If you’ve got around 38 million euros to spare, there might be a great opportunity that could spark your interest. West of Paris, about 20 minutes outside the City of Light, the sublime Palais Rose has gone on sale, offering potential buyers the opportunity of a lifetime.
Inspired by the Grand Trianon Palace in Versailles, the palace is not a modest property. Instead, pink marble, countless rooms and indoor pools are waiting visitors in the Les Ibis neighbourhood in Le Vésinet, a garden city located just outside Paris.
Le Palais Rose (The Pink Palace) is quite a romantic name for the property built in 1900 by the shipowner Arthur Schweitzer. Over the years it has been home to the poet Robert de Montesqiou and Charles de Gaulle. Adding to its historical appeal, the Palais Rose in Vésinet is a replica of the Palais Rose that once stood on the Avenue Foch, in Paris, until its destruction in the 1960’s, which was in turn inspired by the Grand Trianon in Versailles.
Being over 100 years old now, the palace in Le Vésinet has become a piece of architectural history and has been classified as a historical monument. So the future owner of the property will not be allowed to just carry out renovations as they see fit, but will instead be obliged to abide to the historical monument preservation rules that apply in France.
As far as the estate goes, potential buyers can expect to get their money’s worth, including multiple reception rooms, 8 bedrooms, a gym, an indoor pool, a squash court and several garages, split accross the 2,000 square metre main villa and the smaller, 500 square metre caretaker villa. Moreover, the Palais Rose comes fully furnished with all the antiques on display, which alone could be worth millions. Both villas are set on a 7,000 square metre landscaped garden estate.