Hôtel Le Louis Versailles Château - MGallery by Sofitel

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Hôtel Le Louis Versailles Château - MGallery by Sofitel sits before the resplendent Palace of Versailles, the legendary home of the French royal court throughout much of the 17th and 18th centuries. During that time, the land that the hotel now occupies belonged to the estate, with beautiful sprawling gardens covering the area and mesmerizing the countless guests who traveled to visit the king. The grand arches that serve as the entrances to the current hotel were built when the Palace of Versailles found new life during the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte’s nephew, Emperor Napoleon III. In 1854, Napoleon III directed the Ministry of War to erect an artillery barracks on the grounds of the estate, so the Ministry hired architect Charles-Auguste Questel to design the new building. However, commanders of the local garrison eventually deemed the facility superfluous and discarded it outright decades later. Eventually, enterprising hoteliers rescued the erstwhile barracks, converting it into a luxury boutique hotel. Sofitel now proudly operates the building as the Hôtel Le Louis, preserving its historical aura for future generations to enjoy.

Originally a small medieval village located some 14 miles from Paris, the City of Versailles is now a bustling metropolis. French monarchs once governed all of France from the city, which, for a time, served as the de facto capital of the entire realm. King Louis XIV, who developed the community, intended for the settlement to serve as the embodiment of the country’s prestige and glamour. Today, guests residing at the Hôtel Le Louis Versailles Château can experience this grandeur for themselves.

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