The recently opened Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle marks the first hotel to be located within the Château de Versailles—the famous royal residence of the French monarchy that dates back to the 1600s, also known as the Palace of Versailles.
Set in a grandiose guesthouse that was originally built in 1681 to host Europe’s elite diplomats and artists, Le Grand Contrôle offers 14 lavish suites—each of which have been extensively renovated and decorated with extravagant, period-inspired furniture and artifacts.
Along with exclusive access to the 17th-century building—which was designed by Louis XIV’s favorite architect, Jules Hardouin-Mansart— overnight guests will have free rein to explore the palace’s well-landscaped gardens, which span roughly 2,000 acres.
Nightly reservations include private "after-hours" tours through various parts of the palace, including the gilded Hall of Mirrors and the Le Hameau de la Reine, which was built for Queen Marie Antoinette. Guests can also indulge in restorative treatments at the on-site Valmont Spa and feast on sumptuous delicacies prepared by renowned Michelin-starred French chef, Alain Ducasse, at the hotel restaurant.
However, those who want to revel in a stay at the Palace of Versailles surrounded by baroque-inspired interiors will have to pay a hefty price: The landmark hotel’s rates start from around $2,ooo per night.
To learn more about the Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle and inquire about booking your own stay, please visit the hotel’s website.
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