Like a butterfly that has spread its wings, Terre Blanche Hotel Spa Golf Resort in Provence has undergone a metamorphosis since claiming its independence.
Formerly a Four Seasons, the 750- acre oasis nestled in a verdant setting with views of medieval villages in the distance now taps into its origins to bring the best to its discriminating guests. Velvety smooth honey made on site by the local beekeeper, an in-house bakery room, and dreamy candles that exude a sensual orange blossom fragrance created exclusively in Grasse for the estate are among the enhancements.
Escape to Spa de Terre Blanche, where therapists use the region’s natural herbs and minerals and new treatments, including one of the world-renowned anti-aging facials by Ivo Pitanguy, massages for children (ages five to 16), and special services for pregnant women. Garnishing the pool area is a new spa cabana, perfect for an al fresco massage, and recently enlarged cabanas. After a day on one of the resort’s two championship golf courses, let chef Franck Ferigutti take you on a gastronomic journey at La Faventia. For the ultimate stay, book Villa Esterel, a detached 2,153-square-foot, two-bedroom retreat at the end of a secluded path and featuring a spacious terrace with private Jacuzzi and kitchen with butler entry (from about $3,080 to about $9,014).