The word of the householder
« In 1999 we fell in love with this old, Basque-inspired property. We have turned it into a haven of peace, a reflection of our philosophy: guests come to the hotel to relax, to spend time in the restaurant, to unwind in the spa.
Nathalie & Sylvain Lejeune
Description of the establishment
Located at the gateway to Nantes, the city of the Dukes, the former Domaine d’Orvault, renamed Quintessia, invites you to savour the city’s unique art of living. This charming port of call is the makes the perfect starting point for hiking, golf or visits to Nantes. The forty rooms were recently renovated in a contemporary yet warm and elegant style. The restaurant also enjoys a new look, where the chef offers a flavoursome menu based around regional, seasonal produce to be savouredenjoyed with an interesting selection of Loire wines. No stay would be truly complete without an hour or two of pampering and relaxation in the 600 m² Balnéo-Spa.
type of establishment
Countryside, Gastronomy, Vineyards
Nathalie & Sylvain LEJEUNE
German, Spanish, English
Weekly closure of the hotel
Open all year round
Internet Terminal, Open 24 hours, Cable / Satellite TV, Canal +, TV, Room Service, Mini Bar, WiFi, High-Speed Internet in rooms, Private Room Hire, Brunch, Children’s Play Area, Dry Cleaning, Babysitting (upon request), Lift
Hot tub, Fitness Centre, Cookery Classes, Horse Riding (8 miles), Golf (1 miles), Driving Range, Hammam, Kayak (3 miles), Bike Rental, Massage, Indoor Pool, Hiking/Walking, Sauna, Spa
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Restaurant Quintessia Resort & SPA
Within sight of Nantes, in a green setting, this emblematic house full of character combines romanticism with a gentle lifestyle. The light-filled, cosy rooms boast every creature comfort. Antoine Lainé draws on local products throughout the seasons for his inventive cuisine which is both flavoursome and light.
Sincere cuisine stemming from the best products in the terroir. Basic and hearty, this cuisine has deep roots in its region.
La volaille de Challans en suprême, purée de panais au curcuma, tomates confites, sauce façon César
Le thon rouge grillé à la plancha servi avec un cannelloni de courgettes façon risotto, purée de petit pois, légumes printaniers, sauce au poivre de Jamaïque
Le Soufflé glacé au Nantillais revisité, sablés Diamant et son crémeux « Surprise »
Price of the menu 28 - 64 €
Price of the lunch menu 15 €
Average price à la carte 50 €
Weekly closure of the restaurant
Saturday (lun) and Sunday (din)