“Beyond perfection!” ★★★★★
Having stayed three nights in ‘Une chambre a Montmartre’ with my partner I would now not consider staying anywhere else in Paris.
The room, it’s setting and situation, both encaptured and enhanced the quintessential bohemia of the Paris of our dreams.
The room itself, a beautifully rendered garret room, (exposed roof beams and floorboards), is littered with fascinating and beautiful curios and objet d’arts, collected by the owner, Claire, during her 25 years as a Parisian antique dealer. The bed is also incredibly comfortable, with Calvin Klein bedding adding to the luxury experience.
The view from the room is truly awe inspiring and hard to pull yourself away from. All of Paris, and beyond is there, Le Tour Eiffel, Musee D’Orsay, Notre Dame, Pompidou……At night the light from the Eiffel Tower rotates above the rooftops of Paris and seems to barely miss the window as it passes above. As if that is not enough, from the bathroom window, views of Sacre Couer can be taken in whilst you shower.
Breakfast is brought to your room, by Claire, at anytime you request, on an antique serving trolley, allowing you to enjoy fresh fruit, yoghurt, bread, more pastries than you can eat, fantastic coffee, (or tea or hot chocolate if you prefer), sat at the window, overlooking Paris as you eat.
Claire, herself, lives in an entirely separate apartment across the hall. She manages to be both non intrusive whilst also being incredibly welcoming and amiable – stressing as you check in that she will never come to bother you during your stay and that the room is your private space, whilst underlining that she is available for any requests at all and that you are free to knock on her door at anytime. She was happy to answer our questions about the house and the area and to make (very good) recommendations for places to eat. When we arrived on the first night with a small bottle of champagne, Claire chilled it for us, and served it back to us with champagne flutes, a bottle cooler and parmesan shavings.
The building the room sits in is also to be enjoyed. With higgledy piggledly stairs, a beautiful and fragrant central courtyard garden, and a friendly cat, it sits a stone’s throw from Sacre Couer and Place Tertre, yet it feels incredibly peaceful and secluded.
I have never written a tripadvisor review before and I rarely stay in the same place twice when on vacation but ‘une chambre a montmartre’ is the perfect reason to change.