Baudon de Mauny, Montpellier, France
in the historic centre of Languedoc’s capital city of Montpellier, this 18th century townhouse combines the comfort of an upmarket guest house with the chic style of a boutique hotel. Â This exclusive Languedoc residence offers its guests truly unique accommodation in the south of France. Here in Languedoc-Roussillon, contemporary architecture rubs shoulders with the aesthetic values, grandeur and charms of days gone by. Â In Baudon de Mauny’s ultra-comfortable rooms, modern day dÃ©cor and furniture are harmoniously blended with period features and materials. Each room has air-conditioning, free wifi, flat screen TV, iPod station, and a bathroom featuring rain drop shower head and complementary organic toiletries. Â A continental breakfast of local, market-fresh produce is served in the glass-roofed 14th century courtyard. Later in the day, the sumptuous 18th century drawing room and library is the perfect setting for a relaxing aperitif. Â Baudon de Mauny’s city-centre location is only five minutes’ walk from the MusÃ©e Fabre, the Corum congress centre and the opera house; it is 2.5 km (1.5 miles) from Montpellier-Gare St. Roch train station and 9 km (5.5 miles) from Montpellier-MÃ©diterranÃ©e International airport. Baudon de Mauny: sophisticated, serene, and possibly Languedoc’s best-kept secret. To be divulged only to those who appreciate the marriage of ancient and modern. Â Â Suites: Gypseries – Largest suite, floor to ceiling windows, separate dressing room, and large bathtub.OrchidÃ©es – Second largest suite, decorated with Cole & Son wallpaperFlamants Rose – Named for the silver and pink flamingo wallpaper.Papillons and Pavots – Smallest suites, share a kitchen.Â There are several reception and lounge areas for guests on the property. Breakfast is provided for a fee and private dinner can be arranged by the owner. Boudon de Mauny has been featured in Vogue, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and the Independent.