Château de Rocabella

Château de Rocabella

For a weekend or holiday with your "feet in the water", the Château de Rocabella offers you an experience that combines nature, beauty and water activities. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea with its three hectares of parkland planted with Mediterranean species, the estate extends right down to the sea. You have access to a cove where you can swim in peace and enjoy the breathtaking view. Perhaps you recognise this magical setting? Yes, Rocabella was featured in the filming of Downtown Abbey II in April 2022! Located on the Côte d'Azur and 5 minutes from Toulon, Rocabella is nestled in the heart of the largest marine park in Europe, the Port-Cros National Park. The estate has been awarded the Esprit Parc label which demonstrates its commitment to sustainable development. You can accommodate up to 39 people in the three villas. You will be at home in complete privacy while enjoying luxury hotel service and exceptional water sports activities.  

Discover the property of Château de Rocabella

Privatise the whole Rocabella estate with its three houses (the Grande Villa, the Cottage and the Bastide) to gather up to 42 people! Or, if you are less numerous, rent only one of these three houses! They all have lush private gardens to ensure total privacy, while enjoying direct access to the sea and all the water activities of the estate.

– The “Grande Villa” accommodates 15 people with a luxury full board hotel service. Its terrace opens onto a large staircase that slopes gently down to the sea, offering one of the most beautiful panoramas of the French Riviera. On the east side, there is a lovely private heated swimming pool surrounded by small pools reminiscent of the Alhambra gardens.

– “La Bastide” is an authentic Mediterranean farmhouse. Its private garden is a haven of peace with its swimming corridor. It can accommodate 14 people.

– “Le Cottage” is nestled away in the greenery. It accommodates 10 people in its privacy. Its terrace with its jacuzzi offers an exceptional sea view.

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Principal living and reception rooms

Are you looking for an inspiring, unusual and timeless venue for an exceptional event? A birthday party, an intimate wedding, a family celebration… Rocabella offers you an elegant setting for your reception, with impeccable services.

The lounges of the Grande Villa are sumptuous: the entrance hall can accommodate a banquet for 60 people. The large lounge with its fireplace opens onto the terrace with a breathtaking view of the sea. It connects on one side with the dining room with its refined woodwork, and on the other side with the delightful winter garden whose Victorian veranda became famous thanks to the film Downton Abbey. It continues with the large, warm and intimate library. Your guests will be pampered by the estate’s hotel team, and will have fond memories of the time you give them.

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Our bedrooms

In the Grand Villa, the 11 bedrooms are accessed via the imposing staircase in the main hall. Each room is decorated with refinement, retaining the romantic charm of its time and has its own bathroom. On the 1st floor, a suite and 5 rooms and on the 2nd floor, 4 rooms allow you to accommodate 15 people. For breakfast, a buffet is served in the dining room.

“La Bastide” and its 7 rooms comfortably accommodate 14 people, and its independent studio, 2 additional people.

In “Le Cottage”, the 4 rooms are bathed in light thanks to large bay windows, and can accommodate 8 adults and 2 children.

In the basic package, a breakfast basket is provided for all guests staying in the Bastide and the Cottage. But, at your convenience, you can extend the services: full board, water activities, wellness, childcare…

A tailor-made stay, a complete relaxation for young and old!

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Guest house

“La Bastide” and “le Cottage” are the two guest houses of the “Grande Villa”. They can be rented together or independently, and provide privacy to their occupants.

La Bastide is a 380 m2 Provençal farmhouse with a clean, contemporary design. Thanks to its swimming corridor which borders its terrace, and its private garden of 2,000 m2, its guests can enjoy the landscape in complete tranquillity. With its own access, a 50 m2 studio close to the Bastide can accommodate 2 additional people.

The Cottage is a 200 m2 house for about ten people. Nestled in a green setting, its terrace with its jacuzzi offers an exceptional sea view.

“La Bastide” and “Le Cottage” give access to the nautical activities and to the marine creek and to all the other services of the domain on request.

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Dedicated to the Villa, the house staff, the RocaTeam is present to make your stay an unforgettable moment.

The RocaTeam consists of :

1 Chef, who will prepare your family meals from 11am to 2pm and from 7pm to 10pm

1 Maître d’hôtel, for your table service from 11am to 2pm and from 7pm to 10pm

1 Breakfast Manager from 8am to 11am

1 Guest Manager, for your concierge service from 9am to 5pm

1 Housekeeper and her team, for your daily cleaning from 8am to 3pm

1 Technical team (garden and technician) from 9am to 5pm

1 Sports instructor, for Rocanautique from 10am to 6pm

The house staff is available for you 7 days a week during the season from May to September and from Tuesday to Saturday during the middle and low season.

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If you are familiar with the place, nothing could be more normal! Three recent movie releases have put Rocabella in the spotlight: Downtown Abbey II in April 2022, The Origin of Evil released on November 2022 (by Sébastien Marnier) and A Perfect Man in 2015 with Pierre Niney. And the directors have not been mistaken, Rocabella has a very special story.

At the end of the 19th century, Jules Pétin, a visionary industrialist, decided to give meaning to his life and wanted to build an exceptional place combining nature, elegance and conviviality.

Our entrepreneur quickly set his sights on the exceptional site of Rocabella overlooking the sea in the small town of Le Pradet. In collaboration with the Danish architect of Empress Eugenie, Hans-Georg Tersling, he designed a romantic architecture with a warm and daring character.
In the 20th century, the estate was a popular place for literary and artistic circles before becoming a holiday resort for children after the Second World War. At the turn of the century, it was the decorator Patrice Nourissat who undertook a remarkable artistic work to restore the residence and its magnificent gardens.
Since 2020, Jean-Baptiste Rudelle has taken over the entire estate with the aim of preserving the original spirit of the place: traditional tourist accommodation and a real cocoon with a meticulous aesthetic, which combines modern comfort and respect for the environment.
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Château Lifestyle

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Activities around

The Côte d’Azur enjoys an exceptional climate with more than 300 days of sunshine a year. Many artists have chosen to live here, notably for its light and the beauty of its landscapes. For example, Renoir, Fragonard, Bonnard, Matisse, Picasso, Nicolas de Staels, Chagal and Cocteau have all contributed to the artistic and cultural development of the region.

The Chateau de Rocabella is one of the jewels of the Var coast. Live in symbiosis with nature, the Mediterranean vegetation and the crystal clear sea! Thanks to the boat provided by Rocanautique, you can explore the bay of Toulon, the “most beautiful harbour in Europe”. You will also be able to take a sea excursion along the wild Varoise coast, towards the natural park of Giens and the island of Porquerolles. At mealtime, drop anchor to enjoy a picnic prepared by the Rocabella chef. The Rocanautique centre also offers you an introduction to the new glide, wingfoil, e-foil, paddle… And to recharge your batteries after a day at sea, the Rocawellness team offers you yoga and meditation classes, massages, sensory courses…

On the Côte d’Azur, the most difficult thing will be to choose your visits: from Saint Tropez to Monaco, via Cannes, Nice, Villefranche-sur-mer, the village of Saint-Paul de Vence… There is no shortage of cultural assets: the Palais Lascaris in the old town of Nice, the Matisse museum in the Arènes de Cimiez, the Chagal museum and the Cheret museum of contemporary art, the MAMAC in Nice, the Renoir museum in Cagnes-sur-Mer, the Maeght foundation in Antibes, the sumptuous Ephrussie de Rothschild villa in Cap Ferrat, the Greek villa Kerylos in Beaulieu, or the oceanographic museum in Monaco.

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Practical information

Exact address : 567 Rue Général Weygand, 83220 Le Pradet, France

The Rocanautique team offers you free fins, masks, snorkels, neoprene wetsuits and slippers to explore the sea bed. They are included in the basic service.

Boat, e-foil, wing foil, laser game and/or padel outings are extra (prices on request).

Other leisure activities are available during your stay: pétanque, molki, darts, board games…

The main villa has its own zen pool.
The cottage has a jacuzzi with panoramic views of the Mediterranean.
The Bastide and its studio have a private swimming corridor.

Our team will be at your disposal for any question you may have.

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