Sunday, June 16, 2024

Weekend in Saint-Tropez – Love within the Metropolis of Mild


Having solely visited Saint-Tropez low season throughout my year-long travels, I used to be keen to find this scenic coastal city on the French Riviera earlier than it shut down for the winter. I grew to become additional intrigued after writing a narrative about it for Fodor’s Journey, detailing precisely how Saint-Tropez grew to become the hotspot it’s in the present day. This previous September, we packed our baggage, hopped on the prepare, and headed south.

Our first cease was a room with a view overlooking the Gulf of Saint-Tropez at Château de La Messardière. I share extra about this dream property, right here.

After lounging by the pool and indulging within the panorama’s pure magnificence, with a cease at Château de La Messardière’s Jardin Tropézina seaside membership, we headed again down the hill. Subsequent cease, the city of Saint-Tropez.

To dive into the historical past of Saint-Tropez, we stayed at Lodge Byblos courting again to 1967. Its nightclub Les Caves du Roy was the place to be. Notable figures together with Grace Kelly, Prince Charles, Romy Schneider, Lauren Bacall, Paloma Picasso, Beyoncé, Naomi Campbell, Leonardo DiCaprio and Mick Jagger have handed via the doorways. Little has modified in recent times at this timeless lodge that even features a Missoni suite.

Afternoons had been spend wandering the historic city of Saint-Tropez, misplaced within the maze of streets whereas eating places and galleries awaited night patrons.

Our keep within the south coincided with Les Voiles des Saint-Tropez, a really extravagant Mediterranean regatta.

What a present of sailboats! And what a sundown… Thanks for the end-of-season recollections, Saint-Tropez!



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