Though the newest round of Inspirato properties offers some incredible homes around the world, there’s one in particular that we wanted to showcase: Maison Montespan. Nestled in the heart of Paris, this five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom home is a sophisticated retreat for Inspirato members hoping to immerse themselves in all things Parisian.


The home’s name itself is steeped in French history, derived from the Marquise de Montespan, Françoise-Athénaïs de Rochechouart, favorite mistress of the Sun King, Louis XIV. Throughout her 17th-century reign as the king’s chief mistress, her apartment in Versailles became the cultural epicenter of the French royal court, the walls adorned with art from masters of the time and rooms decorated with rich furnishings. Known for her love of art and flamboyance, Maison Montespan aims to carry on her legacy through its celebration of French life.

Boasting contemporary décor with an air of refinement, the home’s multiple levels offer room to spread out in the midst of one of Paris’ energetic residential neighborhoods, just steps from Avenue Victor Hugo and the 16th arrondissement. Multiple wraparound terraces provide space to take in city views, and the expansive rooftop deck features a bioclimatic pergola for temperature control and a separate kitchen to be used in the summer. And in the spirt of the Marquise de Montespan, the home is adorned with fresh works from up-and-coming French artists, all of which are available for purchase.


One of Maison Montespan’s most interesting features, though, is located inside on the home’s first floor: an indoor, heated swimming pool. Not in the mood for a dip? The pool is easily covered and converted into a home movie theater, a dance floor, or a kids’ play area, thanks to the home’s design.

A stay at Maison Montespan also offers more than just a pleasant place to unwind after city sightseeing—it’s an experience in itself. The home aims to allow guests to live like Parisians through a variety of partner offerings, ranging from daily pastry delivery at tea time to sommelier-selected wine and liquor from the Montespan cellar. Book in-home French cooking classes, a private performance on the home’s Grand Steinway piano, and yoga on the rooftop deck.


And to make the trip simple and fun for the entire family, babysitting and children’s entertainment services—from piano lessons to cultural treasure hunts around the city—can also be booked throughout the stay.

Feeling inspired to take a foray into the Parisian way of life? Contact your Care team to learn more about this unique home’s availability.

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