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Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle

Airelles Château de Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle

One of the most anticipated hotel openings in the world

Get closer to palace life and go behind the scenes thanks to a range of exclusive experiences - from daily tours to memorable moments with added wow factor.

Louis XIV, Versailles became a magnificent palace renowned throughout the world. Over the course of more than 100 years, and during numerous successions to the throne, the building was embellished and enlarged to accommodate the court of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI. Now considered one of the finest achievements of French art, the Palace of Versailles remains a cultural symbol of royal splendour. Set within the gates of Versailles, Le Grand Contrôle was built in 1681 by Jules Hardouin-Mansart, Louis XIV’s favourite architect and an icon of French classicism. The grandiose building once played host to Europe’s political and cultural elite, from ambassadors and artists, to musicians, writers and scientists of the Enlightenment.

The Unforgettable Feast

Every Sunday, the team has a feast prepared – and to do so they have borrowed from the days of the Grand Couvert, when the mid-morning Sunday meal was open to the public and hosted by the king and queen, and their children and grandchildren.
The buffet is filled with classic dishes and seasonal ingredients, some of which are placed directly on the table and some of which are on the menu. You’ll discover the King's Soup on offer, chosen as a nod to the past.
Guests with a sweet tooth will also be tempted by the irresistible buffet of pastries on display.

The Experience

To ensure a memorable trip, every stay at Le Grand Controle will unlock a host of exclusive benefits and privileged access to Château de Versailles and its grounds. A highlight of any stay, explore a different part of the Palace ‘after hours’ every evening with a complimentary exclusive tour. Along with access to the main areas of the Palace of Versailles, your guide will also reveal previously unseen spaces. Keen to venture beyond the gardens of Versailles? As part of your stay, you can also enjoy a complimentary exclusive tour of the Domaine de Trianon every morning, as your guide uncovers a new room and garden every time.

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