Muriel & Courtney’s Updated French Getaway

Muriel & Courtney’s Updated French Getaway

Depart

29 September

Return

08 October

About your itinerary

? Don't forget that if something isn't quite right we can make changes to the itinerary.
It was a pleasure to speak to you last week and hear your thoughts on the initial French getaway I put together for you. I am super excited to present you with the updated version. 
I have made the following changes that I hope you are going to love: 
  • Fly from Paris to Marseilles, this will get you down to the south quicker and allow you to spend some time in this stunning port city, which offers an amazing contrast to the other places on your trip. 
  • I have included two nights in Marseilles in a stunning boutique hotel on the Vieux Port, this will put you in the perfect position to explore the city. 
  • You will have car hire from Marseilles all the way back to Paris, to ensure you have the freedom to explore at your own pace, I have included some recommendations for the best places to see en route to each of your destinations. 
  • I have also added a food tour in Marseilles to allow you to taste the best of the south! 
  • I have kept Lyon in the itinerary and upgraded you to the stunning Hotel de l'Abbaye, an authentic boutique hotel. 
  • I know you were keen to experience a cooking class, so I have swapped out the pastry experience for the Lyon Croix Rousse Market & Rooftop Cooking Class.
  • From Lyon, you will drive up to Versailles, for your all-important night at the breathtaking Airelles Le Grand Contrôle. 
  • As we discussed, I have also added a pre-departure night, staying at the beautiful Les Dames du Pantheon Hotel. 
I can't wait to hear your thoughts on these updates. 
Not including your night in Versailles, this itinerary comes in at just under 4000 USD per person. 
I know how important your time in Versailles is to this trip, so if you love what you're seeing, I would advise we get that confirmed for you as soon as possible, to avoid losing out on the room type availability. 
I look forward to hearing your thoughts Muriel! 
Best travels, 
Alice Evans
Prepared for: Muriel Weathers
Date created: 4 February, 2024
Reference: Q106817

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? This itinerary has been tailor-made for you. No two itineraries are the same and we are always able to make changes if something isn't quite right.

Sunday 29th September 2024

Sunday 29th September 2024

Muriel and Courtney's French Adventure

Text Muriel and Courtney's French Adventure
Welcome to your Out Of Office, tailor-made French adventure!
I'm sure you will have enjoyed your time in Paris, and I cannot wait for you to get to know some more of this beautiful country. 
Your adventure will start with a night in Versaille. 

Flight on AF 6002

Flight Flight on AF 6002
From To
Orly Airport
(ORY)
Marseille / Provence Airport
(MRS)
Departs Arrives
29-Sep-2024 09:15:00 29-Sep-2024 10:35:00
Airline Cabin
Air France Economy

Car Rental from Marseille : Your Self Drive Adventure

Transfer Car Rental from Marseille : Your Self Drive Adventure
Today you will pick up your hire car from Marseille airport and start your self-drive adventure! 
You will have your until you return to Paris. 

Welcome to Marseille

Welcome to Marseille

Welcome to Marseille

Welcome to Marseille

Welcome to Marseille

Welcome to Marseille

Welcome to Marseille

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Marseille, located on the southeastern coast of France, is a vibrant and diverse city that boasts a rich history dating back over 2,600 years. As the country's second-largest city, Marseille stands as a cultural melting pot, influenced by its strategic Mediterranean location and centuries of trade and migration. The city's iconic Old Port, Vieux-Port, is a bustling hub where visitors can witness the convergence of historic charm and modern energy. From the vibrant fish market to the plethora of seafood restaurants lining the waterfront, Vieux-Port encapsulates the city's maritime spirit.
The cityscape is punctuated by landmarks such as the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, a stunning hilltop basilica that offers panoramic views of Marseille and the surrounding Mediterranean. Marseille's distinct neighborhoods, from the historic Le Panier to the cosmopolitan La Joliette, provide a kaleidoscope of experiences. The city's cultural scene is equally diverse, with numerous museums, theaters, and art galleries showcasing a fusion of traditions and contemporary expressions. Marseille's unique blend of French, North African, and Mediterranean influences creates an unparalleled atmosphere that captivates locals and visitors alike.
Beyond its urban allure, Marseille is also a gateway to the picturesque Calanques, a series of rocky inlets with crystal-clear waters, and the Frioul archipelago, featuring the historic Château d'If. Whether exploring its historic sites, savoring the renowned bouillabaisse (traditional fish stew), or enjoying the Mediterranean sun on its sandy beaches, Marseille offers a captivating blend of history, culture, and natural beauty that makes it a must-visit destination.

Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Marseille Vieux Port

Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Marseille Vieux Port

Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Marseille Vieux Port

Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Marseille Vieux Port

Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Marseille Vieux Port

Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Marseille Vieux Port

Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Marseille Vieux Port for 2 nights

Accommodation Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Marseille Vieux Port for 2 nights
Nestled on the vibrant shores of Marseille's iconic Vieux Port, Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites exudes a unique blend of sophistication and coastal charm. This boutique hotel, named after the renowned French home decor brand, offers a distinctive design experience that seamlessly integrates modern luxury with artistic flair. From the moment guests step into the lobby adorned with tastefully curated furnishings, they are enveloped in an atmosphere that reflects the brand's commitment to style and comfort.
The rooms and suites at Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites are meticulously designed havens, each thoughtfully furnished to provide a haven of tranquility. The interiors showcase a harmonious fusion of contemporary elegance and Mediterranean influences, creating a serene retreat for guests. Whether savoring panoramic views of the Old Port from private balconies or immersing themselves in the artistic ambiance of the hotel's public spaces, guests can expect a stay that embodies the spirit of Marseille's coastal allure. With its prime location, artistic touches, and commitment to unparalleled hospitality, Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites invites guests to immerse themselves in a truly enchanting Marseille experience.
Cosy Double Room
Cosy Double Room
Cosy Double Room

Your room: Cosy Double Room

Discover tranquility and style in the Double Cosy Room at Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites - Marseille Vieux Port. This intimate retreat captures the essence of coastal living with a touch of contemporary elegance. The room is thoughtfully designed, featuring a soothing color palette and bespoke furnishings that create a warm and inviting atmosphere. Sink into the comfort of a plush double bed, adorned with luxurious linens, ensuring a restful night's sleep in the heart of Marseille.

The Double Cosy Room also offers modern amenities to enhance your stay, including a well-appointed en-suite bathroom with indulgent toiletries. Whether you're gazing out at the cityscape through the window or unwinding in the comfortable seating area, this room provides a perfect blend of comfort and style. With its coastal-inspired design and attention to detail, the Double Cosy Room at Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites promises a delightful retreat for those seeking a relaxing and stylish experience in Marseille.


Monday 30th September 2024

Monday 30th September 2024

Best of Marseille Food Tour

Best of Marseille Food Tour

Best of Marseille Food Tour

Best of Marseille Food Tour

Best of Marseille Food Tour

Best of Marseille Food Tour

Best of Marseille Food Tour

Excursion Best of Marseille Food Tour
Today you will set of on a culinary journey through Marseille, where the city's diverse and vibrant foodie scene mirrors its multicultural population. Join a local food enthusiast for a lunchtime tasting tour that promises to be the perfect initiation into Marseille's gastronomic delights. Immerse yourself in the culinary tapestry of Marseille as you visit renowned restaurants and artisanal food shops, savoring a progressive lunch at five different stops.
Indulge in a medley of regional and international specialties, from the rich flavors of camembert cheese to the savory notes of sardines, the sweet allure of Makrout, and the delectable panisse. Your taste buds will be treated to a symphony of delights, all complemented by sips of refreshing rosé wine and the quintessential Marseille aperitif, Pastis. This intimate small-group experience, limited to just 10 people, ensures a personalized and immersive adventure. Receive insider tips and recommendations from your local foodie guide, making this Marseille Food Tour an unmissable opportunity to savor the city's culinary treasures.

Tuesday 1st October 2024

Tuesday 1st October 2024

Drive from Marseille to Menerbes

Drive from Marseille to Menerbes

Drive from Marseille to Menerbes

Drive from Marseille to Menerbes

Drive from Marseille to Menerbes

Drive from Marseille to Menerbes

Drive from Marseille to Menerbes

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Today you will leave the hustle and bustle of Marseilles behind and head in land to beautiful Provence. This is only a short drive, but you will pass through Aix-en- Provence, which I would highly recommend spending some time in! 

Aix-en-Provence : A Provencal Fountain of Chic
Founded in 123 BC by the Roman consul Sextius Calvinus, by the 4th century AD, it had became a bustling metropolis. In the centuries following the fall of Rome, the town was repeatedly plundered and conquered, not fully developing until the 12th century, even though it was the capital of Provence. Under the houses of Barcelona, Aragon and Anjou, it became an artistic centre – a tradition that carried on for centuries, with artists like Granet and Cezanne calling it home. Today, visitors can explore the city’s art museum’s, such as the Art Centre housed in a palatial 18th century hotel, or the Granet where visitors can find work from Picasso and Cezanne. Of course, you can always enjoy the oh-so-French feeling of stopping at a cafe after walk down the scenic Le Cours Mirabeau boulevard to the famous roundabout fountain.

Welcome To Provence

Welcome To Provence

Welcome To Provence

Welcome To Provence

Welcome To Provence

Welcome To Provence

Welcome To Provence

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Welcome to Provence, a region in the south of France that is known for its stunning landscapes, rich history, and vibrant culture.
Nestled between the Mediterranean Sea and the Alps, Provence offers a unique blend of natural beauty, charming villages, and world-class cuisine. From the lavender fields of Valensole to the vineyards of Châteauneuf-du-Pape, this region is a paradise for those seeking a luxurious and unforgettable travel experience.
Whether you're exploring the picturesque towns of Aix-en-Provence and Avignon, indulging in the finest wines and cheeses, or simply basking in the warm Mediterranean sun, Provence is sure to captivate your senses and leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

La Bastide de Marie

La Bastide de Marie

La Bastide de Marie

La Bastide de Marie

La Bastide de Marie

La Bastide de Marie

La Bastide de Marie for 3 nights

Accommodation La Bastide de Marie for 3 nights
La Bastide de Marie is one of those addresses that you would like to keep to yourself.
A stunning residence which combines simplicity, refinement and the  charms of Provence. You'll want time to stop and savor the gentle way of life that bathes the place. Here, nature is more than a simple decor, it is a way of life. 
Between Ménerbes and Bonnieux, you'll come across this elegant 18th-century residence. A country farmhouse restored in the pure tradition of a Provencal bastide.
Nestled in the heart of 26 hectares of vineyards, La Bastide de Marie flourishes on its authentic roots, and offers you a setting conducive to idleness under the Epicurean sun. Access to the house is via a driveway lined with cypress trees, century-old olive trees and the enchanting scent of lavender.
Here, you will be welcomed in the warmth of the stones of a bastide which reveals itself through an architecture marked by the delicacy of a past time. The antique furniture has been patiently collected from local antique and second-hand dealers and is combined with baroque pieces.
The main space is housed in the beautiful volume of the barn, around a monumental fireplace, while the lounges and the library on the first floor invite you, in any season, to stop for an afternoon tea, a reading break or a board game. On the terraces, you can listen to the whole of Provence whispering with lightness and generosity, or recognise its perfumes exalted by the sun. 
Classic Double
Classic Double
Classic Double

Your room: Classic Double

Your beautiful Classic Room overlooks the patio of La Bastide de Marie, a truly rejuvenating stay in the heart of Provence's vineyards.

This room boasts a unique Provencal atmosphere, in a range of colors: Mimosa Yellow and Honey Orange. There is a separate bathroom with bathtub, perfect to relax after a day of exploring. 


Thursday 3rd October 2024

Thursday 3rd October 2024

Highlights of Provence : Chateauneuf du Pape & Luberon

Highlights of Provence : Chateauneuf du Pape & Luberon

Highlights of Provence : Chateauneuf du Pape & Luberon

Highlights of Provence : Chateauneuf du Pape & Luberon

Highlights of Provence : Chateauneuf du Pape & Luberon

Highlights of Provence : Chateauneuf du Pape & Luberon

Highlights of Provence : Chateauneuf du Pape & Luberon

Excursion Highlights of Provence : Chateauneuf du Pape & Luberon
Today we invite you to tp explore a scenic drive through the vineyard of Châteauneuf du Pape followed by wine tastings at 2 different wineries, departing from gorgeous Avignon. 
From the ruins of the Pope's summer residence, enjoy a panoramic view over the Rhône river valley and the hill ranges surrounding the village.
You will discover the village of Roussillon and its colorful houses. You will take a look at Pont Julien, from the Roman time. Drive through the village of Lacoste, where you will see the remains of the castle of the Marquis de Sade. You will also have some free time in the dry-stone built hilltop village of Gordes.

Friday 4th October 2024

Friday 4th October 2024

Drive from Provence to Lyon

Drive from Provence to Lyon

Drive from Provence to Lyon

Drive from Provence to Lyon

Drive from Provence to Lyon

Drive from Provence to Lyon

Drive from Provence to Lyon

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As you leave the south of France behind and head to Lyon, these are the spots that I would recommend stopping at en route: 

Avignon : The Siren’s Call
Inhabited since the Neolithic period, this ancient city’s name was recorded for the first time in the 6th century BC when a fortified Greek settlement was built on top of the rocky outcrop overlooking the river. In 1309 Pope Clement V selected the city as his residence, and for the next several decades it would be the capital of all of Christendom, receiving a bounty of rich architecture, including the Palace of the Popes – the largest Gothic palace in Europe. Now a UNESCO site, within the castle’s 18 foot thick walls, visitors can enjoy exploring staterooms, chapels, cloisters, and frescoed papal apartments. The city’s other UNESCO monument is the "Pont d'Avignon", of nursery-rhyme fame, the remains of a 14th century bridge. On top of the UNESCO sites, the city’s bounty of opulent churches, majestic palaces, and scenic streets make it hard for many visitors to pull themselves away.
Orange : Robust Roman Relics
Founded during the rule of Augustus in the 1st century, Orange once resembled a miniature version of Rome, with similar public buildings – just on a smaller scale. Besides the compact historical centre, with its narrow streets, picturesque ancient squares and a hilltop park, the main attractions are surely the two UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Roman theatre and Triumphal Arch. The theatre is described as the most impressive of its kind, it seats 9000 and features a 37-metre-high stone backdrop to the stage with niches, columns and a statue of Augustus. It takes about 20 minutes to get from the theatre to the massive three-arched Triumphal Arch, standing majestically over the city.
Vienne : Overflowing with History
Once the capital of a Gallic tribe, after the area was conquered by the Romans, this ideal riverside location was made into a provincial capital. Even today, this City of Art and History’s rich heritage is preserved in its many monuments. Two ancient Roman monuments are still standing: the 1st century BC Temple of Augustus, and the huge 1st-century AD Théâtre Antique, which was one of the largest in Gaul, while Gallo-Roman archaeological remains can be found in the Garden of Cybele. Visitors can also discover the city’s beautiful medieval heritage by strolling through narrow lanes to it many monuments. The Romanesque Gothic Saint-Maurice Cathedral has some beautiful Flamboyant portals and colored roof, while Flemish tapestries adorn the interior. At the Romanesque Saint-André-le-Bas Church, visitors can take a peaceful walk through the cloisters, decorated with carved capitals.

Welcome to Lyon

Welcome to Lyon

Welcome to Lyon

Welcome to Lyon

Welcome to Lyon

Welcome to Lyon

Welcome to Lyon

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Welcome to Lyon, where the charm of Old World elegance meets the pulse of modern sophistication. Nestled in the heart of France's Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, Lyon is a city that effortlessly combines rich history, exquisite cuisine, and a vibrant cultural scene to create an unparalleled destination for discerning travelers.
Allow me to introduce you to a city that is not only a UNESCO World Heritage site but also a culinary haven, earning its title as the gastronomic capital of France. Explore the cobblestone streets of Vieux Lyon, where Renaissance architecture transports you to another era, and the scent of freshly baked pastries drifts from charming boulangeries.
Lyon is a confluence of the traditional and the avant-garde, with its historic landmarks such as the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Fourvière juxtaposed against cutting-edge museums and contemporary art installations. A stroll along the banks of the Rhône and Saône rivers reveals the city's scenic beauty, while the Presqu'île peninsula invites you to indulge in luxury shopping and boutique discoveries.
Of course, Lyon's true pièce de résistance lies in its culinary tapestry. Embark on a gastronomic journey through the city's renowned bouchons, where local chefs elevate traditional Lyonnais fare to an art form. From the renowned Paul Bocuse brasseries to hidden gems serving authentic silk worker dishes, every meal in Lyon is an exploration of flavor and refinement.

Hotel de l'Abbaye

Hotel de l'Abbaye

Hotel de l'Abbaye

Hotel de l'Abbaye

Hotel de l'Abbaye

Hotel de l'Abbaye

Hotel de l'Abbaye for 2 nights

Accommodation Hotel de l'Abbaye for 2 nights
Nestled in the heart of Lyon, the Hotel de l'Abbaye is a charming retreat that effortlessly blends historical elegance with modern comfort. Situated near the picturesque Rhône River, this boutique hotel is housed in a beautifully restored building that exudes a timeless charm. Guests are greeted by a warm and inviting atmosphere as they step into the hotel's tastefully decorated lobby, adorned with subtle nods to its rich heritage.
The hotel boasts a selection of well-appointed rooms, each thoughtfully designed to provide a haven of tranquility. Elegant furnishings, plush bedding, and modern amenities ensure a comfortable stay for guests seeking both relaxation and convenience.
The Hotel de l'Abbayealso features a delightful courtyard garden, providing a serene oasis amid the bustling city. With its central location, impeccable service, and a touch of historical grandeur, this boutique gem promises an unforgettable stay for those seeking an authentic Lyon experience.
Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room
Standard Double Room

Your room: Standard Double Room

Indulge in understated luxury within the Double Standard room at Hotel de l'Abbaye , Lyon. This thoughtfully designed retreat offers a harmonious blend of classic elegance and contemporary comfort. The room is adorned with tasteful décor, featuring soothing color palettes and bespoke furnishings that create a welcoming ambiance. Guests will find respite in the plush double bed, ensuring a restful night's sleep after a day of exploring the vibrant streets of Lyon.

The Double Standard room also boasts modern amenities to enhance your stay, including a well-appointed en-suite bathroom with complimentary toiletries. Large windows allow natural light to illuminate the space, providing a bright and airy atmosphere. With a perfect balance of style and functionality, this room at Hotel de l'Abbaye ensures a delightful stay for guests seeking a tranquil haven in the heart of Lyon.


Sunday 6th October 2024

Sunday 6th October 2024

Lyon Croix Rousse Market & Rooftop Cooking Class

Lyon Croix Rousse Market & Rooftop Cooking Class

Lyon Croix Rousse Market & Rooftop Cooking Class

Lyon Croix Rousse Market & Rooftop Cooking Class

Lyon Croix Rousse Market & Rooftop Cooking Class

Lyon Croix Rousse Market & Rooftop Cooking Class

Lyon Croix Rousse Market & Rooftop Cooking Class

Excursion Lyon Croix Rousse Market & Rooftop Cooking Class
Today you will enjoy the ultimate foodie experience, an extraordinary culinary adventure that seamlessly weaves together the vibrant atmosphere of Croix Rousse Market, a hands-on cooking class, and a lavish 4-course French lunch set against the panoramic backdrop of Lyon.
Begin your gastronomic journey by exploring the bustling Croix Rousse Market, where you'll personally select the freshest ingredients for your culinary masterpiece. Follow the tantalizing scent of fresh produce and artisanal delights, immersing yourself in the local market experience.
Next, venture to the charming apartment of a local cook, where the magic of French cuisine comes to life in a hands-on cooking class. Under their expert guidance, prepare exquisite dishes such as melon soup and roast beef with eggplant tatin, unlocking the secrets of authentic Lyon recipes.
The culmination of this epicurean experience takes place on a picturesque rooftop, offering a captivating panorama of Lyon. Indulge in a luxurious 4-course French meal, featuring a symphony of flavors, including delightful cheeses and perfectly paired wines.

Drive From Lyon to Versailles

Drive From Lyon to Versailles

Drive From Lyon to Versailles

Drive From Lyon to Versailles

Drive From Lyon to Versailles

Drive From Lyon to Versailles

Drive From Lyon to Versailles

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Today you will head north, from Lyon to Versailles. 
There are some beautiful stops a long the way, these are where I would recommend heading to: 

La Rochepot Chateau : A Passion Project
First constructed in 1180 by the son of Hugh III, Duke of Burgundy, Chateau de la Rochepot was purchased in 1403 by seigneur Regnier Pot upon his return from the crusades, and remained in his family for 3 generations. After being destroyed in the French Revolution, the chateau was purchased by Cecile Carnot, and given to her son so he could pursue his passion for history. Over the next 26 years, he carried out a meticulous restoration on the property. The chateau still belongs to the Carnot family today, and is open to visitors who can explore the chateau’s chapel, guard room, kitchen, and numerous rooms decorated with Gothic- and Renaissance-style furniture. The chateau’s history is also closely linked with Burgundy’s viticulture, and wine tastings are now offered at the site.
Semur-en-Auxois : Keeping things Medieval
Local legend says Semur-en-Auxois was founded by Hercules on his was back from Spain, though historical records don’t mention the town until the 6th century. During the Middle Ages, the town’s defenses were redoubled, making it an important stronghold for the Dukes of Burgundy during the Hundred Years War. Today, the town’s picturesque streets and pretty squares are lined with half-timbered houses, mansions, and historic landmarks. The medieval keep with is distinctive towers still guards the town. Standing 44 meters tall, five floors are open to visitors, which house a museum, library, and technological collection. The 14th century Collegiate Church of Our Lady is a gorgeous Flamboyant Gothic gem, studded with gargoyles, and home to a stunning painted altarpiece. The 17th-century convent now houses the municipal museum, which exhibits everything from archaeological finds to fine art.
Palace of Fontainebleau : The House of Ages
Beginning as a medieval hunting lodge, François I performed a complete overhaul in the 16th century in an attempt to create a ‘New Rome’. Bringing in the finest artisans of the day, they blended Italian and French styles to create the ‘First School of Fontainebleau’. Over the centuries, the country’s rulers continued to enlarge the palace, right up until Napoleon III, culminating in the 1900 room palace of today, where every inch is richly decorated with wood panelling, gilded stucco, frescoes, tapestries and paintings. The glorious Trinity Chapel hosted Louis XV’s wedding, and Napoléon III’s christening. Napoléon’s wife had four drawing rooms created to house her Asian art collection. There’s even a gilded bedroom created for Marie Antoinette, though she never used it. The various wings created five irregularly shaped courtyards, the oldest of which is the Oval Courtyard where the sole remnant of the original medieval structure can be found.

Welcome to Versailles

Welcome to Versailles

Welcome to Versailles

Welcome to Versailles

Welcome to Versailles

Welcome to Versailles

Welcome to Versailles

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Louis XIV transformed his father’s hunting lodge into the monumental Château de Versailles in the mid-17th century, and it remains France’s most famous and grand palace.
Situated in the leafy, bourgeois suburb of Versailles, 22km southwest of central Paris, the baroque château was the kingdom’s political capital and the seat of the royal court from 1682 up until the fateful events of 1789 when revolutionaries massacred the palace guard. Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette were ultimately dragged back to Paris, where they were ingloriously guillotined.

Airelles Le Grand Contrôle

Airelles Le Grand Contrôle

Airelles Le Grand Contrôle

Airelles Le Grand Contrôle

Airelles Le Grand Contrôle

Airelles Le Grand Contrôle

Airelles Le Grand Contrôle for 1 night

Accommodation Airelles Le Grand Contrôle for 1 nights
Go back to the time of French Kings, take your journey to another era during your stay at Le Grand Contrôle, the upscale hotel right next to the Chateau de Versailles. Both traditional and refined, you will have exclusive access to parts of the Palace and tailor-made experiences to ensure your stay is a memorable one. Your visit will fully immerse you in the history of the place and its beautiful 800-hectare gardens.
Authenticity and refinement are the keywords for this incredible experience, where you can admire the stunning views of the magnificent gardens from your Suite.
It is a prestigious location which will give you a feeling of wellbeing and serenity. And because Airelles Château de Versailles is committed to sustainability, we have cleverly introduced 21st century technology into this period building. Luxury without compromise and exquisite 18th century furniture is combined with every modern comfort to provide you with an extra-special and unique stay.
Le Grand Contrôle promises you a memorable escape at one of the most sought-after locations in the world.
To ensure a memorable trip, every stay at Le Grand Contrôle will unlock a host of exclusive benefits and privileged access to Château de Versailles and its grounds:
– exclusive tour of the Estate of Trianon
– explore a different part of the Palace ‘after hours’ every evening with a complimentary private tour.
Along with access to the main areas of the Palace of Versailles, your guide will also reveal previously unseen spaces. 
This unique stay also includes Breakfast created by Alain Ducasse, your personal butler service, royal Afternoon Tea and an organic gourmet mini-bar, to ensure this is the experience of a lifetime.

Private tour of the Château de Versailles and Gardens

Private tour of the Château de Versailles and Gardens

Private tour of the Château de Versailles and Gardens

Private tour of the Château de Versailles and Gardens

Private tour of the Château de Versailles and Gardens

Private tour of the Château de Versailles and Gardens

Private tour of the Château de Versailles and Gardens

Excursion Private tour of the Château de Versailles and Gardens
During your stay at Le Grand Contrôle, you will enjoy several benefits including a tour of the Château de Versailles and its lush Gardens, far from the crowds. Explore Marie-Antoinette’s refuge, the Domaine de Trianon, with a private guide.
Enjoy some time in nature admiring the beautiful gardens from a golf buggy or navigate the Grand Canal in an electric boat.
At the end of the day, you have exclusive access to some of the most famous parts of Versailles: the Grands Appartements, the Hall of Mirrors, the Royal Opera and the Royal Chapel.
To take some time to reconnect with yourself, escape to the Valmont Spa, a luxurious wellbeing space with a 15-metre pool in a breath-taking setting. For the ultimate relaxing experience, private yoga classes are available on demand.
A butler is at your beck and call to attend to your every wish and make your royal stay unforgettable!

Monday 7th October 2024

Monday 7th October 2024

Welcome to Paris

Welcome to Paris

Welcome to Paris

Welcome to Paris

Welcome to Paris

Welcome to Paris

Welcome to Paris

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Paris lives up to its hype: A city with unbelievable food and culture, plus stunning views everywhere you turn. With 18 arrondissements, it’s a lot to see in one trip, but each neighbourhood has a personality all its own.
You can’t miss the iconic 7th, where art and history meet—there’s the Eiffel Tower, sure, but the impressive Musée du quai Branly is just a short walk away. It houses an amazing collection of indigenous art. Or, hit up Montmartre (the 18th), with its boho shops and cosy brasseries. It’s a must-stop on the way up or down from Sacre Coeur.
While the French practically invented fine dining, don’t skip the street food—Paris has world-class kebabs and falafel. But no matter where you are, be sure to pop into a sidewalk cafe, sip a glass of wine, and people watch—it’s the way to get a taste of true Parisian culture.

Drive from Versailles to Paris

Text Drive from Versailles to Paris
After a night of bliss at the Airelles Le Grand Contrôle, Versailles, today you will head back to Paris for one more night in France, before your onwards journey back to the USA.

Les Dames du Pantheon

Les Dames du Pantheon

Les Dames du Pantheon

Les Dames du Pantheon

Les Dames du Pantheon

Les Dames du Pantheon

Les Dames du Pantheon for 1 night

Accommodation Les Dames du Pantheon for 1 nights
Located in the heart of the Latin Quarter, Hôtel Les Dames du Panthéon is set in an 18th-century building opposite the Panthéon. It offers elegant guest rooms with free Wi-Fi and a minibar.
The rooms and suites at the Hotel les Dames du Pantheon offer a voyage of discovery of some famous women and their era. The colourful design and subtle mix of refined fabrics, materials and objects evoke a moment in the life of each woman, a work of art they produced or their free-thinking spirit. From the 19th century ‘cocottes’ and the independence of George Sand to the grand passion of Édith Piaf and Juliette Gréco, the Indochina of author Marguerite Duras and the Signare women of the African coasts, each floor has a woman’s story to tell.
Classic Double
Classic Double
Classic Double

Your room: Classic Double

Perfect calm in the heart of Paris !

Ideal for a city break, the Classic rooms measuring 16m² overlooks the peaceful rue Clotaire or the hotel’s interior courtyard. On each floor, their refined interior design allows you to discover the life of a famous woman. Precious fabrics and quality materials bring together comfort and modernism to give a feeling of softness! Equipped with a double bed (160cm x 200cm) or twin single beds, the rooms include a bathroom with shower or bathtub. The perfect place to rest your head before full days of Paris discovery! 


What's Included

Your itinerary includes


  • Flight from Paris to Marseille with checked luggage
  • Car Rental from Marseilles to Paris
  • 2 nights at Maisons du Monde Hôtel & Suites – Marseille Vieux Port
    • Cosy double room
    • Breakfast
  • Best of Marseille Food Tour
  • 3 nights at La Bastide de Marie
    • Classic Room
    • Breakfast
  • Highlights of Provence : Chateauneuf du Pape & Luberon tour
  • 2 Hotel de l’Abbaye
    • Standard Double room
    • Breakfast
  • Lyon Croix Rousse Market & Rooftop Cooking Class
  • 1 night at Airelles Le Grand Contrôle
    • Upgraded Orry Room
    • Breakfast
  • Private tour of the Château de Versailles and Gardens
  • 1 night at Les Dames du Pantheon
    • Classic Double 
    • Breakfast
  • 24/7 emergency concierge service

Your itinerary excludes

  • International flights
  • Taxis / Ubers to and from train stations
  • Travel insurance
  • Local hotel taxes
  • Visas (if applicable)
  • Gratuities

Important Information

Travel Advice

It is important to seek independent and up-to-date advice when travelling to any foreign country. Many of our customers ask us to keep them up-to-date on the existing legal position regarding LGBT rights in the country to which they are travelling. You can find up-to-date details on our website under the country which you are travelling to. They are provided as a guide only and laws can change frequently. You should seek advice from the relevant authorities and embassies before travel (if applicable).

Travel Insurance and Terms and Conditions

It is a condition of booking with Out Of Office that you have adequate insurance cover for your trip at the time of booking. Please also ensure you have referred to our terms and conditions which can be found at www.outofoffice.com/terms-and-conditions. Please note that as each booking is tailor-made for you we only confirm the itinerary once we have received a deposit. There is a small chance that availability on some items quoted may change. If this is the case we will book similar accommodation and let you know.

Price Summary



To book your bespoke trip please contact us or click the Pay Your Deposit button.

Please note that your quote is priced at the time it is curated and there may be slight price or availability changes between now and booking. Full payment is due 3 months before travel unless stated otherwise.


Your trip
Your expert

Total Price

$ 10,525

Deposit

$ 3,500

Final Balance Due

July 7, 2024

Your Expert

Alice Evans

Your Reference

Q106817

Contact Details

alice@outofoffice.com