Le Grand Contrôle is the first and only hotel on the Versailles palace grounds, and you can book a luxurious stay right now.
Jules Hardouin-Mansart designed the building for Louis XIV in 1681, but the 14-room property was recently restored by architect and designer Christophe Tollemer who was inspired by Antoinette’s decorating skills and added the comforts expected in a luxury hotel.
Guests at the grand Contrôle can expect to wake up to stunning views of the palace itself, as well as the famous Orangerie, the magnificent gardens, and the Petit Trianon located next door.
Hotel guests will be provided with a private butler and daily private tours of the Château de Versailles, with exclusive and unlimited access to areas that are typically off-limits to the everyday tourist. In addition, guests will be able to visit the Trianon and Le Hameau de la Reine before it’s open to the public and take advantage of evening tours that stop at the Hall of Mirrors.
The dining experience will be nothing short of regal. Michelin-star chef Alain Ducasse leads the charge with a buffet brunch that begins at 8:30 AM, then afternoon tea, and finally, a dinner of up to five courses served on gold and silver platters.
The decked-out Valmont Spa is also available for guests to use. The spa features signature treatments, a hamman, a sauna, and an indoor swimming pool.
A royal stay is bound to come with a royal price tag — starting at $2,077.