Nestled deep within the wooded Provençal hills, a stones throw from local hotspots Nice and St. Tropez, you'll find Terre Blanche - a 5-star spa and golf resort in the South of France. 

This hotel, set in 300-hectares of glorious countryside, caters for every whim - chilled weekend away with your maids? Tick. Or perhaps you're after a rigorous regime to banish those muffin tops ahead of the wedding day? Tick. It's all available here. 


There are 115 suites and villas all cleverly dotted across the estate. The décor is modern-luxe with local touches - think natural stone and plush fabrics. At every turn you'll find unusual sculptures and original art. Foodies are fully catered for with a choice of four restaurants, all serving locally sourced produce such as the freshest roast sea bream with Barigoule-style artichokes on offer at La Gaudina.

The spa is world class, a haven of tranquility and contemporary cool - white-washed walls, all wonderfully natural that perfectly echo the local landscape, with pops of modern art adorning the walls. All sorts of treatments are on offer that blend innovation and genuine know-how with locally sourced plant oils. The Swedish massage with lavender oil is a must and will soothe away every inch of strain from your body. In fact you won't want the pampering to end.


Book in for one of the new luxury treatment packages  - there are two 3-day packages; the Body & Mind Detox and the Ultimate Restorative Provencal Escape. The Body & Mind detox includes treatments to cover everything from chakra balancing to Lymphatic drainage to rid your body of toxins and improve blood circulation. Daily hammam treatments and soul soothing yoga will leave you feeling relaxed and energised.

Take it up a notch with one of the four 6-day packages: The Perfect Silhouette Spa Slimming package is just the thing to whip you into shape ahead of the big day - muscle-honing sessions on the aqua bike are followed by vigorous treatments to banish cellulite. The programmes are intense enough to guarantee results, but still leave time to soak up the spectacular mountain backdrop and fresh mountain air, so deliciously scented with rosemary, lavender and olive - Terre Blanche is a world away from wedding stresses.

If this all sounds too much, succumb to the delights of the local villages of Tourettes and Fayence and while away an afternoon honing your wine tasting skills at Chateau des Selves, in Seillans. The Fragonard perfumery is well worth a visit and if you have time, creating your own scent at the perfume masterclass is a must.


Terre Blanche packages include Body & Mind Detox and the Ultimate Restorative Provencal Escape priced from €1465. The Perfect Silhouette Spa Slimming package from €1928;