Pondicherry | 8-10 Guests | 4 Bedrooms | 4.5 Baths

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Maison Twenty Six


Maison Twenty Six is a 120-year old fully restored private garden villa in the heart of the French Quarter of Pondicherry. This one-of-a-kind home was built by a prosperous Franco-Tamil family who made their name in Indo-China. You too can enjoy the same exclusive experience in this beautiful home for a celebration with friends, a large family reunion, or to just get away for a long weekend. Chill-out in one of the many lounging spaces with music, refreshments & lunch or have a chef whip up a gourmet dinner served right in your villa. Use our expertise to plan a myriad of exclusively curated experiences in Pondicherry & Auroville.


Awarded by the French VMF Foundation for the restoration and preservation of its architectural heritage

Perfect for small groups, celebratory get-togethers of friends who will enjoy the decadent luxury and privacy.



  • Guided architecture & historical walks with restoration architects and urban planners; food and slice of life walks with local insiders.

  • Cycling and motorcycling tours of Pondicherry’s French Quarter, Auroville and beyond.

  • Nature walks, and birdwatching tours with research scientists and conservation experts in Auroville and surrounding wetlands and scrub forest.

  • Auroville tours and immersions with local experts and insiders, to understand the commune, their artisanal units, and exciting organic food culture.

  • Explore ancient Chola Temples like Indiana Jones and climb a boulder strewn hillock for a beautiful sunset experience

  • Creole cooking workshops, visits to embroidery centres, pottery workshops, paper making.

  • Day trips to Gingee, Chidambaram, Mamallapuram

  • Walk the streets of Pondicherry’s French, Tamil and Muslim Quarters and uncover hidden restaurants, shops and little bars.

  • Learn to surf in Auroville and enjoy the latest catch of the day at one of the many beach restaurants.

  • Enjoy a morning or evening walk along the Beach Promenade

  • Meditate and reflect in the Aurobindo Ashram and make your own perfume in their laboratory.



  • Auroville (commune for universal living, visitors centre, artisans, restaurants, surfing) 20-30 minutes

  • Marakkanam (salt pans, birdwatching, beach forts) 45-60 minutes

  • Chidambaram & Pichavaram (ancient Shiva Temple and mangrove forests of the Cauvery Delta) 2 hours

  • Gingee (magnificent hilltop forts and palaces that rival Hampi) 2.5 hours

  • Mamallapuram (UNESCO rock sculpture, street food, and beaches) 1.5 hours

  • Closest Railhead: Pondicherry Station 20 mins

  • Closest Airport: Pondicherry 30 mins; Chennai 3 hrs

Each LuxUnlock Villa Experience includes the professional Travel Planning of of our 25-year luxury parent company, Milesworth Journeys , and supported by our LUL Concierge. We work closely with you to develop a Trip Itinerary that reflects your personal interests. From the moment you book a LUL Villa until you return home, you have continuous access to our curated circle of tour guides and domain experts and a host of wonderful, authentic, and unique experiences.