Imbibe the ambience of the 18th century, the « golden » century of la Rochelle, in the mansion of the Weiss family of sea merchants, freshly renovated into a living museum, one can enjoy every day throughout the year. It will transport you to the Eastern Indies, China, Japan or the whole World that used to be fared by La Rochelle sailors. The Résidence des Indes offers you the choice of:
– An unforgettable night in one of the B&B rooms of utmost comfort situated on the ground floor with oriental themes : « Orient », « Les Indes », « Bombay ».
– A tea room with 15 tables shared between four different spaces and decors: A wood panelled cabinet of tribal curiosities from the whole World, a small hall and a large hall, furnished and decorated in genuine 18th century style and a green open air patio. The tea room is open from 3 to 7.30 PM every day, except Monday and Tuesday.
– Two reception halls furnished and decorated in genuine 18th century style and a cabinet of tribal curiosities to host your distinguished guests.
The Weiss mansion is one of the 29 merchant mansions in La Rochelle to be registered under the Additional Registry of Historical Monuments. You may find more information and pictures from http://www.culture.gouv.fr.
Only a few minutes’ walk from the city centre, it offers the quiet environment of a private courtyard and garden. its unique 18th century staircase leads to wood-panelled halls furnished and decorated in the same style. The rear garden gate opens on to lush public parks leading to the beach.
Walk around the mansion and ask your hosts about the exotic and artistic artefacts on display, which are catalogued and documented in freely available notes.