Bonjour my dears!
Today I want to tell you about one of my favorite summer destination! Everybody’s heard of Saint Tropez: a small and iconic costal town in the south of France. All the French Riviera has that vintage vibes that makes all the world in love with it, but in Saint Tropez time seems to have been stopped. This small fascinating village with its pastel pink an yellow houses, its nature and its bohemian vibes has become one of the hottest destination all over the world. Nowadays it’s the place to be next to Mykonos, Saint Barth and Capri. The mix between the small naif village and the jet setter fashionable life is what makes this place so special!
Saint Tropez really only came into its own during the late 19th century, when it became closely associated with the world of artists. In particular, the neo-Impressionist Paul Signac is said to have discovered the town when he was forced to shelter here from bad weather. He went on to build a house and entertained many well-known painters, including Matisse. During the early 20th century, the town’s Bohemian reputation also attracted many literary visitors. In the 1920s, it became popular with famous fashion designers, such as Coco Chanel.
In the mid-1950s period of history, Saint Tropez shot into the limelight as the place where Brigitte Bardot was first discovered. Wearing a bikini, a novelty at that time, she was seen here filming for ‘And God Created Woman‘.
If you’ve been following me, you should know my love for this French paradise. Everything here makes me feel so good. The nature, the colors, the Mediterranean scents. Here you can really take a breath from real life, have a walk visiting some beautiful wine yards and discovering the genuine taste of life with that Bohemian feeling and at the same time living the jet setter life with a classy attire. This mix make the magic of Saint Tropez!
Here today I want to share with you guid guide to discover and enjoy like this little pearl of the French Riviera! Last but not least, if you’re a sunset and stars addicted you will love this place. Sunset is for sure my favorite moment of the day. The warm colors, the sun going down leaving space to the stars makes me feel so good. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram to discover more spots for sunset lovers!
Now it’s time for you to discover my favorite places and to fall in love with those Tropéziennes vibes!
Happy summer season!
Where to stay
Villa Marie : located in a seven acres of pines forest, this is the best place if you want to relax your mind with a French “provence” style. If you’re tired of the beach this hotel offers you an amazing pool ( it looks like you’re in your private Villa) and a good gym.
La Reserve, Ramatuelle : best place if you’re looking for a modern accommodation with the spa ever with La Mer products
Where to be to meet literally everyone from top models to Stallone family
Club 55: this is the best beach in Saint Tropez! You can reach it by boat easily, the staff is very quick and kind, the view is amazing, you have one the best “boho” shop and the restaurant is with no doubt the place to be
What to eat at the 55 looking like a regular
L’assiette des crudités ( raw fresh vegetables with an anchovies and mustard sauce) , l’artichaut ( cooked big artichoke with vinaigrette sauce by the side) , la tarte aux fruits rouges ( a big slice of red fruits cakes with Chantilly cream on the side) and don’t forget to order a bottle of rosé wine!
Where to have the best Michelin star dinner
L’Acacia at the Chateau de la Messardière
La Vague d’Or at La Résidence de la Pinède
Where to buy typical “rosé wine”
Where to feel like Brigitte Bardot in “And God Created Woman”
Sénéquier : perfect for omelettes and a morning slice of Tarte Tropezienne
Best luxury fashion shops
Maison Michel : if you’re an hat lover you will know the brand for sure. This new mono brand shop is located in the heart of Saint Tropez and has a perfect summer selection.
Dior : located in the center of Saint Tropez in a beautiful villa with a cool and classy outside restaurant “Dior des Lices” , perfect for lunch or an afternoon shopping break
Chanel : this amazing Chanel boutique is opened from April to October, located inside the radiant La Mistralée townhouse. The best part of the shop is for sure the garden with a blue swimming pool with relaxing deckchairs making it a serene slice of shopping paradise
Where to buy the best summer sandals
Where to get the best boho pieces for your summer clothing
BlaBla in the center of Saint Tropez
Club 55 beach shop
Where to buy the best Tarte Tropezienne
Marcel Cavazza patisserie
Where to feel the 70s jet set atmosphere
Les Caves du Roi
Where to go for an alternative dinner
BanH-Hai¨ : this thai-vietnamese restaurant is a secret places know by regulars. The mysterious and sexy atmosphere is what you need for a “spicy” dinner!
Where to feel like locals keeping it cool
Marché des Lices : this really beautiful market takes place every Tuesday in the famous Places des Lices. Here you can find everyone from locals to Karl Lagerfeld with his huge entourage. Best place to buy typical flavors from Provence like lavenders, thyme, goat’s cheese…Try the “pissaladière” which is a french slated cake with onions and anchovies. And don’t forget to buy a straw basket bag for your summer 70s outfit!
Photo credits:1. discovering la Citadelle, 2. 3. 4. pool, view and garden at Villa Marie, 5. L’Acacia terrace view 6. 7. 9.Club 55 restaurant, 8. Plage de Pampelonne, 10. Dior Des Lices, 11. Chanel boutique, 12. breakfast at Sénéquier, 13. pool at Villa Marie, 14. Club55 beach shop, 15. Rondini sandals