Great Escapes: Paris
The 14th arrondissement, on the Left Bank of the Seine River, is home to the catacombs and a variety of only-in-Paris boutiques. Here, in the district known as Montparnasse, Villa Alesia is an oasis within the bustling city. Floor-to-ceiling windows allow for an abundance of natural sunlight and afford views of the four-bedroom home’s outdoor lounging area and serene Japanese-style garden. The villa’s main floor offers a sleek updated kitchen with an adjacent dining room that can seat 14 guests. Two of the bedrooms include en suite bathrooms, with the master featuring a soaking tub, matching vanities, and access to the mezzanine. Villa Alesia, which completed its latest renovation in August, is adorned with a colorful mix of contemporary art and Han Dynasty antiques. Local culture is also close at hand, with a concierge service available to arrange everything from a private tour of the Louvre to a catered dinner on the Seine.
Rates: From $1,877 nightly. Contact: Time and Place, 866.605.3542, www.timeandplace.com