Sloping off into the coastal patina of the Azure blue waters of the Mediterranean, La Réserve Hotel, Spa and Private Villas is without doubt, le cool-cat of the French Riviera, designed for urban voyagers seeking a sophisticated rest bite and recluse status.
Almost lost in paradise under a canopy of parasol-like Centennial pine trees the idyllic setting is arresting, a private refuge that borders the high-octane glitz of nearby Saint-Tropez, the catwalk beaches of Pampelonne and the hilltop, quieter relative, Ramatuelle.
Côte d'Azur and Provençal styling has been distilled with their adversary, the contemporary modernist and the delicacy of simplicity, created by Jean-Michel Wilmotte and Remi Tessier.
Crisp sail whites, ochre, oatmeal and taupe wrap linen, chunky woven rugs and designer pieces - the scene is more about quiet demure, elegance and bespoke refinement, rather than hailing for attention.
La Réserve Ramatuelle has a natural boho allure, a smooth luxury den without the pomp on the edge to the action of St. Tropez, far enough away though to simply chill, mellow and unwind.
Edging onto the Mediterranean, this 1 Michelin starred Cote d'Azur restaurant, La Voile, not only has one of the best settings, it is one of the best restaurants in the South of France - with an intensity of freshness delivered by Chef Eric Canino, crowned “a master of his craft” by the Michelin guide inspectors. That is worth the trip alone.
Canino who talents natural garden produce with lightness; creatively captures the delicate essence of the Mediterranean with an inventive esprit, his dishes are a gourmet delight on a plate. La Réserve captures the ease of Provence on a plate with sheer lightness. Of course poolside dining and in-villa options make a stay here a culinary delight for the taste buds.
Dine in the company of sail whites, polished woods and scented gardens with designer furnishings.
A fabulously idyllic setting, this retreat puts the NESCENS Spa in the forefront of lifestyle and puts designer style into wellbeing - a perfect combo before hitting glitzy of St. Tropez.
Ramatuelle is now home to one of the best Spas on the Côte d'Azur that boasts the scientific approach to youthful preservation - through better-ageing treatments by Nescens.
The Spa is geared for beauty, health and body MOT courtesy of Boot Camps complete with dietary adapted menus by celeb Chef Eric Canino. Crème de la Mer junkies will be thrilled too at this exclusive outpost including their Miracle BrothTM Facials. As we are on the South of France coastline, Nescens have created a fab pre and post-sun treatment to ensure you remain glowing before you hit St. Tropez.
Fitness facilities are precise including the latest TechnoGym equipment and the cable-complete-body-workout system, Kinesis™. Yoga, Pilates and body sculpting headline the studio activities agenda. To complete the scene of beauty and wellness, there are two pools, an indoor and outdoor, a Hamam, 11 treatment suites and a tea lounge.
La Réserve Ramatuelle is the perfect rest-bite and may well leave you looking better, healthier and certainly chillaxed.
Nicolas VINCENT is a host with arguably one of the world’s most gorgeous locations – no wonder he greets one with a smile of the “good-life”.
He is what the South of France is all about.
Being on board since the very beginning with owner Michel Reybier, his smooth demure, people skills, attention to the fine details, love of food & wines and likeable personality make him the perfect host.
He is someone who genuinely loves the world of hospitality and he does so with apparent ease.
La Réserve Ramatuelle is a secluded spot enclosed within a large private estate leading down to the Mediterranean close to the pretty village of Ramatuelle, overlooking Cape Camarat and Cape Taillat.
The fast-lane action of glitzy St Tropez is just drive away (10 km) with the famous Côte d'Azur beaches of Pampelonne bay. If you fancy being closer to the natural beauty of the French Riviera, there are several natural coves just steps from the hotel, as is a fabulous coastal footpath.
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