The French Riviera or Côte d’Azur is one the jewels of French tourism. With its 14 million tourists a year, it is one of world’s most popular destinations. Who has never dreamed of lying on the beach in Saint-Tropez, or strolling on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, or feeling like a movie star in Cannes or trying one’s luck at the Monte Carlo casino? As the embodiment of the ideal vacation and a luxurious life style, the Côte d’Azur is everyone’s dream. The diversity of its landscapes, with both mountains and sea, and its gentle climate make it a truly unique place. The name Côte d’Azur, or azure coast, comes from a book by Stephen Liégard published in 1888 in which the author invented the expression as an analogy to his native Côte d’Or, or Golden Coast. But the Côte d’Azur’s reputation multiplied by leaps and bounds in 1956 with the film, “And God Created Woman” by Roger Vadim, who created not only the myth of Brigitte Bardot but the mythical scenery of the Côte d’Azur and especially the famous Bay of Pampelonne. And here, near the magnificent village of Ramatuelle overlooking the bay, we find an establishment which celebrates and revitalizes this myth in total simplicity.
The Villa Marie is a hotel which resembles a chic Italian private home and which offers a serene and peaceful version of luxury. Hidden in a three-hectare pine forest overlooking the Bay of Pampelonne, the Villa Marie is a true haven of peace, an ideal place to take advantage of life in Saint-Tropez without having to live in the midst of its frenetic atmosphere. The fresh and colorful Villa Marie invites guests to contemplate and relax in every sense of the word. The ocher color of the walls, magnified by the magnificent natural light, the Roman tiles, the works of art spread intelligently throughout the property and other details such as the wrought iron beds all combine to create a cozy atmosphere and a sense of well-being. It’s difficult not to feel at home within these walls where everything has been done with simplicity and talent. It’s equally difficult not wanting to stay here forever. The Villa Marie’s timeless character offers luxury all year round without any opulent or excessive flourishes, but with a pure and measured vision of what the good life should be.
Whether in the garden, on the patio or the Riviera style mother-of-pearl terrace, the same spirit prevails: the desire to offer the guest the mythical Côte d’Azur experience in a thoroughly authentic setting with local, adaptable materials and the omnipresence of nature, assuring total relaxation. The be all and the end this entire search for well being is of course, the Spa. Whether one chooses to take one of the available shuttles and head for Saint-Tropez or stay here and enjoy the luxury of this enchanting hotel, the Villa Marie will undoubtedly leave guests with powerful images and lasting sensations.
The domain’s swimming pool has the advantage of being surrounded by natural rock and is shaped like a lagoon which appears to be reflected in the Bay of Pampelonne down below.
Five stars / Small Luxury Hotels of the World / Member Sibuet hotels & spa / Charm / Nature / Sea / Refuge / Outdoor swimming pool / Spa Pure Altitude / Patio
Open mid-April through mid-October
42 rooms and suites
Double occupancy from 330 euros
Toulon-Hyères National Airport de (TLN) - Toulon
Route des Plages - Chemin de Val Rian
Varied, temperate and generally pleasant climate
Four types of climate : Ocean (in the west of the country), continental in the center and the east, Mediterranean in the southeast as well as a mountain climate
National identity card or valid passport
No vaccinations necessary
The euro (EUR)
Book by phone
+33 1 75 43 70 26 *Our reservation department is always happy to assist you via phone or via email. We are open Monday to Friday 9am to 18pm (GMT +1).