Have you ever wondered what it was like to live in the Palace of Versailles, the former royal residence of French royalty like Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette? You will not have to wonder much longer as Airelles, a French hotel company, is set to open a hotel within the grounds of the magnificent Palace of Versailles come spring 2020.
Considered as one of France’s crowning achievements in art, design and architecture, the sprawling 680,000-square-foot palace has a total of 2,300 rooms that houses historic paintings and sculptures.
The upcoming Airelles ChÃ¢teau de Versailles, Le Grand ContrÃ´le is a 14-room luxury hotel that is inside some converted three 17th- and 18th-century buildings adjoining the palace with its own gourmet restaurant, a wellness centre and an indoor pool.
Much of the design of the hotel will pay homage to the palace’s 18th-century style so one need not worry about the authenticity of the design as it is being led by Parisian architect and interior designer Christophe Tollemer.
According to Airelles, the project was a long time in the making with plans dating back to 2011.
Interested guests can place their bookings in December though Airelles has not disclosed the rates just yet.