The Franco-American Flophouse in Versailles is quite charming: lovely garden, nice terrace, fireplace, hardwood floors and a respectable kitchen. But, it has limited space and, if you visit, you'll have to share a bathroom with two teenagers.
For those of you who find that this does not meet your expectations for luxury and French Old Regime decadence, you will have another option sometime in late 2011.
A mansion on the castle grounds (which has served as a Finance Ministry and a mess hall for the Army) is being transformed into a luxury hotel. Photo and article here.
Please be aware that if you choose this option, but still wish for a Franco-American breakfast on a Sunday morning or an afternoon beer on the terrace in MY garden, it is a 20 minute walk along the Avenue de Paris from castle to flophouse.
From the 17th century to the 20th.