A brand new luxurious lodge opens at this time on the grounds of the Palace of Versailles, one in every of France‘s most visited sights and the previous residence of Louis XIV and Marie-Antoinette.
The positioning of royal decadence and debaucheries earlier than the French Revolution, the Palace of Versailles – now a grand museum – is likely one of the most visited attractions in France, second solely to the Eiffel Tower. With its chandelier-laden Corridor of Mirrors and roughly 2300 rooms stuffed with work, tapestries and different treasures, it is a sight to behold. Even the landscaped gardens are a masterpiece.
From at this time, it is the setting of a brand new attraction: one of the crucial anticipated lodge openings of the yr. The Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle is a brand new 14-room lodge, led by architect and designer Christopher Tollemer, who teamed up with the Airelles model earlier than within the growth of their flagship lodge, the five-star Alpine Les Airelles Courchevel. Designed in 18th-century type, with inspiration drawn from Louis XVI’s private type, the lodge has a non-public spa by Valmont, and a restaurant from Michelin-starred chef Alain Ducasse (of Le Jules Verne fame).
The luxurious lodge is situated on the grounds of the palace and can grant company unique entry to the well-known château ‘after hours’ with non-public excursions, together with Marie Antoinette’s much-loved English Gardens and Louis XIV’s Grand Trianon. Every room has its personal devoted butler, and among the many experiences on provide are secret dinners in The Orangery Gardens and personal concert events in The Royal Opera Theatre.
Naturally, a royal sleepover on the grounds of Versailles does not come low cost. Costs begin from about €1700 (US$$2070) per two adults per night time. For extra info, see here.
These of us whose budgets cannot stretch that far can nonetheless go to the palace and wander its magnificent 18th-century rooms as Château de Versailles has lastly reopened to the general public after months of closure. Social distancing tips apply and protecting masks have to be worn inside. Tickets might be booked online.
This text was first printed on October 12, 2019 and up to date on June 1, 2021.