Tour a $53M French Palais Radiating Grandeur Near Paris
Twenty minutes beyond the twinkle of Paris’ cityscape lies a “Palais” located in the affluent suburb of Le Vésinet. The inspiration behind the architectural style of the estate is steeped in history. The ornate design is set to resemble Grand Trianon Palace, a château constructed during the reign of King Louis XIV. For buyers looking to live like a king, the property is currently listed for almost $53 million, or €48 million, and is regarded as a historical monument.
The residence was constructed in 1900 and has housed many prominent French figures. According to the listing, notable former occupants include poet Robert de Montesqiou, who resided from 1908 to 1921, and General de Gaulle who sought refuge among the luxurious walls in 1940.
The main villa has an abundance of rooms fit for hosting. Whether it be a grand ball or small dinner party, the house boasts multiple suites, a reception room, cinema, squash court, gym, and indoor swimming pool that are sure to keep occupants engaged. Accommodating guests is made easy with five impressive bedrooms sprawled out in the main villa and a four suite guest house positioned among the manicured grounds.
The magnitude of luxury that this palace-style abode exudes sets it apart from the numerous French villas seeking residents. As rich as it is in detail, the history behind the villa creates a unique sense of wonder, as if when visitors cross the threshold they are hauled back to a time of opulent whimsy.
David Mercier of Christie’s International Real Estate holds the listing.