La Villa is a luxury boutique hotel located in the town of Pondicherry in Tamil Nadu, India and is a beautifully restored historic 19th century French Manor House. With just six fantastic suites, La Villa is a triumph of design and thoughtful restoration.
The property is over 100 years old located in the old French Manor House that sits in the old quarter of Pondicherry known as 'white town'. Pondicherry was the base for the French East India Company, as opposed to Madras (now Chennai) which was the base of the English East India Company.
'Pondy' as it is lovingly known locally, fuses French style and bohemian-chic with Indian architecture and bluster and is a delightful place to amble around by day (you can use La Villa's bicycles).
A few of the locals still speak French, and you will find quaint cobbled streets, colonial era pastel painted townhouses and you can expect to tuck into amazing Franco-Indian fusion cuisine at every meal.
Delve into the many cafes, restaurants and shops before picking up a freshly baked baguette. This is France in India, and La Villa is simply the best place to stay in this fascinating town.