Airelles Saint-Tropez, Château de la Messardière

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Summary

The name La Messardière was not created for this prestigious five-star Sanit-Tropez Hotel, but dates back to the eight century. Built in the 19th century, it was a wedding gift for Henry Brisson de la Messardière, a famous officer, and Louise Dupuy d’Angeac, an artist and musician. The family home became a hotel in 1904 and was particularly popular with the Parisian aristocracy. The château was restored and extended in 1989 under the auspices of J.C. Rochette, architect in chief of Monuments Historiques, and then bought by a French group in 1992. The renovation of Château de la Messardière to transform it into a hotel offering exclusive service and experiences began in 2019, and the hotel joined the prestigious Airelles collection in 2021.

Today, Château de la Messardière, close to the famous Place des Lices in the heart of St-Tropez offers one of the best views of the Mediterranean in the town, overlooking Pampelonne Bay. This five-star historic hotel has breath taking views over 12.5 hectares of gardens and pine groves. The gardens are designed to respect the natural lines of the site and not to obscure the sea views. Relax by one of the pools, take a siesta beneath the pine trees, enjoy a game of boules or an aperitif whilst enjoying stunning sea views, as the palette of colours change with every hour of the day.

A pioneer of responsible luxury, Château de la Messardière has had an environmental charter in place for twenty
years to help protect its magnificent ecosystem. Rubbish is recycled, food waste is composted for the gardens and waste and pollution is avoided. Guests as well as staff are invited to join in with these simple gestures.

In 2019 the renovation of Château de la Messardière, four years in the planning, began. The gardens, spa, lobby
and restaurants were transformed. A private villa, two signature suites and the Airelles Summer Camp for children were also created, and this already unique place took on a new dimension. Those who already know the Airelles properties will find the same values at Saint-Tropez as they have already experienced at Courchevel, Gordes, Val d’Isère or the Château de Versailles. The hotel staff will do whatever they can to meet the smallest wish of their guests. At Château de la Messardière, guests will enjoy the discreet and efficient service which is always offered with a smile which the group has become known for.

Overseen by interior designer Christophe Tollemer, the renovation of Château de la Messardière has taken advantage of its magnificent heritage while also adding modern touches. The classic lines and the symmetry of the layout complement the wonderful views of the Saint-Tropez golf course and Pampelonne Bay. Entering through the garden, you’ll arrive in the new lobby, decorated in neutral tones with occasional hints of gold. The tasteful, high-end materials used include beige and white marble, with a black marble floor.

Facilities

Matsuhisa Saint-Tropez - restaurant

Already in Paris, Mykonos and Athens, Matsuhisa is now on the Côte d’Azur at Château de la Messardière. At Matsuhisa Saint-Tropez, the Matsuhisa philosophy with its elegant, minimalist interiors put the accent firmly on the value of the artistic nature of the dishes. The magnificent terrace has an incredible view of Pampelonne Bay, from where guests can watch the spectacular sunset.

Matsuhisa Saint-Tropez is a Franco-Asian fusion restaurant specialising in seafood. The Chef’s specialities include sal...


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LAuberge des Maures - restaurant

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 family style dining and memorable Mediterranean flavours. After many years in the heart of the village, L Auberge des Maures is now located on the sunny terraces of Château de la Messardiere. Enjoy breathtaking views over the Gulf of Saint-Tropez during your meal. The Chef offers a resolutely Provencal cuisine...


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Carrara by Marco Garfagnini - restaurant

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 "pop-up" 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 Garf...


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La Table de La Messardière - restaurant

Inspired by the culture of generosity in the Airelles houses, La Table de La Messardière welcomes its guests for breakfast. Generous in both flavour and flair, guests can expect a tasty breakfast. Enjoy a breathtaking view of Pampelonne Bay from the terrace of La Table de la Messardière.

Dolceva - restaurant

Over the years, Marco Garfagnini has become famous for his ability to create Italian cuisine in harmony with a French Mediterranean environment. Sit back in the shade of the olive trees or in the pastel-hued loung and savour the great classics of Italian food - from antipasti, seafood and delicious sharing dishes. The Dolceva offers gourmet moments on the shaded terrace by the pool, the ideal place for a break in the heart of Saint-Tropez.

Zetta - restaurant

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.

Jardin Tropézina - restaurant

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.

1904 - bar

A nod to the rich history behind the Château and Saint-Tropez, return to the glamorous days of yesteryear at the 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 - bar

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 the 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 - bar

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.

Wellness & Fitness - wellness

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, ...


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Kids - kids-club

Airelles Summer Camp, the brand new Kids Club of Château la Messardière, is a complimentary dedicated space for the youngest guests. With imaginative pirates and mermaid themed decor, swimming pool, arcade games, a private cinema and more, it will be tricky to get the little ones to leave! 

Built at the bottom of the 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,...


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Experiences - activities

The concierges at Château de la Messardière are skilled in the art of transforming the wildest of dreams into magic moments. This summer and during the entire season, Château de la Messardière offers its guests a range of luxurious experiences both for adults and families with the theme land, air and sea – an inspiring programme for people who love fun, discovery, and even extreme sports.

Options include private trips in a helicopter to explore the region, a day shopping in Monaco or visiting Ch&aci...


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Rooms

Classic Room

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Enjoy thelight and bright 24m2 Classic Room. With a paired back chic French décor and generous balcony, it is perfect for morning coffee and sunset aperitifs. Recently refurbished, the room boasts a luxurious bathroom, with a large bath and double sink and a comfortable seating area, perfect for relaxing and unwinding in. 

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Superior Room

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The 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.

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Deluxe Poolside Room

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With stunning views that stretch over the gardens and vineyards of Saint-Tropez, the 30m² Deluxe Pool Room offers exclusive access to the main swimming pool via a private cabana outside the room entrance,
making it an ideal choice for fans of morning dips and sunset swims. The décor is inspired by chic beaches of the Riviera golden years, featuring exposed wooden beams, vintage furniture and a charming teak terrace. The luxurious bathroom has a bath, a walk in shower and a double sink.

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Junior Suite

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.

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Junior Suite Terrace

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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.

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Two Bedroom Suite

This 58 m2 Two Bedroom Suite features a stunning view over the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. Both spacious and airy, the two bedroom suite is tucked away in the Bastide area of the hotel grounds, with a generous first floor terrace so guests can soak in the view.  A must for those seeking a little space during their stay, the suite has two bedrooms and a separate living room, whilst the luxurious bathroom has a bath, a walk in shower and a double sink.

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Suite Mer

This chic and spacious 50 m2 Suite Mer 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. 

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Riviera Suite

Generously sized, the spacious 60 m2  Suite Riviera features sweeping views over the Bay of Pampelonne. Both bright and airy, guest will enjoy the separate living room with a sofa-bed and desk, a separate bedroom, a chic walk in closet and large French doors that open onto a stunning terrace with sun loungers. The generous bathroom has a chromotherapy spa bath, a walk-in shower and a double sink.

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Deluxe Suite

With a stunning dual aspect view of the sea, the chic 95m2 Deluxe Suite is light filled and airy. Boasting a charming French décor, the suite features a comfortable seating area with a sofa-bed and desk, a dining room, separate bedroom, and large French doors that open onto a terrace, complete with sun loungers. This Suite has a generous bathroom with a bath, a walk-in shower and a double sink.

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Prestige Suite

Large and light filled, the 110 m2 Prestige Suite features both a garden and sea view, overlooking local vineyards and the coast for the ultimate Riviera experience. With a living room, dining room and one separate bedroom, the suite features large French doors that open onto a sunny terrace with sun loungers. This suite has a generous bathroom with a bath, a walk-in shower and a double sink. 

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Duplex Pool Villa

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.
 

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