Between flower-filled terraces and fragrant gardens, this large farmhouse nestled at the foot of the umbrella pines cultivates happy Italian desires. The Provencal jewel in the crown of Maisons & Hôtels Sibuet, Villa Marie and its 45 rooms and suites can be enjoyed with the sun at its zenith. The bay of Pampelonne, on the big screen, reminds us that we're in Ramatuelle, just a few minutes from the bustling Place des Lices via the Route des Carles.
In the warmer hours, we like to lounge under the cooing waterfall at the end of the bean-shaped pool, take a siesta under the terracotta parasols, linger in the lounges in front of the shell frescoes and admire the cashmere drapes from the Liberty archives, the furniture and the objects collected like a cabinet of curiosities. Luckily, time has no hold here. Better still, it allows for digressions: sleeping in, daydreaming, reading, going for a stroll, only to return again and again to taste the freshness of life. In fact, it won't be long before you'll be ordering that thirst-quenching frozen rosé , the impeccable combination of Domaine de Marie wine, liqueur, lemon juice and strawberry purée, all served over a ton of crushed ice (to be consumed, of course, in moderation).
Last but not least, the Pure Altitude spa will be a must, as Jocelyne Sibuet, who founded Les Fermes de Marie 30 years ago, was one of the first to become an expert in natural, holistic beauty.