You will soon be able to spend a luxurious night at France’s most famous palace
The Palace of Versailles is quite a spectacular sight to behold, and soon enough a new luxury hotel will be opening on the Palace grounds. If you have ever visited France, then the chances are high that you’ve ventured out into the Parisian suburbs to see the elaborate gardens and not-so-humble royal estate of former French Kings, like the sun king Louis the XIV. But there’s a change on the horizon, being that until now, most visitors to the Palace of Versailles can stay only as long as the place is open for the day.
Get ready to dust of that fancy Louis Vuitton suitcase in order to pack your finest garb and make like a French King or like Queen Marie Antoinette for a night in the Palace of Versailles. There will finally be the opportunity to spend the night in France’s most famous palace – indeed, it’s one of the most famous palaces on earth. Early next year, in the spring of 2020 to be in fact, the ultra-luxurious hotel, Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle, will open its doors as the world’s first hotel officially located on the famed palace grounds.
Believe it or not, the Palace of Versailles is the second most visited place in all of France – surprisingly, it ranks in popularity ahead of the Eiffel Tower, and comes in second, only behind the Louvre. The iconic monument is a historically significant site for a number of reasons: as the last home of the reigning French monarchs before the French revolution and for the Hall of Mirrors – where the German Empire was announced in 1871 and Treaty of Versailles was signed at the end of World War I in 1919.
The Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle will consist of a total of fourteen guest rooms in the hotel property and will also give guests privileged and exclusive access to parts of the grand Chateau de Versailles and adjacent surroundings, that otherwise, people are not able to see. The Palace of Versailles was originally built in the 17th century in a classic French Baroque architectural style. The Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle will be done in an eighteenth-century style that will be entirely complimentary to the look of the rest of the palace.
This construction of the hotel is considered to be an intricate and delicate project, and will be carried out by the interior designer, Christophe Tollemer, who is known for his previous work with the haute French-based hotelier, Les Airelles – which many of the locations are members of the prestigious organization Leading Hotels of The World collection.
Details about Le Grand Contrôle are still mostly under wraps, but you shouldn’t let that stop you from dreaming about staying the night in one of the world’s most exclusive settings and world heritage site. Don’t forget that you’ll also be able to enjoy your time in the incredible spa on the property, and enjoy a delectable and sumptuous dinner in an exclusive Alain Ducasse restaurant.