Château Saint-Martin & Spa
Château Saint-Martin & Spa
To contact the establishment
2490 Avenue des Templiers,
B.P. 102,
06142 Vence Cedex (Alpes-Maritimes)
Tel: + 33 (0)4 93 58 02 02
Fax: + 33 (0)4 93 24 08 91
Director: Philippe Perd

Overlooking Vence between Nice and Cannes, the Château Saint-Martin & Spa, surrounded by a 14-hectare park, boasts exceptional panorama views of the Riviera. This former residence of a Commander of the Knights Templar, a place steeped in history with Baous reflected in the infinity pool, provides an awe-inspiring and serene setting for intimate stays. Gourmet cuisine created by Yannick Franques for tasty moments to share as well as a spa with treatments by La Prairie for absolute relaxation. Several villages to explore in the surrounding area with their artisans and art galleries, not forgetting the Chapel of Rosary which owes its fame to the works of Henri Matisse.

Yannick Franques
Yannick Franques, who trained with Ducasse and Eric Fréchon, arrived at Château Saint-Martin in 2008 and has turned this property, perched on the hill slopes above Vence, into one of the best-known gourmet high spots on the Côte d‟Azur. The secret of his success? First, his ingredients: “a story of a true romance with the terroir”, and then, what he calls “his desire to delight” not to mention a love of sharing, which all combine to create “the excitement of a fine meal”. In his dining room at the Saint Martin, he serves “warm langoustine carpaccio, carrot foam with caraway, winkles and rocket in Sarawak pepper”, “lobster poached in a saffron-infused fish soup, bread-crumbed black olives, with a hint of aniseed”, “pigeon à la royale, spaghetti of truffled celeriac, sauce thickened with spiced dark chocolate” and other star dishes from a memorable signature menu.

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