. You will sign several formal documents, drafted by the vendor real estate agent and notary. All documents have a different meaning. ParisScarabee Househunters will guide your way through this process and support you in meetings with the vendor real estate agent and notary.
The notary, the vendor and the vendors agent will provide you with a multitude of other technical and legal documents, all of which are important to understand. Look here for an overview of those documents.
Once your offer has been accepted, you will have to start paying certain sums to the notary or real estate agent. Look here to see what kinds of money transfers you can expect to make before the apartment is yours.