An impressive townhouse once belonging to the aristocratic Besenval family of Solothurn.
Palais Besenval was built between 1703 and 1706 by the brothers Johann Viktor II and Peter Joseph Besenval in the French style between a courtyard and a garden, and was constructed entirely from Solothurn limestone. The imposing edifice with its French slate roof was by far the grandest town house belonging to the Solothurn nobility. The Besenval family made their money trading salt, before entering into the lucrative mercenary business for France.
Hire for events
Palais Besenval can be hired for seminars, weddings, birthday parties and corporate events of up to 60 people.
Good to know
Palais Besenval’s baroque garden has a wonderful location with a view of the Aare and rows of gnarled old trees. The terrace includes the Palais Lounge, which invites you to sit back, relax and enjoy.