Villa Zenith / Ramatuelle
Luxury villa Ramatuelle
This charming property has stunning sea and hillside views located in the quiet gated domain. Just a short drive to the local supermarket and a few kilometres one is in the centre of Saint-Tropez. The famous Beaches and restaurants of Pampelonne are just a ten minute drive away. The garden is superb with a pool and a Jacuzzi.
The Villa has a very unusual architecture seldom seen in this area. All the rooms are on one level. The dining and living room are open plan with fabulous sea views. The fully kitchen has two exits one to the entrance side and the other to the garden with sea view. also has this stunning view.
Next to the living room are two master bedrooms, one with a en-site shower room facing the sea and a terrace with the Jacuzzi. The second master bedroom has a en-suite bathroom.
The other three double guest bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms are located in one wing of the house each with it’s own entry accessed from outside the main part of the house. The property and its grounds are immaculately maintained. There is satellite TV in the living room.
Included in the price are 6 x 4 hours of cleaning per week.
Weekly linen and towel change.
Fresh flowers weekly.
Meet and greet on arrival, including a welcome pack of basic groceries and toiletries.2 bottles of local wine.
24 Hour access to concierge.
All prices are subject to change and will be confirmed at time of the booking.
Pampelonne Beach 10 mins.
St Tropez 2 kms.
Ramatuelle 6 kms.
Supermarket 2 kms.
Airports: Nice 1hr 30 min.
Hyeres / Toulon 1hr. Marseilles 2hrs.
Train stations: St Raphael 1 hr.
Toulon 1hr. Marseilles 2 hrs.
The seaside resort town 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.
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
The nearest airports to Saint Tropez are
Toulon-Hyeres - Tel: (33) 494 22 81 60
Marseille-Provence - Tel: (33) 442 14 14 14
Nice-Côte d'Azur - Tel: (33) 493 21 30 30
La Mole - Tel: (33) 494 49 57 29. The La Mole airfield, 20 km west of St Tropez, has regular flights to Geneva, Bale-Mulhouse, Munich and Nice.
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