Sunday, October 13, 2013

What is a musette?

Our new apartment is named after the "musette de cour", an 18th century instrument.

Here is a 1738 painting of Hyacynthe Rigaud, picturing Gaspard de Gueidan playing the instrument (image:Wikipedia):

and here is the corresponding page of the Encyclop├ędie (1770) by Diderot and D'Alembert (image: Wikipedia):

Saturday, October 12, 2013

The new star in our line: Musette

It's name is Musette.
It is 67m² (720 sq.ft.). It is cute:-)
It is ElegantVienna's new apartment.
It has one bedroom as well as sleeping opportunities in the living room. It will sleep up to 7 persons in 4 separate beds (3 doubles+1 single).
It is on the same floor as Sonata and Concerto (needless to say, in the same building!).
It is going to be at a lower price point than Sonata. We aim to seduce 2 kinds of travellers (on top of all the others who usually book our apartments :-): larger groups/families on a budget who still want to enjoy the best and couples/small groups who wish to stay for a longer time (3 to 6 weeks). The lower price point should help with that.