A Day In | St. Tropez

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Posted on June 25 2019

 

"La Belle Vie" in St. Tropez, isn't hard to find. Tucked away in the French Riviera, St. Tropez is the ultimate holiday destination. In Summer, the beau monde descend upon this Mediterranean Peninsula, in style whether that be yacht, helicopter or Maserati.

It is a town decadent with culture and bathed in sunshine; an idyllic paradise, doused in rosé and champagne-infused soirées. Whether you'd prefer to perch at a Portside café, dance the evening away at one of The Pampelonne Beach Clubs, dip your toes into the crystal-aquamarine waters or indulge in luxury shopping, St. Tropez is the seasoned-voyagers reverie. 

The realm of St. Tropez is integral to Pam Pam's vision. So, let us run you through an ideal day in this Mediterranean haven. 

7:00am

There is nothing better than waking up on the morning of a holiday, in a place that oozes relaxation. The coast of St. Tropez is speckled with fabulous hotels. If you wish to indulge in "la dolce vita", then Villa Marie is perfect. With a charming Riviera atmosphere and rooms and suits decorated by Jocelyne Sibuet, Villa Marie will have you coming back every year for the picturesque views of Pampelonne Bay. The Hôtel Byblos is just as fabulous. Since its opening in 1967, the Byblos has been the desired place for jet-setters to reside, whilst in St. Tropez; its rustic ambiance, contagious.

8:00am

The day is young; and, it is time to indulge in a traditional Provençal meal. Wander down to La Tarte Tropézienne for a spot of coffee and one of their warm pastries or breads. If you fancy something a little bit more, head to Sénéquier in the quiet of the early morning port for a breakfast coffee; you won't be able to miss its signature red awnings. 

9:00am 

Following a spot of breakfast, Places des Lices is the place to be. Open on Tuesdays and Saturdays between 7:00am to 1:00pm, these French Provincial town markets are perfect for surveying divine country produce: fruits, vegetables, goat's cheese, olives and garlic, making the air rife with succulent and mouth-watering aromats. 

 

11:00am 

Once the day has warmed up and the morning has been attended to, it's time to bask in St. Tropez's glorious, golden rays. Finding a beach is not the problem, it's choosing one. Perched against layers of fine sand and crystal-clear waters, Club 55 has become one of St. Tropez's most chic, private beaches. With sky-blue sun lounges and a marvellous view of incoming super yachts, Club 55 transgresses from a place to listen to the waves lapping against the shore in the afternoon, to a veritable beach party in the early-evening, well into St. Tropez's buzzing night-life. 

2:00pm 

In-between lounging upon cushioned white sun-beds, you may fancy a spot of afternoon shopping. It seems only natural that St. Tropez is home to some of the most luxurious labels. However, if there's one you must discover it's: Rondini. Located on 16 Rue Clemenceau, Rondini is revered for its remarkably chic footwear. Crafted with impeccable quality and around 125 euros per pair, these sandals are perfect for wandering around the cobble-stone paths of St. Tropez. 

3:00pm 

There is something indulgently perfect about a spot of ice-cream on a warm, balmy afternoon. Whether you're after a palette cleansing scoop of lemon or the decadent flavour combination of chocolate and caramel, Barbarac has it all. With flavours such as honey, apple, mandarin and yoghurt, Barbarac is a must on your go-to list. 

5:00pm 

With the afternoon sun simmering softly against the horizon, it's time to return to the hotel and refresh. Brush the sand off your skin, slip on Pam Pam's Club 55 Set and a pair of newly purchased Rondini sandals and make your way to Le Tigrr at Hotel Ermitage. The perfect spot for an aperitif, Le Tigrr serves an array of beverages from a mixed well-spritz to a perfectly chilled glass of light-rosé. The hotel bar has one of the most beautiful views of the city, so it's certain to start off the evening well. 

7:00pm 

The art of fine dining comes part and parcel with St. Tropez. One of the most decadent and exquisite restaurants in St. Tropez is undeniably: La Vague d'Or. With a 'nightly symphony' of flavours of Provence, Chef Arnaud Donckel blends tastes and textures to create an entire, culinary experience between 7:30pm to 10:00pm. If you're after something slightly more intimate and disclosed, then BanH-Hoï is the place to be. One of the most exclusive restaurants in St. Tropez, BanH-Hoï is a luxurious melange of Vietnamese and Thai food. With a dark and brooding interior, doused in dim lighting and red walls, BanH-Hoï, invites the diner to indulge their senses.  

BONNE NUIT XX

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