The Château de la Messardière was originally presented to Henry Brisson de la Messardière and his wife Louise Dupuy D’Angeac on their wedding day. In 1904 it became a hotel and a destination for a day of the French aristocracy
After 1904 years, it has undergone several renovations and generations of customers. But somehow, its elegant essence remains the same. As you stroll the 30 acre hilltop with expansive views of the bays of Pampelonne and St Tropez, you’ll feel almost out of place – even the gym is located in a historic villa on manicured lawns with a stone statue on the treadmill.
The bottom of the swimming pool is painted with the hotel’s emblem, which is the heart of the hotel. L’Auberge de Mares and Bar 1904, two restaurants located just off the hotel, are packed on any given afternoon with loving couples, chic families and friends in their thirties looking for a peaceful respite from the night before. In a quiet and scenic corner, sushi restaurant Matsuhisa will open in the castle during October.
There is also an impressive kids club on site with a playground, cinema, tree house, and trampolines. (According to the child of a friend interviewed by this Vogue writer, the latter facility is definitely “the best!”)
The hotel also has a fleet of Rolls-Royces to take you to and from town, as well as their beach club, Jardin Tropézina.
Amenities: Multiple pools, spa, gym, on-site restaurants and bars, shuttle to town, beach club, kids club, boutiques 30