If you’ve ever wondered how it’s like living like royalty, France’s Palace of Versailles has opened its first-ever on-ground hotel, Le Grand Controle to the public.
Guests will get to wake up to lush garden views of the Orangerie, a 2,000 acre-strong garden filled with orange, lemon, oleander, palm and pomegranate trees; dine in at the onsite restaurant helmed by renowned chef Alain Ducasse who holds 20 Michelin stars, and unwind at the spa by Valmont after at the end of the day.
Opened by luxury hotel group Airelles, this hotel is the sixth property by the hotel brand. Spanning over 14 rooms and suites, a night at Le Grande Controle doesn’t come cheap—prices start at €1,700 a night—but who’s counting the dollar signs when you’re able to experience life like the royals?
Previously the hosting grounds for Europe’s political and cultural elite, Le Grande Controle was designed by Louis XIV’s favourite architect, Jules Hardouin-Mansart in 1681. The building has since been restored by architect and interior designer, Christophe Tollemer and guests will be able to get a glimpse of Le Grande Controle in its former 18th-century glory.