Le Lavandou is a commune in southeastern France in Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur region. The name is derived from the fragrant lavender flower, which is abundant in the area, and is sometimes thought to come from the Occitan term for lavoir (a public place for washing clothes) lavandor. A seaside resort town, Le Lavandou has fine sandy beaches, a dreamy seaside fishing port, and an active yacht marina. Every morning, a fish market is bustling with people and the freshest seafood can be purchased there.
On a hilltop, overlooking the countryside, Chateau Les Roches sits in an ideal setting perfect for relaxation and romantic occasions. In the Maures range plunges its last counter-forts into the Mediterranean and unveils, in a roundabout and circuitous way of its creeks, a peace haven like a rocky and watery flower-vessel, the hotel des Roches and its exotic gardens. The daily fishing catch is directly served in the plates of guests, with its pilchard sardines, its domestic beds with pastis, a relish of spinach beet and a Provençal specialty of pine-seeded covered tart. At the distance from the Archipel of the Isles d'Or, an ecological paradise for migratory birds offers numerous small beaches.
One of the best places to stay and dine in the Cote d’Or, Les Roches is a beautiful country residence with stylish interiors and luxurious guest rooms. Every room in the chateau has a splendid view of the surrounding countryside that can be seen from the elegant French windows or balconies. Within the premises is a main building where the guest rooms and gastronomic restaurant are located, and a Gardener’s Cottage, which is a self-catering accommodation that can be booked for weeklong stays.
Les Roches restaurant offers two set menus including regional specialties and vegetarian options made from seasonal and local produce, five nights a week. Every Tuesdays and Wednesdays freshly baked bread and cold cut platters are served.