Airelles - Chateau de Versailles

Le Grand Contrôle, the Hotel
at the Château de Versailles

Step into the heart of French history at Le Grand Contrôle, where a privileged location on the spectacular grounds of the Palace of Versailles will sweep you into the glittering 18th century.

A journey through time

A captivating window onto France’s royal past, Le Grand Contrôle was built in 1681 by Louis XIV’s beloved architect, Jules Hardouin-Mansart. Once home to the Palace’s Finance Controller, today this majestic maison is an architectural hymn to the heyday of Versailles; and an invitation to immerse yourself in its gorgeous gilded past...


Rooms fit for royalty

Meticulously restored to its former grandeur, Le Grand Contrôle exudes authentic 18th-century charm in every detail. Carefully curated period furniture and fabrics blend seamlessly with contemporary comforts in our 13 rooms and suites, where views across the Orangery Gardens have remained unchanged for centuries. In the expert care of your personal butler, your every wish is already granted.


Unique gastronomy by Chef Alain Ducasse

In keeping with its extraordinary setting, Le Grand Contrôle proudly presents a truly exceptional culinary experience. Michelin-Star Chef, Alain Ducasse, is the imagination behind Le Grand Contrôle’s unique dining landscape, from sumptuous sunlit breakfasts and gourmet lunches on the elegant terrace, to candlelit feasts and immersive Grand Banquets…


Experience the extraordinary

Unearth Marie Antoinette’s correspondence in the royal library; ride through the Park on horseback at sunrise; discover the iconic Hall of Mirrors after the Palace has closed its doors, or take to the skies in a light aircraft…all this and more lies at your fingertips during a stay at Le Grand Contrôle.


The Valmont Spa

In the heart of Le Grand Contrôle, Spa Valmont welcomes you into a world of complete serenity. A heated 15-metre pool glows a deep turquoise amidst chequerboard Carrara marble, jewel-green velvet couches invite you to luxuriate after a sauna or hammam, and signature treatments blend total rejuvenation with deep relaxation.


Airelles Royal Camp

For our younger guests, Versailles is a playground like no other. With an eclectic range of activities for children of all ages, Le Grand Contrôle delights in feeding the imaginations of our littlest royals, from pony rides and boat-building, to swimming with a mermaid or afternoon tea with Marie Antoinette herself… Anything is possible!


The royal exclusivities

Make the most of an extraordinary escape, discovering unique treasures within the exceptional universe of the Palace of Versailles.