Terre Blanche is a golfer's paradise set in the Provence countryside. But there is fun for all the family at this large and relaxing resort.


The feel here is rustic and authentic. Just a 50-minute drive from Nice airport, the resort is green and lush.

Terre Blanche is a large and sprawling resort, yet still manages to feel secluded.

For golfers, there are two championship 18-hole courses.



Take lessons at the Albatros Golf Performance Centre.

Improve your swing at the Biomecaswing centre. Or, make use of the 64 bay driving range and the indoor and outdoor putting greens.



Foodies won’t be disappointed at any of the hotel’s four restaurants.

At the clubhouse, enjoy golf course views as you tuck into omelette aux herbes.

But the standout is the Michelin-starred La Faventia.

Divine amusebouches set the tone, while the asparagus dish turns a humble vegetable into a work of art.

The John Dory for two is perfectly served with a delicious buttery sauce. As befits France, the wine is excellent and the cheese course a must.


Villas with a view

As for the villas, each manages to feel totally private.

Ours came complete with kitchen, living room, dining area and two bathrooms.

The highlight was the large terracotta-floored terrace, which has a gorgeous Jacuzzi and stunning valley views.

Do find time for the spa – it is sizeable and blissful.


Cycling and kids' activities

A new offering from the hotel is its Bike and Bites tour, an afternoon spent on electric bikes (it’s hilly).

Explore the stunning countryside, stopping off at local cheese makers, wine producers and olive oil purveyors to sample and learn.

A heavenly experience, you pass fig, orange and cherry trees and even sweet donkeys.

The resort is perfect as a romantic hideaway but also suits families.

There is a kids' club, an infinity swimming pool and there are tennis courts.


Terre Blanche costs from €350 for a Deluxe Suite for two. To find out more read here.


This article was originally published in the Mayfair Times. Read the magazine here.