Chateau Saint Martin & Sisley Spa

Provence, France

Features

  • Family Friendly
  • Fine Dining
  • Outdoors

Spa

  • Pool
  • Thermal Facilities

To Do

  • Cycling
  • Gymnasium
  • Hiking/walks
  • Personal training
  • Tennis
  • Yoga

As you wind your way up through the scenic landscape towards the gates of the Chateau Saint Martin Hotel & Spa you are transported into the splendour of a world gone by.

A one-time 12th century Templar Knight Commandery, the hotel has been sympathetically restored to an elegant luxurious 5 star property.

The Spa

Spa Saint-Martin Sisley

The petit Spa Saint-Martin Sisley has an instantly calming effect from the moment you enter. There are an extensive choice of treatments by Sisley, the prestigious French brand, which is renowned for using the best plant extracts of natural origin. Its Phtyo-Aromatic treatments offer prolonged immersion in the sensory world through a range of face and body treatments.

The spa also offers treatments by luxury British brand Bamford, which offers a holistic approach to beauty with 100% natural products.

Spa Facilities

  • Outdoor pool
  • Hammam
  • Sauna
  • Treatment room
  • Fitness area
  • Relaxation areas

Spa Products

To Stay

Classical Rooms – Perched on the hillside, opening onto the heady fragrances of nature, the classic rooms are the perfect setting for a night’s escape.

Deluxe Junior Suite – Large suites with a sea view terrace. There’s a bedroom, lounge, walk-in wardrobe and a pink marble bathroom.

Villas – Either one, two or three bedrooms. Offering all the advantages of a private villa located in the middle of the Provence.

To Eat

Le Saint-Martin restaurant is graced by the talent of head chef Yannick Franques, the Saint-Martin gourmet restaurant has two Michelin stars and serves up sublime French classics.

The Lounge offers everything from herbal teas to vintage champagnes and Les Canthares is a chic wine bar where you can try one of the 12,000 bottles on offer!


Facilities and Activities

  • The mirror overflow swimming pool
  • Sports activities – tennis courts, petanque court, well-being fitness room/gym
  • Laundry service
  • Knowledgeable concierge
  • Cabanas in front of the sea with restaurant service and a cabana dedicated to the Well-being centre
  • Multilingual staff
  • Daily maid service
  • Travel and tour assistance

Additionally the hotel can arrange:

  • Hiking and trekking
  • Mountain biking
  • Horse riding
  • Water skiing
  • Sailing
  • Diving
  • Golf
  • Rally driving
  • Quad biking

For the Kids

Throughout July and August the hotel will tailor make a programme for the little ones, taking into account their ages. The daily programme includes activities such as baking, treasure hunts, nature workshops and painting.


Getting There

2490 Avenue des Templiers, 06140 Vence, France

+33 4 93 58 02 02

15 km from Nice Cote D’Azur Airport, 28 km from Cannes and 35 km from Monaco.

Nice Cote D’Azur Airport

Amanda CamilleriBy Amanda Camilleri

As you wind your way up through the scenic landscape towards the gates of the Chateau Saint Martin Hotel & Spa you are transported into the splendour of a world gone by

A one-time 12th century Templar Knight Commandery, the hotel has been sympathetically restored to an elegant luxurious 5 star property.Everything about this hotel says French Rivera, the Chateau, the sophistication, the period furniture, the magnificent wines (there are over 12,000 bottles in the cellar), the 300 century old olive trees, and its location – nestled between the mountains and sea.

If I had to use one word to describe this property it would be romantic – accordingly there is a chapel which can be used for weddings and blessings.Chateau Saint-Martin Hotel & Spa is the perfect blend of discreet A list contemporary luxury, and old charm ambience.

Spa Saint-Martin Sisley

The petit Spa Saint-Martin Sisley has an instantly calming effect from the moment you enter. There is an extensive choice of treatments by Sisley, the prestigious French brand, which is renowned for using the best plant extracts of natural origin. Its Phtyo-Aromatic treatments offer prolonged immersion in the sensory world through a range of face and body treatments.

In 2012 the spa also introduced a selection of products by luxury British brand Bamford, which offers a holistic approach to beauty with 100% natural products.

The spa offers a range of mother and baby treatments, as well as a teen spa treatment and a princess polish for the little ones.

If you want to get even closer to nature you can enjoy a treatment in the Spa Gazebo. Behind crisp white muslin this is a secluded oasis! The hotel also offers private fitness coaches, yoga and osteopathy.

The Treatment

I enjoyed the Sisley Relaxing Zen Harmony Massage. You can select the ambience, via a choice of lighting, and the bed is gently heated allowing warmth to flow through your body. Aromatic massage is used, with variations of intensity, techniques and scents to relax and rejuvenate.

After your treatment you can relax in the beauty lounge, a wonderful space to allow your mind to rest, or try the experience shower, where you will enjoy a shower of warm water with essences of maracuja, a revigorating torrent with lateral jets, and a breeze of tiny blue droplets fragrant with mint.

Other Treatments

The Phyto-Aromatic “After-Sun” Restorative Facial is a gentle facial which is perfect for stressed or irritated skin. Skin is soothed and regains its vitality, comfort and serenity. A perfect treat fro sun kissed skin.

To Stay

We stayed in one of the Junior Suites which was decorated with period furniture in Louis XV and Louis XVI style and dressed with exquisite fabrics.

The stunning bathrooms are enormous – perfect for a DIY pamper. Try the Bamford in-room products and wrap yourself in the the luxurious robes, this is ‘me time’ at its best.

To Eat

The restaurant Le Saint-Martin and terrace are the centrepiece of the property. Whether you’re dining on the terrace or in the more formal dining area you are afforded breathtaking 180 degree views which allow you to take in the Provencal villages all the way to the glistening Mediterranean sea.

The cuisine is exquisitely presented and utterly delicious in equal measures and the restaurant is orchestrated by head chef, Jean-Luc Lefrancois who brings over 30 years of culinary experience. He uses local produce in his food and describes his favourite food as ‘light, simple, precise and creative’. The dishes are both pleasing to the eye and exquisite to taste, and the sommelier will recommend a subtle wine match to accompany your food.

The service at the chateau is impeccable; discreet, yet attentive and with a friendly warmth.

Don’t Miss

A trip to nearby local village Vence which is only 5 minutes from the hotel. The cathedral situated in this historic town dates back to the 4th century and Vence has been named the ‘City or Art’, as it has been an inspirational place for some of the world’s most renowned painters including Chagall and Matisse.

As a long established market town, the narrow streets are often filled with an abundance of flowers, fruits, spices and local produce. Well worth a visit.