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Le Cointreau Privé

One of our favorite Parisian hotels hosts Dita Von Teese for a month of burlesque affairs



Having visited the Hotel Particulier Montmartre when it opened in 2007, we recently returned for another stay in the artfully decorated private-residence-turned-hotel. While some of its charms remained the same—such as the view of the pétanque players in the neighboring courtyard, a curious collection of art books and fashion-forward magazines, and the feeling that you’ve stepped into an eccentric French fantasyland—the hotel’s ambiance and decor is consistently evolving, thanks to the vision of co-owner and conceptual artist Morgane Rousseau.


As the former curator of the renowned Château de Bionnay, a massive castle near Lyon that’s now a residence for artists, transforming the hotel periodically comes naturally to Rousseau. Its latest incarnation, a tasteful burlesque theme, was designed to serve as the home to Dita Von Teese, who will perform there nightly for the month of October 2010.

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The event, Le Cointreau Privé, is part of Von Teese’s ongoing collaboration with Cointreau dating back to 2008. Accessed by a bracelet, the exclusive cocktail club includes signature drinks and private meals held in each of the hotel’s five rooms (for guests who’ve been personally invited by Hotel Particulier).

A place where reality and dreams blur, Hotel Particulier Montmartre is the perfect place for a romantic visit to Paris.

Rooms span €290 to €590, to reserve visit Mr and Mrs Smith.