Its lines are sharp, its tones saturated with colour – the rooms of Rue Madame certainly vie for your attention. Decorated with an extraordinary degree of focus, the walls are hung with urban photography – an invigorating foil to 19th-century mouldings and balustrades of iron. And there are also a number of antiques and bespoke furnishings completing the picture. Flowers ring the nearby Jardin du Luxembourg, coffee-scented steam drifts from the Café de Flore, while bias-cut silk flutters in Saint-Germain’s boutiques. With neighbours this beautiful you’ll easily fill a whole photo album of your own.
Behind the camera
Your host is a doctor with a sideline in photography, and it’s his cityscapes that decorate Rue Madame. The clever balance of light and space are down to your hostess, a graphic designer. And during the weekend you’ll find them out on their bicycles with their little girl.
It may be in one of Paris’ most fashionable spots, but this home is deliciously quiet. The sitting room is furnished in a manner your hosts call ‘retro-modern’, with tailor-made pieces from the 1950s alongside the stunning original fireplace and soft sofa.
Next door, the dining table seats four, the glossy kitchen is brand new, and there are books and posters, ingenious lighting and vibrant prints. The master bathroom is chic in crisp black and white, and the two double bedrooms are as peaceful as they are pretty.
Since our photoshoot, your hosts have replaced sofabed with a double bed in the double bedroom.
This home doesn't have air-conditioning, so ask us if you'd like to have fans for your stay.
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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