Château de Fonscolombe

Le Puy-Sainte-Reparade, France
An authentic 18th-century castle in the heart of the Provencal countryside that feels like it’s straight out of a period movie. With charming bedrooms, wellness treatments, poolside relaxation and excellent cuisine paired with organic wines made right on the property, it's the perfect country retreat for anyone seeking timeless elegance.
Classified as a historic landmark, the Château de Fonscolombe is a beautiful castle nestled in the scenic countryside of Provence, not far from Aix-en-Provence. Its architecture reflects the Quattrocento style popular in 18th-century France and boasts a pair of twin turrets with striking green enameled tiles.
With a history spanning three centuries, this grand property was once owned by two families with prestigious lineage. Recently, the château underwent a thorough renovation led by local craftsmen, transforming it into a captivating boutique hotel that blends old-world charm with modern luxury.
Inside, the salons where lavish soirées once took place still showcase beautiful original features like Genoa leathers, handprinted Chinese wallpapers, and intricate Provencal gypseries. Outside, the property is surrounded by vineyards and expansive parkland, home to over 180 species of trees and plants. Whether enjoying leisurely picnics or taking a dip in the swimming pool, every moment here promises an idyllic retreat.
At Fonscolombe, guests find everything they need to break away from their everyday routines. They can relax with soothing massages, indulge in personalized skincare treatments that use top-notch products from Institut Esthederm, or work out in the gym equipped with cutting-edge gear, including a cool rowing machine that simulates the sounds of water splashing. And if that’s not enough, just a stone's throw from the castle is a tennis court while Sunday mornings are all about Qi Gong sessions with energy-boosting exercises rooted in ancient Chinese traditions.
Kids receive special treatment too. They're welcomed with a cuddly Provence donkey and can enjoy a playroom, a library, and even pony rides in the park every Saturday during the summer.

A place steeped with history
Fonscolombe has a history that goes back three centuries. The castle belonged to two important families of humanists - the Marquis de Saporta and the Fonscolombes - who had renowned members in fields like medicine and botany. Over the years, they hosted many distinguished guests in their grand home, including the Queen of England, who even planted an atlas cedar tree that guests can still see today.
The domaine’s winery
The vineyards around the estate have roots tracing back to Roman times. Thanks to the soil rich in minerals and abundant sunshine typical of the Mediterranean climate, combined with chemical-free farming practices, they produce excellent Côteaux d’Aix-en-Provence AOC and Bouches-du-Rhône IGP wines, all of which are certified organic.
Finding respite from the everyday
Fonscolombe is one of those places that truly lets you escape the demands of everyday life. As soon as you step inside, you're welcomed by an atmosphere and a range of experiences that urge you to leave your daily worries behind and fully embrace the present moment, just like the wise reminder engraved on the castle's clock tower: "carpe diem.”

Food & Drinks
Refined and inventive Provençal dishes can be savored in the atmospheric LOrangerie Restaurant, where Chef Marc Fontanne takes pride in keeping things simple yet packed with flavor. He uses ingredients straight from the kitchen garden and the best local suppliers.
Guests can dine in a refined space with floor-to-ceiling windows that let in natural light, or under the sheltering branches of a huge cypress tree. A must-try is the acclaimed Madeleine de Proust, a reservation-only delight that promises to tantalize the senses.
Every morning, guests are invited to enjoy a spread of local treats, whether outside in the park, in the grand hall, or in the comfort of your own room. And to complement the gastronomic experience, the estate’s wines are the perfect accompaniment to meals, poolside relaxation, or a cherished souvenir to savor at home.


Foncolombe's rooms are all about comfort and rustic chic, with a total of 50 spread across the historic part of the castle and a newer building. Each room has its own unique décor, blending soft colors and flowery wallpapers for a fresh vibe. Thick drapes add to the ambiance, hiding views of the sprawling park, lush garden, or serene inner courtyard.
Guests will find special touches in each room, such as canopied beds, cozy window seats, or sunny private terraces. Bathrooms are decorated with wood and marble, featuring either freestanding tubs or walk-in showers, complete with luxurious bathrobes for added indulgence.
Standard amenities in all rooms include satellite TVs, yoga mats, well-stocked minibars, and toiletries by Rose et Marius infused with the sweet scents of Provence. Suites, located within the castle's historic walls, go the extra mile with Zenuis Nespresso machines and, upon request, Nap Lab weighted blankets known for their ability to induce deep relaxation.

Staying In Le Puy-Sainte-Reparade
Provence is a sunny spot in the southeast of France that offers a serene escape into rustic beauty. This region boasts a multitude of picturesque landscapes that have inspired countless artists over the centuries, including Van Gogh and Picasso. Fragrant lavender fields paint the scenery with brushstrokes of purple, while rolling hills covered in vineyards and olive groves add a soothing rhythm to the landscape. Scattered all around are lovely towns with historic and artistic treasures, plus adorable villages where one can experience the relaxed pace of Provencal living.

Rte De Saint-canadet, Le Puy-sainte-reparade, 13610, France



Rustic Provencal charm

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