France: Fit For a King

France: Fit For a King

Plans are underway to transform part of the Palais de Versailles into a luxury hotel. Hotels in France The project is the first in what could be a string of developments within France’s national monuments in a bid to raise funds for continued conservation. The move comes following a government report aimed at boosting the economic development of France’s historic landmarks. Planning a Vacation, Study Abroad, Living Overseas? Get coverage with FAST/FREE Online Quotes.France: Fit For a KingThe palais has joined forces with a Belgian company to develop the HÔtel du Grand ContrÔle, originally built in the 1680s, so that a 23-bedroom hotel has been open in 2011. The company will lease the building for 30 years, paying a percentage of profits back to the palace de Versailles. Other heritage sites being considered include the Chàteau de FontainebleauBook Now and Save at hotels.comFrance: Fit For a King

France: Fit For a King

 

PARISIAN ELEGANCE

The wait is over! The Royal Monceau, one of Paris’s oldest and most elegant hotels, has reopened its doors following an extensive two-year redesign headed by Philippe Starck. All Inclusive HolidaysFrance: Fit For a King France’s enfant terrible of design has blended the hotel’s art deco ros with a contemporary take on modern elegance, featuring slick interiors and quirky finishing touches. A favourite of Winston Churchill, Robert de Niro and Madonna, among others, the hotel, which is owed by Raffles Hotels & Resorts, is on Avenue Hoche in Paris’ exclusive eight arrondissement. It boasts more than 200 rooms and 45 suits and is short five-minute walk from the Arc de Triomphe. Double rooms from €780. Hotels in France

 

France: Fit For a King

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