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Gastronomic restaurant in Amboise

Pleasure for the eyes and the palate in the Loire Valley

Ideally located in the heart of the Loire castles, 2 km from the royal town of Amboise in a bucolic park overlooking the Loire, the Château de Pray offers the ideal setting for a highly gourmet trip!


Its gastronomic restaurant, which has been awarded one star in the Michelin Guide, invites you to taste subtle cuisine with flavours from here and elsewhere in an atypical setting.

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Welcome to L'Orangerie

Our troglodyte room and terrace to welcome you

L’Orangeriea pleasure for the eyes before the taste buds.


Our restaurant, located on the left bank of the Loire, a stone's throw from Amboise, welcomes you to its beautiful dining room, part of which is troglodyte.


This unique room, measuring 120 m² with a 4 m high ceiling, is carved out of the rock on the hillside.

Its two bay windows with large arched windows open onto the Cour d'Honneur of the Château, letting in natural daylight.


In fine weather, you can also take advantage of our terrace overlooking the Loire.


Our restaurant and its team welcome you from Wednesday evening to Sunday lunchtime.

Chef Arnaud Philippon

Come and enjoy a meal in his starred restaurant

Chef Arnaud Philippon and his brigade will take you on a highly gourmet shores you can trust!! With a BTS in hotel management, Arnaud Philippon cut his teeth in Alsace at the 1 Michelin-starred "Hôtellerie de Rosenmeer". After a detour to Brittany, he spent 2 years in Brussels at the famous 2-Michelin-starred "Comme Chez Soi" restaurant, before joining Château de Pray in 2010. He assisted Frédéric Brisset before succeeding him.


Arnaud Philippon expresses all his talent through subtle, punchy and original cuisine. In harmony, a fine wine list that our sommelier will happily reveal to you.

Arnaud Philippon

Meal tray
of the Chef

During the restaurant's weekly closure, from Sunday evening to Tuesday evening, our Chef, Arnaud Philippon, has concocted two home-made meal tray formulas.


The "Bon P'tit plat" formula is available from the beginning of April to the end of October (Easter to All Saints' Day) and during the Christmas holidays.
The menu features refined, gourmet dishes.


The "P'tit creux" option is available the rest of the time.
It comes in the form of simple, gourmet dishes.


These meal trays* can be served in one of our lounges, on the terrace if the weather is fine, or in your room if you prefer.


*subject to change

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To get your day off to a good start, we offer a daily buffet breakfast served in our Grand Salon or on the terrace in fine weather, from 7.30am to 10.30am (€21 per adult and €9 for children aged 3 to 12).


It consists of :

  •  Hot drinks (coffee or espresso, chocolate, assorted teas and infusions)
  • Traditional cold drinks
  • Baguette bread (gluten-free on request)
  • Home-made pastries & cake
  • Fruit in season
  • Regional dairy products
  • Organic cereal products and dried fruit 
  • Savoury products (ham, rillons, rillettes, scrambled, hard-boiled and boiled eggs)
  • Jam, honey, organic spreads (without palm oil), fruit compotes


Our breakfast can also be served in your room on request in advance at the hotel reception (service from 8am to 10.30am).


If you don't have time or don't eat breakfast, we offer a takeaway breakfast option (€6.50) to be ordered the day before from the hotel reception desk. It consists of a hot or cold drink and 3 mini pastries.

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