Neither exactly the same nor completely different, the Château embodies quintessential 18th-century refinement for an unmistakably 21st-century style “art of living.” Today, Fonscolombe reveals its long line of excellence by sharing its magical, sophisticated, gentle, warm, and joyful spaces. The Château has embarked upon a new life, one remaining true to its history as a site of vacations and festivities, to welcome anyone in search of beauty and distinction in the one-of-a-kind setting of the Valley of Durance.
The Château is designed like a large house in which the rooms are joined in the spirit of a family residence, all the while maintaining their privacy. You’ll get a feel for life in the castle as soon as you walk up its porch steps, a feeling which extends to each of its 50 rooms. The sitting rooms, where the echoes of lavish Saporta family receptions can still be heard today, have been rearranged for relaxation. Enjoy a book in the library, taste a local wine in the lounge bar, have lunch or dinner in the dining room, play the piano in the gallery, unwind in the game room, challenge someone to some pool, meet friends, or spend time with family. Spacious patios overlooking an historical park and its sculptured fountains allow you to take your breakfast in the sun, or have lunch or dinner in the fabulous natural light of Provence. Located on the first floor of the historic castle, the Spa beckons guests to enjoy a moment of pampering and escape. Dedicated to wellbeing, the Spa features a gym, steam room, and reception area, and offers services such as massages, hand and facial treatments, hairstyling, and makeup. The Château’s wine cellar welcomes guests around a large table where wine lovers can taste vintage reds, rosés, and whites, all organic and from the Fonscolombe vineyards. The wine cellar bar is open at all times to both hotel guests and locals, and boasts a wonderful selection of cocktails and wines, including those from the castle’s vineyards.