Trianon Palace Versailles & Guerlain Spa

Versailles, France

Features

  • Day Spa

Spa

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Pool
  • Thalassotherapy
  • Thermal Facilities

To Do

  • Pool – Indoor
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing

The Trianon Palace boasts some of the most luxurious and diverse accommodations in the Paris Ile-de France region. From the classical elegance of the Palace to the informal atmosphere of the Pavillon.

Long hallways of marble chequered floors are lit up by shimmering chandeliers and lead to the ‘Drawing Room’ where the contents of the Treaty of Versailles were dictated several days before it was signed next door.

The Spa

Guerlain Spa

The Guerlain Spa is 2800 metres square and a palace unto itself. It’s centrepiece is a beautiful indoor pool modelled on a royal Grecian bathhouse.

The majestic spa also boasts 11 treatment rooms, a Hammam, hydrotherapy, Vichy Showers and a state of the art fitness centre.

Spa Facilities

  • 2800 square metre spa
  • 11 treatment suites
  • Hammam
  • Steam rooms
  • Customised therapies for men and women, targeting the face, body, hands and feet
  • Hydrotherapy and Vichy shower facilities
  • Leonor Greyl hair salon
  • Make-up artistry sessions
  • Heated indoor pool
  • State-of-the-art fitness centre
  • The fitness centre, sauna and hammam are forbidden for children under 16

Spa Products

To Stay

Accommodation offers a choice of Pavilion Rooms, Palace Rooms and Palace Suites. Many of the 199 rooms retain their historical features.
Stay in the rooftop terrace suite where you can catch a glimpse of the magnificent Château de Versailles and its royal domain from the window.


Getting There

Trianon Palace Versailles, A Waldorf Astoria Hotel, 1 Boulevard de la Reine, 78000 Versailles, France

+33 (0) 1 30 84 50 00

Charles de Gaulle Airport

Amanda ByramBy Amanda Byram

When I think of Versailles I immediately think of the ill fated Marie Antoinette, the Queen of France whose life was the stuff of dreams when she moved into the Château de Versailles. She was eventually stripped of her riches, imprisoned and beheaded during the French Revolution.

But don’t let that stop you paying a visit to Versailles! Of course you can’t stay at Marie’s old digs, but you CAN stay at the next best thing – The Trianon Palace Hotel. It emanates an air of royalty, perhaps due to the fact that it is situated within seven and a half acres at the edge of the royal domain of Louis XIV and, architecturally, mirrors the classical style of the famed palace.

This hotel has played a big role in more modern history too. During WW1 it was transformed into an auxiliary hospital, it was occupied by the military, then overtaken by generals and the royal air force and finally, after peace was restored, became a prominent hotel again, just what it was born to do.It has recently undergone a full-scale redesign, which successfully combines a modern flare with regal luxury.

Long hallways of marble chequered floors are lit up by oversized chandeliers and lead to the ‘drawing room’ where the contents of the Treaty of Versailles were dictated several days before it was signed next door. Ladies (and possibly some gents) if you’ve ever fancied being Queen for the day (and night) then a stay here is a must. You may walk in feeling like a commoner, but trust me you’ll walk out feeling like royalty. Oh, and you get to keep your head…

Guerlain Spa

The Guerlain Spa is 2800 metres square and a palace unto itself. It’s centrepiece is a beautiful indoor pool modelled on a royal Grecian bathhouse.

The majestic spa also boasts 11 treatment rooms, a hammam, hydrotherapy, Vichy showers and a state of the art fitness centre. There’s also a Leonor Greyl hair salon and make-up artists on on hand to preen you like a princess.

The Treatment

Waft through regally and demand the Intensive Facial: The treatment begins with a deep cleanse followed by a 25 minute lifting face massage – Guerlain have designed their own signature facial massage techniques to use in all their facials – the sleep inducing massage is followed by a hydrating mask, then a serum packed with active ingredients. Two hours of pure bliss – my skin looked and felt incredible, even my husband commented on how great I looked!

Other Treatments

There is a special menu for kings here too! Men can enjoy the Ultimate Experience. For three blissful hours, in a cocoon of  tranquillity with a revitalising facial, body massage, manicure and pedicure.

And last but by no means least The Body Scrub. Your entire body is scrubbed and washed down as though you are a car in a drive-thru wash. You feel as though you are floating, literally, as you lie on a wobbly water filled mattress.

Tip: Don’t miss the 5-Senses Hydrotherapy – let the controlled air jets massage your entire body.

To Stay

Of the 199 rooms, all retain many of their historical features. Stay in the rooftop terrace suite where you can catch a glimpse of the magnificent Château de Versailles and its royal domain out the window.
An array of hardwood floors, fireplaces, chaise longes, a living room and dressing room are just what you need to feel like a Queen.

To Eat

The Trianon Palace is home to Gordon Ramsay’s Au Trianon – his first fine dining restaurant in France. You can also opt for La Veranda or The Chefs Table – both headed up by Ramsey – or dine al fresco at the Terrasse du Bar Galerie where you’ll find a light menu of grilled fish, meat and salads.

Facilities and Activities

The Trianon Palace is home to Gordon Ramsay’s Au Trianon – his first fine dining restaurant in France. Whether Ramsay is backstage shouting at his subjects or not, the food certainly does not disappoint. We sampled the slowly cooked hens eggs, shrimp ham and scampi mousse and the cod fish cake and goat cheese with capers and vinaigrette to start.

We then followed with the slow cooked rump of veal with gratin dauphinois – when in France…Even though I felt full, Marie Antoniette’s famous words ‘Let them eat cake..” were ringing loud in my ear so I gave in and ordered the frozen strawberries, marshmallow and candied lemon meringue. Magnifique!

You can also opt for La Veranda or The Chefs Table – both headed up by Ramsey. For a laid back lunch you can dine al fresco at the Terrasse du Bar Galerie where you’ll find a light menu of grilled fish, meat and salads – all washed down with a host of international wines.

Don’t Miss

A visit to Louis XIV breathtaking Château de Versailles. Opulent gold gates lead to the Palace and and its surrounding gardens which are considered as the most famous gardens in the world.

Ornamental ponds, mazes and fountains are intermingled with white marble and gilded metal statues. You could spend a day here driving golf buggies and still miss out. Now then, where did I leave my crown?