For something a little further afield, this opulent hotel is within the grounds of Versailles, offering an experience like no other. Four years in the making, the ultra-luxe boutique hotel features 14 rooms and suites, an Alain Ducasse restaurant, Valmont spa and 15m indoor pool. It’s spread across a trio of buildings all designed in 1681 by Louis XIV’s favourite architect, with rooms featuring original wood panelling, 18th-century chandeliers and flooring restored by some of France’s most talented artisans. To keep the Versailles vibe intact, all technology has been carefully tucked away (telephones are hidden and rooms don’t have TVs). Guests also have exclusive access to the palace itself and its sprawling gardens.
Rooms from £1,450 per night.