Splendidly surreal Temple’s sophisticated streets are below, but Rue Turbigo’s elegance is decidedly more playful. The rooms have graceful Haussmannian features – high ceilings, parquet floors, a marble fireplace – but they’re also filled with original details of a different kind. Fiery-toned mosaic tiles brighten both the kitchen and bathroom, and the well-stocked bookshelves are formed by boldly painted alcoves. In the sitting room, block-coloured, mismatched chairs surround the dining table, and characterful statuettes gather atop the mantelpiece. And the artworks reflect your host’s eclectic taste – from the daring Francis Bacon print to the double bedroom’s blurred modern masterpiece. The mixer Your host divides his time between Cuba – where he works for a spirit company, Bali – where he loves to surf, and Paris – where he feels most at home. Original blend For all its whimsy, Rue Turbigo is both smart and practical, too. Whether serving breakfast at the kitchen’s cool, matt breakfast bar, or sitting at the double bedroom’s antique desk, there are numerous spots to reflect and plot. You might step fresh from the golden-tiled shower, then head out to peruse the local fare in the area’s tempting food shops. Or simply sink into the sitting room’s plump sofa for a peaceful afternoon with a classic.
Breakfast bar, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, hob (gas), microwave, oven, toaster
Double bed, Hanging rail
DVD player, stereo system, TV, dining table, dining chair
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