In the footsteps of Marie-Antoinette
Step into Marie-Antoinette’s shoes for a day, follow in the footsteps of the French Court and explore her favourite places in the Château and gardens.
As the sun rises, your butler will prepare your shower or bath, before waking you up gently with citrus milk, the Queen’s favourite drink. Once the curtains are drawn back, your bed will be scented with Airelles’ Signature perfume. You will start your day peacefully, in a bubble of wellbeing at Versailles. All you need to do is slip your feet into the soft slippers embroidered with the Airelles motif, and wrap yourself in a comfortable robe.
After enjoying a delicious breakfast in the Grand Cabinet, looking out over the Orangerie, head for the Domaine de Trianon. You can explore the treasures of Marie-Antoinette’s domain in total peace and away from the crowds, and visit Louis XIV’s Grand Trianon and the Queen’s beloved English Garden. Immerse yourself in the Queen’s daily life at the Petit Trianon, where Marie-Antoinette lived in her latter years. Can you spot the tapestry in your room at Le Grand Contrôle?
After your exclusive visit to the Domaine de Trianon, it is time to relax at the Valmont Spa. Enjoy our Signature Ritual, our team’s interpretation of Marie-Antoinette’s beauty secrets at Versailles. Our Valmont massage is fit for a king or queen, gently sculpting and remodelling. After your treatment in the Marie-Antoinette cabin, dive into the heated pool, surrounded by décor evoking the marble courtyard at the Château de Versailles. Take time to savour the calm, settled on one of the velour relaxation beds around the pool.
After lunch, browse the magnificent period outfits and choose which one you like best, before having your hair and make-up done as it would have been in the time of the Court. Still in costume, enjoy our Marie-Antoinette’ Afternoon Tea in one of the private salons. On the menu: sweet treats to go with the drink of your choice, perhaps one of the Queen’s favourites, a hot chocolate with orange blossom?
Le Grand Contrôle has created workshops to put their guests in the shoes of the Queen’s associates! This break offers you the chance to immerse yourself in Marie-Antoinette’s daily life: making perfume infused with roses from the Versailles gardens, just like the one used by the Queen to keep her skin soft and supple. During this truly memorable session, uncover the secrets of this nature-lover and recreate some of the unique creams and lotions used at Court.
At Le Grand Contrôle, our experiences are unique, personal and tailor made according to your tastes. Your butler will be delighted to suggest a list of bespoke activities – don’t hesitate to ask. Your stay at Airelles Château de Versailles will be unforgettable.