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Artist Residence London
London, U.K.

Georgian townhouse,
central location,
modern-rustic style

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Don Totu
San Cassiano, Italy

18th century building,
sophisticated design,
activities nearby

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Gasthof Krone
Aldino, Italy

Old-world atmosphere,
comfortable rooms,
great for walkers

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Cavallino d'Oro
Castelrotto, Italy

1393 coaching inn,
recently renovated,
charming restaurant


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Auberge Nicolas Flamel

51, rue de Montmorency, 75003, Paris, +33 1 42 71 77 78
Alchemist's house, now a restaurant

Bar Romain

6 rue Caumartin, 75009, Paris, +33 1 42 68 07 89
Old Parisian bar with Surand murals

Bistro Cote Mer

16, Boulevard Saint-Germain, 75005, Paris, +33 1 43 54 59 10
Left Bank seafood bistro

Bouillon Racine

3, rue Racine, 75006, Paris, +33 1 44 32 15 60
Wonderful art nouveau restaurant

Brasserie de LIles St Louis

55, quai de Bourbon, 75004, Paris, +33 1 43 54 02 59
Hearty brasserie overlooking Notre Dame
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