It is between rue Suffren and rue Surcouf that the Villa, and more recently, the Villa welcomes visitors who seek a blend of heritage and modernity. Installed at the heart of the colonial quarter, in a historical 19th century building (which served as the home of the headmaster of the French school until not so long ago), the Villa disguises its modern assets: a luscious garden, a dress-stone porch, Tamil idols with human faces arranged in a corridor like a bevy of fairy tale characters…you feel as if you have stepped back in time. Behind this, however, an architectural extension designed by a duo of French architects, Yves Lesprit et Tina Trigala, doubles the size of the establishment, creating a handful of enormous suites that overlook a private pool. All this completely shielded from prying eyes. Abundant in contemporary objects and refined lines, woven furniture and colourful fresco paintings, the Villa emerges as the ideal, almost secret, pied-à-terre in Pondicherry.
11 rue Surcouf. +91 413 2338555