A Queen's Favourite Retreat in
the Heart of Provence
Come and discover this extraordinary property Cru Classé des Côtes de Provence, where the owner will tell you himself the history of his castle, to meet Queen Victoria. Visit the Victoria Museum and discover the life of the Queen and her visit to Hyères and the castle in 1892. Then, in an old cellar of the XVIIIth century, in the Victoria room, you will be immersed in the universe of the Santons de Provence by visiting the Henri Fabre Bartalli collection with more than 2000 santons from the XVIIIth century to nowadays. Outside, visit the "Victoria" historical park with its Mediterranean essences and its collection of birds. Finally, commented tasting of the classified wines of the castle in the treasure room containing hundredyear-old . Shopping in the famous wine store, tableware, crystalware and original gift items. A real immersion in the art of living in Provence.
Story of the Victorias
In 1892, the Château was visited by Queen Victoria, during her stay in Hyères. At the same time, the owner's greatgrandmother, little Victoria Constant, learned at the age of 8 that she had the same first name as the famous and powerful Queen of England who was staying in Hyères.
Victoria then asked her parents to go and meet her and the whole family decided to go down to Hyères. On the way, Victoria noticed the Château de la Clapière and instantly fell in love with it. She made a short stop there and took the opportunity to pick violets for the Queen. A few hours later,
young Victoria met the Queen and offered her the violets she had picked.
What to do:
Discovering Provence Traditional Way of Life
A guided visit of the castle and the Victoria Museum