July 3rd, 2011


Traveling with servants in the Victorian era

My google-fu is failing me here - surprisingly enough, victorian, hotel and valet don't actually get you answers about Victorian-era valets - and the books I've got on the subject neglect this little detail, so. I've got a pseudo-Victorian setting, loosely based on the 1890s. A young, single gentleman is staying in a suite in a high-class hotel in Paris for a few weeks, and he's brought his valet with him. Where does the valet sleep?