The History of
Chateau Saint Martin
Stretching across the hilltops of Provence, a peaceful refuge on a site stepped in history.
Home to Saint Martin, Bishop of Tours, and strategically placed Roman fortification that kept his name. Bequeathed to the Crusaders on their return from Jerusalem by the Comte de Provence.
The Domaine Saint-Martin becomes a stronghold for the Knights Templar.
A Polish Count purchases the domain in ruins and begins rebuilding on the foundation of the former Templar Commander’s residence. Traces of the original ruins still populate the site and are listed as monuments in the French historical register.
Fernand Genève, a Parisian businessman, purchases the domain and begins extensive rebuilding.
Genève opens the first hotel on the property.
Six private villas are built to complement the hotel accommodations.
The Oetker family purchase Château Saint-Martin & Spa.
Château Saint-Martin & Spa receives the prestigious Palace Distinction