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If you're looking for an A List spa break you can't do much better than Terre Blanche, a 750-acre resort nestled in the rolling hills of Provence. Here your only problem is choosing which of the numerous pools to lounge by.
At Terre Blanche you can do as the Cannes set do by visiting the world class spa, which is guarenteed to leave you tres, tres blissed out. The real selling point is the 20 metre indoor infinity pool which leads through to an outdoor vitality pool with air beds and jets. Thanks to the surrounding flower gardens, you can take in the smell of lavendar while you bathe in bubbles. It'd be hard not to switch off in this tranquil space, although the pool is perfect for an Instagram smug shot thanks to the hanging lanterns, floating candles and palatial pillars. We ♥.
The spa is expansive with 14 treatment rooms where they offer bespoke massages and beauty treatments, with facials by Carita or Ivo Pintaguy. If you're looking to up the luxe you can have your very own treatment suite which includes a double jacuzzi, a steam room and outdoor terrace. If you're the type to travel with your Nikes, there are numerous Pilates, Yoga and fitness classes (as well as the gym) to work off the bottles of rosé.
We meant it when we said you'll be relaxing like the Cannes set, as stars including Rosario Dawson often head to Terre Blanche for a break from their Cannes Film Festival duties.
But it's not all body wraps and foot scrubs, the resort is in the perfect location to explore the Cote D'Azur - it is 35 minutes from Cannes and 45 minutes from Nice. As well as all those vineyards, this is also the home of fragrance. That's right Grazia girls, in the surrounding fields you can stumble upon bags of petals waiting to be turned into Chanel No.5. The hotel will arrange trips to the Fragonard parfumerie in Grasse where you can learn about fragrance and even make your own personal scent.
Now you didn't think we'd forget the food did you? The resort has four restaurants, from relaxed poolside dining at the Tousco to the gourmet restaurant the Faventia. Executive chef Yannick Franques joined in March 2014, having previously worked at Michelin star restaurants and with chefs including Christian Constant, Alain Ducasse and Eric Fréchon.
To get the real Provençal experience, the hotel arranges wine (and cheese) tasting visits at local vineyard, Chateau des Selves. A Grazia tip - we recommend that during your stay you order crepes to be served on your terrace. Each of the 115 suites and villas comes with private terraces nestled in beds of lavendar - room service doesn't get any chicer.
Visit Terre Blanche website for booking enquiries, pricing and further information.