Cheval Blanc / St. Tropez
Bedrooms: 30 Bathrooms: 30
The Cheval Blanc in St Tropez has been designed with the goal of embodying the unique lifestyle of the French Riviera, modern and refined while maintaining the authentic charm and human scale, much like a home to create a sense of intimacy and discretion. Always with elegance - the mark of the art of French hospitality — each Cheval Blanc Maison displays a contemporary and bold style while being in harmony with the cultural and architectural norms of its surroundings.
Today, Cheval Blanc St Tropez has been deliberately downsized to welcome guests with 30 rooms and suites, allowing highly personalised services. Just at a short walk from the famous village’s bell tower, the Maison embraces its deep local roots. A native of St Tropez, the architect Francois Vieillecroze knew to preserve the spirit of this traditional structure, ideally situated next to the Mediterranean and in harmony with its ancient pine grove and inviting beach.
Jean-Michel Wilmotte conceived the interior architecture of Cheval Blanc St-Tropez. He prioritised charm and comfort while respecting the historical integrity of the environment, and at the same time manifested the contemporary design and ease of lifestyle that is the mark of all Cheval Blanc Maisons. Arnaud Donckele, Chef of La Vague d’Or — awarded three Michelin stars — takes full advantage of the extraordinary bounty of Provence in conceiving his creative and elegant cuisine.
Locally sourced meats and vegetables, seafood caught just offshore, wild herbs, and hard-won knowledge of local traditions and recipes results in meals that are not only unforgettable but artful. The Spa Cheval Blanc offers care and customised services by Guerlain for the guests of Cheval Blanc St-Tropez. The spa has four treatment rooms and the “Orchidée” room for couples.
Under the shade of the pines, in front of the sparkling sea, La Terrasse unveils the laid-back essence of Mediterranean food. A delightful invitation to indulgent lunches under the Tropezian sun.
La Vague d'Or
Honored with three Michelin stars, five toques and a 19/20 rating by Gault & Millau, La Vague d’Or invites guests on a magical journey between land and sea when the night falls.
Cheval Blanc Spa
Face and body rituals harnessing the radiance of the Mediterranean sun, the perfume of the pine trees and the breeze of the sea. Float away on cloud 9, signed Guerlain.
The Cheval Blanc Spa is open daily: 9:30 am - 8:00 pm
30 Rooms & Suites
Rooms and suites feature separate dressing rooms and spacious bathrooms. Most include private terraces with sparkling views of the water.
Beachfront with private beach
Fitness Center On-Site
All prices are subject to change and will be confirmed at time of the booking.
Plage de Bouillabaisse, 83990 Saint-Tropez
Approx.12-minute stroll from St. Tropez's port
Distances to airports:
St. Tropez/La Môle (LTT): 15km - La Môle airfield has regular flights to Geneva, Bale-Mulhouse, Munich and Nice
Toulon-Hyères (TLN): 53km
Nice (NCE): 106km
Marseille (MRS): 145km
The seaside village Saint Tropez is still very popular with the tourists, although the jet-set and the in-crowd have long since left it behind. Set on the lovely blue water of the Bay of Saint-Tropez, this modern version of a medieval town is most popular for the line of yachts along the quai, and the facing line of terrace cafés, divided by a parade of strolling tourists and slow cruising expensive cars. We offer the best luxury villas in St.Tropez.
Behind the cafés, the small streets and old buildings are picturesque, but they're more popular for the multitude of shops and restaurants than historical significance. There are endless possibilities for buying gifts or items of proof that "you've been here". St Tropez is in the area of the Côte de Provence wines. There are several vineyards around St Tropez and nearby Gassin that offer wine tasting along with their wares.
Beach Clubs: There are a few beaches on the Baie de St. Tropez, east of town, but most are along the beautiful Baie de Pampelonne, three miles southwest of town (technically in Ramatuelle). While a few are public, you can only access the worthiest stretches by paying admission to one of the beach clubs listed here. They're fancy affairs, with facilities including restaurants, lounge chairs, changing rooms, and showers, and occasionally dance floors and open-air hot tubs. Many have live DJs (forget about peace and quiet), and each has its own personality.
Probably the classiest and most discreet, with the choicest clientele of world politicians, Russian and Middle Eastern businessmen and, of course, Kate Moss. Sir Elton also shows up. Hugh Jackman, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones were amoung those spotted here in summer 2011.
The simplest possible cabin in the early 1950s, Club 55 was adopted as their canteen by the people making And God Created Woman - the Bardot movie that put St Tropez on the world stage. It has never lost its appeal among the beautiful, the powerful and the clever. To have any chance of a summer table, book ahead. Be prepared to pay extraordinary amounts of money for some pretty humble catering.
Contact: 00 33 494 55 55 55
If folk in the Club 55 are talking business and maybe even signing contracts (it does happen), at the Voile Rouge they're more likely to be watching lightly-clad babes saunter the on-site catwalk - or eating shellfish from their taut, flat stomachs.
The establishment has been pretty unbridled since 1967, and shows few signs of slowing up. By day, there's a certain licence in the air. By night, it can grow distinctly frisky.
Contact: 00 33 494 79 84 34
Tahiti Beach: The oldest beach club (est 1946) fronts a hotel of the same name and appeals to more mature types, in an exclusive sort of way. You can't miss it. It's right at the northern end of Pampelonne and distinguished by bright orange parasols laid out on the sands in military formation.
Contact: 00 33 494 97 18 02
A good choice for kids, not least because they have a playground with games available, and a decent children's lunch menu (from €11).
Otherwise, there's a swish of Parisian chic about the place - plus a taste for installation art right on the beach. Les Jumeaux is also one of the rare beach restaurants open for lunch all year round. Think €26 or more for dishes like chicken supreme with coriander.
Tel: 33 4 94 97 54 00
Not far from the center of town, this quiet, sandy beach club is ideal for families with children, since it overlooks the calmer, shallower waters of the bay. The stylish restaurant is a fashionable place to dawdle over grilled fish and a chilled bottle of rosé. Open daily 10 am to 7 pm.
Plage de Pampelonne
Tel: 33 4 94 79 82 04
Hangout of the same supertanned, blonde-streaked, designer-clad Euro crowd who spend winter roosting at the original Nikki Beach in Miami or the St. Barths branch. Disco music thumps away all day long, and the young rich get their kicks by spraying one another with bottles of icy bubbly. Expect men in leopard-print posing cups (think Speedos, but much, much smaller) and topless women in white cowboy hats. Open daily noon to 8 pm.
Plage des Graniers
A public beach located just below the citadel that overlooks the harbor, Graniers is the best bet for those without wheels or who don't want to get stuck in the traffic jams that begin and end any day at Pampelonne. It is free, and there is a restaurant on-site.
Pampelonne Beach Clubs
Tahiti Area: Tropezina, Bar du Soleil, Tahiti, Le 1051 new , Moorea
Tamaris Area: Lou Lou new, Les Palmiers new, L’Orangerie new
Pampelonne Camping Area: Toison D’Or, Neptune, Tiki Beach, Tiki Club
Boulevard Patch Area: Club 55, Cap 21, La Serenca Hotel de Paris new, Byblos Beach new
L’Epi Area: La Reserve Beach Club new, Verde new, Nikki Beach
Gros-Vallet Area : La Cabane Bambou, Indie Beach, L’Esquinade, Tropicana , Migon
Cycling: France provides wide, empty roads and flat or rolling countryside suitable for biking
Boules: this typical French game can be played nearly everywhere; many towns provide dirt, gravel, hard-packed sand squares as playing surface for boules. The famous squares in St Paul de Vence and St Tropez are particularly enjoyable places to enjoy a game of boules
Hiking: plenty of hiking paths are found throughout southern France, notably the Var region, including the Chemin des Douaniers around the St Tropez peninsula
Windsurfing: five excellent windsurfing schools with rental facilities for equipment can be found (St Tropez/Pampelonne or Theoule-sur-Mer)
Waterskiing: try waterskiing at a water sports school in St Tropez (Pampelonne Beach) or Theoule-sur-Mer
Swimming: take a swim in the sea and discover one of many beaches around St Tropez, Nice or Cannes
Golf: approximately 20 golf courses can be found in this region. The temperate climate means golf can be played all year round, perfect for an off-season break. Beauvallon, an 18 hole course, has stunning sea views
Scuba Diving: there are diving centres at St Tropez, Ramatuelle and Theoule-sur-Mer
Tennis: Tennis courts are reasonably numerous throughout the region, including those at St Tropez, l'Escalet and Theoule-sur-Mer
Sailing & Kayaking: boats may be rented from various points along the Cote d'Azur, including l'Escalet, Ramatuelle