If you have ever been curious about what it would be like to sleep in a palace, you will soon be able to leave doubts, since the Palace of Versailles You will soon have a luxury hotel within its facilities. It will be located in a palatial house that belongs to the French monarchy since the time of Louis XIV and is less than 100 meters from the main building of the famous palace. Your category is already defined: 5 stars superior, so it will be necessary to save enough to be able to spend there at least a couple of days, although I am sure it will be worth it.
The mansion was built in 1680 to be the housing and office of the king's treasurer and there he lived with his family and servants until he was evacuated, like the rest of Versailles, during the French Revolution and was in very poor condition during the 19th and 20th centuries. Now, the Belgian company Ivy International has opted to finance its renovation and conversion in the luxurious hotel and that will only have 23 exclusive rooms. Your name will Hotel de l’Orangerie.
The truth is that the French population has shown its concern and rejection of the use of a monument with so much history to become a hotel, but the citizens of Versailles are happy with the project and are willing to open its doors, since it will undoubtedly be a major injection of tourism for the city. It is scheduled to open in just one year, in January 2012, and on that day lucky guests will enjoy a stroll through the famous gardens of Versailles while they savor a glass of the best champagne in the country.
The Palace of Versailles - Virtual Tour with Euro Maestro (November 2023)
- Palace of Versailles, Versailles