Come live your dreams of gilt-edged halls and powdered wigs in the cloud-ceilinged salon where the ormolu clock ticks and your host’s ancestors watch benignly. An interior designer of talent, Guy has renovated this 18th-century nest for two most beautifully, with flair and family antiques, plenty of personal touches and a fine sense of detail. The slightest light switch has been sought out, the bathroom tiles were hand-painted to order, the lovely dark red and blue kitchen paints researched at length. You will sleep in the Louis XVI cane-headed bed in the sweet Braconnier-papered bedroom and eat in the superb little (perfectly equipped) kitchen facing the sunny, leafy courtyard. Guy will tell you all the stories of his family, the ancient history of Versailles and today’s secrets. He is warm and welcoming and wants you to take away a wealth of enchanted memories. He has arranged for behind-the-scenes outings for his guests through the tourist office, there are concerts galore, you can walk for miles in the many hectares of the palace grounds or take the train and spend the day in Paris.