Visitors to Versailles Can Dine Like Monarchs at Ore by Dominique Perrault

The 17th-century Château de Versailles in France houses a new restaurant, Ore, by Dominique Perrault Architecte. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Brushed-brass counters stand in the restaurant’s entry beneath custom ceiling fixtures in brushed brass and metallic cloth inspired by 16th-century ruffs. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Part of the restaurant occupies the second floor of the Dufour Pavilion, which dates to 1821. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Custom tabletops are polished brass. Photography by Eric Laignel.

A wrought-iron balcony surrounds one of two tearooms, both raised on a platform. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Patrick Jouin armchairs and the original Versailles oak parquet flooring are throughout. Photography by Eric Laignel.

A second tearoom, called the Cabinet d’Architecture because of its centuries-old architectural prints on the walls, leads to the bar area. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Anodized aluminum and brass mesh compose the bar area’s custom pendant fixtures. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Bent mirrors, also custom, are tinted stainless steel. Photography by Eric Laignel.

Floor-to-ceiling vitrines in the bar area display Ore chef Alan Ducasse’s collection of antique tableware. Photography by Eric Laignel.

The three dining rooms, linked by a custom wool runner, remain lined up in their original enfilade layout. Photography by Eric Laignel.

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