Real Madrid will spare no expense in their bid to win another Champions League crown this weekend as they prepare to stay in an opulent £2,150-a-night hotel on the edge of Paris.
The hotel boasts 92 luxurious suites, two award-winning restaurants, picturesque gardens, a spa including Turkish bath and fully-equipped gymnasium to keep the players in peak condition for the final.
Real Madrid will stay at the luxury Auberge du Jeu de Paume in Chantilly, near Paris, ahead of the Champions League final
The five-star hotel, where suites can cost as much as £2,150-a-night, is set to play host to the Real Madrid travelling party
Real Madrid made it through to the Champions League final with a dramatic semi-final win over Manchester City
And there’s good news for Gareth Bale, too, because next door is an 18-hole golf course at the prestigious Club du Lys.
Spanish newspapers have reported that Real will have exclusive use of the resort and all its facilities ahead of the final, as they aim to win a record 14th Champions League title.
Importantly, the hotel is located just a 40-minute drive away from the stadium and is where the England team were based during the 2016 European Championship.
Marca report that president Florentino Perez, manager Ancelotti, the playing squad and club staff will arrive in the French capital on Thursday afternoon.
They plan to train near the resort on the Friday morning and will hold all pre-match team talks there before taking on Jurgen Klopp’s side in the eagerly-anticipated final on Saturday.
There is an 18-hole golf course attached to the resort in Chantilly, meaning Gareth Bale will be in his element
The Auberge boasts a spa with swimming pools, saunas and Turkish baths so the Real players can unwind before the match
The 92 rooms and suites are luxuriously decorated. Pictured is the exclusive Presidential Suite at the resort near Paris
One of the communal areas at the hotel, which has been booked out for the exclusive use of Real Madrid this weekend
Chantilly is also home to a world famous racecourse, a horse training centre and hosts the Conde museum, which has the second most important collection of art in Paris after the Louvre.
The hotel’s website says: ‘Spread over 7,800 hectares, the Domaine de Chantilly is peppered with historical monuments, prestigious sporting venues and natural landscapes, each proudly parading an illustrious history, imposing architecture and opulent splendour.’
For dinner, the travelling party will have the choice of the gourmet, Michelin-starred La Table du Connetable, which opens out on the landscaped lawns and gardens of the Chateau de Chantilly.
A six-course set menu consisting of two starters, two main courses, cheese and dessert is offered at £137. Current dishes on the menu include line-caught turbot with samphire, seaweed and puffed potato or Roscoff’s pigeon.
A dining table laid out at the Auberge du Jeu de Paume. The resort boasts two top class restaurants serving fine cuisine
Real Madrid will be hoping to win the European Cup/Champions League for the 14th time when they take on Liverpool
There is also the Jardin d’Hiver restaurant whose menu currently features veal rump and wild skate.
Having emphatically won LaLiga this season, Ancelotti’s side will be aiming to conquer Europe yet again, having last lifted the trophy in 2018 when they defeated Liverpool 3-1 in Kyiv.
That was the third of a hat-trick of Champions League wins under former manager Zinedine Zidane, taking their overall tally to 13 in the competition.
It remains to be seen whether Wales star Bale, 32, makes the Real squad for the final. He has played just seven minutes in Europe so far this season and hasn’t taken the field since a 2-0 win over Getafe on April 9.
England manager Roy Hodgson is seen arriving at the hotel ahead of the 2016 European Championship staged in France
Real Madrid star Gareth Bale loves his golf and will be well catered for with an 18-hole course at the nearby Club du Lys
Bale will also have one eye on Wales’s crucial World Cup play-off against either Scotland or Ukraine coming up on June 5.
Klopp will have to lift his Liverpool team following the disappointment of missing out on the Premier League title to Manchester City on Sunday, a result which shattered their Quadruple ambitions.
They can win the European Cup for the seventh time, completing a cup treble after they won the FA Cup and Carabao Cup earlier in the season.