Chateau de la Messardiere

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Plan for a fairy-tale stay at Château de la Messardière. This 19th-century castle, which crowns a cypress-covered hill overlooking the bay, fuses Gothic and Italian Renaissance styles with plentiful columns, arches and tile floors. The 117 breezy rooms and suites are all decorated in earthy tones; when you’re not lounging on your spacious terrace overlooking the sea, wander the 25 acres of deftly tended gardens or stroll through the impressive art gallery. Rejuvenate with a Valmont and Cinq Mondes spa treatment before a romantic dinner at L’Acacia, one of Saint-Tropez’s finest restaurants.null


  • Beach, Seclusion, Wellness
  • Vibe Casual
  • Room Style Classic
  • Number of Rooms 117

Our 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).

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. 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 supervision of 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...

International exhibitions at the Art Gallery - Victoire de la Messardière exhibits her creations throughout the world - and naturally at her ancestors'; castle!Victoire';s many creations, including those inspired by Oswald Wirth';s Tarot game, are permanently on show at the Chateau';s gallery alongside regular exhibitions by international artists.

Chateau Grounds

A sumptuous St. Tropezhotel with 25-acre grounds.Located just a couple of minutes from the center of Saint-Tropez, the 5-star Château de La Messardière sits on 25 acres of impeccably maintained Mediterranean grounds, impeccably upkept using environmentally-friendly methods.The Chateau';s wonderfully tranquil setting is an ode to contemplation and relaxation. Guests can enjoy a quiet stroll along the botanical footpath and in the Mediterranean garden, overflowing with the scents of our typical Provençal and Mediterranean flora. Chateau de la Messardière is the French Bird Protection League';s (LPO) only partner-hotel, in association with Birdlife International. Château de la Messardière operates various environmental protection plans, incorporated into the hotel';s daily management.

Pool & Beach

Chateau de la Messardiere';s heated pool offers breathtaking view over the Bay of Saint-Tropez Of quasi-Olympic dimensions (24m x 12m), the hotel';s mirror pool is heated to 28° and offers truly stunning views over the Bay of Saint-Tropez. Guests can enjoy basking on comfy and stylish sun loungers and couches set around the vast solarium. A relaxation area with magnificent indoor pool, large gym and two separate ladies and men';s steam rooms.
The Chateau';s free shuttle service whisks guests away to the fine golden sands and idyllic ambiance of Tropézina beach in just a few minutes. Whether your preference goes to jetskiing, wakeboarding or waterskiing the Bay of Pampelonne is the ideal base for a host of water sports.

Spa & Fitness

Château de la Messardière, the ultimate Wellbeing experience... Nestling at the heart of the hotel and bathed in natural light, Valmont and Cinq Mondes Spa of 465 m²is a sensual world entirely dedicated to pampering and wellbeing. 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 instil the Spa with the refined grandeur so specific to the Château and so loved by returning guests. Relaxation area is designed to combine effort with maximum pleasure, our air-conditioned fitness room is fitted with cutting edge Technogymbody-building, fitness and cardio-training machines. Guests can choose their own work out, or opt for a personalized fitness program drawn up by our qualified coach. Combining pleasure and performance-boosting, additional features include Ipod connectors and touchscreens for access to 25 TV channels. Or you can simply gaze out at the beautiful Italian garden.... A genuine oasis of peace and relaxation, the Espace Détente relaxation area features a tide pool and jacuzzi bathed in wells of light, a men';s hammam with showers and private changing room and women';s hammam, also with showers and private changing room.

Wining & Dining

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.Chef Pierrick Berthier';s refined, light, modern and precise cuisine pays a tribute to nature and our impassioned local producers. Flying the flag of French traditions, Pierrick uses noble, gourmet products to concoct his culinary delights. His dishes combine major French classics with Mediterranean creations overflowing with flavours and colours.

Open sky restaurant - This restaurant serves light cuisine in a delightfully relaxed ambiance from noon to 6 p.m. The "Open Sky restaurant" 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.

Château de la Messsardière Bars - 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. Our drinks list features an excellent choice of cocktails, wines and champagnes. Chateau Bar - A seductive and astonishing blend of stained-glass cathedral windows, antique furniture and English wood panels, coupled with a fireplace and lounge-library, the Chateau Bar was designed with elegance and cosiness in mind. Bar Terrace - The perfect choice for our deliciously warm summer evenings, the Bar Terrace';s comfortable armchairs and couches bordering the pool invite guests to simply let go and revel in the soothing vista of Saint-Tropez';s starry nights.

Location Saint-Tropez

Offering an irresistible mix of glitter and heritage, the mythical village of Saint-Tropez remains one of the most coveted holiday destinations in the world. Renowned for its unusual blend of relaxed Provençal lifestyle and richly colourful traditions, this authentic old fishing village also remains true to its reputation as a mecca of glamour, boasting international designer boutiques, a stunning parade of superyachts throughout summer and trendy night-clubs where holidaymakers rub shoulders with jetsetters, showbiz stars and artists.Saint-Tropez stages an exceptional year-round events program including as the "Bravades" heritage celebration, "Voiles de Saint-Tropez" regatta, Polo tournaments, Porsche fair and much more.

Hotel Features

At the Hotel


  • Air Conditioning
  • Business Center
  • Conference Facilities
  • Internet Access
  • Lounge/Bar
  • Pet Friendly
  • Restaurant


  • Concierge Desk
  • Room Service 24-hours


  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Water Sports

Single Room

Our basic rooms, measuring around 20 m², are located in the wing adjacent to the Château and offer views over the alley leading to the hotel. Attractive bathroom with bath, separate shower and double sink. Guests can enjoy savouring breakfast on the balcony.

Classic Room

Measuring around 25 m², these newly-refurbished rooms offer expansive views over the surrounding countryside and the hotel entrance below. Attractive bathroom with whirlpool bath and double sink. These pretty rooms offer the same level of comfort and service as our other categories.

Superior Room

Slightly more spacious than the Classic room (28 m² approx.). Attractive bathroom with bath, separate shower and double sink. Guests enjoy beautiful views over the countryside and vineyards of Ramatuelle from their terrace or balcony.

West Indies Room

These beautiful rooms with balconies, measuring around 30 m², offer views over the vineyards of Saint-Tropez and hotel gardens. Ideally situated, with entrance doors adjacent to the pool, they feature a "Back from the Islands" decor (wooden beams and panelling), and newly-fitted bathroom with whirlpool bath, toilet and separate shower.

Prestige Room

These splendid rooms, measuring around 40 m², feature large, private terraces. Magnificent sea views from the bedroom and terrace. Attractive bathroom with whirlpool bath, separate shower and double sink. A haven of harmony and tranquillity where you can sunbathe in peace or revel in a romantic breakfast...

Junior Suite

Measuring around 45 m², this suite offers pretty views over the gardens and pine wood.

The suite comprises a lounge with sofa bed and bedroom area, plus an attractive, newly-decorated bathroom. Guests can enjoy savouring breakfast on the balcony or terrace and soaking up the sun on the sun loungers. Terracotta floors and Provencal-style decoration.

Gulf Suite

Set among magnificent gardens in the wing adjacent to the hotel, this suite, measuring around 50 m², offers stunning views over the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. The suite comprises a lounge with sofa bed and separate bedroom with sliding door. The bathroom is fitted with a whirlpool bath and separate shower and toilet. Terracotta floors and Provencal-style decoration.

Two Bedroom suite

Set among magnificent gardens in the wing adjacent to the hotel, this ground-floor suite, measuring around 58 m², offers stunning views over the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. The suite comprises a lounge, 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms with whirlpool baths, and separate shower and toilet.

Guests will love savouring breakfast in the heart of the Château's exceptional natural surroundings. Terracotta floors and Provencal-style decoration.

Pampelonne Suite

A superb view greets guests entering this suite! Set facing the magnificent Bay of Pampelonne, this spacious, 60 m² suite comprises a lounge with sofa bed, study and vast separate bedroom. You will appreciate the spacious, independent dressing room, and the guest showers and toilets set apart from your newly-decorated bathroom.

The terrace or balcony is ideal for savouring a delicious breakfast. Provencal-style decoration with terracotta flooring and curtains by Pierre Frey. In addition to 2 televisions with over 75 channels and a DVD player, guests also benefit from an iPhone / iPad dock, plus a Nespresso coffee machine with capsules.

Guests are welcomed to this flowery suite with champagne (or the drink of your choice), plus an assortment of home-made macaroons. The fresh fruit bowl is renewed every day, along with the selection of product samples by our Spa partner Valmont.

The housekeeper will be pleased to help you unpack your luggage when you arrive, or assist in preparing your departure. During your stay, you can specify at what time you want your room serviced, in the day or evening.

Guests staying in the Pampelonne Suite also benefit from a sofa bed for a 3rd guest at no extra charge, an American-style breakfast (no extra charge for room service) and your favourite newspapers delivered to your door (according to availability in Saint-Tropez).

Junior Suite Grand Luxe

Located in the original Château building, this apartment benefits from unique views over Pampelonne Bay, the vineyards of Ramatuelle and the Château pine wood and grounds. Measuring around 50 m², the suite opens onto a vast, private terrace where you can savour breakfast or relax on the deckchairs.

This open-space suite comprises a lounge area with sofa bed and night area with 2 x 2-metre bed and dressing room. The spacious bathroom has been redesigned with a whirlpool and chromotherapy bath, separate shower and double sink.

The subtle Directoire-style Burgundy oak furniture, specially created for Château de la Messardière, features walnut fern marquetry and brass. The wood has been tinted white and coated with extra matt varnish to lend a contemporary aspect.

The curtains are from the Pierre Frey collection. Parquet flooring. Technology includes a large, 46" TV with over 75 channels, a DVD Blu-Ray player and multi-brand Smartphone / Tablet dock, plus a Nespresso coffee machine with capsules.

Guests are welcomed with a flower arrangement and champagne (or the drink of your choice), plus an assortment of home-made macaroons and a selection of product samples by our Spa partner Valmont. The complimentary fresh fruit bowl is renewed every day.

The housekeeper will be pleased to help you unpack your luggage when you arrive, or assist in preparing your departure. During your stay, you can specify at what time you want your room serviced, in the day or evening.

Check-In Time 4:00 PM
Check-Out Time 12:00 PM

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      & 2017:
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    • American Breakfast for up to two in-room guests daily
    • A complimentary lunch or dinner for up to two people per room (excluding drinks, menu table d'hote)
    • Bottle of wine in room on arrival (Rose de Provence or other)
    • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability

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Route de Tahiti


St. Tropez, Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur 83990


Nearest Airport

La Mole (LTT), 2 Miles / 3 Kilometers

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