Experience excellence at Le Grand Contrôle, the hotel at the heart of the Château de Versailles

Go back to the time of French Kings, take your journey to another era during your stay at Le Grand Contrôle, the upscale hotel right next to the Chateau de Versailles. Both traditional and refined, you will have exclusive access to parts of the Palace and tailor-made experiences to ensure your stay is a memorable one. Your visit will fully immerse you in the history of the place and its beautiful 800-hectare gardens.

Stay in the grounds of the Château de Versailles, an icon of the royal era

Widely thought of as one of the best examples of 17th century French architecture, the Château de Versailles is famous throughout the world for being the home of the Courts of Louis XIV, Louis XV and Louis XVI. An icon of French history, this simple hunting lodge built by Louis XIII in 1623 was renovated and extended by Louis XIV when he set up his Court here.


Le Grand Contrôle, a former private home built by Louis XIV’s favourite architect Jules Hardouin-Mansart, is now an exceptional, breath-taking place at the heart of Versailles Palace. Surrounded by verdant gardens, Le Grand Contrôle offers complete privacy, refinement and authenticity, and an unforgettable royal stay where you can relive French history. It is a spectacular building which has welcomed the European political and cultural elite over the years. This iconic and historic Palace has also received some of the most important scientists and artists from the Age of Enlightenment.


Almost 200 years on, there are now 11 rooms and 2 Signature Suites in this luxurious, peaceful haven, all restored with the utmost respect to the original building.
Authenticity and refinement are the keywords for this incredible experience, where you can admire the stunning views of the magnificent gardens from your Suite. It is a prestigious location which will give you a feeling of wellbeing and serenity. And because Airelles Château de Versailles is committed to sustainability, we have cleverly introduced 21st century technology into this period building. Luxury without compromise and exquisite 18th century furniture is combined with every modern comfort to provide you with an extra-special and unique stay.

Le Grand Contrôle promises you a memorable escape at one of the most sought-after locations in the world.

Explore the exclusive universe of Le Grand Contrôle, the hotel at the heart of the Château de Versailles

Our hotel offers a range of benefits and exceptional experiences, as the festivities unfold, that you simply won’t find anywhere else.

Royal classics reimagined

Be seduced by the gourmet creations in our fine-dining restaurant with breath-taking décor, where the French-style service and way of life are at the forefront. The Chef Alain Ducasse has designed a true feast, a whirlwind of flavours which revisit 17th century traditions and the King’s favourite dishes. Experience unforgettable treats at all times of day throughout your stay, including the Royal Breakfast and Marie-Antoinette afternoon tea.

Exclusive tours of the Palace

All our guests at Le Grand Contrôle are offered private tours of the Domaine de Trianon and the Château de Versailles to allow them to explore the hidden treasures of this royal era. Wander in the Sun King’s magnificent gardens, allowing the beauty of nature to guide you, far from the hustle and bustle of Paris. Be amazed by walking through the Hall of Mirrors in total peace,  listening to your private guide.

A luxurious spa with the Versailles spirit

Staying at the Palace, you will have time to relax and let yourself go when immersing yourself in the calm haven of the Valmont Spa. Decorated with statues and hand-painted frescos, and equipped with a 15-metre pool and gym, this luxurious space dedicated to wellbeing allows you to entirely get away from it all.

Exceptional, tailor-made benefits

To ensure you have a memorable stay, we offer some unforgettable experiences at Versailles: horse rides, period costumes, gourmet picnics with champagne…and, for something even more special, you can privatise the entire place for your most important events and make all your dreams come true at the heart of the Château de Versailles.

Unlock your exclusive stay here.