Last week I had the fortunate experience of being given a personal tour of 3 rooms at 5 Moussy by my friend Partice Bernard. 3 rooms at 5 Moussy are three fabulous apartments that designer extradonaire Azzedine Alaia rents out next door to his atelier in the Marais. The spacious, sleek, and gorgeous apartments look like they jumped off the pages of Wallpaper magazine. They measure 100 square meters (about 1100 square feet) and there is a1 one bedroom apartment, and 2 two-bedroom apartments.
You enter the 18th century building on a quiet small, 1 block street in the Marais through black iron doors with rows of horizontal pin dot holes and up the winding, highly polished wooden staircase. Once inside, the apartments are pristine with concrete floors and all your favorite mid-century modern furniture designs including Jean Nouvel, Marc Newsom, and Arne Jacobsen, all from Azzedine’s private collection. They have full kitchens and state of the art electronic toys including a printer/scanner, high-speed internet access, flat screen television and a Bang & Olufsen entertainment center.
The prices start at 450 euros a night and increase 50 euros for each additional guest. In the scheme of Paris luxury hotels and rental apartments, this is a relative bargain compared to the small standard rooms at the Ritz, Crillon, George V, etc, which start at 650 euros a night.
If you would like to inquire about the apartments, email Patrick at firstname.lastname@example.org and tell him I sent you.
I am pleased as punch to announce the launch of Eye Prefer Paris Tours, which are 3-hour walking tours I will personally be leading. The Eye Prefer Paris Tour
includes many of the places I have written about such as small museums & galleries, restaurants, cafes & food markets, secret addresses, fashion & home boutiques, parks, and much more.
I look forward to meeting you on my tours and it will be my pleasure and delight to show you my insiders Paris.
Check it out at www.eyepreferparistours.com