June to September 2019

You may have already seen buildings lit up with images and video and think that it wouldn’t be worth going out of your way to watch such a show, but what we’re talking about here is something incredibly different.

Each year the walls of the historic Hôtel National des Invalides is turned into an amazing video fresco.  Last year the walls were used to depict the bravery of the soldiers in World War I, this year the walls will be turned into a display of 3000 years of stories about the history of France, including an insight into the original Gallic people, Louis XIV, Napoleon as well as a whole host of military leaders.

The technology used for the show will immerse you in a 360 degree curtain of light, using the amazing architecture of the Hôtel National des Invalides as a building sized screen and mesmerising back drop.  The only thing you’ll be left wondering is, “How did they do it?”

You will need to book your time to go and see the show, but once you’ve seen it, you may want to visit The Church of the Dôme, and take part in a night time parade lit by 1000 candles designed by designed by Bruno SEILLIER.  You will meet Vauban, Lyautey and Foch, l’Aiglon and many others around the tomb of France’s most famous of leaders, Emperor Napoleon.

If you’re visiting Paris, then you may want to consider staying at Le Moulin de la Tuilerie.  Just a 40 minute train ride from the centre of Paris.  Le Moulin de la Tuilerie is just outside the peaceful village of Gif-Sur-Yvette and is the former home of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.  Serenity and tranquility is what you will find here and is an ideal way to kick back after a day out in Paris or indeed a day out in Versailles, just 26 minutes drive away.

We have two 2 bedroom self catering accommodation cottages near Paris, both will sleep 4 people, plus the self catering holiday house near Versailles, which is a little bigger and sleeps 10+.

Choose from Three Delightful Self Catering Cottages

Originally known as the Maison du Gardien, the Lodge is a stunning stone built property sitting astride the entrance to Le Moulin estate.   Beautifully and sensitively converted into a separate house the Lodge can sleep 11 and makes an ideal property to share with two families.   It has its own landscaped gardens and terrace, BBQ and patio areas and relaxing loungers whilst still giving access to the rest of the estate and grounds.

Originally the estate pigeonnier (dovecote) this building was converted by the Windsor into an outside dining room. Recently fully refurbished and sensitively restored the Pigeonnier is now a stunning two bedroom cottage situated in the gardens next to the Orangery and croquet lawn. Retaining many original interiors from the Windsors period by Stéphane Boudin alongside new bathrooms and a large family kitchen

The Stables situated between the courtyard and mill-race was originally a longère and converted from agricultural use by the Windsor's into guest accommodation in 1952. It remains the same layout but we have carefully restored it and brought it up to date whilst retaining its charm.

If you're looking for an ideal wedding venue near Paris or an events facility with accommodation just outside Paris, then Le Moulin de la Tuilerie could be the perfect answer.

You can book the whole of Le Moulin de la Tuilerie for you and your guests, and when you do, there won't be any other residents so you can party for as long as you like without fear of annoying the neighbours!

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