Tuesday, May 18, 2010

a Mansion Maison de luxe

I call her Cosmopolitan Clara! Cosmopolitan Clara and her chic Parisian Cosmopolitan mansion de luxe!

This is the blog-tale of Chez Cosmo Clara's...one of our very special B&B apartments in Paris.

Right in the Butte Montmartre in the 9th arrondissement, you find yourself tucked away in a small private lane facing a glorious 1850's mansion which is a gobsmacking superb little gem that you will gasp over...

and over and over and over...

This private mansion has welcomed many personalities and celebrities. I can't say who but Clara might...
Clara greets you with a bottle of champagne in her infectious effervescent style. She is an interior designer, an event producer and a woman of society. She has travelled the world over through the fashion and music industries.

The mansion is one of the gems of this neighbourhood called the ‘Nouvelle Athènes’. At the end of last century, new aristocrats and rich artists built their residences and studios here with architectural extravagance remotely inspired from ancient Greece. Today, designers, actors and writers mix with international bankers, famous lawyers and art dealers who discovered this very peaceful, yet extremely lively area in the centre of Paris.

Clara’s second floor is offered to you my lucky friends as your private B&B Parisian dwelling.

Despite its lively location, VILLA CLARA, is hidden in great quietness behind a tall wrought iron gate opening onto a lovely paved planted courtyard that you must cross to enter the house.

A pretty wooden staircase leads to the kitchen and dining room, under a superb veranda where fresh croissants and baguettes will be served for breakfast.

The room opens onto a terrace planted with roses and lavenders, where you may relax. Each season the entire house is extensively decorated.

The rare atmosphere, great comfort, eclectic and refined decoration together with the spectacular architecture make this historical land-mark one of the most charming, original and romantic places of the French capital, often featured in magazines and films.

Your spacious suite (100 sq. meters) stands on the top floor (second french floor).

You will enter the suite through the extraordinary private living room under a high painted coffered ceiling and a large skylight.

Ornate by a monumental Renaissance Chimney, the room is lovingly decorated with a mix of contemporary style and antiques, designer couches and family furniture, objects found around the world for two generations and art pieces autographed to the lady of the house.

En suite, the master bedroom in rotunda, features a large king-size bed under a cupola of orientalist inspiration, worthy of Arabian Nights. 

You will spend dreamy nights in this comfortable alcove ornate by many refined cushions and pillows, as the private lane on which this dwelling is situated is very quiet.

The adjoining bath lounge (yes bath-lounge) is a Victorian dressing-room of 35 sq. meters, with a very large bathtub in its centre, a romantic dressing table, a double old style sink, Napoleon III armchairs and among others, a sideboard table with a kettle, proposing a wide assortment of teas and coffees.

It doesn't look real does it! It looks more like a dolls house.

The mirrored bath lounge also features a shower hidden in its gothic tower and opens onto a sunny planted balcony where you may enjoy an early cup of coffee or a cup of tea.

Want more info bout the B&B service or the apartment? Please ask away.

Arrondissement: 9 ème

Street: Rue des Martyrs

Metro: St Georges (4min walk) OR Pigalle St (2min walk

Bus: 67, 74, 85, 30, 54

Quartier Nouvelle Athene: 0 min walking

Abesses: 5 min. walking

Moulin Rouge: 5 min. walking

Montmartre: 10 min. walking

Louvre: 15 min on direct bus

Marais, Ile St. Louis: 15 min on direct bus

Champs Elysee: 20 min on direct bus

Tour Eiffel - 25 min on direct metro

St Germain des Pres: 25 min on direct metro


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