Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Best places to stay in Pondicherry. White Town. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India travel blog

 

One of the most famous things about Pondicherry is that it’s home to the French Quarter of India.

As a former colony of France, there’s evidence of the French influence still remaining today in Pondicherry, most significantly in the neighborhood of White Town.

So then, if you want to take in a little bit of heritage without going very far from where you’re staying, you might consider staying in the French Quarter.

And further… you might consider staying at a heritage hotel in the French Quarter!

 

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. White Town. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India travel blog

 

First, the quick list:

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry

There was a Pondicherry tourist map located right near the main beach of Pondicherry, and these were the hotels that were listed as “heritage hotels.”

 

 

More hotels in the French Quarter of India

And if you’re not feeling it with the heritage hotels, there are more places to stay in the French Quarter and the White Town neighborhood of Pondicherry.

If you choose to stay in the French Quarter, all it will take is a step outside of your hotel to feel the French “heritage” of India!

 

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If you DO stay in one of the heritage hotels in Pondicherry…

Here’s a small look at part of the French Quarter that you’d be staying

 

 

Villa Helena

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Location: Rue de Bussy

 

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Photos of Villa Helena, White Town. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Photos of Villa Helena, White Town. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Photos of Villa Helena, White Town. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Photos of Villa Helena, White Town. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Photos of Villa Helena, White Town. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

 

Villa Helena is located on Rue de Bussy (Bussy street)

According to the city of Pondicherry…

Charles Joseph Patissier, Marquis de Bussy-Castelnau served as Governor Dupleix’s First Lieutenant and was keen to extend French influence among local rulers by participating in regional conflicts.

He fought in the Third Carnatic War during the French campaign against the British in Madras (Chennai). 

But when the French lost, he was taken as a prisoner of war. 

De Bussy was granted his freedom in Europe.

However, he returned to Pondicherry 23 years later as the new Governor General in 1783.

 

See here for photos of the Villa Helena rooms and for hotel prices.

 

 

Hotel le Dupleix

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Photos of le Dupleix, White Town. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

 

Location: Rue de la Caserne

 

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Photos of le Dupleix, White Town. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Photos of le Dupleix, White Town. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Photos of le Dupleix, White Town. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Photos of le Dupleix, White Town. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Photos of le Dupleix, White Town. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

 

See here for photos of le Dupleix rooms and for hotel prices.

 

 

Hotel de L’orient 

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Photos of Hotel de l'orient, White Town. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

 

Location: Rue Romain Rolland

 

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Photos of Hotel de l'orient, White Town. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Photos of Hotel de l'orient, White Town. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Photos of Hotel de l'orient, White Town. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Photos of Hotel de l'orient, White Town. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Photos of Hotel de l'orient, White Town. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Photos of Hotel de l'orient, White Town. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Photos of Hotel de l'orient, White Town. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Rue Romain Rolland street. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Rue Romain Rolland street. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

 

Hotel de L’orient is located on Rue Romain Rolland (Romain Rolland street)

According to the city of Pondicherry…

Romain Rolland was a famous French novelist, essayist, and art historian.

Rolland was highly influenced by the ideas of both Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi, the latter of whom he frequently corresponded with and met in 1931.

After Pondicherry’s merger with India in 1962, new authorities wanted to erase symbols of colonialism, but also recognize Pondicherry’s unique relationship with France.

The name Romain Rolland was selected for the public library and this street was renamed in his honour.

 

See here for photos of the Hotel de L’orient rooms and for hotel prices.

 

 

Hotel de Pondicherry

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Photos of Hotel de Pondicherry, White Town. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

 

Location: Rue Dumas

 

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Photos of Hotel de Pondicherry, White Town. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

Heritage hotels in Pondicherry India. French Quarter. Rue Dumas street. Backpacking Pondicherry, South India

 

See here for photos of the Hotel de Pondicherry rooms and for hotel prices.

 

 

More hotels in Pondicherry

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Palais de Mahe hotel

 

And see here for more hotels in Pondicherry!

 



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