This picturesque corner of the South of France snakes along the Mediterranean Sea, embedding in the memory of anyone who has visited it. Along this feted coastline you’ll discover Château de la Messardière, a historic estate that dates back to the 19th century. Much loved by locals throughout the years, the Chateau’s past and present is woven into the fabric of Saint Tropez, with its coat of arms first appearing in 1669 and stories about it stretching back into French folklore.
Built in the 19th century, and donated to the officer Henry Brisson de la Messardière and his wife, the artist Louise Dupuy D’Angeac, on their wedding day, a turn of events eventually transformed the family home into a hotel in 1904, destined for aristocratic visitors from Paris.
Throughout the Roaring Twenties, the hotel continued to be the place to stay, with the ornate salons and meticulous gardens fast becoming the backdrop for decadent parties and elegant holidays. Today, the same spirit remains, with over 103 beautiful rooms and 12.5 sprawling hectares to explore, making Château de la Messardiere the favoured Riviera spot to stay and soak up the Mediterranean sun.
Since 2019, the Château has undergone a glamorous transformation, with exclusive services and new facilities introduced throughout the estate. Completely reworked for summer 2021, guests will enjoy refreshed public spaces and a chic new look for the Valmont Spa.
Coined as the spot to be in Saint-Tropez, discover an impressive range of new restaurants. L’Auberges des Maures, the village's legendary restaurant, is synonymous with family style dining and memorable Mediterranean flavours. Craving al fresco dinner? Matsuhisa Saint-Tropez offers pan-Asian cuisine in all its splendour, with breathtaking views of the Pampelonne Bay. Born in the rural town of Carrara, Chef Marco Garfagnini pays tribute to his Tuscan origins and imagines for the Château a new "pop-up" with Italian flavors.
Time spent by the pool is a must, with a thoughtful redesign and personalised service offered poolside throughout the day - from a charming ice-cream trolley to endless cold drinks to keep the Mediterrean heat at bay. Those seeking a little tranquility will enjoy the new lap pool, nestled in the quiet gardens with picturesque views of the Pampelonne Bay.
For our younger guests aged 4 to 17 years old, the Château transforms into the ultimate playground. Tucked away at the bottom of the hill is a spacious new villa dedicated to keeping curious minds busy, with seven rooms and seven different worlds to explore. With a swimming pool, playgrounds and more to discover, there’s endless fun to be had in the 500m2 kingdom.
Make the trip to the nearby beach in a mini Moke or a Rolls Royce Cullinan and discover Jardin Tropézina, the hotel's private beach. Whether you’re there for breakfast, sunset cocktails or an afternoon of sunbathing, there’s something for everyone.
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