St. Tropez Hotels

Best Hotels In St. Tropez

St Tropez France Hotels…..

are some of the best in the world. Welcome to St. Tropez! Here are my recommendations on the best luxury and moderately priced hotels in fabulous St. Tropez.

Hotel Byblos St Tropez

Hotel Byblos St. Tropez

Luxury with pool: The Hotel Byblos is an iconic hotspot for international jet-setters and is spectacular in many ways. It is in a perfect location in the heart of the village. From the moment you arrive, you will be in the lap of luxury and treated like royalty. Byblos is one of the best in St. Tropez if not in all the Cote d’azur! Brand new luxury suites were added last year as well as the Rivea Restaurant. Not only is staying here fabulous, but it is one of the best hot spots in St. Tropez. With a nighttime summer party around the pool and the famous Cave du Roy Club, Hotel Byblos is a destination for all who want to party and stay the St. Tropez way!
Address: 20 Avenue Paul Signac, St. Tropez

Pan Dei Palais

St. Tropez Pan dei Palais

Luxury with Pool – This elegant hotel is located in the center of the village, although when you step inside it is an oasis of zen and calmness. With an excellent staff, beautiful gardens and superior rooms this is for the traveler who wants calm after the hustle and bustle of St. Tropez
Address: 52 rue Gambetta, St. Tropez

Le Yaca

Le Yaca St Tropez

Luxury with Pool – Le Yaca is a charming 18th-century residence with excellent service in a superb atmosphere. The rooms have been fully renovated in the best taste. In addition to the luxurious comfortable rooms, Le Yaca has a pool and a beautiful garden. This 5* hotel is also in an excellent location in the center of everything.
Address: 1 Boulevard D’Aumale, St. Tropez

Hotel La Ponche

LuxuryHotel La Ponche is fantastically situated in the old town of Saint Tropez, with views over the bay, and an excellently situated restaurant terrace. In addition, there is a small local beach at their doorstep.
Address: 5 rue des Remparts, St. Tropez

Hotel Sube

Moderately Priced: Hotel Sube is a 3-star hotel in a fantastic location directly on the port. The rooms are simply decorated but lovely. Rooms with balconies will catch an amazing sunset and all the happenings of the yachts and people below. It is great value by St. Tropez standards. Enjoy!
Address: 23 Quai du Bailli du Suffren


St. Tropez Restaurants

Best Restaurants in St. Tropez

St. Tropez will dazzle you with an array of amazing restaurants, delicious food and unique dining experiences. Explore the best restaurants in St. Tropez with me. You will savor the freshest seafood and the very best of traditional culinary delights, not to mention the creamiest tarts. Of course, food plays an amazing part in the culture and daily life of Saint Tropez, which is certainly a place for foodies. All my suggestions are within walking distance from the port. Remember that Rose wine is the life blood of St. Tropez! While you are there, forget the reds and whites – drink the pinks! Santé! (to your health)

We all have priorities in restaurants. For some it’s strictly the food – others require ambiance or a chic scene and for yet another service is tops. My recipe is to mix all these ingredients and suggest the very best to you!
Bon appétit!

L’Auberge des Maures

L'Auberge des Maures Restaurant, St. Tropez

Romantic, Fine Dining – Since, L’Auberge des Maures was recommended by our hotel we went. It certainly did more than impress us! As a matter of fact, it is an oasis of culinary excellence which serves traditional provencal cuisine at its best. In addition, delicious wine, incredible service and a charming atmosphere definitely make this restaurant a must.
Address: 8 rue du Docteur Boutin, St. Tropez

Restaurant Le G’ envie

Restaurant Le G'envie

Moderately Priced – Not only does L’e G’envie have superb food, but it is combined with excellent service. The menu of French/Mediterranean cuisine is beautifully plated and tastes divine. Furthermore, you will enjoy the view of the beautifully domed Chapel of Mercy (la Chapelle de la Miséricorde). Since it is a small, cozy place, I suggest making a reservation.
Address: 67 rue de Portail Neuf, St. Tropez

RIVEA at Byblos

Rivea Restaurant, St. Tropez

Romantic, Fine Dining – Perfectly located in the beautiful Byblos Hotel Rivea offers delicious Mediterranean cuisine in a gorgeous atmosphere. Enjoy a charming terrace, lounge music and a casual chic vibe. After dinner head over to the pool area and enjoy one of the best lounge scenes in St. Tropez. I love it here!
Address: 24 Avenue Foch, St. Tropez

Le Patio

Le Patio Restaurant, St. Tropez

Romantic, Fine Dining – Enjoy delicious Italian cusine in a beautiful poolside garden under the stars. One of my favorite restaurants is Le Patio located in Le Yaca Hotel. The menu is refined Italian cuisine. Excellent food and great service in a beautiful atmosphere! Surely try the tagliatelle with lobster – it is delicious!
Address: 1 Boulevard D Aumale, St. Tropez

L’Opera

L'Opera, St. Tropez
L'Opera, St. Tropez

Lively, Fine Dining –  In the first place, this is the best restaurant/club I have ever been to in the world! My favorite nights out in St Tropez are always spent at L’Opera. The food is delicious and service is excellent. That is only the beginning – together with unbeatable atmosphere and entertainment so amazing – you won’t want to leave! Try the truffle gnocchi, it was superb! If you are looking to really party, book the 10 PM seating. It turns into a club. By all means, don’t miss it!
Address: Residence du Port, St. Tropez

Le Senequier

Sénéquier, St. Tropez

Moderately Priced – Le Sénéquier is in a prime location on the port. Not only is its red awning an iconic part of St. Tropez, but the entrees are excellent. Enjoy dining al fresco while looking at the harbor under the stars. Moreover, this past summer, our table was right next to designer, Karl Lagerfeld! Therefore, you know that the food must be good since he dines here! Also, Sénéquier is a perfect sunny daytime spot to have coffee or lunch on the harbor. Great for people watching.
Address: Quai Jean Jauras, St. Tropez

BanH-Hoi

Moderately Priced – If you would like a change from French cuisine try BanH-Hoi. This restaurant offers the best authentic Thai and Vietnamese food on the French Riviera. Inside you will find a plush, sexy and intimate atmosphere. You can also dine outside under the stars. It is one of the most exclusive restaurants in St. Tropez.
Address: 12 rue Petit Saint Jean, St. Tropez

La Villa Romana

Lively, Fine Dining –  La Villa Romana offers great food with an Italian Mediterranean flair. There is entertainment, fun bar and dancing. 
Address: Chemin des Conquetes, St. Tropez

Writing about the best restaurants in St. Tropez is a difficult task since there are an abundance of good ones! Although French cuisine is one of the most excellent in the world, St. Tropez is a small cosmopolitan city with foods from different countries. My wish for you is to savor the culinary delights of this marvelous country.

 
 

St. Tropez

St. Tropez Travel

Saint Tropez, French Riviera

Saint Tropez, France is truly one of the chicest and sexiest places on our planet. The most glamorous town on the French Riviera has sunny weather, white sandy shores and the sparkling Mediterranean to play in. This is just the beginning of the magic. For one thing, St. Tropez has the most spectacular, amazing nightlife and beach clubs. There is an abundance of hot spots with entertainment that only St. Tropez can offer. On the other hand, you can get off the beaten path, finding serene and romantic places to spend your time. Also, let’s not forget first class dining with amazing local cuisine. There is so much to discover in this picturesque, vibrant village.St. TropezSt. Tropez boasts a charming old town. As you roam the narrow cobblestone streets you will discover unique and beautiful places that will inspire you. Saint Tropez is filled with fabulous restaurants, cafes, galleries and boutiques. Of course, there are many luxury shops also, such as Channel, Dior, Louis Vuitton, etc. Furthermore, there is a fantastic open air market on Place des Lices every Tuesday and Saturday. The market has delicious food products as well as an array of merchandise from fashion to antiques.

St. Tropez Harbor – The Gathering Spot

St. Tropez, French Riviera

St. Tropez is also known for its bustling port. Not to mention that it is the focal point of town. You can grab a cocktail or coffee in one of the many open-air restaurants and watch the crowd go by. The harbor is a busy area lined with restaurants, cafes, and stores. Not only is the harbor a magnet for people, but also for the incredible mega yachts that are docked. Part of the allure is walking along the dock and browsing at all the yachts – any Below Deck fans?

St. Tropez Beaches

St. Tropez Beaches

Not only is the weather beautiful in Saint Tropez, but the beaches are beautiful as well. Furthermore, the beach clubs are insane! Crazy mad with great food, a great vibe and then voila – a thumping dance club that doesn’t stop till dusk!

Charming Old Town

St. Tropez

In St. Tropez you can have it all from a romantic relaxing vibe to a non-stop party vibe. All wrapped up in a gorgeous Saint Tropezian bow!  Oh yes, it is still the home of Brigitte Bardot, who put St. Tropez on the map. Thank goodness!

Rosé Anyone?

St. Tropez Rose

You will be sure to raise a glass of Rosé when you’re in Saint Tropez. This is just a small selection of Rosé that the French Riviera has to offer! Raise a glass and say “santé”

Sooo pretty!St. Tropez, Cote d'azur

St. Tropez is a village with winding alleys and colorful façades – a picturesque and characterful maze of pastel homes and cobblestone lanes.

St. Tropez Linda


Villefranche sur Mer Restaurants

Villefranche sur Mer Restaurants

Best Restaurants in Villefranche! 

Honestly, you will be in foodie heaven when eating in Villefranche restaurants. The chefs take pride in their dishes and the cuisine is absolutely delicious!  These restaurants are consistent – they have been open for years and every time I have been here, which is often, it surpasses my last visit. Looking for the best restaurants in Villefranche sur Mer? Here are some of my favorites

Tip:  Make reservations. Restaurants in Villefranche-sur-Mer are extremely busy in summer season

Les Garcons
Les Garçons Best restaurants in Villefranche sur merLes Garcons, Best restaurants in Villefranche

Les Garcons is a must go restaurant for foodies – do not miss it. The BEST burrata ever!   You will be served absolutely delicious French cuisine.  They have a lovely outdoor courtyard as well as inside dining.  You will enjoy a delicious meal with wonderful ambiance and great service.

L’APARTE

L'Aparte Best Restaurants in Villefranche
This photo of L’Aparte is courtesy of TripAdvisor
L’Aparte is another restaurant with amazing local cuisine.  It is run by two French women, and the food is excellent!   The menu is creative and prepared with local fresh ingredients.   L’Aparte is located at the entrance of the rue Obscure, a very old-world pedestrian street in Villefranche.  Outdoor dining is limited, so make a reservation if you would like to sit outside.

La Belle Etoile

Villefranche sur-Mer La Belle Etoile Restaurant

Another exceptional restaurant is La Belle Etoile.  The menu choice, quality and food presentation is exceptional.   In addition, the atmosphere is lovely,  as it is located at the top of the pedestrian staircase with plenty of outdoor seating.  The inside is also very nice.

L’OURSIN BLEU
L'oursin Bleu Best restaurants in Villefranche sur mer

L’oursin Bleu is a harbor front restaurant the serves delicious, perfectly plated food.  There are indoor or outdoor tables right on the harbor side dock.  If you like to dine waterside, this is a great choice.


Villefranche sur Mer Beaches

Villefranche sur Mer Beaches

Villefranche sur Mer beaches have a beauty and charm all their own. You can go to the local beach, Plage de Marinieres, a few steps away from town.  There you can get cozy with the locals and a handful of tourists alike.  Furthermore, you can visit some beautiful and chic beaches in the area.Villefranche sur Mer beachesMy favorite beaches near Villefranche sur Mer are Passable Beach and Paloma Beach. These are are car ride or boat shuttle away.  If you decide to walk, as I have done many times, you can enjoy the beautiful sights along the coast. The walk has some very picturesque areas, therefore, don’t forget to bring your camera. In addition you will see some very special homes during your walk.  Villefrance sur Mer beaches also have wonderful restaurants which serve amazing food.  When you visit beaches in the French Riviera (Cote d’Azure), it is typical to have a delicious lunch and then go back to swimming and having fun in the sun!

Tip:  Umbrellas, beds and towels are available at all the beach clubs. It is a good idea to have your hotel reserve them for you in advance, as they fill up quickly.  In addition, let your hotel make lunch reservations for you.  If not, you will wait for a table as lunch is part of the highlight of the beach. Enjoy the wonderful day you will have!

Beaches on a Budget

If you are traveling on a budget or prefer to spend your hard earned cash in a delicious restaurant instead of beach rentals, all the above mentioned beaches have a public section.  Remember to  bring an umbrella and towel to lay on.  Check with your hotel to see if they offer complimentary towels or umbrellas. If not, there is a little variety store on the walkway leading to the local beach which sells umbrellas and towels as well as floats and sunscreen. Have a great day at the beach!

Plage de MarinieresVillefranche sur Mer Beach

Plage de Marinieres is a busy beach which is a quick five minute walk from the center of town.  The water is beautiful and calm.  This beach is populated mainly by locals.  Recently a new beach club opened called Deli Bo.  It makes a great addition to the local beach since it is the first beach club there. You can order lunch and a bottle of Rose to have table side or at your lounge chair. Umbrellas and beds available for rental.

Passable Beach

 

Passable Beach is a wonderful beach club with a terrific restaurant and delicious food!  I highly suggest visiting Plage de Passable. The swimming is wonderful and there are also paddle boards to rent.  It has amazing views of Villefranche-sur-Mer.  To get here, you can take a boat ride from the harbor in only 5 minutes. Have your hotel  secure Passable Beach’s complimentary boat shuttle.  In addition, I also suggest a lovely a 35 minute walk from town to this beach.  You will pass Ville Nellcote, a 16 room mansion where Keith Richards from the Rolling Stones lived for a year.  Exile on Main Street recordings took place in Ville Nellcote during 1971. If you decide to walk, you can always take the complimentary boat shuttle back to town.  Enjoy!

Passable Beach – 1 Chemin de Saint-Hospice, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Telephone:  +33 4 93 01 64 71

Paloma Beach
Paloma Beach, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat near Villefranche sur Mer

August 2018 UPDATE:  Right now, Paloma Beach is closed. The French Government is making changes because they want most beaches public, not private.  I will keep you updated.

Paloma Beach or Plage de la Paloma is a little paradise on the exclusive and chic Cape Jean Ferrat peninsula. It is hidden in a beautiful cove  at the bottom of a cliff. There are steps to descend unless of course you arrive by yacht.  At Paloma Beach you will find crystal clear water and beautiful views of the mountains. In addition, there is an elegant and delicious restaurant.  The menu consists of grilled fish, mussels, amazing salads and a wine list of excellent Côte de Provence Rosé. Reservations are highly recommended for the restaurant.  Of course there are sunbed and umbrella rentals and a variety of water sports to indulge in. Interested in walking?  It is a beautiful 50 minute walk from Villefranche to chic Paloma Beach. On the way, you will pass movie star, David Niven’s, beautiful house.

Fun Fact:  Honeymoon beach scenes in Fifty Shades Freed were filmed at Paloma Beach.

Paloma Beach:  1, route de Sainte-Hospice –  Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat
Telephone: +33 4 93 01 64 71

Eze Beaches

It is only a six minute train ride from Villefranche sur Mer to Eze sur Mer if you would like to explore Eze Beaches. Check out my Eze Beaches post to read more about them.

In addition, I highly suggest a visit to the clifftop Midieval village of Eze. You can visit this beautiful village and the beach in the same day, especially if you hike down the mountain.  Read all about it in my Eze post.