Airelles Saint-Tropez, Château de la Messardière

St. Tropez’s fairytale find
The biggest and one of the most prestigious hotels in the French Riviera, Airelles Saint-Tropez, Château de la Messardière looks straight out of a fairytale, with its turrets, domes and arcades.

Enter this magnificent property, you’ll be welcomed with a breathtaking view of Pampelonne’s famous beaches and Ramatuelle’s widespread vineyards. But you’ll want to explore: walk amid pine, cypress, palm, olive and boxwood trees along the botantical trails in the park surrounding the Château; get a soothing treatment at the Valmont spa; or savor authentic Provencal cuisine at L’Auberge des Maures restaurant. Retreat to the heated pool and its lounge bar, whose champagne cocktails are a delight.

The luxury hotel serves as a local icon in St. Tropez. It is the place to discuss business, throw formal parties or host unique exhibitions — in fact, the hotel housed the well-known Brigitte Bardot Exposition in 2015.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • Visit L’Auberge des Maures, a St. Tropez favorite since 1931, to enjoy traditional Provencal fare.
  • Escape to Jardin Tropézina, the hotel's private beach, for breakfast, sundowners or simply some sunbathing.
  • Book a facial. It’s one of a few spas around the world to use Swiss brand Valmont’s coveted skin care products.
  • To get the most exquisite experience at the Château, have room service breakfast served on your own balcony. Sip your coffee while admiring the vista of the property, its verdant 25-acre pine grove and the coastline.
Things to Know
  • Free shuttles from the French Riviera hotel will easily get you access to Tropézina in three minutes. They also will bring you to the center of St. Tropez so that you can go shopping, stroll the port or grab dinner.
  • If you want to stay in St. Tropez during high season (July to August), book reservations months in advance.
  • The Château is open seasonally, from April to October.
  • Drop of children at the Kid’s Kingdom, a nearly 5,400-square-foot villa that accommodates three-year-olds to teens. It offers a  large outdoor area for play and sports, a pool and splash zone, a small farm with rabbits and hens, and a treehouse and treetop adventure park.
The Rooms
  • The accommodations have a laidback, modern French aesthetic.
  • All rooms have their own terrace or balcony, yet the decor is different in each.
  • Some bathrooms come with a bath, separate shower and double sinks.
  • Check into the Duplex villa for three bedrooms (each with its own bathroom), a living room, a dining room and your own swimming pool.
Nearby Attractions
  • Near the luxury hotel is Pampelonne, the longest and most popular beach in St. Tropez. Pampelonne is home to a number of in-demand private beach clubs where reservations are a must if you want to claim your stake of sand. Go there by shuttle or car to party in style, eat well or just to enjoy the sun.
  • If you like shopping, the center of St. Tropez is the place to be. Lots of art galleries and luxury boutiques sit inside the pastel-hued buildings.
  • A visit to Ramatuelle’s vineyards to taste some rosé is a must-do.
  • The hotel’s convenient central location means you’ll be a quick trip to Cannes.
  • To taste the region's bounty, take a day trip to sister property Château d’Estoublon, a vineyard and olive grove in Provence.
Getting There
2 Route de Tahiti, 83990 Saint-Tropez, France
NCE ((1 h 40 min))  
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