© Frank Debard
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The small salon of 18m² can accommodate eight persons standing or six sitting in a period setting, with genuine 18th century parquet, wood panels, mirrors, chimney, tapestry, carpet and furniture.

It has a marked Japanese touch with erotic prints, kimono buttons and ointment boxes, as well as an Edo-period lacquered cupboard with inlaid mother-of-pearl and ivory and a spectacular Meiji-period bronze of an elephant attacked by tigers. Its showcases contain a collection of crockery made in La Rochelle in the 18th century, brass and silver utensils used in Indian betel chewing practice and a flamboyant Chinese sculpture in soap stone.

Directly accessible by the grand staircase, it is the perfect antechamber of the large hall, though it can also be hired on its own.