After 18 months of construction and renovation, the Château de Fonscolombe is finally opening its doors to the public. While restoring the Château, special care was taken to preserve its heritage and maintain the elegance and soul of its majestic premises. The new hotel is the fruit of the vision and determination of Hélène Martel-Massignac, who, solely and with unwavering passion, came up with the plans for this project.
To achieve the standards of excellence demanded of the project, Hélène surrounded herself with a talented team of architects and decorators: Corrado de Giuli Morghen (Fabrica Traceorum), a conservationist architect who has worked on several listed buildings and gardens (the Orthodox Cathedral in Nice and the Musée Estrine in Saint-Rémy de Provence), Vincent Bastie, the man behind the architecture of 80 hotels (including Les Bains Paris, Le Marignan, and Le Burgundy), and Arnaud Behzadi and Cathy Grinon from the company Artefak.
Thanks to her perfectly-replicated restoration, the new decoration keeps the castle’s identity intact.
The reception rooms, with their Genoa leathers and Chinese artwork, ornate Provencal ceilings, chandeliers, and window frames were restored by the very best firms and local craftsmen. All material was selected to match the castle, for a chic and rustic combination that is pure Provence.
The rooms have been designed with the highest-quality materials: chiseled woods, rare silky fabrics, and marble and wood bathrooms. The layout of the wings was conceived such that the brightness of Provence is revealed in its walls and decor.--