During the day, ore - an elegant french style café
The restaurant access is in the cour des Princes. As they enter the vestibule, guests are vividly aware that they are indeed inside the château de Versailles.
One can admire the Château through the windows overlooking the cour Royale and the cour d’Honneur. In the salons, the mirrors allow even the guests whose back is turned to the windows to look upon it.
It all started with the renovation of Pavillon Dufour under the guidance of architect Dominique Perrault and Frédéric Didier, head architect for historical monuments. The idea being to simplify the flow of the general public.
The design of the venue is
nourished by an abundant iconography.
The inspiration for the chandeliers,
imagined by Gaëlle Lauriot-Prévost, comes from two objects. One is the strawberry, a characteristic exhibit of French costumes until the beginning of the 17th century. The other is the baton of authority,
represented in the famous painting of
Louis de France by
Gold is indissociable of Versailles, the Roi Soleil residence. The restaurant
design makes generous but controlled use of the colour. Many elements
of the décor adopt this shade, yet, depending on which material it is applied,
the nuances are varied to infinity.
The restaurant offers several spaces like the Office, deliberately left open to the view of all,
and The Cabinet des Architectes with its view on l'avenue de Paris and la Cour Royale.
The three salons with their grey taupe pannelled walls, are named after the historical figures
that have marqued the history of the Château: Le Vau, Le Nostre and Le Brun.
The Gobelet refers to the team in charge of looking after the King’s table. A huge china cabinet made of glass, wood, and brass display historical and reedited 18th century tableware.
Both professional and efficient, the service and atmosphere are relaxed.
At lunch, the brass table tops highlight the pure contemporary lines
of the tableware: silver plated cutlery, crystalline wine glasses and
white plates from Bernardaud, marked with the establishment's solar emblem signed by
Pierre Tachon (Soins Graphiques), Artistic Director of Ducasse Paris.
From the menu to the waiter’s outfits, from the setting to the tableware,
everything is perfectly honed to make a dinner in the Ducasse salons of
the château de Versailles a unique experience.
Arnaud began his journey outside of Paris in a small city pastry shop.
In 2006, he is noticed by Alain Ducasse, who offers him the responsibility of the pastry production
in his Eiffel Tower restaurant, the «Jules Verne». In September 2016, he becomes pastry chef
at ore – Ducasse au château de Versailles.