Palace of versailles

The Palace of Versailles opens a hotel for the first time in 387 years

For the first time in its 387-year history, you can now sleep like royalty at the Palace of Versailles, which opened its very first hotel on June 1.

Known as The Great Control, the hotel offers 14 rooms and suites and a signature suite, all designed by architect Christophe Tollemer. The interior is inspired by the late 18th century opulence of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI.

Guests will have full access to the estate of what the French call the Château de Versailles and its surroundings, including areas usually closed to visitors.

You can also enjoy a dinner prepared by the Michelin-starred French chef Alain Ducasse, relax in the spa and take a dip in the indoor pool.

Designed by architect Christophe Tollemer, the interior is inspired by the opulence of the infamous Marie-Antoinette.
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The main hall leading to the bedrooms.
The main hall leading to the bedrooms.
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The Necker Suite.
The Necker Suite.
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Another view of the Necker Suite.
Another view of the Necker Suite.
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The design is inspired by the 18th century.
The design is inspired by the 18th century and each room has a fireplace and a desk.
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The bathroom.
The bathroom offers a view of the palace.
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The large indoor swimming pool.
The large indoor swimming pool.
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Guests can enjoy dinner prepared by Michelin-starred French chef Alain Ducasse.
Guests can enjoy dinner prepared by Michelin-starred French chef Alain Ducasse.
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The hotel has 14 rooms and suites and a signature suite.
The hotel has 14 rooms and suites and a signature suite.
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Exterior views of the Palace of Versailles.
Exterior views of the Palace of Versailles.
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But as expected, it’s not cheap.

You will need to shell out around $2,000 per night to stay at the national monument. But, the cost includes a personal butler and private tours of the palace and its grounds.

Renée Kemps, who has made a name for herself by photographing famous sites, had the opportunity to photograph the hotel.

“It’s so exciting,” Kemps told the Post. “Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle is a magical place.

The morning dining room.
The breakfast room.
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The indoor dining room.
The indoor dining room.
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The bathroom has a balcony which offers a view of Paris.
An other room.
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Another view of the bathroom.
Another view of the bathroom.
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Another dining room.
Another dining room.
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Guests will also have access to the Palace of Versailles and its surroundings during their stay, including areas usually closed to visitors.
Guests will have access to the Palace of Versailles and its surrounding grounds during their stay, including areas usually closed to visitors.
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A smaller suite.
A smaller suite.
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A small bathroom in one of the master suites.
A small bathroom in one of the master suites.
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