Ask any French Riviera local about the Château de Mazan, and you’ll get the same reply: “Incredible wine! ” The reputation of this Var estate’s Côtes-de-Provence precedes it, and yet the establishment is so much more than the sum of its Grenache and Syrah vines: the grounds here are home to one of the most tranquil hotels around. Ancient sun-baked walls, mouth-watering dishes, a gorgeous pool and fragrant paths and trails evocative of Baudelaire’s famous line: “There, all is only order and beauty, luxury, calm and sensuous pleasure.” And there are many who would agree. Few establishments are as praise-worthy as this Relais & Châteaux.
Welcome to the Château de Berne, where fewer than thirty rooms and suites await amidst the greenery. All share the same peaceful, tranquil atmosphere, where white dominates with flashes of gentle pearl. Pure, total softness that gives the eye welcome respite from the dazzling richness and colour of the world outside its doors.
And as you may have guessed by now, there’s more. Over and above the joys of relaxation, the 500-hectare grounds here are ideal for sports and leisure activities, and come complete with six walking paths and four mountain-biking trails. There’s no need to be a seasoned rambler to get lost in the wilderness here, feeling the fragrant breeze on your skin and marvelling at the countryside. All the walking paths are easily accessible for even the most basic of beginners, ensuring all guests are given the opportunity to commune with nature.
Enhance this breath of fresh air and truly recharge your batteries with a spa session. This 800 m2 space includes an indoor pool with wave machine and bend, two jacuzzis, a sauna, hammam and relaxation area with herbal teas. Prepare to be dazzled thanks to the beauty treatments provided by the spa’s partner, Cinq Mondes. Incredible, unforgettable moments and pampering sessions to be experienced as a couple if you like thanks to the double treatment booth and hot tubs.