LA FIERMONTINA: A LOVE STORY IN PARIS

La Fiermontina – Family Collection is a tribute to a passionate and fascinating family story, which begins in Puglia and moves to Paris, where an exciting new chapter unfolds …

Antonia Fiermonte moved to Paris in her youth and became the muse of two artists and friends: René Letourneur and Jacques Zwobada.

René divorced his wife in order to marry Antonia. She joined him in Fontenay-aux-Roses, where René was living and working with his longtime friend, the eclectic artist, sculptor and designer Jacques Zwobada.

Zwobada fell desperately in love with Antonia and courted her relentlessly for several years, until eventually she gave in and left René for him. 

“There is no country, no sky that pleases me… There is only your flesh and your soul.”

 – Jacques Zwobada, December 1945 –

SURROUNDED BY AN ART GALLERY

Located in the middle of the most exclusive and historical square in Paris, La Fiermontina Vendôme is an elegant and unique XVIII century apartment.

This beautiful 208 square metres residence, palpably Parisian in its period opulence, once belonged to the Rothschilds, powerful dynasty of art-loving bankers who were good friends of René Letourneur, the owner’s grandfather.

 The residence’s prestige is enhanced by the collection of rare artistic pieces belonging to the owner’s family, including amongst others pieces by Modigliani, Francis Bacon  

With its understated elegance and two big windows overlooking the impressive Place Vendôme, the vast salon offers a quiet and comfortable space for guests to read, work and relax in. This beautiful room is enriched by Versailles flooring, a period marble fireplace and gold-leaf décor.

The ample size and charm of the adjoining dining room make it ideal for business lunches; but it is also perfect for romantic dinners, thanks to its panoramic view and period features.

VIP SERVICES INCLUDED

VIP Meet & Greet at the airport or train station

Transfer to the airport or train station with S-Class Mercedes car

Stunning amenities including Champagne or Wine

Breakfast in your Apartment with a Personal Chef

Personal Concierge services before and during your stay – for assistance with any type of experiences

INCLUDED

Unpacking and packing service

housekeeper

Housekeeper, Coverture and Ironing service

In-suite check-in

Wi-Fi access

Daily fresh flowers

EXTRAS ON REQUEST

Personal Chef for Lunch & Dinner

Chauffeur Service

Private full in-room bar

Private wine cellar

THE FONTENAY-AUX-ROSES ATELIER

Only 8 kilometers outside of Paris city centre it is possible to visit the home/workshop where the two artists Létourneur and Zwobada lived with Antonia Fiermonte. An extraordinary place upon which art and passion have left an indelible mark.

At the end of June 2021 an 800 kilogram bronze joined the Centre Pompidou. Two stylized silhouettes that rush and embrace each other facing the rooftops of Paris – a couple united in a pursuit towards the unknown.

Dated 1959, this “Chevauchée nocturne” (Nocturnal ride) by artist Jacques Zwobada is a tribute to his late muse. The monumental work has undergone a delicate restoration. A gift from the artist’s daughter, it is one of the Museum’s exceptional new acquisitions.

OUR SIGNATURE EXPERIENCES

– Hop on your private teak and mahogany boat for a tour of Paris as viewed from the river Seine.

-Fly in a helicopter over the castles of Vaux-le-Vicomte and Versailles, where you will touch down for a meal chez Alain Ducasse. You can extend your visit with a private tour of the castle.

– Join the famous cooking school of the Ritz Hotel just across the Place Vendôme. The Chef will prepare with you a gourmet meal which you will enjoy at the end of the session.

– A private visit of the Chaumet Museum in Place Vendôme – the jeweller who created the jewels for Napoleon’s coronation in 1802.

– Join one of Place Vendôme’s master watchmakers, with whom you will take apart and reassemble a luxury watch.            

“Sometimes life hides great opportunities behind what seem to be the most trivial of coincidences. The secret is to seize and make the best out of them.”

LOCATION

A grandiose setting that embodies absolute power in the very heart of Paris, Place Vendôme was commissioned in 1698 by Louis XIV and designed by Jules Hardouin_Mansart. “Le Roi Soleil” (the Sun King) wanted a deluxe space in which grand royal events could take place. Through the decades, the finest jewellery houses opened their shops and ateliers there. Nowadays, this square is definitely the emblem of French luxury.

Airport “Charles de Gaulle”: 28 km / 30 min drive

Airport “Orly”: 20 km / 25 min drive

Airport “Le Bourget”: 20 km / 25 min drive

Airport “Beauvais”: 85 km / 1h10min drive

La Fiermontina in Italy – Art meets luxury in Puglia

The Fiermonte Family awaits you in its three luxury homes in Lecce, right in the heart of the Baroque city: three unique locations celebrating art and the pleasure of living and inspired by the personalities of the owners’ grandmother Antonia Fiermonte and her brother Enzo. You will discover the compelling story of a woman from the South, a free spirit, and an adventure of Italian migrants crossing different cultures. 

La Fiermontina will guide you on a journey of sensory discovery through Baroque alleyways and lush  vineyards, enchanting beaches, rich traditions and delicious dishes. Discover a magical place where you can forget everything and live unique, authentic experiences. Salento: a meeting of cultures where respect for our fellow humans is still what matters most.

GIVE YOURSELF A DREAM…

3+1 COMPLIMENTARY NIGHT

From 20th August, book a 3- night stay and relax for one extra night completely free.
Breakfast, free cancellation until 7 days prior to arrival and welcome gift.

Luxury Escape

From 1st to 20th September, the offer includes a 15% discount off of our official rates.
All rates are per room, for the period indicated above and refer to standard double occupancy only. They are inclusive of breakfast, private car parking, Wi-Fi, outdoor pool and two local food experiences.
*This is a non-refundable rate. The whole amount has to be paid upon confirmation of the booking. The reservation can’t be modified. A 2-nights minimum stay is required.

Luxury Escape Weekend

From 1st to 20th September, the offer includes a 10% discount off of our official rates.
All rates are per room, for the period indicated above and refer to standard double occupancy only. They are inclusive of breakfast, private car parking, Wi-Fi, outdoor pool and two local food experiences.
*This is a non-refundable rate. The whole amount has to be paid upon confirmation of the booking. The reservation can’t be modified. A 2-nights minimum stay is required.

Last Minute Suite

20% discount on OneBedroom Suites, Pool Suite and Suite Antonia
Breakfast with local products, two local Food Experiences per person per stay, welcome gift, bottle of wine, seasonal fruit, welcome cocktail, complimentary wine tasting session.
*This is a non-refundable rate. The whole amount has to be paid upon confirmation of the booking. The reservation can’t be modified. A 2-nights minimum stay is required.

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