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Today we are featuring Rue de Montpensier next to Louvre and Palais Royal in Paris http://www.onefinestay.com/paris/rue-de-montpensier
Life in technicolor
The petals of history unfold inside the bouquet of comfort and calm that is Rue de Montpensier. In these generously-proportioned rooms, arranged just above the gardens of the Palais Royal, the historic blossoms before your eyes: savour the contrast of worn wood and plush upholstery, and imagine the feet that have walked these well-kept floors above the tranquil gardens below. And many other pasts wait to be unearthed at the nearby Louvre or Musée d’Orsay.
Your hosts – a Franco-American pairing – are both seasoned photographers. Their eye for the perfect frame, together with a fascination for 18th-century French history, led them to put down roots here 27 years ago.
The present perfect
Despite it’s city-central location, Rue de Montpensier remains a peaceful getaway. Inside, you’ll be surrounded by a vernal colour scheme of bloom-soft blues, pinks and whites, and blossoming prints. Here you can repose in absolute serenity, delighting in the antique artworks that line the walls, or with a book selected from the study shelves. Feeling extroverted? Discover Danton and Desmoulins in the gardens below or meet Molière at the Comédie Française. But don’t rush because here, time is the least of your worries