Saint-Paul-de-Vence to St Tropez
Drive Time: 1 hour, 35 miles | Distance: 66 miles
St Tropez is the place for soaking up the best of the
French Riviera’s sun, sand and beautiful scenery, its multitude of art, museums
and parks, not to mention the round-the-clock wining, dining and dancing scene…
with something to seduce everyone. Entwined with the explosive popularity of St
Tropez, Club 55 on Pampelonne Beach was the very first of its kind and said to
be Bridget Bardot’s favourite. Today it’s still the sexiest and classiest beach
club here, with simple-yet-gourmet cuisine that’s hotter than ever after
60-plus years, and a guest list that frequently drops the biggest names around.
Nearly 50 and just as fabulous, St Tropez’s crown jewel of disco – the glitzy,
glamorous Les Caves du Roy – has lost none of its panache or electric ambiance.
Champagne remains the drink of choice, and superstar resident DJ Jack-E mixes
music for its flashbulb-popping, celebrity-rich clientele.
Open from late June
to early September each year, it’s champagne, celebrities and one wild party at
The VIP Room Bar & Nightclub: Jean Roch's legendary dance institution in
the centre of the St Tropez, heralded by Karl Lagerfeld as the ‘best club in
the world’ and – like Les Caves du Roy and Club 55 – seems to defy age and
Perfect for breakfast, lunch, an aperitif or late evening cocktails (when
the atmosphere transforms from a quaint seaside café to a happening bar with a
party atmosphere that carries on well into the night), Bar du Port is perfect
for all ages, open year-round, and not excessively expensive.
Fancy a break from the glittering nightlife? Then look no
further than the idyllic L’Auberge des Maures – St Tropez’s oldest restaurant
tucked into a quaint narrow street near the harbour. Locals (and those in the
know) head here for copious amounts of authentic Provençal specialities. Book a
table on the leafy, vintage-vine-covered terrace come summer.
Stay: La Réserve Ramatuelle (4 nights)
La Réserve Ramatuelle
If you’re in search of a place to rest body and soul, and a place to recharge your batteries in the most beautiful of natural surroundings, then look no further.
Find Out More