France: Terre Blanche Hotel and Spa, Tourrettes

Feb 20 2014

Stylish Spy

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Terre Blanche is a member of the Leading Spas of The World. It’s easy to see why. Before you even step into the 3,200-square-foot spa, a fragrant Mediterranean garden greets you, which runs along the sleek entrance way. Once inside, you will catch your first glimpse of the grand indoor pool flanked by Greek columns, and the outdoor vitality pool beyond.

The artwork and sculptures in the pool and relaxation areas exude French fashion; one can just imagine Catherine Deneuve or Anouk Aimée sauntering by the pool in the high summer...

The spa itself is set over two floors overlooking the Provence countryside. The 12 treatment rooms and two VIP double suites have their own hammam, whirlpool bath for two, terrace and 24-hour room service.

Poolside, you'll find the hammam, steam shower, sauna, laconium and a relaxation room with a tropic shower and ice fountain. Downstairs there is a small but well equipped gymnasium and fitness studio.

Outside, you’ll find the spectacular infinity pool and an enclave of cabanas for those who need sun protection.

We loved being served iced water and fresh fruit while we soaked up the spectacular scenery and Provencal sunshine.

Terre Blanche Resort is built on a 750-acre site and has two championship golf courses, a tennis academy and kids' club for those who want to escape with their children. The 115 5-star suites each offer a private sun terrace with spectacular views of the surrounding hilltop villages.

Tell us about the treatments

We enjoyed the Head-to-Toe treatment which was two hours of bliss. At the beginning of the treatment, we chose a locally produced essential oil, opting for Jasmine and Ylang Ylang.

The treatment started with a 60-minute full-body massage, followed by a 30-minute reflexology session, then a 30-minute head massage. Two hours passed in the blink of an eye...

Don't miss…

The Tousco Grill. Right next to the infinity pool, the grill is open during high season and serves mouth-watering fresh, locally produced food.

The VIP Spa Suites: it’s like having your very own spa!

We loved

The food: We could have survived on the bread alone… it is served warm from the oven with locally made butter on the side.

The sense of peace: The spa is spacious and flooded with sunlight; there’s a very natural flow from the inside pool to the outside infinity pool and then to the surrounding countryside.

Who do you think would like it?

Foodies, francophiles and anyone looking for a little zen overseas.

Sun-lovers: Terre Blanche is positively blissful in the summer; go when the weather is warm to truly appreciate this spa.


Stylish Spy

20th February 2014

Spy Likes:

Minimalist lines; organic products; facial massage; tranquillity; interesting people-watching.

Spy Dislikes:

Discarded towels on loungers; steam rooms that aren't steamy; mobile phones.

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