The castel of Meï-Lésé was built in 1830 in La Croix-Valmer, high on the Saint-Tropez peninsula overlooking the sea and vineyards which were once all you could see. A second building joined the property in 1930 with a pretty 5000m2 floral garden giving onto fabulous views of the Cavalaire Gulf and Iles d’Or.
The current owners and artists, Jacky and Lauryanne Buttard, (1) became hotel professionals in Morzine Avoriaz and fell in love with this magical hotel that they bought in 1996.
In Provençal "meï lésé" means "my pleasures..." and this hotel is clearly one of theirs: "We love people and getting to know them, we're hospitality professionals and love welcoming guests to our slice of paradise."
They fully renovated it in 2014 in a cute Provençal style that radiates from the lounges and 14 bedrooms named after flowers each with their own colours and vibes. The hotel has been open all year round since then. It has an extensive outdoor terrace around the pool where guests can have breakfast and meals as they drink in the views.
The 3* Château de Meï-Lésé lies near the Gigaro and Pampelonne beaches and typical villages such as Gassin, Ramatuelle, Grimaud and Saint-Tropez . There are countless footpaths and bike paths from the château taking you to the sea and to explore the surrounding landscapes in the woods or on the former railway track. A pub with a large screen has recently opened in the cellar. The owners want to attract locals for sports nights and to unwind with friends out of season. With a free shuttle bus to get home safe and sound! Once again, it's all about being a good host...
1. Their artist names: Franck Weyler and Laury Bell
Accommodation available all year round.
Lovely 3* hotel: five suites, eight double bedrooms and a 4-person bedroom with terrace or balcony. All rooms have air-conditioning and TVs. 5000m2 garden. Several indoor lounges, extensive outdoor terrace with sea and vineyard views. Heated pool.
Capacity: 14 rooms/37 guests
Prices: 139-269€ per night in a double room
Payment methods: holiday vouchers/cash/credit card
On-site restaurant (wood-fired grill, traditional and exotic dishes). Cellar bar/pub. Laundry service. Bikes available. Taxi service at the hotel.