Lily of the Valley
La Croix-Valmer, France
Inspired by the Hanging Gardens of Babylon
Set on the Mediterranean coastline in La Croix Valmer, Lily of the Valley welcomes guests to a year-round wellness sanctuary. The stunning property is a short 20 minutes from Saint-Tropez and features breathtaking views of the sea. From its position atop a hill surrounded by protected nature reserves, guests are only a few steps away from the sandy, five-kilometer Gigaro Beach. Lily of the Valley’s guestrooms and suites were designed by renowned architect Phillipe Starck with the condition that all buildings must blend seamlessly with the natural surroundings and nothing could be taller than the trees. At the heart of the hotel is the 2,000-square-meter wellness center complete with seven cabins, two steam rooms, a snow-shower, sauna, health-focused restaurant with vegan and vegetarian options, and 25-meter swimming pool. The wellness offerings range from detox programs to energy treatments and immersive sport and yoga retreats. For a culinary delight, Lily of the Valley’s Provencal and Mediterranean Restaurant features an outdoor swimming pool facing the sea and a bar perfectly positioned to take in the sunset.