Gilt-trimmed paneling repeats endlessly in the mirrored walls of this lovingly restored apartment in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in Paris. It’s a traditional envelope wrapped around modern furnishings, a peek at 19th-century glamour with contemporary comforts. Walk to neighborhood restaurants—including 2 of the best macaron spots in the city—and sights like the Champs-Élysées.
Built in a more elegant age of formal entertaining, the villa still retains a graceful pairing of dining room and living room—though today they lead to a bar area that’s perfect for pulling up a stool and toasting your stay.
Gold-tipped molding draws the eye to the tall ceilings in the entertaining rooms, while parquet and inlaid floors spring underfoot. The period furniture, however, has been replaced by sculptural modern sofas and chairs in of-the-minute shades of moss and cream. And a fully equipped galley-style kitchen is tucked behind the wall, all cobalt cabinetry and state-of-the-art fixtures.
The apartment is in the heart of the 8th arrondissement, or district, a block from the iconic obelisk at the Place de la Concorde. Walk north to luxury boutiques, restaurants, and bars; west to the Champs-Élysées; east to the manicured walkways in the Tuileries gardens that lead to the Louvre Museum. Take a short cab or Metro ride to other must-see sights like the Orsay Museum and Eiffel Tower.