The French Riviera has always held a fascination for the world’s elite, with everyone from Picasso to Leonardo DiCaprio choosing to spend their summers here. And with its perfect blend of sun-soaked climes, chic aesthetic and mouthwatering cuisine, nowhere is more desirable than St Tropez. But for those who want a more private and secluded escape, there are secure pockets within our fashionable town which offer an even more ideal vacation. Here, we take a look at eight of the best gated domains in St Tropez, to help you decide which one is the best fit for you and your family and friends. We have split our list into the four most luxurious domains, and four of the more economical options, to ensure there is something for everyone.
The Most Luxurious Gated Domains in St Tropez
1. Les Parcs de Saint Tropez
Les Parcs de Saint Tropez is tucked between the Bay of Canoubiers, Massif des Maures and the azure Mediterranean sea. Around 160 beautiful villas make up this private domain, which is protected by guards to ensure that only those who are meant to be here have access.
Luxurious features such as a private beach and tennis courts are available for residents. What’s more, placed just a five-minute drive from the centre of St Tropez, a seven-minute drive from Tahiti beach, and a twelve-minute drive from the Pampelonne beach clubs, Les Parcs de Saint Tropez is blessed with an ideal location while still being perfectly private.
The lucky ones who live here enjoy some truly desirable villas, and so to buy or rent a villa in Les Parcs de St Tropez can be a challenge. After all, owning property in this area sets you alongside the likes of Bernard Arnaud, CEO of LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton, the world’s leading luxury products group. However, St Tropez House offers some exquisite properties here. From the stunning Villa Only Luxe, positioned at the entrance of the domain, to the beautiful Villa Agape right in the heart, and from the neo-provencal Villa Paloma offering exquisite sunset views over the Bay of Canoubiers to the Villa Parc Nagoya providing sunrise sea views to the north, overlooking the Bay of St Tropez, there truly is something for everyone. Villas here are without question the most expensive in St Tropez, showing their desirability.
2. Cap Tahiti
This stunning residence has just 30 villas, all of which overlook the Plage de Pampelonne and offer walking access to Tahiti Beach. Cap Tahiti inhabitants enjoy luscious gardens, breathtaking viewpoints over Ramatuelle’s glamorous coastline, and a convenient location that provides quick and easy access to the town centre. The area is protected by 24/7 guards, ensuring its extreme exclusivity.
St Tropez House offers a truly luxurious six-bedroom villa here – Villa Rokko. Complete with gorgeous sea views and chic contemporary design, and set in total grounds of 330m2, this is the perfect villa for a large family or a group of friends to enjoy.
3. La Capilla
Another one of the most exclusive guarded domains in St Tropez, La Capilla is also close to the golden-sand Tahiti Beach. Smaller and less well-known than Cap Tahiti, this only adds to Capilla’s charm, with some truly exquisite properties and idyllic positioning. Plus, walking to the beach couldn’t be easier, with traffic-free roads perfect for families with young children.
Set just in front of the gate of this domain is the charming Villa Cap Bastide, just three minutes away from the famous golden stretches of Tahiti beach. This property offers unbridled opulence, with six spacious bedrooms, a fully equipped American style kitchen, and a dedicated maid service.
4. La Belle Isnarde
This charming domain is located just out of the centre of St Tropez, making it possible to walk to the heart of town, the Place des Lices, in 7 minutes. Many of the villas here offer delightful sea views out over St Tropez Bay, and since only residents can drive through, it is an extremely peaceful neighbourhood. The gate is accessed with a security code, allowing the houses here that extra level of protection.
Property to rent in this guarded domain in St Tropez is truly stunning. Take Villa Tortue, a magnificent six-bedroom property of 700m2 offering a large outdoor swimming pool and a total land area of 3500m2. Elegant interior decor and a stunning 270° sea view make it extra special. Consider Villa Grey and Blue, with its 12-person Jacuzzi and its beautiful sea view, offering five spacious bedrooms. Or perhaps explore Villa Playa, a breathtaking modern villa featuring five bedrooms and a heated outdoor pool. In La Belle Isnarde, you are spoilt for choice.
5. Domaine de la Castellane
This secured domain in St Tropez offers exceptional value for money and a lovely place in which to spend a vacation. Enter through the impressive gate and admire the perfectly-manicured gardens and 21 neo-Provencal homes. Enjoy the beauty of St Tropez away from the tourist hustle and bustle, with properties here featuring coveted amenities such as traditional shutters and private pools.
All the villas here are priced between €9,000 and €12,000 per week- the starting budget in St Tropez – and, unlike in other domains, are all very similar in size and style.
6. Parc de la Moutte
The Parc de la Moutte domain is extremely private, making it perfect for anyone who wants to escape prying eyes. Located right next to the rugged and enchanting Les Salins Beach, with some villas boasting sea views, dipping your toes in the sea has never been easier. It also offers tennis courts for the residents. The Parc de la Moutte domain is protected by security code and a guardian.
Villa Vladmoutte is one example of a highly-desirable property here; a beautiful villa with a heated pool, situated less than 200 metres from the sandy beach of la Moutte.
Nestled in the hills of Gassin, at the entrance to St Tropez when coming from Nice, this gorgeous domain offers incredible views out over the glittering Mediterranean sea. It is also the location of Villa Belrose, a top 5-star hotel with one of the most stunning terraces overlooking St Tropez Bay.
Each property here has its own charms, but two of our favourites are Villa Cerise, offering breathtaking sea views, a Jacuzzi and heated pool and six bedrooms, and Villa Rhea, an opulent and spacious four-bedroom abode.
8. Domain Golf Club Saint Tropez
This secured domain in St Tropez is equipped with a state-of-the-art security and surveillance system, using single-entry access for optimum movement control, CCTV monitoring of roadways, computer identification of any intrusion and round-the-clock personnel to ensure optimum security for residents.
Set in 100 hectares of luscious green grass and blue skies, the Domain Golf Club Saint Tropez is designed with residents’ wellbeing in mind, offering free access to tennis courts and the gym, discounted green fees to a private members golf course, and access to the golf course clubhouse during the day. The provençal villas here are built to the highest spec with incredible attention to detail; the delightful Villa Hugo is one of our favourites.
We hope this guide to the eight of our favourite gated domains in St Tropez has been helpful. If you are looking to rent or buy one of the stunning villas in these communities, get in contact with our team today.