Summer in the South of France: New Villas at La Réserve Ramatuelle

The season’s in full swing in Saint-Tropez and when you need to take a break from the action, La Réserve Ramatuelle—just six miles away—is a luxurious haven surrounded by the natural beauty that’s been carefully preserved in the hills of Ramatuelle overlooking the famous Baie de Pampelonne. Facing the Mediterranean from a privileged perch, La Réserve Ramatuelle was designed by in-demand French architect Jean-Michel Wilmotte, whose projects include hotels, restaurants, museums (like galleries in the Orsay and Doha’s Museum of Islamic Art), plus ambitious buildings like Station F, the world’s largest start-up incubator soon opening in Paris.

Good to know: La Réserve Ramatuelle unveiled two new villas last summer, bringing the grand total to 14. The height of luxury, these rental villas complement the hotel’s nine rooms and 19 suites. Here’s what to expect in the villas: bespoke services including a personal chef, butler and a housekeeper, along with a private pool, Jacuzzi, terrace and garden.

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Villa guests are also privy to exclusive programs like the Nescens bootcamp, which includes a private health evaluation, a trainer-supervised exercise plan, spa treatments, and meals created by a nutritionist. Michelin-starred chef Eric Canino oversees the menu planning. Bonus: Guests can take away the menus when they check out—for lasting fitness and health benefits. Rates start at €3,800/night for Villa 1 and €3,200/night for Villa 2 (approximately $4,238 and $3,568, respectively).

Tip: The 8,600-square-foot spa at La Réserve Ramatuelle is a destination itself, with a team of highly trained therapists specializing in wellbeing, fitness, and health. There are a number of programs to choose from (like shaping, Nescens better-aging therapies, and more). Or you could just opt for a relaxing massage!