Marguerite Duras Villa

"Marguerite Duras" Villa

The Marguerite Duras Villa boasts an elegant configuration of a double room and a twin room, each with its private terrace and bathroom.

It is composed of Art Deco furniture with delicate pattern upholstery.

The walls feature painted wooden panels below and decorative lattice with scenes of trees and birds above. The French-inspired decorative tiles adorn the flooring, while a striking painting of the Mekong village, which inspired Marguerite Duras' "L'Amant," graces the prominent wall behind the sofa.

More about "Marguerite Duras"

Marguerite Duras was born in Gia Định, Cochinchina, French Indochina (now Vietnam) to French parents who were both teachers at Gia Định High School.

At the age of 17, Duras and her family moved to France, where she excelled in the baccalaureate exam, selecting Vietnamese as a foreign language due to her fluency in it.

Duras returned to Saigon in 1932, and continued her studies at Lycée Chasseloup-Laubat, where she completed the second part of the baccalaureate, with a specialization in philosophy.

As a prolific writer, Duras penned numerous works including novels, plays, films, essays, and short stories. Her best-selling book, L'Amant (1984), a fictionalized autobiography of her youthful romance with a Chinese-Vietnamese man, was translated into English as The Lover.
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