Deep in the heart of Saint-Tropez, languishing beneath the sultry heat of the Tropézien sun is the exquisite Château de la Messardière. This authentic 19th-century castle, steeped in history yet filled with contemporary luxury and design, is one of the best treasure troves on the French Riviera. The true embodiment of fairy tales, each turret, arcade, and dome of this castle, is deeply entrenched in French folklore. Magically transformed into a hotel in 1904, it has been the ‘go-to’ destination for many aristocratic guests throughout the ages …


Why is the Château de la Messardière one of the best hotels in the South of France?

The Château de La Messardière has made its home seated on its glorious Cote d’ Azur throne. Here on the French Riviera between Nice and Marseille, the Château de La Messardière is a mere fifty miles from the opulent destination of Monaco. From its vantage point sprawled across the hillside, the stately hotel provides guests with a sweeping view of Saint-Tropez Bay, Pampelonne beaches, and the Ramatuelle vineyards below. The stunning Tropézina, Tahiti, Canoubiers, and Pampelonne beaches encircle the area. Sun worshipers need only take a short journey before dipping their toes into the warm silky waters of the Mediterranean Ocean. Nearby the rolling greens of the Beauvallon and Sainte-Maxime Golf courses provide avid golfers with the perfect escape. 


Key Facts

  • situated on the French Riviera
  • short drive from the bustling village of Saint-Tropez
  • surrounded by 12.5 hectares of gardens

What is special?

  • absorb the sweeping views of the Mediterranean ocean from your private terrace
  • explore the bustling village of Saint Tropez
  • soak up the sun, glistening sand, and aqua ocean on the hotel’s private Tropézina beach

What do the guests say?

  • its location, for me, is perfect set up in the hills between the town and the beach
  • the location, views, and property are stunning
  • it is easy to see why this is a 5* location


What type of accommodation is available at the Château de la Messardière? What amenities can I expect to find in my suite?

The hotel boasts more than a hundred accommodation options, from sumptuous and spacious rooms to deluxe suites and a private three-bedroom villa. Each accommodation option is tastefully decorated with modern French décor and provides guests with private balconies and intimate terraces. Guests can enjoy panoramic views of Pompelonna Bay, manicured gardens, vineyards, the Mediterranean sea, and Saint-Tropez countryside. The rooms offer an array of luxury amenities, such as private dining and generous living areas, walk-in wardrobes, and opulent bathrooms. Those seeking a more private accommodation experience can indulge in the luxury of the castle’s private villa. 

Key Facts

  • the Château de La Messardière has 103 rooms including 64 suites
  • some rooms and suites overlook the Mediterranean sea and Pompelonne Bay
  • the private villa occupies an entire Château tower

What is special?

  • absorb the Mediterranean sun while sipping aperitifs on your private terrace
  • luxuriate in the privacy of the private pool tucked away in the villa garden
  • gaze over the Gulf of Saint Tropez while relaxing on your private balcony

What do the guests say?

  • our room was large with an amazing patio with an immense view of the ocean 
  • our room was spacious and had a lovely, intimate terrace
  • the rooms are big and very luxurious

Pools & Spa

How can I relax during my stay at the Château de la Messardière? What spa facilities does the hotel offer?

Château de la Messardière provides guests with not one but three bathing options! Guests can choose to lounge around the lofty terrace pool reserved exclusively for patrons. Mirrored, heated, and surrounded by stunning vistas of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, this pool is the ultimate luxury escape. Alternatively, guests can take a dip in the luxury lap pool ensconced in the middle of the castle gardens. And children can enjoy exclusive splash-ful fun in the supervised Kids Club pool. Complete with an indoor pool, hammam, sauna, mediation room, and nine treatment rooms, guests can indulge their senses with a range of holistic treatments and relaxation therapies.

Key Facts

  • a resident osteopath is available for guests to discuss any health-related issues
  • the spa uses Valmont beauty products and treatments
  • the Retreat is open daily between 10 am – 9 pm

What is special?

  • rejuvenate body and soul while luxuriating in a bath of rich essential oils or milk
  • enjoy deep physical relaxation with a heated saltwater aquatic osteopathy session
  • indulge in a tailor-made massage provided by expert massage therapists

What do the guests say?

  • pool areas are all really beautiful
  • stunning spa and swimming pools
  • the spa has a wonderful steam room


What's on the menu at Château de la Messardière? Is there a variety of food choices?

With five in-house restaurants and three further restaurants in downtown Saint-Tropez, two pool-bars and the Bar 1904, guests at the Château de La Messardière are spoiled for culinary choices. Guests can feast on pan-Asian, Italian, Provencal, and Greek Cuisine. Gastronomic delights await on the menus of Matsuhisa Saint-Tropez, Carrara, L’Auberge des Maures and Cookoovaya restuarants. Local cuisine can also be sampled and enjoyed in the hotel’s garden restaurant, La Table d’Estoublon. The terraced tables of La Table de La Messardière are perfect for a delicious breakfast or lunch. And those looking for lighter meals can enjoy a range of snacks and drinks at each of the hotel’s pool-bars. For a more refined bar experience, Bar 1904 is the ultimate destination providing guests with a cocktail menu steeped in history and aristocratic greatness! Alternatively, guests can enjoy grilled fish and salads seated next to the Mediterranean sea at the hotel’s private beach restaurant, Jardin Tropezina.

Key Facts

  • the Matsuhisa Saint-Tropez is a new terrace-top restaurant at the Château
  • the Cookoovaya menu is overseen by chef Periklis Koskinas
  • Bar 1904 features Picasso’s favorite drink, absinthe

What is special?

  • enjoy a tailor-made menu featuring exquisite local cuisine at La Table d’Estoublon
  • savour the delights of sumptuous Italian fare at Carrara by Marco Garfagnini
  • dig your toes into the Mediterranean sand, dining on succulent grilled fish at  Jardin Tropezina

What do the guests say?

  • food is excellent, and wine list perfect
  • the food and breakfast buffet make you get up. Cannot miss!
  • no matter your appetite or food preferences, you will be catered for!


What activities are there at Château de la Messardière? What is there to do nearby?

From sushi, perfume, and cocktail workshops to garden tours, picnics, and pastry making, guests will find it hard to leave the cocoon-like walls of the Château de La Messardière! Those seeking to explore the destination can hop on the hotel’s free shuttle and head to Château’s private beach club or discover the beauty of local Saint-Tropez. Alternatively, guests can book adventures further afield, including luxury boating trips, polo experiences or biking. Those seeking a little retail therapy can indulge in top fashion brands and accessories at the hotel’s exclusive boutique, Vanille et Lilas. However, those who wish to be more active can use the hotel’s fully equipped outdoor gym or partake in activities like jogging, sunset yoga, tennis, Pilates, or aquafitness classes. 


Key Facts

  • electric bikes are available for guests to use and explore the Gulf of Saint-Tropez
  • the concierge can provide information and rates for experiences and adventures
  • the Château Kids Club runs from July 1st to August 31st

What is special?

  • book a helicopter ride and visit the Luberon valley and other beautiful Provence areas
  • create a stunning, personal signature scent at a Maison Valmont perfume workshop
  • visit the iconic village of Saint-Tropez and explore the charming Provencal markets, bars, and restaurants

What do the guests say?

  • kids club in fantastic huge gardens
  • all the attractions of the lively St-Tropez town center are within easy reach
  • concierge was spot on with recommendations. Great shuttle service into town

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