PROPERTY HIGHLIGHTS:

  • This formal and very French 18th-century château is film-set ready. The fairy tale twin turrets are fit for Madame de Pompadour, as are the secret boudoirs and the general sense that the Ancien Regime has yet to be toppled. Come and lose your head over the grand salons and canopied beds.
  • Those in search of a life filled with sun, salons and stately ease will find it at Château de Fonscolombe, a restored 18th-century seat near Aix-en-Provence.
  • Owned by wealthy humanists for more than two centuries, the château finally threw open its doors in 2017 after spending 18 months under the knife, a project that saw more than 50 artisans working on its historic rooms.
  • Pale paints and bright fabrics were used to lend a modern touch, but the Chinese silk wallpaper, regal furniture and golden chandeliers ensure the house is still every inch a noble.
  • On the ground floor, the salons are as sumptuous as ever, giving guests a place to sip cocktails over backgammon, billiards or a novel by Victor Hugo.
  • In the restaurant, adept chef Nadège Serret cooks up a perfect storm of modern Provençal cuisine, best enjoyed on the shady terrace with a bottle of the estate’s own wine.

EXCLUSIVE LUXE VOYAGER VIP BENEFITS & BEST PRICE

We negotiate rates & benefits for our clients directly with the hotels’ senior management. Our rates match or in many cases are lower than the best online rate for the property. Our clients also enjoy a suite of extra VIP privileges and recognition while staying at a partner hotel.

  • Complimentary room upgrade on arrival.
  • Daily complimentary buffet breakfast for two.
  • Up to $100 dining or spa credit per stay, and or in-house dining / spa discounts.
  • Welcome amenities (wine/chocolates/fruit) and card from the GM.
  • Complimentary private airport transfers.
  • Complimentary roll-away bed if required.
  • Early check-in and late check-out.
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Enhanced recognition through VIP status at all touch points in the guest experience.

A complete or partial suite of VIP benefits will be offered, subject to the property T&C, including availability, category of room & length of stay.

ACTIVITIES:


Hot Air Balloon Weekend

Come live a unique & exceptional moment, a privileged moment: fly over the Château de Fonscolombe and its listed park. Admire Provence as nobody before you.



The park: to stroll & relax

The park and the grounds of the Castle are an invitation to travel in the heart of a varied and lush nature in the enchanting landscapes of Provence. Pétanque, bike rides, jogging, picnics and idleness … so many activities to relax. Cultivating your garden: a fun visit of the garden and parks to discover the 180 topics listed is available to lovers of botany.



The vineyard of the Domaine de Fonscolombe

True regional reference, the winery is rooted in the Roman period. Very mineral soil and a Mediterranean climate mark their imprints on its wines. Rich in PGI Bouches du Rhône and AOC Coteaux d’Aix-en-Provence, Domaine de Fonscolombe offers wines with a fine and fruity nose in all three colors. The plots of Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon are worked in respect of the traditions, allowing the wines of the Domain to benefit from the label Organic agriculture.



The region & surroundings

The Durance valley, the Côte d’Azur and the Luberon Regional Nature Park are home to fantastic landscapes and cities teeming with curiosities to discover. Exhibitions in the heart of Aix-en-Provence at Chorégies d’Orange, opera festivals, cultural events, the region and its secrets are just some of the activities Château de Fonscolombe offers its guests.


Life at the castle

The lounges where the echoes of the sumptuous receptions of the Saporta family still echo are arranged to live there, to savor a book in the library, to taste the wine of the estate in the lounge bar, to have lunch or dinner in the dining room, to play the piano in the gallery, have fun in the games room, challenge the billiards, receive friends, meet up with family.



A Castle filled with history

The Château de Fonscolombe is classified as a historical monument. It was built in the 18th century in the heart of Provence in the Quattrocento style. It belonged to two large families of humanists, that of Marquis de Saporta and Fonscolombe. Its members are renowned in sciences and weaponry, as evidenced by their friendship with Rabelais, their service with Henri de Navarre, and their correspondence with Darwin. This castle is designed as a large house where all the spaces join, just like a family, while still preserving individual privacy. The historical salons of the castle are decorated with leather



Aix-en-Provence

Treat yourself to a nice stroll in the heart of the beautiful city of Aix-en-Provence. Walk in the footsteps of Post-impressionist painter Paul Cézanne, on a pedestrian route marking the landmarks of his life, the house where he grew up, the Jas de Bouffan, and his workshop. Don’t forget to also visit the Sainte-Victoire limestone mountain overlooking the city and its surrounding landscape.



The Calanques National Park

The Calanques site is an emblematic landscape with land and marine Mediterranean Provence landscapes. It is known worldwide for its beautiful landscapes, outstanding biodiversity and cultural heritage.



Marseille

This huge city in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region is rich in cultural heritage with its old port, its typical Marseille neighborhoods made famous by films and TV shows, the Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Garde, the magnificent Calanques of Cassis and its beaches, its gastronomic riches with its famed “Bouillabaisse”, “Navettes de Marseille”, its local dish “Pieds-paquets”, garlic mayonnaise, etc.



The Luberon Regional Nature Park

The Luberon – the land of castles – is all about pastel colors and radiant light, hilltop villages, cliffs bursting in ocher, gold and blood colors, and rich flavors of candied fruits. Here, visitors can also discover some of the most beautiful villages in France: Ansouis, Lourmarin, Gordes, etc.



Billiards




Petanque




Gaming room




Bocce courts




Foosball




Walk in our park




Nature hiking trails




Walking


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Chateau de Fonscolombe

After three centuries of history, the Château de Fonscolombe reopens its gate just a stone’s throw from Aix-en-Provence. Until then strictly private, this house classified as a historical monument is now a 5 * hotel. The rooms have been fashioned from noble materials: chiselled woodwork, rare and silky fabrics, marble bathrooms and wood. New space built in respect of the Castle, the Orangerie is Fonscolombe’s main restaurant. Open all year, it welcomes, depending on the season, passing customers, neighbors or residents on its sunny terraces or in its bright room of 120 seats. The park, with paths lined by majestic trees, is the fantastic oeuvre of a lineage of botanists.

After a day spent exploring the estate, limber up in the impressive hammam salon, which has a tall, arched ceiling, a wooden-fronted hammam and an elegant lounge area with a tree of life painted on the wall. As for the restaurant l’Orangerie, it too has embraced the chic, rustic and Provençal charm of the estate. Stroll through the classified parks, dive into the pools, caress the sun of Provence, enjoy a great wine on the terrace, read in the shade of cypresses, laugh with friends passing through, discover rare essences, taste the freshness of flavors of the kitchen garden, savor festive nights, recharge your batteries: so many pleasures to explore and share in Fonscolombe.

Welcome to cooing doves and canopied beds, sculpted fireplaces and soft heritage colours. Pastel wainscoting meets hand-painted floral wallpaper, subtle chandeliers and wrought-iron balconies. For romance, choose one of the château suites rather than rooms in the wings or stable block. Some of the loveliest views take in the main courtyard and dovecotes. The simplest rooms, set in the former stable block, are still in period style, complete with reclaimed Provençal tiles and timeless shutters. Many rooms have a separate walk-in shower and bath while all have separate loos. The swishest bathrooms boast rolltop tubs, as in the Queen Mother’s Suite, with its Carrara marble bath.

Ch?teau De Fonscolombe Classic Room

Classic Room

Room from 20 to 23 m². Located in the wing of the Castle overlooking the gardens or the inner courtyard.

Ch?teau De Fonscolombe Superior Room

Upper Room

Room from 26 to 28 m². Located in the historic Castle overlooking the inner courtyard.

Ch?teau De Fonscolombe Deluxe Room

Deluxe Room

Room from 23 to 34 m². Located in the wing of the Castle overlooking the gardens or the inner courtyard.

Ch?teau De Fonscolombe Prestige Room

Prestige Room

Room from 41 to 45 m². Located in the historic castle overlooking the park or the inner courtyard.

Ch?teau De Fonscolombe Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Suite from 38 to 49 m². Located in the wing of the Castle overlooking the gardens or the inner courtyard.

Ch?teau De Fonscolombe Historic Suite

Historical Suite

Suite from 38 to 58 m². Located in the historic castle overlooking the park or the inner courtyard.

Ch?teau De Fonscolombe Family Junior Suite

Family Junior Suite

Suite from 41 to 54 m². Consisting of 2 communicating rooms and located in the dependence of the Castle overlooking the gardens & the courtyard.

The Orangerie is the cleverly contemporary restaurant space, which adds light and informality to the château, opening it up to the terraces and parkland. In summer, you can dine under the huge 300-year-old bald cypress, so-named as it sheds its leaves in winter. The menus make use of locally sourced lamb, wild boar, cheeses, saffron and olive oil, with dishes washed down with Fonscolombe organic wines. A gourmet dinner might embrace roast monkfish, pan-seared beef or roast sweetbreads in truffle juice. Lunch is bistrot-style, featuring dishes such as scallops, steak and chips or knuckle of lamb. The Sunday brunch even draws the locals to its grilled meats and live music, while the gourmet buffet breakfast features everything from moreish pastries to artisanal jams and regional cheeses.

Ch?teau De Fonscolombe Breakfast & brunch

The Fonscolombe Brunch

From October 6 to November 24, 2019, Château de Fonscolombe offers its autumn brunches every Sunday. Do not miss the Halloween brunch of October 27, 2019 The whole team looks forward to welcoming you soon.

Ch?teau De Fonscolombe The Orangerie and its terraces

L'Orangerie and its terraces

New space built in respect of the Castle, the Orangerie is Fonscolombe’s main restaurant. Depending on the season, it welcomes customers passing through, neighbors or residents on its sunny terraces or in its bright room of 120 seats. Entirely homemade, the menu combines simplicity and flavors with seasonal produce from the best regional suppliers and property for vegetables.

Ch?teau De Fonscolombe Breakfast & brunch

Breakfast & brunch

In the morning, a delicious breakfast is served from 7.30 in the dining room on the first floor overlooking the vineyards and gardens. The Château de Fonscolombe’s breakfast is a unique experience: a gourmet menu served in mini-portions, with sweet and savory delicacies accompanied by freshly squeezed juices and coffees and teas of exceptional quality. Every first Sunday of the month, L’Orangerie unveils a new aspect of its cuisine in the form of a fresh and tasty brunch. This will be an opportunity for guests to taste Provencal specialties while admiring the splendor of parks and gardens.

Ch?teau De Fonscolombe The pool house

The Pool House

The heated swimming pool of the Park mixes with the pools adorned with fountains and ancient statues which dot the gardens. The poolhouse and its snack service and bar accompany these moments of relaxation.

Ch?teau De Fonscolombe The Lounge Bar & Cellar

The bar lounge & The cave Tasting

The bar welcomes anytime guests of the hotel and local clientele, with a nice menu of cocktails and wines to enjoy, including that of the property. Guests at the restaurant and hotel will also be able to privatize the winery bar for tastings or receptions. A confidential place, this tasting bar offers restaurant and hotel guests the possibility of privatization for tastings in the company of the castle sommelier.

The château’s spirit resides in the interconnecting salons, where a billiards room flows into a library, music room, clubby bar and writing room. Opt for a private wine-tasting in the bar or a soaking in the official spa, carved into the stone stables. Far more inviting is the salon-boudoir which is used as a treatment room and was once the preserve of the last Marquise de Saporta, whose portrait graces the room. The grounds, dotted with statuary, reveal a chapel, fountains, vegetable garden and vineyards, with an ancient stone pond turned into a swimming pool. The impressive arboretum was the work of the Marquess Gaston de Saporta, a renowned botanist and friend of Charles Darwin. The fine Atlas cedar was planted by the Queen Mother in 1965 to record her happy stay.

Ch?teau De Fonscolombe The pool

Pool

The heated swimming pool of the Park mixes with the pools adorned with fountains and ancient statues which dot the gardens. The poolhouse and its snack service and bar accompany these moments of relaxation.

Ch?teau De Fonscolombe Spa

Spa

Located on the ground floor of the Castle, under the sign of the tree of life, the magnificent hammam and its lounge with carved woodwork offer a moment of relaxation after a day of discovery of the activities of the Castle and the region. Space dedicated to the well-being, it proposes on request massages, beauty treatments of the hands, the face, or even hairdresser-makeup artist.

Ch?teau De Fonscolombe Kids Club

Kids Club

The hotel offers today for children the comfort of the family home, full of surprises, nooks to explore and activities for them to marvel throughout their stay. They are welcomed with a gift of the future mascot of the hotel, a donkey from Provence to accompany them in the tranquility of their nights. They can also have fun in the playroom dedicated to children where they access a babyfoot, coloring and play furniture.

Area & Location

Area, Country
Provence, France
Nearest Airport
Marseille Provence Airport,Marseille Provence
Local Currency
Euro
Time Change
GMT+01:00
Language
French
Best time to go
April through October

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