Château de la Messardière is a 5-star palace located in Saint Tropez in the Var region, spanning both Provence and the French Riviera. The exclusive Château de la Messardière is Saint Tropez’s largest hotel with its 117 rooms, featuring a Spa, gourmet restaurant and poolside restaurant, bars, an art gallery, and magnificent 25-acre grounds (an official French Bird Protection League / Birdlife International ornithological reserve). Benefiting from an exceptionally refined environment, Château de la Messardière also provides a magical backdrop for weddings and receptions, business tourism, incentive, team-building, and prestigious events of all kinds.
A fascinating destiny - Built in the 19th century, the Château was donated to officer and excellent horseman Henry Brisson de la Messardière and young artist and musician Louise Dupuy Angeac at the time of their wedding. The couple had seven children. Their gentle and quiet life was a succession of long horse rides and piano playing… until Henri's untimely death. Louise was faced with poverty, but the dynamic and determined young widow decided to take the Château's fate into her own hands by using it as lodgings for prestigious guests. During the roaring twenties, the lounges of La Messardière were the stage for extravagant receptions and parties. Sadly, Louise's poor management skills slowly but surely led the Château to ruin.
La Messardière, a rich and fascinating history - La Messardière is far more than a luxury hotel in Saint Tropez. The Chateau's name actually goes back to the era of Charles Martel, and numerous marriages related the family to the Royal, Carolingian, and Capetian dynasties from 640 onwards. Coat of arms - After a series of feats of arms and royal decorations, the dynasty's official Coat of Arms first appeared in 1669, when Renée, daughter of Seigneur de la Messardière, wedded Count Léonor Le Brun. The Château continues to adorn its Coat of Arms today: "Argent, on a chevron gules between three martlets sable," accompanied by the motto "Victor et Inermis" (victor even when disarmed). From a chateau to a luxury Saint Tropez hotel. After passing through the hands of a series of owners, the Chateau was once again faced with ruin. Standing alone on the hillside, exposed to the four winds (and pillagers), it was widely believed to be haunted. Some paranormal believers even declared they had sensed positive and negative energy fields around the Château walls, hence adding to the site's exciting and mystical aura.
The Château was restored and extended in 1989 under the chief architect of historical monuments, J.C. Rochette. Bought up in 1992 by a French Group, the Château is now living a second youth under the impetus of General Manager Alexandre DURAND-VIEL, And according to their symbolism, the cypresses bordering the Château should now bring it eternal life…
Suites - The Château offers four types of intermediate-category suites for your coming stay. Exceptionally spacious and well-located, they benefit from top-level services. Further to recent renovation work, all Château suites feature king-size beds and bathrooms with whirlpool tub, separate shower, enameled lava double washbasin, and weighing scales. For your comfort, a courtesy tray with a Nespresso coffee machine (and capsules), kettle, and selection of teas and herbal teas is at your disposal. The contemporary, Mediterranean-inspired decors with soothing colors are instilled with a holiday mood. USB ports are provided in each suite for recharging your devices.
Rooms - The Château offers a choice of five room categories of different sizes for your coming stay, featuring a variety of views from their window, terrace, or balcony. All rooms benefit from the same excellent level of service. Further to refurbishment work over the last decade, all rooms now have comfortable bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, separate showers (except certain Classic rooms), double washbasin, and weighing scales. For your comfort, a courtesy tray with a Nespresso coffee machine (and capsules), kettle and selection of teas and herbal teas is at your disposal in all rooms.
Dining - Gourmet restaurant - “ L’Acacia ” Undoubtedly one of Saint-Tropez's best addresses, "L'Acacia" opens evenings only. The perfect venue for a romantic dinner for two or with friends, "L'Acacia" serves refined and creative Mediterranean-style cuisine in a truly exceptional ambiance. The restaurant's vast terrace offers sweeping views over the beaches of Pampelonne. Near the pool - “A ciel ouvert” - The menu features a tempting selection of grilled fish and meats and dishes of the day accompanied -Bien sûr- by a glass of elegant Provençal rosé wine, served by the Chateau's sumptuous mirror pool overlooking the Bay of Saint-Tropez. The « A Ciel Ouvert » caters to every taste and schedule: guests can enjoy a quick snack or linger over a full meal. The restaurant also serves a delicious selection of home-made pastries at afternoon tea time.
Bar "Le Soleil d'Eau" & its Terrace - A delicious prelude to the coming evening, aperitif hour at the Chateau invites guests to enjoy a romantic tête-à-tête or an agreeable get-together with friends. With an unparalleled mix of light and materials to be savored throughout the day and night with a drink opposite a magnificent view of the sea, the bar Le Soleil d’Eau has been fully renovated under the artistic direction of Shine Mosaïque (Laurence Cappelli and Graziella Pizzi). "Fillmore - Sunset Bar," with view of Pampelonne - La Messardière, has created the event this summer in Saint-Tropez with an unexpected rendezvous: FILLMORE, an all-new outdoor bar concept that invites people to relax and get away from it all. Every evening from 6 p.m. to midnight, you can take a dreamy break on the Château’s panoramic terrace... a magical view, carefully selected music, extraordinary décor, a superb menu with cocktails, dim-sum and other surprises for you to savor under the stars...
Valmont - Cinq Mondes SPA - Chateau de la Messardiere the ultimate Wellbeing experience… Nestling at the heart of the hotel and bathed in natural light, the new 465 m² SPA is a sensual world entirely dedicated to pampering and wellbeing. The traditional Château spirit - This temple of beauty offers a majestic decor of mosaics, carved stone vaults and columns, parquet flooring, stained-glass windows, precious fabrics, wrought iron railings, and a terrace opening onto a fragrant Italian-style garden. Every detail has been cleverly designed to instill the Spa with the refined grandeur so specific to the Château and so loved by returning guests. op fitness & beauty experts. Relax, unwind and let yourself be nurtured back on top form - the Spa fitness and beauty experts are here to cater to your every whim and delight your senses…The Spa has teamed up with Valmont & Cinq Mondes to offer you the very best treatment. Valmont and Cinq Mondes guarantee the very best specialist body, face, and massage treatments worldwide.