By Lizabeth Zindel and Devorah Rose
Located in in the heart of the France’s Provence Côte d’Azur countryside, the five-star Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort is one of France’s most luxurious and treasured resorts. Built on 750-acres of immaculately landscaped grounds, the hotel offers 115 beautiful suites and separated villas with private terraces and lounges. The property is the ideal destination to explore the South of France – it is only a little more than half an hour away from both Cannes and Nice International airport.
Designed in harmony with the architecture of southern France, the property incorporates white stone and local red clay with gold tones as well as terracotta. Each spacious room blends traditional and contemporary Provençal décor and includes a splendid dressing area and spacious bathroom with heated floors and lovely marble mosaics. The ultra-luxe Premier Villa offers a spacious master bedroom with a large separate living room, dining area, two bathrooms, and a private terrace.
Walking around the stunning resort, you will feel inspired by the endless green lawns and the breathtaking architecture. The infinity pool overlooking panoramic views of the Provence countryside is a highlight of the resort. It is delightful spending an afternoon luxuriating in one of the private cabanas with a good book. While lounging in pure beauty, one can enjoy refreshments and seasonal dishes from the scrumptious restaurant, Le Tousco.
In addition, the Spa offers two heated pools. The absolutely gorgeous indoor pool is ideal for aqua fitness and aqua bike sessions. Outside, the invigorating jets, bubble beds and massage shower in the vitality pool assist in relieving pressure and muscle tension. For the hotel’s youngest guests, there is a heated pool that offers swimming lessons and fun games. This pool is part of the hotel’s fantastic Kids’ Club for children from ages 2 to 12 years old.
If relaxation is what you are looking for, Terre Blanche has the solution for you. Nestled in the heart of a typical Provencal garden, the resort’s multi-award winning spa is a peaceful oasis. After resting in the relaxation room, massages and treatments are provided in one of the 12 individual treatment rooms or in one of the 2 private suites that offer comfort and space. Many guests come long distances to experience the unique treatments developed with world renown anti-aging expert Ivo Pitanguy and the house of beauty Carita. The Spa also features beauty salons and a fitness center.
Terra Blanche offers four absolutely delicious restaurants. The elegant Le Faventia has received a Michelin Star for its refined and creative cuisine inspired by the seasons. Using local products from Provence, the menu includes Seabass with lemon, slowly cooked with verbena in a velvety citrus sauce, as well as, Blue Lobster roasted with sweet bell peppers and pineapple chutney. A highlight from the delightful dessert menu includes a Warm Soufflé with hay-infused ice cream and Provencal fortified white granita. Chef Philippe Jourdin’s beautifully presented dishes are served overlooking an unforgettable view. The Head Sommelier Alexandre Pauget knows perfectly how to pair dishes with the resort’s excellent local wines.
Le Gaudina is an elegant and fashionable restaurant to enjoy lunch, a drink, or snack surrounded by sculptures and paintings. The menu offers light and refined Provencal cuisine and a fantastic brunch on Sundays. The delicious mouthwatering menu includes impressive tapas and platters of cheese and charcuterie, as well as, artisanal cocktails. Overlooking the golf course, Les Caroubiers is Terra Blanche’s Club House restaurant and bar lounge. It is a great place to enjoy the flavors of Provence by the fireplace or on the terrace. The property’s summer restaurant, Tousco, offers guests a chance to eat near the infinity pool, in a relaxed atmosphere.
There are many wonderful activities to enjoy at the resort. The two 18-hole championship golf courses were designed by Dave Thomas and inspired by the natural surroundings. This paradise for golfers combines performance and pleasure of the game in a stunning environment. Many avid golfers come to this resort to enjoy what many believe to be one of France’s most beautiful courses. And the David Leadbetter Academy allows golfers of all levels to sharpen their skills.
One of the resorts most delightful adventures is a buggy tour of the country roads. This is a great opportunity to discover authentic villages and enjoy wine and olive oil tastings at the nearby Chateau des Selves. Guests can also take gliding lessons at the aerodrome of Fayence or enjoy a stunning helicopter ride. Another wonderful excursion is to spend a day leaving from Cannes or Mandelieu port and sailing on a yacht to St Tropez and the mythical Pampelonne beach, Monaco, or Antibes and the bay of millionaires.
While staying at Terra Blanche, it is highly recommended to visit The Verdon Gorges. This protected natural park is one of the most beautiful sites in Europe, famous for its exceptional emerald green waters.
Of course, when the lavender is blossoming, it is magical to spend an afternoon on the Valensole high plains enjoying the endless lavender fields and their intoxicating scent.
From the resort’s elegant and natural beauty to its delicious cuisine and award-winning spa, Terre Blanche is truly a sublime fête for all the senses!
Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort
3100 Route de Bagnols en Foret | 83440 Tourrettes | Provence Côte d’Azur | France
E-mail: email@example.com | Tél: +33(0)4 94 39 90 00