On our trip to the South of France we stayed in the central location of Saint Raphael. We took day trips to all of the places of note within close proximity. Saint Tropez was first on the list.
Saint Tropez held a mystical, romantic place in our minds. We had heard of the luxury, celebrities, boats, fashion and Diddy parties. We didn’t know much more. We just hopped in our fiat and set course for a beautiful day in Saint Tropez.
Upon arrival you immediately see the yachts. They don’t disappoint. We think it’s their juxtapostion with the old fishing village that makes them so grand.
The “Place de Lices” is the city center and is surrounded by cafes and street vendors. It’s all you want it to be with some of the best people watching in all of Europe.
The town is lovely. A village of fashion. The oldest of buildings that house the finest of baubles and blouses.
It seems that every major fashion house has a shop. We hit up most of them. Chanel felt like you were in Coco’s summer home.
We love a good t shirt. James Perse is not only our “go to” for soft knits but a design inspiration. Visit their Malibu and Marin locations and just see if you don’t want to take up residence.
There was no shortage of restaurants. We searched high and low for menu’s that would please our pescatarian palette and of course an inspiring atmosphere.
Saint Tropez has sea side outposts of your favorites from Paris.
And so we come to our favorite spot in Saint Tropez. Dior. The Boutique, it’s courtyard and the restaurant Dior Des Lices. The setting is cinematic. Beautifully so. The shop and service are exquisite.
The boutique was our favorite combination of french paneling, marble fireplaces and modern furnishings. Not to mention Diors fall line. A little bit french country. A little bit rock and roll.
The weather was kind to us. Sunny, the bluest of skies and 80.
And then there was dinner. Seafood by the sea in the most chic surroundings. The table settings and the garden were equally stunning. The Garden Design is Peter Wirtz.
The food was exceptional. The menu is by three Michelin star chef Yannick Alleno.
14 rue Francois Sibilli, Saint Tropez, Provence-Alpes-Cote d’Azur, 83990, France
There are a few places that need a second visit. We will find our way back to Saint Tropez.