For a truly unique experience of Paris, try staying in the 7th arrondissement of the city in an ancient religious house. As Marie Antoinette placed the first stone for its construction, this former convent is steeped in history. Its decor takes inspiration from these historic roots, with rustic beams in the bedroom and antique trinkets throughout. This traditional vibe continues with toile de jouy patterns on the curtains and dark wooden furniture. However, the bathroom is perfectly modern and beautifully designed – bright white tiles and a solid marble sink make the space feel stylish yet luxurious. While you've got painted scenes in gilded frames on your own walls, find more art and architecture from the old world at the Palais du Louvre, just fifteen minutes away. After gazing at the Mona Lisa, take a parkland stroll in the Jardin des Tuileries. Walking back over the Pont Royal, the Musée d’Orsay is the next gallery on your tour (only eight minutes from home). Finally, with the Musée Maillol just three minutes away, you’re truly living among the world’s finest art. As the Rue de Bac metro is under a minute from your hidden convent, you can continue to explore the city with ease.
Home truths: * There are no physical keys or an in-person check-in, as there's a code system to access the home
* This home is on the first floor – but even with a lift, you'll need to climb some stairs
*At full capacity, one guest will need to sleep on a single sofa bed
*If you're planning to drop off luggage, please note that the host's storage facilities are not at this location
*The host can arrange for airport or train station pick-up if you request this in advance
*There's no central heating in this flat, and air conditioning is available in the bedroom only
*You don't have any laundry facilities or extensive kitchen appliances, but you'll find laundrettes and restaurants nearby
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