The Palace of Versailles is one of the largest and most luxurious palaces in the world. It is a symbol of “absolute monarchy”, and is a must-see on your list of attractions near Paris. As the seat of French royalty, Versailles lies about 10 miles southwest of the city. So, the ideal day trip while meeting in the City of Light, or to stay within Versailles itself. With its optimal location, this unique setting is one of international renown, well served by 3 rail stations (Paris Montparnasse, Paris Saint Lazare/La Défense, and Paris Centre by RER C), near Orly Airport.
Before the construction of the palace by Louis XIV, this settlement was little more than a small town, but by the time of the revolution, it had a population of more than 60,000 people, making it one of the largest urban centers in France. The palace is the central part of a complex that housed the French government, most notably its royalty, during the reigns of Louis XIV (France’s famed “Sun King”), Louis XV and Louis XVI. Since these events, the palace and gardens have seen around 4 million visitors per year.
You can truly immerse your groups in the history and magic of these grounds of wonder if you choose. The title of king was magnified by the beauty of the buildings, decorations and gardens. And there are various hotels downtown that mimic this majesty for travelers and groups alike. Book the Trianon Palace. This jewel reigns as one of the most gorgeous luxury hotels in the area. With 67 majestic rooms and 25 suites, this hotel perpetuates the tradition of refinement and service in keeping with the image of true decadence.
If you are looking to impress that extra special VIG (very important group as I like to call it), Versailles is the perfect choice for you. The city offers you the opportunity to host an exclusive exploration by even privatizing its rooms, creating a unique and exceptional visit. Accompanied by qualified guides, discover the Hall of Mirrors, Grand Apartments of the King and of the Queen, the King’s Bedchamber, the Royal Chapel, or the Royal Opera.
Companies can even rent the museums and its grounds spaces for cocktail parties, concerts, balls, fountain shows, and other prestigious events.
If you are looking to “wow” your group, look no further than Versailles. Let Metropolis – Paris – dU (follow on twitter: du_DMCs) be your specialist in incentive and corporate group travel to France. Their innovative and imaginative arrangements will amaze even your toughest clients. Host a gala dinner, then take a magical stroll through the gardens with lights and music, closing with a fireworks display. So, if you plan to travel to Paris, don’t forget about the magic of Versailles. C’est Magnifique!