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Château de la Messardière, Saint-Tropez, France

Location: Overlooking the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, the Château de la Messardière is situated in the heart of an elegant Mediterranean hillside park of 25 acres. The superb château hotel is nevertheless close to the harbour and beaches, but  far enough away from the noise, the crowds and the legendary liveliness of Saint-Tropez. Yet, it is only two minutes to the heart of Saint-Tropez by car or free 24 hours hotel shuttle service, and only one minute to the beach. The closest private jet airport is La Môle (15 km) or Nice / Cote d'Azur International Airport (90 km), which can be reached by helicopter in 20 minutes, taxi or rental car. For those preferring the train, the closest train Station is Saint- Raphaël (35 km). When you come by car make sure you have a proper road map or navigation system as the Château de la Messardière is not easy to find, which also has its advantages.

History: Château de la Messardière is a folly of a French Chateau with some light Arabic design elements to enhance it. The French artist Victoire de la Messardière was born in Bouches-du-Rhône. Saint-Tropez was where her ancestors' castle is situated and which has now been converted into a grand hotel, but carries her family's name today. Her own works of art create a unique character and give a special highlight to the interior of the beautiful château. The beauty of this site with its private hillside park, with many beautiful old trees, full of scents and breathtaking views, its discreet and refined luxury, the huge swimming pool (24x12 m) overlooking the sea and the Gulf of Saint-Tropez provides a haven of peace and relaxation. All in all, Château de la Messardière is a unique hotel in a beautiful setting where you can enjoy the South of France at its best!

Rooms and Suites: The rooms and suites are all situated in the Château itself or within the estate, and all have their own personal charm and each view is unique. The Double Rooms range from Classic Rooms, Superior Rooms and Deluxe Rooms, the latter two with either a terrace or a balcony.  Prestige Rooms have a large private terrace. Junior Suites have either garden or sea views, and are about the double size of a Double Room. Jacuzzis are included from the Gulf Suite upwards, which also have magnificent views over the Gulf of St Tropez. The Suite du Parc is the largest suite with about 200 square metres and has a private entrance and car parc. All rooms impeccable and have a superb room service which is very friendly and helpful, fulfilling all your wishes. And for those who are busy, the entire château including the pool area is fully connected with wireless internet connection.

Restaurants and Bars: The top restaurant Les 3 Saisons with its terrace, which has a beautiful view over the Bay of Pampelonne, is only open for dinner. The splendid setting, the excellent service and the refined cuisine with Mediterranean savours, created by Patrick Cuissard, the Chef, make the visit a truly memorable and romantic experience. There is also Pool-Terrace for summer luncheons and light cuisine such as Mediterranean salads or traditional club-sandwiches. The Reading-Salon is the ideal place to meet friends in a cosy, refined and elegant atmosphere for afternoon tea or after dinner. Alternatively, the Castle-Bar offers an ideal setting either to enjoy your aperitif or sun downer on the terrace, enjoying the scented air of the South of France.

Sport and Spa: For those who like white sand and the sea, Tropezina beach, only a few hundred meters away, provides all the pleasures of the Mediterranean sea. There is a free hotel shuttle-service available 24 hours a day and it takes only one minute to drop you at Tropezina beach. There is a large choice of water sports is available: water-skiing, jet-ski or cruises on motor yachts. Guest of the Château de la Messardière can also go for day trips on the hotel's own motor yacht called Sunbeam. The Beauty and Fitness Centre offers the opportunity to work-out or simply relax while specialists take care of your beauty. Strolls in the castle park will provide unforgettable moments for those who appreciate the flora and fragrances particular to Provence. Tennis players have a court only 300 meters away and the area also offers a variety of golf courses. 

Address Details:
Château de la Messardiere
Route de Tahiti - 83990 
Saint -Tropez - FRANCE 
Tel : +33-4-9456 7600 
Fax: +33-4-9456 7601
e-mail: hotel@messardiere.com
website: www.messardiere.com

Room Rates (in Euros):
Discovery Season (9/10-15/10) / 
Low Season (18/04-18/05 and 4/09-8/10) / 
Shoulder Season (14/04-17/04 and 19/05-29/06) / 
High Season (30/06-3/09)

Classic Double Room: 200 / 300 / 400 / 460
Superior Double Room: 270 / 350 / 450 / 520
Deluxe Double Room: 350 / 450 / 540 / 590
Prestige Double Room: 400 / 500 / 620 / 720
Junior Suite: 450 / 550 / 670 / 800
Sea View Junior Suite: 500 / 600 / 720 / 900
Gulf Suite: 600/ 700 / 800 / 1,000
Two Bedroom Suite: 700 / 850 / 1,000 / 1,300
Pampelone Suite: 700 / 900 /  1,100 / 1,600
Suite du Parc: 1,000 / 1,500 / 2,000 / 2,500

Rates are per day all inclusive apart from breakfast.

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