Imagine a spa day to recover after a long night exploring St Tropez's famous clubs. Or a beauty treatment before hitting one of the beach clubs looking your best. Maybe even a week-long detox programme to forget the winter rain while enjoying the Mediterranean sun.
All of this is on offer at the some most exclusive spas on the French Riviera, in Saint Tropez.
The glamorous Hotel Byblos, located close to the citadel in Saint Tropez, offers an authentic oasis dedicated to beauty and wellness. The Byblos Sisley Spa includes a hammam, six treatments rooms and a VIP suite with its own Turkish bath overlooking a private outdoor relaxation area. Sisley is an exceptional brand recognised for using the best natural plant extracts and essential oils. One of their couple's treatment rooms is a stunning 17th-century Lebanese chamber that was transported stone by stone from a palace in Beirut to create a special refuge for you in the south of France... is there anything more luxurious than that?
Villa Marie is a five-star boutique hotel overlooking Pampelonne Bay. As well as 45 rooms and suites, a Mediterranean restaurant and gorgeous gardens, the hotel has a spa. The decor is dominated by subtle shades of turquoise and seashells, while fragrances of pine, rose and jasmine fill the air. Using Pure Altitude products, their treatments include draining and detox facials, anti-aging rituals and signature massages using natures's gifts: from the therapists own hands to jade rollers, Basalt stones, seashells and essential oils and serums.
Hotel Saint Amour La Tartane
Saint Amour La Tartane is a small hotel with just 28 rooms and suites, offering you an intimate experience for your spa break. There is a stunning pool area with large beds and cushions to relax on, set within lovely gardens. Their spa offers beauty treatments, massages and rituals especially tailored to each person's needs, as well as a sauna and hammam. All while being enveloped in a little slice of heaven just outside of Saint Tropez.
Chateau de Valmer
Situated outside the town of Saint Tropez, the Chateau de Valmer Spa Hotel is a restored stately home and vineyard set in five hectares of woodland. This unique nature park is the ideal place to recharge your batteries. Why not try one of their tree houses nestled in the old oaks, followed by a day in the 500m2 spa which is run in partnership with Carita & Decleor? Along with an indoor heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room, the open pool-Jacuzzi offers the pleasure of the view over the lovely gardens of the Château. A real retreat in the heart of nature.
Chateau de la Messardiere Spa
Another countryside retreat, the Chateau de la Messardiere is a restored chateau tucked away in magnificent private grounds with sea views. As well as the luxury spa, the hotel offers a gourmet restaurant and poolside restaurant, bars, an art gallery, and magnificent 25-acre grounds (an official French Bird Protection League / Birdlife International ornithological reserve). A sensual world entirely dedicated to pampering and wellbeing, the spa offers a wide variety of face and body treatments, massages and the complete range of exclusive Cinq Mondes and Valmont products.