Discover a peaceful haven nestled in the heart of the Var region of Provence, just a stone’s throw from the glamorous Riviera. The Château de Berne estate spans nearly 1,000 hectares of pristine forest and boasts olive groves, bee hives, tennis and pétanque courts, and 174 hectares of vineyards that produce red, white, and rosé wines. Guests can indulge in yoga classes amidst the stunning vineyards, or relax at the vinotherapy spa that uses products by Vinésime and Cinq Mondes.
Explore the vast grounds on foot, with 100 metres of hiking trails, or hop on a mountain bike to discover routes of varying difficulty. For those who prefer electric bikes, they are available to take guests to nearby villages. Back at the hotel, a gym, table tennis, and swimming pools provide entertainment.
Culinary enthusiasts can savour the estate’s Michelin-starred cuisine at Le Jardin de Berne, where fresh ingredients from the garden are paired with wines that complement the dishes perfectly. The estate also offers Le Bistro, which has been awarded a Bib Gourmand, a terrace restaurant with a stunning view of the vineyards, and a pool bar. For intimate gatherings, an exclusive chef’s table accommodates up to eight guests, while aspiring chefs can participate in weekly cooking classes.
The estate features a five-star hotel with 34 rooms that are decorated in a traditional yet contemporary style, with light colours, airy spaces, and a focus on luxury. Pets are welcome, and for those seeking more privacy, there are two villas and a seven-bedroom château complete with its own swimming pool, pool house, cinema room, and piano.
Guided tours of the cellars by the sommelier team offer guests the chance to taste the full range of wines, including Provençal rosés, which achieve their quintessentially pale hue by harvesting the grapes in the cool of the night and gently guiding them through the winery, with only a hint of oak used during maturation for depth. Bespoke options, such as vertical tastings and food pairings, are also available.