A Royal day at Le Grand Contrôle

The experience of a stay at Le Grand Contrôle is comprised of a wealth of privileges and exclusive access to the Château de Versailles for total immersion recalling the era of royalty.

The Château de Versailles as hitherto unseen

A stay at Le Grand Contrôle is enhanced by exclusive tours of the Château de Versailles outside opening hours for the public. Accompanied by a private guide, you will discover in total privacy the magnificent Domaine de Trianon, the famous Hall of Mirrors, the “Grands Appartements”, even the “Cabinets” of Marie-Antoinette. You can also explore the estate’s gardens and copses in an electric golf-cart, at your own pace. You will thus benefit from the Domaine in complete freedom.

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A pastoral interlude

Equally prestigious, the gardens of the Château de Versailles, a masterpiece signed André Le Nôtre, invite you to explore them in different ways: riding a horse along the hunting alleys, a boat ride on the Grand Canal, a gourmet picnic sheltered from view, picking fruit and vegetables in the Grand Contrôle’s kitchen garden… For you, life at the Court of the Château de Versailles will hold no secrets. The Guest Experience Manager and Butler team will make your wildest dreams come true!

Feasts fit for a King

The “Festin du Chef Alain Ducasse” is the ultimate experience during a stay at Le Grand Contrôle. “Le Souper Royal” invites you to share a romantic 9-course dinner as a couple, with a concert of chamber music in a private salon listed as an Historic Monument and dedicated to Marie-Antoinette. In the Grand Contrôle’s wine cellar, you will also be able to discover oenology and the creation of pairings between dishes and wines under the expert eye of its sommelier.

“In this exceptional location, that the Chef Alain Ducasse guests of Le Grand Contrôle are invited to step back into the past, for feasts of yesteryear from breakfast through to dinner.”

Queen for a night

Would you like to live a royal evening inspired by life at court in Versailles ? It is possible at Le Grand Contrôle. Slip into the shoes of France’s most famous Queen for an evening with “The Marie-Antoinette Delights“. This experience beyond the reach of time invites you to dress in a magnificent period costume before benefiting from a series of privileges. You will be able to prepare for it in the intimacy and comfort of the Salon Léonard while enjoying a refreshing drink and a selection of goodies signed Alain Ducasse, then savour champagne and the finest dishes paired with wines, all inspired by the Queen’s favourite treats, in the Cabinet Marie-Antoinette. Souvenirs which will be immortalized by a professional photographer placed at your disposal specially for the occasion. Royal!

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