Located on the Avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris, this splendid mansion was built between 1856 and 1865 for Thérèse Lachman, aka the Marquise de Païva. It is the only remaining private mansion of all those built in the 19th century on the most beautiful avenue in the world.
I was very privileged to have a private guided tour of this magnificent venue with the Director M. du Plessis.
This building is classified as an historic monument, offering a rare glimpse of the architecture and decoration of the Second Empire.
How to book this exclusive venue
Guided Tours – In partnership with the Traveler’s Club, owner of the Marquise de Paiva hotel, you will be guided into the lounges of the only remaining private mansion of all those built in the 19th century on the most beautiful avenue in the world. Please contact me for details.
Events – Private events and Corporate functions can be arranged at this venue. I work closely with an agency that has exclusive access to this venue. Please contact me for details.
About the Hotel de la Paiva
The Hotel de la Paiva is one of these elegant mansions that line the prestigious Avenue des Champs-Elysées. La Paiva spent lavishly for the decoration of her Italian Renaissance style mansion. The most lavish architectural features perfectly preserved ornamentations, like the famous yellow onyx staircase where all the new members of the Club must undergo a curious “initiation”, the bathroom of Moorish inspiration and its silver bath, or this impressive ceiling adorned with an admirable painting by Paul Baudry, painter of the Opera Garnier. An inveterate courtesan, the Marquise thirsty for luxury – it is said that she took champagne baths – welcomed in her salons many distinguished guests such as the brothers Goncourt, Theophile Gaultier, Leon Gambetta, Ernest Renan or Hippolyte Taine …