For tourists and local residents alike, there's many an unsuspected pleasure to be found close by, from the sea to the summits of the Pre-Alps. Among bays, peninsulas and sun-drenched countryside, luxury hotels, beaches, golf courses and jaunts, we'll take you to some amazing places.

August 2014

Commanderie de Peyrassol

  • To the manor born

This former Knights Templar commandery in the foothills of the Massif des Maures dates from the 13th century and was a halt and rest place on the route to the Holy Land. Now it has revived its tradition of hospitality and welcomes passing visitors with eight new and five existing guestrooms. Authentic floor tiles, stripped beams, time-aged period furniture and beautiful linen make up the décor created by decorator Jean-Louis Fages. In a majestic architectural setting still redolent of the Templars, chef Guillaume Delaunet welcomes you to his table d'hôte to enjoy seasonal cuisine using vegetables from the kitchen garden.

An open-air museum.
The Commanderie de Peyrassol houses France's largest private collection of contemporary art that is open to the public. Its garden is dotted with some 50 huge sculptures by great contemporary artists, including Antony Gormley's new installation and pieces by Paul Berry, Kendell Geers and Bernar Venet who recently contributed to the Le Noir Bernar special bottling.

Flassans-sur-Issole, RN7 – Tél. 04 94 69 71 02

 Retrouvez tout l’univers du vignoble varois dans les trois restaurants.

Relive the world of this Var vineyard through the three Un Jour à Peyrassol restaurants, in Brussels, Paris and Saint-Tropez. They showcase the region's best products via delicious food, a delicatessen, a wine cellar and a truffle bar.

• Saint-Tropez, 17 avenue du Général Leclerc – Tél. 04 94 97 02 55 
• Paris 2e, 13 rue Vivienne Tél. 01 42 60 12 92 
• Bruxelles, 76 rue de l’Aqueduc Tél. 02/539 32 99

Par Marjorie Modi


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