By Cécile Na on April 18, 2018

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Ah, Le Mas Candille, I’m still dreaming of it! Three years ago I had lunch by the pool at La Pergola, the hotel’s summer restaurant. I have been dying to come back to this enchanting scenery and explore all the new features put in place since my last visit.

For those who do not yet know this five-star hotel, Le Mas Candille is located in Mougins, in the hinterland of Cannes and has 45 rooms and suites. The gardens extend over more than 4 hectares. Can you picture this amazing setting? 😊

I went to enjoy a Cocooning Day with my darling and we really enjoyed the Provençal atmosphere & luxury of the French Riviera. Such authentic charm!

Le Candille Restaurant

Imagine canapés and large windows giving on to a panoramic view of Grasse and the countryside. I discovered timeless and refined decoration. When the weather is warmer, the tables are laid out on the terrace.

Xavier Burelle became the new chef of this gourmet restaurant’s kitchens in February 2018.

On the day of my visit, the Market Menu was themed around the carrot: a real challenge! This menu changes every 15 days, and the next one is to be centred around  asparagus and strawberries 👌 I like the idea of highlighting a product and sublimating it.

Its presentation is very pleasant to see and the dishes are inventive. My taste buds are already in turmoil!
Marinated mackerel, carrot puree and carrot petals with smoked salt and Espelette chilli, crunchy chicory leaves

Mixed baby carrot salad with white asparagus, blood orange vinaigrette, coriander pesto. Beef cheek cooked Niçoise-style, Vichy carrots, potato gnocchi with black garlic cream

Gently cooked monk fish medallions, potato puree with sea urchin coral, carrot juice Carrot cake, ginger jelly and orange sorbet

A challenge met expertly, Chef 👏 A delight from the appetizer to the dessert!

A few tips:

– Le Mas Candille joined the Relais & Châteaux group in 2004

– A young and attentive team is always at the service of the visitors

– Lunch at the Le Candille restaurant is from 49€ (64€ with drinks included)

– The atmosphere is chic but relaxed

– The restaurant is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays except in the evenings (from May to September)

Spa Candille

I had never heard of the ESPA brand before my visit here. The Candille Spa has used this British brand dedicated to 5-star spa treatments since June 2016. I was lucky enough to enjoy a 1 hour treatment: 30 minutes for my body and 30 minutes for my face.

I was perfectly advised by the beautician. We spoke for a few minutes before the treatment began in order to adapt it to my needs and desires. For the body massage, I chose the Eucalyptus Resistance Body Oil, which acts on the immune system. We then selected for a very nourishing facial oil based on frangipani flower, ideal for dry skin. I loved how it moisturised without the occasionally sticky after effect.

The Spa has 5 treatment cabins but also opens out to magnificent outdoor facilities: a heated hydrotherapy pool, sauna, jacuzzi, and fitness area (sheltered). A real bubble of well-being ✨

What I liked:

– Private locker rooms

– An internationally renowned skincare brand

– A very comfortable massage table

– The tranquility of the private gardens

Do not disturb! This is my happy place 🙏

How to prolong this moment of pure relaxation? By opting for a quiet nap! This spot lends itself perfectly. The Spa’s small Japanese garden is both soothing and exotic. We cross over a bamboo hedge to access the jacuzzi. This place gives the impression of being completely elsewhere, a magical experience!

Key notes:

  • – A pool with a current to swim against
  • – A 100% Zen space with lots of lush vegetation
The view from the relaxation room
The Pergola with its infinity pool that will open at the end of April
This idyllic setting in a relaxing atmosphere is perfect if you need to escape …

To know:

– A luxury hotel on a human scale with the goal of excellence

– This green setting is only 10 minutes from Cannes

– Attentive and discreet service and staff

Did you enjoy this prestigious establishment?

I will soon be preparing a new gourmet treat, and this time we will leave for Monaco!

Meanwhile, it’s off to Madrid for me, so follow along on Instagram. I will share some stories 💞


Le Mas Candille – Hotel, Restaurant, Spa

Boulevard Clément Rebuffel, 06250 Mougins

+33 (0)4 92 28 43 43

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