The 200-year-old villa is immersed in the vibrant history of Pondicherry, echoing the enchanting bygone French era of the region.
February 6, 2024: Embark on a journey that offers a healing and rejuvenating experience amidst the bounties of nature. Boutique chain CGH Earth extends its ethos to the newly unveiled Residence de l'Evėché in the heart of Pondicherry. Nestled on Rue de l’Evėché, this three-bedroom sanctuary stands as a testament to the brand's commitment to providing guests with a unique serviced-villa experience.
Stepping inside the 200-year-old home, guests are greeted by whitewashed walls, antic furniture, and refurbished colonial interiors that exude grace. Artworks grace the living and dining areas, while a charming spiral blue staircase ascends to other rooms, offering an immersive experience in colonial aesthetics. The villa's pastel pink façade and indigo door, set against a backdrop where vibrant bougainvillea cascades the compound walls, eloquently capture the essence of old-world charm and French architectural influence.
Spacious bedrooms, some with private balconies and terraces, provide captivating views of the French Quarter. A unique capsule lift within the house adds to the charm.
True to CGH Earth's commitment to curated experiences, Residence de l'Evėché offers an exquisite culinary journey with popular regional delicacies from the distinctive Franco-Tamilian cuisine.
Mridula Jose, Vice President of Product Development and Marketing at CGH Earth, shared, “Our aim is to showcase Pondicherry’s rich heritage from a more personal space for our guests. We carefully chose this villa for its location and fascinating history – it is located on a street that once housed the archbishop’s home. The house had several owners, one of them being the prominent Goubert Family after whom the popular Goubert Market is named.”
The villa strategically positions itself near the famous Promenade Beach, allowing easy access to landmarks like the Sacred Heart Basilica, Old Lighthouse, and Aurobindo Ashram.
- By Pritha Debroy