Villa Marie-Vassilieff: an air of Mews in the heart of Paris

This charming Parisian cul-de-sac, in the heart of the Montparnasse district, pays tribute to Marie-Vassilieff, the Russian painter and sculptor who founded a painting academy and became the "cantinière des Montparnos" during the First World War. Today, the Villa Marie-Vassilieff at 21, avenue du Maine, is a bucolic, artistic cul-de-sac reminiscent of London's famous