Lonely Planet Writer

This beautiful pop-up hotel in Paris will let you experience Finland without ever leaving France

With a new pop-up hotel in Paris, travellers can experience life in Finland without ever leaving France at a “living art installation celebrating the Finnish home”. 

Stay in a Finnish cottage in Paris.
Stay in a Finnish cottage in Paris. Image by Airbnb

Located inside the project space of the Institut finlandais, a Finnish cultural institute, it will allow guests to rent one of six cottages that are designed to emulate Finnish home. The project is called KOTI, the Finnish word for home, and is part of the programme to celebrate the centenary of Finland’s independence in 2017.   

Stay in a Finnish cottage in Paris.
Stay in a Finnish cottage in Paris. Image by Airbnb
Stay in a Finnish cottage in Paris.
Stay in a Finnish cottage in Paris. Image by Airbnb

There will be a Finnish host present at the cabins every day to help guests with check in and any requests they have. One of the unique features is that the small cabins will share a breakfast table, where guests will enjoy rye bread, salted butter, Finnish berries and strong black coffee in a communal space.

Stay in a Finnish cottage in Paris.
Stay in a Finnish cottage in Paris. Image by Airbnb

To add to the cultural element, there will also be discussion nights, documentary evenings and more, at KOTI. The pop-up installation is open to bookings through Airbnb from January to May 2017.

Stay in a Finnish cottage in Paris.
Stay in a Finnish cottage in Paris. Image by Airbnb

KOTI is located inside the Institut finlandais, 33 rue du Sommerard in the fifth arrondissement of Paris, near St. Michel, Notre Dame and the Sorbonne.

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