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.
It normally houses part of the tea room.