Life in technicolour
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 its 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
The host's cat usually resides at the home. While it won't be there during guests stays, the home might not be suitable for those with pet allergies.
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.
For more detail on our policies read the FAQ.