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.
Rooms & Suites
Evolving for the modern traveller, Château de La Messardière now offers a redesigned experience within the estate, with every detail considered for complete peace of mind.
Enjoy a generous breakfast in your room, on one of our sunny terraces or even at the beach, whilst an al fresco dinner can be spent poolside with the Matsuhisa Saint-Tropez light menu. For those in-between-moments, a collection of delicious complimentary snacks and drinks can be found in your mini-bar.
Unwind by the iconic terrace swimming pool or seek a little sanctuary by our new lap pool, hidden in the gardens. If you’re keen to swap the pools for the sea, take one of our Mini-Mokes or a Rolls Royce Cullinan and venture down to Jardin Tropézina, the hotel’s private beach, where complimentary sun loungers and parasols will await you.
Ultimately, our dedicated team is there for you, with no ask too big or small. A light laundry service on selected items is available, and for those arriving with their own car, we will be happy to clean it, with our compliments.
3 Bedroom Appartment with Pool
Both chic and luxurious, the generously sized 170 m2 duplex suite benefits from stunning views, overlooking the pool and the rolling French hills.
Occupying the entirety of one of the Château’s towers, it is composed of three large bedrooms, a living room and a dining room, all of which are decorated in a modern French style.
Outside, guests will discover a small but sweet private pool and leafy garden area. With easy access to the main swimming pool and terrace restaurants, this is a very special villa.
For complete comfort, each bedroom has its own bathroom, featuring a bath, a walk-in shower and a double sink, and a large walk-in closet will help keep any holiday wardrobe tidy.
Located on the top floor of one of the castle’s towers, it offers panoramic views of the sea, vineyards and countryside. Bright and spacious, this 110m² suite is decorated with light and natural tones.
The large windows open onto a shaded terrace This is one of the most prestigious suites in the Château, with a living room and a dining room. In its extension, an independent bedroom. The large marble bathroom has a bathtub, a walk-in shower and a double washbasin.
Suite Terrace Sea view
Generous in size, the 50 m² Junior Suite Terrace room can be found in the main hotel, with a large terrace that overlooks the stunning Pampelonne Bay.
With a bedroom, large walk-in wardrobe and a comfortable living area with sofa, the spacious suite is a must for any guests wanting to make the most out of their Mediterranean getaway. The chic bathroom features a spa bath, walk-in shower and double sink.
This chic and spacious 50 m2Suite benefits from a gorgeous view, overlooking the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, and is the ultimate choice for those seeking a little more room.
Tucked away in the Bastide area of the hotel grounds for privacy, the suite features a charming terrace upstairs designed to showcase the scenery. With a separate bedroom and living room for complete comfort, guests will also enjoy the luxurious bathroom featuring a bath, walk in shower and a double sink.
Junior Suite Garden View
The spacious 45 m² Junior Suite benefits from a picturesque garden view, with a large bedroom and a living room with a sofa. Upstairs, guests will discover a private terrace, complete with loungers perfect for soaking up the Mediterranean sun in. The luxurious bathroom has a bath, a walk in shower and a double sink.
Our 30 m2 Superior Room is a must for guests seeking picturesque scenery, with views overlooking the leafy gardens, right down to the verdant vineyards of Ramatuelle.
This spacious room enjoys a chic décor, a comfortable seating area and a private terrace. Perfect for pampering, the luxurious bathroom boasts a large bath, a walk-in shower and a double sink.
Discover pan-Asian cuisine in all its splendour, with breathtaking views of the Pampelonne Bay. A new restaurant on the panoramic terrace of the Château will transport you to the Far East.
A chic and glamorous international concept will enliven your summer evenings. Enjoy our Chef’s specialities such as Sashimi tacos salmon, Wagyu steak with three dressings or king crab tempura with Amazu Ponzu sauce. Every summer evening, enjoy an event with a live DJ!
L’Auberge des Maures
Since its creation in 1931, L’Auberge des Maures has remained a Saint-Tropez staple. Home of Provencal cuisine and former haunt for the golden age Riviera starlets like Bardot, Chaplin and Garbo, the restaurant is synonymous with convivial style dining and memorable Mediterranean flavours.
On the menu, resolutely Provençal dishes: tomato tatin, small vegetarian stuffed dishes, fillet of sea bass with virgin sauce, or shoulder of lamb with marjoram confit 72H. And let’s not forget the generous dessert buffet, new this season.
After many years in the heart of the village, L’Auberge des Maures is now located on the sunny terraces of Château de la Messardière. Enjoy breathtaking views over the bay of Pampelonne during your meal. The Chef offers a resolutely Provencal cuisine in a unique setting.
Carrara by Marco Garfagnini
Born in the rural town of Carrara, famous for its exceptional marble once transported by cart, Chef Marco Garfagnini pays tribute to his Tuscan origins and imagines for Airelles a new menu with Italian flavors.
CARRARA embodies all the generosity of the Mediterranean. Imagine a green oasis on the heights of Saint-Tropez where it is good to sit at lunchtime, to have a drink in the early evening or to dine al fresco while admiring the sunset.
On the plate, the sunny Italian cuisine is expressed in the classic dishes dear to Chef Marco Garfagnini: roasted langoustines with Cremona mustard, lemon mint ricotta ravioli, fillet of sea bass with mussels and clams, not forgetting the classic Tiramisu.
Far from the hustle and bustle of the city, CARRARA offers its guests freedom and carefree living this summer, to enjoy the gentle Tropezian lifestyle while admiring the breathtaking view of the Bay of Pampelonne and the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.
A nod to the rich history behind the Château and Saint-Tropez, return to the glamorous days of yesteryear at our bar, 1904.
Discover a curated cocktail menu packed full of tributes to the late and great – from Fitzgerald’s favourite gin tipple to Picasso’s beloved absinthe. The bar is the ideal place to meet up with friends and family after a beautiful day in Saint-Tropez.
Pool Bar Pampelonne
The Pool Bar Pampelonne is an extension of Matsuhisa. Discover a wide choice of mochis and Japanese influenced snacks as well as bento boxes. Don’t miss our drinks and cocktails menu including a fine selection of Sake. The Pool Bar is the perfect place to laze by the pool on a hot summer day!
Pool Bar Château
Le Château’s Pool Bar is the continuation of the Bar 1904, with a menu of snacks and traditional dishes. Salads, club sandwiches and pizzas are on offer. A wide selection of cocktails and drinks is also on the menu! The Pool Bar’s terrace is ideal for enjoying a drink and soaking up the sun as the water flows by.
La Table de La Messardière
Inspired by the culture of generosity in the Airelles houses, La Table de La Messardière welcomes its guests for breakfast and lunch. Generous in both flavour and flair, guests can expect a tasty breakfast and a delicious lunch. Enjoy a breathtaking view of Pampelonne Bay from the terrace of La Table de la Messardière.
La Table d’Estoublon at Château de La Messardière
La Table d’Estoublon, previously located between the Alpilles and Camarague, has now moved to the vegetable garden at Chateau de la Messardière for the 2022 Summer season.
It celebrates the marriage between good and beautiful things, between flower beds and aromatic plants, between luxuriant arbors and ingredients fresh from the garden.
The restaurant offers a generous, local cuisine which makes the most of the incredible flavours of a huge variety of vegetables, aromatic herbs and fruit from the garden.
The unique menu was designed by the Chef to enjoy with organic, biodynamic wine from Château d’Estoublon, characteristic of Baux-de-Provence, nestled at the foot of the Alpilles.
Rosé wine lovers will, without doubt want to opt for a glass of Roseblood, the flagship wine of the property. The restaurant offers generous dishes designed to linger over, with a new menu created each day for the evening’s guests.
This season, Pan Deï Palais is channelling the azure blues of one of the most beautiful Mediterranean countries to offer an unforgettable experience in Saint-Tropez. The restaurant is inspired by Greece, its stunning scenery, authentic flavours and sun-drenched cuisine.
In Cookoovaya, Pan Deï Palais is celebrating the fabulousness of Greek dishes. Since its launch in 2014, the Athenian concept has been a great success attracting travellers from all over the world, and raising the bar of high-end gastronomy with its fresh, playful, warm and refined flavours.
Iconic and original, Cookoovaya is coming to Côte d’Azur’s most famous fishing village, becoming the very first Athenian restaurant to establish itself outside the Greek borders.
At the heart of this colourful place there’s a pure and simple atmosphere where the chef Periklis Koskinas creates his vision of balanced, thoughtful and authentic cuisine.
Originally from Corfu, an Ionian island with a great culinary tradition, Koskinas cleverly marries his childhood foodie memories with the flavours he’s enjoyed during his worldwide travels.
From France, Canada, passing though England, Scotland, Venezuela, the USA and Spain, for him, it’s the influences of these trips and encounters which make his cuisine special rather than the recipes.
Perfect in its simplicity, Greek cuisine is an inexhaustible source of inspiration for the chef, the abundance and taste of the produce, the sunlight which shines on the many islands, and the beauty of the Greek architecture.
Resolutely uncomplicated, his cuisine puts the ingredients centre-stage, allowing their flavours to speak for themselves. Omá, (a signature dish of raw fish), meat and fish grilled over a wood fire, tzatziki, Santorini beans, keftedes, bougatsa, ekmek…
Cookoovaya offers the best of Hellenic cuisine made from the finest ingredients Greece has to offer. With both sweet and savoury dishes, Pan Deï Palais takes you on a gastronomic journey, firmly anchored in Greek culture and conviviality. A tribute to Mediterranean gastronomy from an unforgettable place in Athens now in Saint-Tropez.
A short stroll from Pan Deï Palais and you’ll find Zetta. A novel concept for this Mediterranean peninsula, serving pizzettas (small pizzas) designed to be shared, accompanied by fresh salads and gourmet ice creams. With an atmosphere straight out of an Italian film from the 1960s, it embodies the “Dolce Vita” concept.
Minutes from the hotel by Mini-Moke or Rolls Royce, discover our private beach club Jardin Tropézina.
With the team ready to welcome you for breakfast, lunch or dinner, sit back and enjoy fresh salads, grilled fish and more, all accompanied with a glass of bottles of Château d’Estoublon Roseblood. In the evening, enjoy an aperitif at sunset with your feet in the sand and a DJ.
Located at the end of the jetty in the iconic harbour of Saint-Tropez, La Sardine boasts an outstanding view of the famous fishing port and one of the Mediterranean’s most beautiful bays. Enjoy all the pleasures that the French Riviera has to offer in an authentic and friendly atmosphere.
Whether you are there as a couple, or with family or friends, savour a full-bodied coffee as you watch the sunrise over the harbour, a stroll around the market followed by a delicious lunch, a glass of chilled rosé to start the evening or an intimate dinner accompanied by the sound of piano and vocals in a typical Saint-Tropez restaurant.
In the kitchen, Chef Nicolas Arnaud carefully selects the best locally sourced produce and creates a unique eating experience showcasing flavours from the south.
Seafood platters made with the morning’s catch, crab tartare, raw tuna, roasted octopus; the refined yet sun-kissed dishes bring you the freshest of Mediterranean cuisine.
Château de La Messardière is proud to collaborate with Valmont, a brand that is renowned around the world for its high-quality products and its commitment to preserving Swiss heritage.
The benefits of the exceptional treatments provided by Valmont can be combined with time spent in the sauna or hammam or a few laps of the indoor or outdoor swimming pool.
The spa’s calming atmosphere and stylish interior promotes a sense of well-being and space thanks to its generous 1000sqm size. Open from 10am until 9pm, our wellness and beauty experts are on hand to soothe tired muscles, revive dehydrated skin and pamper guests throughout the day.
Choose between a wide range of face and body treatments, massages and pedicures and manicures in any of our nine treatment rooms, including a Royal Cabin, and breathe in the salty air as the breeze flutters in from the sea.
Guests can opt between the meditation room, the hammam, the sauna, the mani + pedi room and the milk bath, as well as the Dead Sea floatation treatment. Additionally, there is a large indoor pool, a gym and two separate steam rooms for men and women.
Afterwards, soothe your tired muscles in the hammam, which is a genuine oasis of peace and relaxation. For your back problems, or any issues with anxiety or stress, our resident osteopath is on hand to release tension and promote a general state of well-being and relaxation.
Set in the hotel, pamper yourself at the Maison de Coiffure by Christophe-Nicolas Biot, complete with a full set up for guests with a particularly glamorous event to attend.
Discover our terrace pool, which is reserved exclusively for hotel guests. Picturesque, guests will enjoy sweeping views over the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.
Boarded by olive and lemon trees with comfortable sun loungers and shady parasols, as well as deep sofas and chairs to lie back on, it is heated and mirrored – the ideal spot to soak up the sunshine and make the most of the scenery.
Perfect for earlier risers that enjoy leisurely lengths before breakfast, our lap pool is a must. Just a short stroll from the main terrace, discover the pool hidden in the heart of the gardens.
For our youngest guests, they’ll find a dedicated and supervised pool down at the Kid’s Club. With plenty of floats and fun inflatables to play with, we have a feeling they’ll never want to leave!
The Private Beach
During your stay, you’re invited to swap the swimming pool for the sea, with complimentary access to our private beach club. The Château’s free shuttle service whisks guests down to the buttermilk coloured sand, where you’ll discover reserved sun loungers and the glamorous Jardin Tropézina beach club and restaurant.
From weddings to birthdays, special occasions and moments that deserve a fabulous celebration, Château de la Messardière is the ideal place to host a party. Suspended in the hills, with 180-degree views of the Mediterranean, the 12.5 hectares boast one of the most magical settings in France, both day and night.
With everything taken care of – from thoughtfully curated menus to lively entertainment, talented photographers and videographers to capture the moment and beautiful floral arrangements – our dedicated team ensures no detail is left behind.
VANILLE & LILAS
This summer, Vanille & Lilas, the flagship boutique in Gordes and Courchevel, is extending the Airelles experience to Saint-Tropez, at the Château de La Messardière. By offering a selection of ready-to-wear and decorative items, Vanille & Lilas reflects a guarantee of quality and rarity for all its visitors.
CRAFTSMANSHIP IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Know-how and traditions are at the heart of the shop’s values, in complete coherence with those of Airelles. Inspired by escapades from elsewhere, the carefully chosen items praise a unique collection.
EVERY DETAIL COUNTS
Among the selected designers, Monoki, which combines embroidery and spirituality, Hand so on, ethical ready-to-wear and silk sari couture, and Ikkimo, with its handmade kimonos, join forces to offer collections in limited quantities, respectful of the environment and the craftsmen.
SUNSET IN RIVA
Go on a maritime excursion in Saint-Tropez. Sail in a Riva on the Mediterranean to discover the most beautiful landscapes of the Bay of Pampelonne, with a glass of Champagne in hand and enjoy an aperitif facing the sunset to end your day in beauty.
ESCAPE IN A POINTU BOAT
Take to the sea aboard a mythical Pointu, the emblematic boat of Provence, for an unforgettable Tropezian escapade. Take advantage of this adventure to immerse yourself in the traditions of the South of France, and return to the Château with a wealth of memories. An authentic and memorable experience in Saint Tropez.
ESCAPE IN PROVENCE
Experience a tailor-made adventure in Provence! You will visit the estate of Château d’Estoublon and the olive groves of the property.
After lunch at La Bastide de Gordes, you will enjoy a summer walk. Through this privileged tour, you will have the opportunity to shape your itinerary to live a precious and unforgettable moment.
Plan a visit to the Musée de l’Annonciade in Saint-Tropez. Housed in a former chapel, this museum houses a collection of 19th and 20th century paintings. Dedicated to artists and painters of colour, you will find masterpieces by André DERAIN, Henri MATISSE, Paul SIGNAC and many others.
POLO SCHOOL EXPERIENCE
Let yourself be guided to the stables in Saint-Tropez and enjoy an exceptional welcome. Accompanied by a professional coach, enjoy an introductory session to Polo, a delicate and complex family equestrian sport.
Born in Mesopotania and considered a princely activity, you will learn the values, the history and the noble and precise movements of this discipline. Enjoy a unique experience as a rider, with your family or on your own.
LEARN THE SECRET : HOW TO BAKE THE TROPEZIAN TART
Join our pastry workshop and enjoy a gourmet moment to recreate the iconic sweet treat of the region: the Tropezian tart. You will be in the company of our Pastry Chef who will reveal his most precious secrets for an artisanal, authentic and simply delicious recipe.
LEARN THE SECRETS OF WINE TASTING
Discover the secrets of the greatest wine merchants of the South and go on a journey of discovery of the exceptional wines of Estoublon. An authentic taste of Provence to be found during this tasting.
Treat yourself to an introductory or advanced tennis session on our estate with a dedicated coach. On our spacious course, after a warm-up and jogging session, you will have the opportunity to learn the art of tennis as well as the most subtle tactics and rhythmic movements.
Enjoy a morning jog with a coach: an ideal way to start the day, jogging along the Château grounds as soon as the sun rises, while taking in the breathtaking views of the Tropezian landscape.
Combining relaxation and breathing exercises, yoga is an activity that fulfils the body and the mind. This summer, the Château de La Messardière offers yoga sessions in the heart of its estate with our Master Yogi, a moment of well-being guaranteed.
Cycling enthusiasts can explore the Gulf of Saint-Tropez on the hotel’s electric bikes. Enjoy a summer ride to visit the domain and its surroundings, admire the exceptional landscapes of the French Riviera and ride along the picturesque roads of the South of France.
Halfway there, stop at the beach at Pampelonne and sip fresh fruit juice at the Jardin Tropézina before returning to the gardens of Château de la Messardière.
VALMONT PERFUME WORKSHOP
Fragrances have the property of reflecting the personality of those who wear them. In an authentic and artisanal approach, Maison Valmont invites you to guess the secret ingredients of its signature fragrances during a workshop with professionals. You will learn more about the properties of the different scents and the subtle balance of the components.
APERITIV AND BOULES GAME NIGHT
In the evening, at sunset, enjoy a moment of relaxation at the Château de La Messardière. The programme includes an aperitif and a game of pétanque in the large park.
AIRELLES SUMMER CAMP
Airelles Summer Camp, the brand new Kids Club of Château la Messardière, is a complimentary dedicated space for our youngest guests. With imaginative pirates and mermaid themed decor, swimming pool, arcade games, a private cinema and more, we have a feeling that it will be tricky to get the little ones to leave!
Built at the bottom of our sprawling 12.5 hectare estate, parents will discover the 500 m² villa with seven dedicated rooms inside. Designed as the ultimate summer escape for children aged 4 to 12 years old and teenagers, there’s endless fun to be had inside and out.
With a team of trained staff who are skilled in the art of creative supervised play for little ones, and overseeing fun workshops for your teens, there’s something to do for everyone. Activities vary daily for maximum excitement – from arts and crafts to Lego workshops, private cinema screenings to sporty challenges.
Teens can make the most of the video games room and arcade room, treehouse and tennis courts, while the youngest have their playground. They’ll also love the kid-only swimming pool, with plenty of floats and games to keep them entertained for the afternoon.
To keep adventures fuelled, there’s a delicious lunch and dinner menu on hand, created especially for younger taste buds. Afternoon Tea is also on the menu, with lots of delicious snacks and drinks available throughout the day. It’s truly palace life shrunk to child size!