Is there a more perfect holiday destination than St Tropez? If there is, we haven’t found it – and if you’re joining the jet-set this summer, these are the best hotels in St Tropez.
One of our favourite places in the Mediterranean, along with the capital of cinema Cannes and southern Italy's glorious Amalfi Coast, St Tropez is where luxury and exclusivity is all around.
The sleepy fishing village turned summer’s most glamorous location has long been beloved by artists, Brigitte Bardot and everyone with a yacht. Each summer, the jet-set descends, whether they’re in search of a table at iconic restaurant on the beach Club 55 à la Joan Collins, who reportedly has one booked out every year, or hoping to drop anchor and emerge from the sea en route to Nikki Beach while emulating Paris Hilton.
The town, with its old port and the cobblestones of the La Ponche quarter, is charming enough all by itself, but it’s even more scenic up in the hill-top villages such as Grimaud that surround it.
Fittingly for such a fabulous destination, St Tropez has lots of historic hotels, including the legendary Palace Hotel Hôtel Byblos, a long-time favourite of holidaying Hollywood stars. More Gallic glamour awaits at Mas de Chastelas, a 10-minute drive from the centre of town in the pretty village of Gassin.
Here’s the ultimate Bazaar edit of the best hotels in St Tropez… (Lily of the Valley/November Studio)