La Réserve Ramatuelle boasts an enviable location along the French Riviera, offering a place to relax and rejuvenate surrounded by the serenity of the Mediterranean Sea.
Mas de Chastelas
Originally built in the 18th century and converted into a hotel in the 1960s, Mas de Chastelas still maintains its feeling of being an authentic family home. The terracotta rooftops and the creeping vines that cover the building reflect a classically Provençal style that once drew Hollywood stars after the annual film festival in Cannes. Today, the hotel promotes a more tranquil atmosphere and though it enjoys a secluded location in Gassin, the vibrant streets of Saint-Tropez and the soft sands of Pampelonne Beach are both easily reached by hotel shuttle.
Mas de Chastelas’s rooms are divided among three buildings: Bastide, Villa Paladiene and Villa Toscane. The rooms have tall windows that allow copious amounts of natural light to fill the spaces and most have a classically French style and are furnished with antiques, though some are more contemporary in style. Beyond the rooms guests will find extensive gardens and a marble pool, with tables and chairs nearby to enjoy a poolside aperitif, lunch or dinner.
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Rooms are divided between three buildings all with tall windows that bathe the interior spaces in light illuminating the fresh white, classically elegant decor. Antique or reproduction furniture give a typically French flair while the rooms in the Villa Toscane have a more contemporary character. Windows look out over the garden, pool or the front of the estate, while some higher room categories offer private terraces or balconies. All rooms provide air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, minibar and TV.
The hotel strikes an enviable balance in location, far enough away from the hustle and bustle of Saint-Tropez to maintain easy peace and quiet, yet close enough that the glamorous town can be accessed easily for a day of exploring or lying on the beach.
Food and drink
The hotel restaurant’s menu is evocative of classic Provençal cuisine, focusing on fresh fish and citrus. In addition to its indulgent menu, there is an extensive wine list featuring wine and Champagne from all over France with the vast majority of wines on offer coming from Gassin or the local town of Ramatuelle.
Facilities and activities
The hotel has its own putting green and offers the opportunity for guests to book a private golf lesson. In addition to the putting green, guests may make use of the private tennis courts or the marble swimming pool. The hotel also offers a shuttle between the hotel and nearby Saint-Tropez or Pampelonne for a day out on the town or by the beach.
The typical Provençal building with its creeping vines and ochre walls instantly reminds you of the beauties of this region. Its charms, when paired with a tranquil swimming pool and close proximity to Saint-Tropez and the beaches, make this an ideal spot in which to relax and explore.
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Alternative places to stay nearby
Where possible, we like to offer a range of accommodation for each stop of your trip, chosen by our specialists as some of their favourite places to stay. To help you make the right choice, we give each property a rating based on its facilities and service, but we also look for hotels with distinct character or a location that can’t be bettered.
Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
Explore the coastline of the French Riviera aboard a private boat, admiring the rugged shores, mansions and quaint fishing villages of the region before stopping for a swim and a champagne toast in the setting sun.