LE CLOS DES ROSES
To start our selection, let us introduce you to le Clos des roses, a charming vineyard located between Cannes and Saint-Tropez, at the bottom of the Massif de l’Esterel. This lovely family domain is the perfect spot for your next romantic getaway. Picture this : you walk in through a splendid black wrought iron gate and find yourself there, in the tranquility of the Provencal life. A traditional building, surrounded by endless vineyards and hundreds of roses. Le Clos des roses will make you discover the charm of their domain: its vines, chapel and caves. We have a little secret for you: there is something that makes their wine very special. Their grape harvest is one of the only ones in France grown on former volcanic land. The red rock is typical of this region and contributes to the richness and quality of their grapes, which you will get to enjoy during exclusive wine tastings.
The domain has plenty of surprises in store for you: first, it includes a guesthouse called La Bastide du Clos. This beautiful house offers quality accommodation, along with refined cuisine in the restaurant attached to it. Believe us, the Mediterranean flavors and fresh products will have you live a new kind of french gastronomy experience. And if you like eating outdoors, their terrace will allow you to appreciate Provence’s pure air. Who doesn’t love a peaceful breakfast with a view?
Finally, you will get to enjoy a glass of their amazing wine by the outdoor heated swimming pool, which is open from April until October. For an authentic sensory experience, you will get to choose between a range of 8 massages in their SPA, and live a true moment of escape and rejuvenation. Their hammam made out of stones will give you a unique view on the vineyard as your body and your mind find their harmony. As we said, this domain truly is a little piece of paradise.
Le Clos des Roses should reopen to the public very soon with all the necessary sanitary measures.
Our next domain belongs to the Combard family, in the heart of Provence, and combines luxury and simplicity. Surrounded by pine trees, cork oaks, arbutus and eucalyptus, this 60-hectare vineyard has been certified organically grown for more than 20 years. The expertise and know-how of its owners is reflected in the quality of their Côtes de Provence, and have made it one of the top domains in Provence today. Their tasting area welcomes wine connoisseurs as well as anyone curious about their delectable beverages.
The boutique – which is still open to the public – also offers a selection of their finest products, so that you can bring a piece of Provence back home.
Domaine Figuière has a large range of experiences for you. First of all, you will have the opportunity to discover their vineyards by foot or on electric bikes and ride through the pathways in the middle of nature. We are pretty confident that you will find the landscapes breathtaking. The domain also organizes temporary exhibitions of several artists throughout the year, in order to display their creative vision – a much-needed representation in these times where culture doesn’t get to shine as much as it used to. Each summer, they also host the Figuière Festival, contemporary and family-friendly music, dance and theater festival in the heart of the vineyards.
If you’re a gastronomy lover, don’t worry, we’ve got your back! Figuière has its own gourmet restaurant, L’Assiette, for you to enjoy delicious French cuisine. Smoked beef rib, Iberian pork rib, marinated salmon, grilled seasonal vegetables are some of the things that their chef, Sébastien, will prepare exclusively for you.
The restaurant is currently closed but is still open for takeout (information here). It should reopen physically by the end of May. Stay tuned!
CHÂTEAU DE BERNE
Château de Berne is the kind of place that seems to come straight out of a movie: an opulent 18th-century wine estate extending over 500 hectares of preserved nature. This domain produces over 750 000 bottles per year and is perfectly in line with the new era of wine tourism, by offering its visitors a variety of unforgettable experiences. The cool nights of the Haut-Var ensure a slow and optimal grape maturation and grant their wine absolutely top quality. The domain invites you to visit the caves or taste their beverages at the Comptoir, as well as their homemade special olive oil, jam from their orchards and delicious honey.
The Château de Berne is well known for its 5-star hotel and SPA, and we can safely say that they are a must! Whether you go for a classic bedroom or a family suite, you will have the opportunity to live the castle lifestyle of your dreams. Les Trois Mondes SPA is an 800 m² space with a sophisticated design and it holds everything you need for the most relaxing stay. Here’s what it offers: an indoor pool with a counter-current system and water cascade overlooking the vineyards and olive grove, as well as two jacuzzis, a sauna, steam room, solarium, relaxation area with herbal tea room and a fitness room. Can you imagine having all of these at your disposal? They also have a superb 130 m² villa at the heart of the domain that you can rent and indulge in this summer.
Its gourmet restaurant, Le Jardin de Berne, has a delicious selection of meals, with fresh products coming straight from the huge vegetable garden of the domain, located right next to the gastronomic restaurant. If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind culinary experience this summer, read this carefully: Château de Berne offers an exclusive dinner with its Chef, Louis Rameau. This offer will enable you to observe the Chef in the kitchen, as well as taste his creations at his side. You’ll get to share a special and intimate moment with him around a custom-made discovery menu. That sounds like the dream experience, right?
With nature as far as the eye can see, Château de Berne also offers exclusive outdoor activities, such as mountain biking, petanque, hiking, yoga sessions, cooking and enology classes, quad, tennis, and even visits of Provencal markets in villages.
This place is full of history and surrounded by vineyards, olive trees and holm oaks combines sensory pleasures with respect to the environment. The domain cultivates 32 hectares of vines, which benefit from the exceptional soil and climate at the heart of Provence. It is a very precious heritage taken care of by Marie-Pierre Caille, the owner of the property since 2003. Château Mentone is like a dream: it will make you feel like you stepped out of time, in an endless atmosphere of serenity. You will have the opportunity to discover the flavors of their organic wines during tastings at the Caveau, and you will get to take part in wine tasting workshops organized just for you.
Chateau Mentone will invite you to moments of comfort and conviviality, to be experienced in the Guest House, the Mill, or Le Lodge, an eco-friendly low-energy house, as well as in its three small duplex guest suites installed in an old building entirely eco-renovated. For a gourmet stopover, the Ferme-Auberge will be at your disposal and will provide you with a homemade catering service using products from the orchard, the vegetable garden and local producers, to be enjoyed on the spot or to take away.
Every year, the Château hosts a large number of weddings in the traditional and romantic setting of their reception site called La Magnanerie. You can also conduct your banquets, buffets, and cocktails there, with cuisine with Provencal accents made by the caterer partner of the domain, and succulent wines advised by its oenologist.
Hold on tight, because Château Mentone‘s exclusive SPA is a real gem! In an authentic and refined atmosphere, you will be able to enjoy the hammam made of old marble mosaic, the jacuzzi with a stunning view of the garden, the showers covered with river pebbles as well as the herbal tea room and the outdoor terrace. It also offers a wide range of body treatments provided by a professional massage therapist. For those of you who want to stay in shape during your time there, there is even a fitness room! The property has several nice outdoor pools, a tennis court, a petanque court, a children’s playground, and organized hikes.