Walter Pater said that all great art aspires to the conditions of music, and Rue Auguste Vacquerie aspires to be – nay, achieves – a delicate symphony. This redesign of what was once maids’ quarters puts deep notes in the black floors and simple movements of red in the kitchen. And there are glimpses of the broader orchestra of Parisian architecture through the grand windows: the Arc de Triomphe on one side, the Eiffel Tower on the other. The harmony of it all, though, is best enjoyed from the resonant browns of the sitting room’s velvet corner sofa, under exposed beams and a major skylight.
Tired of the relentless routine of metro-boulot-dodo, your hosts struck out on their own, and a streak of independence runs through the apartment. She plays the piano, he the guitar and together they enjoy a duet of interests: photography and travel.
Tuck up next to the cosy fireplace after a day at the centre of things, or dash out in the twilight and explore the dozen Hausmannian avenues that radiate from the Arc de Triomphe past your doorstep.
When you return to your base clef (or do we mean ‘bass’?), relive your day of adventure and explore this home’s chorus of pleasing quirks: the angular bath, the harmonious arrangement of a gym and a library. And when your day reaches its coda, you’ve a choice of two bedrooms within which to take your bow.
This home has air-conditioning in the sitting room and all bedrooms.
Please be aware the double bed in the second sitting room is a double airbed.
Since the photos were taken, the host has replaced the furniture in the sitting room with new furniture and changed the black parquet floor with a lighter coloured parquet.
There are stairs up to the entrance of this home, and no elevator.
Cancellation. Provided you book more than 7 days before the start of your stay, you can cancel your booking within 24 hours and we’ll provide a full refund. Our flexible rate offers more flexibility for those who need it. Read our cancellation policy here. Please note bookings for Hamptons and French Riviera have a separate cancellation policy.
Check-in and check-out. We’ll meet you at the home at your convenience any time after 4PM on your arrival date, and our standard check-out time is 11AM. Early check-in and late check-out can be arranged in advance, subject to availability and a charge.
Lead guest. The lead guest must be at least 25 years of age.
I.D. check and card authorisation. When you arrive we’ll check the lead guest’s I.D. and secure a £1,000 hold on a credit or debit card which will be released once we confirm no damage was caused during your stay.
Smoking. Guests are not permitted to smoke inside any onefinestay home.
Cleaning. We carefully clean and prepare each home before you arrive and after you depart, and for stays longer than seven days we provide a complimentary weekly Housekeeping service. More frequent Housekeeping visits can be arranged on request, subject to availability and a charge.
Payment. We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express, and bank transfers for stays with at least 7 days’ notice.
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