A palace in Versailles, France that became one of many backdrops to the French Revolution will soon be invaded by overnight visitors thanks to the forthcoming launch of a posh hotel nearby.

Situated within an hour's drive from Paris, Le Grand Contrôle is still going through the finishing touches before it opens sometime this spring. Once in operation, the complex will feature 14 suites, a restaurant owned by Michelin Guide three-star chef Alain Ducasse, a palatial spa and wellness facility and an ornate indoor swimming pool.


Luxury available at a king's ransom

The ornate hotel was designed by architect Christophe Tollemer to match the 18th-century look of the adjacent Château de Versailles, the home of Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette before the French Revolution ended their reign in 1789.

True to form, it might take a king's ransom to get an overnight stay at Le Grand Contrôle, reportedly going for as low as $1,439 a night.

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How suite it is!

At those rates, guests will be expecting VIP treatment nothing short of luxurious in these new digs. Besides the amenities, the suites themselves will be huge at just less than 1,300 square feet of comfort, roughly the same floor space as a modest bungalow.

To top it off they're all decked out with a four-poster bed, antique-style furniture and crystal chandelier. Folks also get a nifty a view of the fancy garden outside the windows or can saunter down to one of the salons for some reading and relaxation.

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An added perk will be a guided tour of Château de Versailles, which still retains much of its finery before the royal aristocracy was overthrown more than two centuries ago and is still one of the hottest attractions in France. The palace dwarfs the hotel considerably, due to the 2,300 rooms occupying roughly 679,536 square feet of regal living space.

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