Opulent suites in secluded Montmartre mansion, oozing originality and ooh-la-la
Venture down the secret passage, and you’d be forgiven for thinking you’ve taken a wrong turn. But keep going and the curious Rocher de la Sorcière (Witch’s rock) marks your arrival.
Screened behind the black iron gates is the white Hôtel Particulier, surrounded by lush green gardens. You feel a million miles from bustling Paris; instead you are a five-minute promenade from the postcard-perfect Basilique du Sacré-Coeur.
Inside this classic Directoire townhouse, the five strikingly spacious suites are a visual feast.
Owners Morgane Rousseau and Frédéric Comtet commissioned five renowned artists to design each room. The result is a stunningly diverse display of contemporary art, centred on creativity and comfort.
Downstairs, the Salon Privé is a furniture collector’s dream, with a first-edition of Arne Jacobsen’s Egg and the Barcelona by Mies Van der Rohe – and if you’re feeling particularly flush, the furniture is for sale.
Meanwhile the snug Salon de Lecture offers a vast array of volumes to peruse by the flickering fire. This is fine living à la française.
The Hotel Particulier Montmartre, Paris is an elegant townhouse with five rooms costing from €390 for room only.