Chateau Saint Martin & Spa, South of France

In Europe, Hotels by LA Travel Magazine

After an action packed French Riviera vacation it is time to fully relax in the lap of luxury. You head to the mountain region of Provence to Chateau Saint Martin & Spa. Located in Vence, 24 km from Nice, Chateau Saint Martin & Spa is a 12th century Knight Templar castle that will take your breath away. As you enter the grounds and the valet takes your car a feeling of calmness takes over your body. The atmosphere here is intoxicating, you feel your muscles relax and take a deep breath; now this is what you have been waiting for. You drop your bags head through the lobby to get a look at the amazing view of the fourteen hectare park. You are offered a glass of champagne to take with you to the balconies edge as you stare out to the Mediterranean. Turn off the cell phone, it’s time to relax.  Nestled in the heart of Cote d’ Azur you are fully surrounded by natural rustic beauty and panoramic views.  Stay on property to take in all Chateau Saint Martin has to offer or take a trip to one of the local villages nearby to get a close look at the areas culture and historical sites.

Accommodations

Chateau Saint Martin offers many lodging options from classic rooms to divine honeymoon duplex suites. If you prefer a bit more privacy the hillside villas make for the ultimate peaceful retreat. Step onto your terrace and feel the comfortable breeze that comes off the Mediterranean Sea; take in the views while your senses are aroused by the aromas of lavender and bougainvillea.

Dining

There are several dining options while visiting Chateau Saint Martin, Le Saint Martin, Le 180 and L’Oliveraie. Three extremely talented chefs oversee all the cuisine that is prepared onsite and each restaurant has its own flair and style. Le Saint Martin is the hotel’s gourmet restaurant which was given a Michelin star due to the works of the three masters of their trade. Executive chef Franck Ferigutti like most Michelin star recipients is extremely proud of his work and strives to bring the best ingredients that France has to offer. Head chef Nicolas Davouze brings many accolades to the table such as winning the Bocuse D’or title in 2014. The team prides themselves in delivering the best to the guests of the chateau. Handpicked fruits and vegetables, fresh seafood from the Mediterranean Sea, all the best meats, cheeses and breads made from local artisans are how they keep their quality so high. With the help of head sommelier Geraud Tournier to pair the best wines and Chef Patissier to create the most decadent desserts, perfect harmony is reached. If you enjoy dining outdoors L’Oliveraie is a unique culinary experience that you must try. Sit outside under the ancient olive trees and enjoy a Mediterranean fusion styled menu while you sample some of the finest French wines on property. No clocks here, time to sit back and soak in the elegance of Chateau Saint Martin!

If you enjoy a good glass of cognac stop by Le Rossini to fully relax for the evening. Don’t miss some of the signature French inspired cocktails made by the mixologist on staff as well. Chateau Saint Martin is also known for its extensive wine collection. Their cellars boast some of the world’s best wines including wineries local to the area. The Chateau is honored to host distinguished wine club Les Canthares for the wine enthusiasts that visit the property.

If relaxation is not your only goal as you visit the Chateau there are many activities that can be set up through the concierge as well. Local villages are only ten minutes away; come see what inspires so many local artists to create their masterpieces. If you prefer more of the athletic scene golf, sailing and horseback riding are among some of the many things you can do while staying here. The property has an infinity pool that is more than inviting, a blissful spa in case you are need of being pampered and a fitness facility for those looking for a workout. Whatever it is you are in the mood for, whether it pure relaxation or on the go activities, the staff at Chateau Saint Martin will make sure your every need is met!