Palace of versailles

Opening of a new luxury hotel at the Palace of Versailles

You will soon be able to spend a luxurious night in the most famous palace in France

The Palace of Versailles is quite a sight to behold, and soon a new luxury hotel will open on the grounds of the castle. If you’ve ever visited France, chances are you’ve ventured to the suburbs of Paris to see the elaborate gardens and not-so-humble royal estate of France’s former kings, like the Sun King Louis XIV. But there is a change on the horizon, given that until now most visitors to the Palace of Versailles can only stay as long as the venue is open for the day.

Get ready to dust off that elegant Louis Vuitton suitcase in order to pack your finest clothes and act like a French king or like Queen Marie-Antoinette for a night at the Palace of Versailles. You will finally have the opportunity to spend the night in the most famous palace in France – indeed, it is one of the most famous palaces on the planet. Early next year, spring 2020 in fact, the ultra-luxury hotel, Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle, will open its doors as the world’s first hotel officially located on the famous castle estate.

Believe it or not, the Palace of Versailles is the second most visited place in France – surprisingly, it ranks in popularity ahead of the Eiffel Tower and comes second only to the Louvre. The iconic monument is a historically significant site for a number of reasons: as the last residence of reigning French monarchs before the French Revolution and for the Hall of Mirrors – where the German Empire was announced in 1871 and the Treaty of Versailles was signed at the end of the First World War in 1919.

Les Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle will comprise a total of fourteen rooms within the hotel property and will also offer guests privileged and exclusive access to parts of the grand Château de Versailles and adjacent surroundings, which otherwise the people might not see. The Palace of Versailles was built in the 17and century in a classic French Baroque architectural style. Les Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle will be done in an 18th century style that will be entirely complementary to the look of the rest of the palace.

This construction of the hotel is considered a complex and delicate project, and will be carried out by the interior designer, Christophe Tollemerwho is known for his previous work with the French haute hospitality industry, Lingonberries – of which many sites are members of the prestigious organization Leading Hotels of The World Collection.

Details about Le Grand Contrôle are still mostly under wraps, but that shouldn’t stop you dreaming of spending the night in one of the world’s most exclusive locations and World Heritage Sites. Don’t forget that you can also enjoy your time in the property’s incredible spa and enjoy a delicious and sumptuous dinner in an exclusive Alain Ducasse restaurant.