Airelles - Chateau de Versailles

The Grand Banquet of Versailles

Step into the splendour of the French court at The Grand Banquet, an immersive dining experience in the hear of Versailles. Musicians, performers, and a spectacular setting meet Alain Ducasse's Michelin-starred cuisine in one extraordinary soirée.

A night to remember

Have you ever dreamed of travelling back to a time of royal feasts and gilded rooms, candlelight dining and courtly entertainment? At Le Grand Contrôle, The Grand Banquet invites you to sit at the King's table, where all the magic of Versailles is brought to vivid life.

Available for a limited number of esteemed guests, The Grand Banquet promises the extraordinary — a dazzling evening of live performance, balletic service, magical decor, and Chef Alain Ducasse's inspired gastronomy, exclusively crafted for the event.

First, join us in the Salon d'Audience...

Before the feast begins, the sumptuous Salon d'Audience welcomes you for pre-dinner cocktails – the perfect prelude to an evening of surprises. Surrounded by the immersive ambience of the 18th-century, allow yourself to be transported to an era of grand soirées and decadent parties.

A spectacular seasonal feast

Inspired by the changing seasons, no two Grand Banquets are ever the same. While Chef Alain Ducasse weaves the finest flavours into unique seasonal menus, the dining room of Le Grand Contrôle transforms with each new Banquet – a stunning setting of 18th-century tableware, dramatic floral arrangements and candlelit crystal.

Served à la française, dishes arrive at your shared banqueting table courtesy of our meticulous servers, beautifully dressed in 18th-century costume. As music and conversation fill the air, lose yourself in the magical atmosphere of a feast fit for French kings.

Practical Information


Our Grand Banquets will be held on the following dates in 2024:

  • 5th, 6th, 7th April
  • 21st, 22nd, 23rd June
  • 27th, 28th September
  • 13th, 14th, 15th, December
  • Dress code: Smart, gentlemen are asked to wear a jacket
  • Food & wine pairing: 580€
  • Food & non-alcoholic beverage pairing: 390€