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Palace of Versailles opens hotel for first time in 387 years

For the first time in its 387-year history, you can now sleep like royalty at the Palace of Versailles, which opened its first-ever hotel on June 1. 

Known as Le Grand Contrôle, the hotel features 14 rooms and suites and one signature suite, all designed by architect Christophe Tollemer. The interior is inspired by the late 18th-century opulence of Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI.

Guests will have full access to the grounds of what the French refer to as the Château de Versailles and its surrounding areas, including spaces usually closed to visitors. 

Guests will also be able to enjoy dinner prepared by Michelin-starred French chef Alain Ducasse, do some serious R&R at the spa and take a dip in the indoor swimming pool.

Designed by architect Christophe Tollemer, the interior was inspired by the opulence of the infamous Marie Antoinette.
Designed by architect Christophe Tollemer, the interior was inspired by the opulence of the infamous Marie Antoinette.
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The main hall leading up to the bedroom suites.
The main hall leading up to the bedroom suites.
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The Necker Suite.
The Necker Suite.
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Another view of the Necker Suite.
Another view of the Necker Suite.
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The design is inspired by the 18th century.
The design is inspired by the 18th century and each room holds a fireplace and desk.
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The bathroom.
The bathroom boasts Paris views.
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The expansive indoor pool.
The expansive indoor pool.
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Guests will be able to enjoy dinner made by Michelin-starred French chef Alain Ducasse.
Guests will enjoy dinner made by Michelin-starred French chef Alain Ducasse.
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The hotel features 14 rooms and suites, and one signature suite.
The hotel features 14 rooms and suites, and one signature suite.
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Exterior views of the Palace of Versailles.
Exterior views of the Palace of Versailles.
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But as expected, it doesn’t come cheap. 

You will have to shell out about $2,000 per night to stay at the national landmark. But, the cost does include a personal butler and private tours of the palace and its grounds.

Renée Kemps, who has made a name for herself photographing famous sites, had the opportunity to shoot the hotel. 

“It is so exciting,” Kemps told The Post.  “Airelles Le Grand Contrôle is a magical place.” 

The morning dining area.
The breakfast room.
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The indoor dining area.
The indoor dining area.
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The bathroom has a balcony which boasts Paris views.
Another bedroom.
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Another view of the bathroom.
Another view of the bathroom.
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Another dining area.
Another dining area.
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uests will have access to the Château de Versailles and its surrounding grounds during their stay, too, including areas usually closed to visitors.
Guests will have access to the Château de Versailles and its surrounding grounds during their stay, including areas usually closed to visitors.
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A smaller suite.
A smaller suite.
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A smaller bathroom in one of the main suites.
A smaller bathroom in one of the main suites.
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