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
5-minute promenade from the postcard-perfect Basilique du
Inside this classic Directoire townhouse, the 5 strikingly spacious suites are a visual feast; each has been designed by a renowned artist. The result is a stunningly diverse display of contemporary art, centred on creativity and comfort. Downstairs in the Grand Salon, you'll find an impressive menu of French classics with a modern twist in a stylish and elegant surrounding. While the adjoining Salon de Chasse is like a wonderful curiosity shop, full of delightfully eclectic pieces. This is truly fine living à la française.
Reviewed by Kate Erith
- Lusciously luxurious suites; of a size you don’t often see in Paris, and each one an individual concept by a contemporary artist
- Owner Oscar Comtet has done a wonderful job of combining traditional charm with modern luxuries, such as adding an enticing cocktail bar
- Fabulous furnishings throughout, cleverly combining contemporary design pieces with aristocratic antiques
- Exceptional location; slap-bang in one of the most popular parts of Paris, yet the secret setting offers peace and seclusion
- Serene garden, with a clusters of iron-wrought tables and chairs scattered in shady nooks; perfect for a summer breakfast or a spring aperitif
- Some of the suites have open bathrooms, so you can’t be shy about showering in front of your room-mate!
- If you’re adverse to exercise, be aware that Montmartre is the hilly part of Paris, with inescapable sets of stairs and steep streets
- The restaurant is only open Wednesday-Saturday for dinner, and at the weekend for brunch. Advance booking is strongly advised, too
A tranquil spot in the heart of tourist-throbbing Montmartre...The Sunday Times