The structure of Le Grand Contrôle was built in 1681 by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, an icon of French classicism and reportedly Louis XIV’s favorite architect. Throughout the years, it was used to host a number of ambassadors and diplomats from the Age of Enlightenment, as well as prominent members of Europe’s cultural elite.  Photo 3 of 11 in The Palace of Versailles Opens a New Hotel Where Guests Can Live Like Royalty

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The original building was constructed in 1681 by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, an icon of French classicism who was also known as Louis XIV’s favorite architect. The structure was used to host prominent members of Europe’s political and cultural elite during the Age of Enlightenment.

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