Our Favourite St Tropez Restaurants Open All Year Round

The picturesque town of Saint Tropez is a hive of activity over the summer months with people literally spilling out of their favourite restaurants and bars, such is the demand for a table.
But as the weather cools down, and the crowds disappear, you will suddenly find that it’s not such an uphill battle to make a reservation at your favourite St Tropez restaurants. For, while a number are only open during the summer months to cater to the tourists, a large number of restaurants are open all year round to service the local population and off-season visitors.

Here are some of St Tropez House‘s favourite St Tropez restaurants which are open all year round and a great option for dining out if you are staying in one of our luxury villas.

La Bouillabaisse St Tropez

La Bouillabaisse beach club is one of the favourite haunts of celebrities and locals alike in summer, and fortunately it is also open all of winter from Wednesday to Sunday at lunchtime, and serving a “Super Brunch” every Sunday, starting from the 19th of November. The relaxing atmosphere and contemporary interiors are the perfect way to experience the beach without worrying about the weather.

In this famous St Tropez restaurant, you can enjoy grilled fish, exotic salads, and caviar to wash down with their classic selection of St Tropezienne cocktails, like Spritz Aperol, Mojitos and the Saint-Tropez Star, while admiring the view of the bay of Saint Tropez. Tel: +33(0)4 94 97 54 00

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Au Caprice des Deux

Known as one of the best of St Tropez’s restaurants, Au Caprice des Deux has been around for two decades now since being opened in 1994 by a brother-sister duo who have won various prestigious awards for their culinary efforts. Their menu encompasses all sorts of Provençal specialities of the highest quality. We would recommend the foie gras for starters, followed by a grilled tuna with sesame seeds and soy sauce, and finish your meal off with a decadent chocolate fondant cake with mandarin sorbet.

With a convivial atmosphere, this restaurant encompasses what St Tropez does best – elevating the culture of Provence to world-class opulence. In the off-season Au Caprice des Deux is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings. Tel: +33 (0) 4 94 97 76 78

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La Plage des Jumeaux

While a beach restaurant may not be your first thought in the winter months, La Plage des Jumeaux is a covered restaurant on the beach, so you can enjoy the elements crashing around you as you sip a glass of excellent red wine in the warmth.

One of the few St Tropez restaurants open in the off-season on Pampelonne Beach, La Plage des Jumeaux is open every lunchtime, all year round. The famous chef, Jean-Yves Allaire, offers a menu of typical Mediterranean foods, such as seafood and grilled vegetables.With various snack foods, the menu is certainly a crowd-pleaser. Tel: +33 (0)4 94 55 21 80

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To benefit from the ease of getting a seat in your favourite St Tropez restaurant, it’s definitely worth visiting Saint Tropez in the off-season. You can also find some fabulous luxury villas in St Tropez and its vicinity with St Tropez House.

La Grande Braderie de Saint Tropez

We can’t believe that it is that time of year again! Boutiques in Saint Tropez – and of course keen bargain-hunters from across the region – are currently in full throes of preparing for the Grande Braderie which will take place at the end of the month.

The giant luxury ‘jumble sale’ which sets up shop in the streets of Saint Tropez every autumn will take place from the 24th to 27th October 2015. For four days the town of Saint Tropez will come to a standstill as visitors flood into the town for a spot of bargain hunting à la Tropézienne.

The massively popular event, which always takes place the middle weekend of the school half term, sees shops throughout the town spill onto the pavements to display their discounted goods and catch the bargain hunter’s eye.

It goes without saying that, in true Saint Tropez style, many of the bargains to be had aren’t just any old items which shop keepers hope to get rid of before new stock comes in. Many high-end labels such as Louis Vuitton and Dior take part in the Grande Braderie meaning that there are some true gems to be found over the weekend.

It is for this reason that here at St Tropez House we follow the old adage that the early bird catches the worm. We always try to get to the Grande Braderie as early as possible, before the crowds arrive en masse, so that we have more luck finding a real bargain.

We also find that locating a park place in Saint Tropez over this weekend is traditionally nigh impossible unless you are one of the first bargain-hunters to arrive in town.

If you are looking for alternative modes of transport to arrive in Saint Tropez for the weekend, why not consider taking any one of the boat shuttles that run to Saint Tropez from Sainte Maxime, St Raphael, Cannes and Nice.

For those of you who really want to arrive in style, there are also luxury helicopter transfers direct from Nice Cote d’Azur Airport to Saint Tropez, and back again, with plenty of room on board for all the bargains you might have snagged.

The Grande Braderie will take place from 10am to 7pm from 24th to 27th October 2015.

Half Term in Saint Tropez’s Villa Modernity

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The weather may be turning slightly autumnal, but that doesn’t mean that you have to strike Saint Tropez off your ‘To Visit’ list.

In fact, if you like long walks in beautiful sunshine along empty beaches then a half term holiday in this magical corner of France is probably just up your street.

Schools break up in two weeks, and where better to get some well needed R&R than in some of the most luxurious villas Saint Tropez still available to rent in October.

Take Villa Modernity, for example. This stunning villa available to rent and buy really does live up to its name in every sense and would make the perfect home from home in which to enjoy the first throes of winter 2015.

With floor to ceiling windows in every room and views on to the perfectly manicured terraced garden, this six bedroom villa is the ideal rental property for a large group of friends or family who want to get away this month.

Villa Modernity has recently been renovated to combine ultra-contemporary interior design with family-friendly finishing making it one of our favourite Saint Tropez rentals, now also for sale.

The house itself centres on a huge and spacious sitting room with doors which open on to the terrace and a fireplace for when the evenings get a little cooler. It also boasts a stylish kitchen, dining area and six large bedrooms, all of which are ensuite apart from one.

Meanwhile, outside in the large and totally private garden which is screened by tall pine trees you will find a Jacuzzi, swimming pool and several shaded seating areas for when the sun gets too strong.  And it does, even at this late stage in the year.

But perhaps Villa Modernity’s greatest feature is its enviable location near Boulevard Patch, one of Saint Tropez’s most prestigious waterfront sectors just a short walk from the white sand of  Pampelonne beach.  This incredible property is just 900 metres from beach clubs such as Bora Bora and Moorea yet also just a short drive from the centre of Saint Tropez.

For more information on this stunning property, contact St Tropez House.

Superyachts Spotted in Saint Tropez This Summer

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The former fishing village of Saint Tropez is so popular with the rich and famous that heads barely turn when a celebrity is spotted wandering along its white sandy beaches.

This summer has seen the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio, Bono and Elton John and many more sauntering along the famous Saint Tropez beach at Pampelonne before stopping at the stars’ favourite lunch spot, Club 55, without so much as a second glance.

Well-known faces are two a penny in the south of France’s most glamorous resort, so to get really noticed these days stars have to arrive on a seriously mega yacht – which we’ve also seen in abundance this year.

The season kicked off this year with photos of a bare-chested Cristiano Ronaldo doing some kind of work-out on the foredeck of a ridiculously large superyacht in waters off Saint Tropez. Once he’d been put through his paces the Manchester midfielder was joined on board by Sir Philip Green and his family who are known to be fans of Saint Tropez – and superyachts.

Also making waves in Saint Tropez this summer was supermodel Elle Macpherson who was pictured jumping from the upper deck of the superyacht she and her family hired for one week this July. The yacht, named Mad Summer, is a 56 metre motor yacht which has previously won the Boat International World Superyacht Award in the Custom Motor Yacht 51 metres to 65 metres category.

The award-winning yacht comfortably sleeps up to 10 guests with a crew 14, and a week on board can cost up to 325,000 Euros.

Former Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi was also photographed on a yacht in Saint Tropez this summer but failed miserably to look anything as nimble as The Body, Elle Macpherson.

The 78-year-old man was snapped stumbling into a tender, where he gashed his head on the canopy. The unfortunate accident left him with an unsightly cut on his forehead which he soothed with ice as he made his way to his awaiting superyacht. The former Italian Prime Minister was on holiday in the south of France with his daughter Marina and her children.

Hermes comes to St Tropez House

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Saint Tropez is synonymous with sophistication and style, so it makes perfect sense that the charming resort in the South of France is home to a number of leading fashion brands.
Within its beautiful paved streets are dozens of luxury boutiques selling designer labels and one off pieces, making the former French fishing town a must-visit destination for travelling fashionistas.

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The ultimate family home from home: Villa Castel

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With temperatures in Saint Tropez hovering around 35°C with no sign of a let up, it can be tricky to summon up the energy to do anything whilst on holiday, bar lie by the pool.

So when you arrive in Saint Tropez with a hoard of kids, you might wonder how on earth you will find the force to entertain them.

Here at St Tropez House, we have the solution: Villa Castel! This incredible seven bedroom house comes fully equipped with a whole host of activities which promises to keep the kids – and grown-ups – amused for weeks.

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Two New Beach Clubs for Pampelonne

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Saint Tropez is famous for its highly exclusive and luxurious beach clubs, some of which have been around longer than many of its residents – and certainly us.

For example, the legendary Tahiti Beach Club opened on Pampelonne Beach in 1946, with celebrities favourite Club 55 being established a short distance away on the same stretch of sand some nine years later – in 1955.

And as much as we love the old institutions of Saint Tropez, it is always very exciting when new places open up.

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International Polo Cup Saint-Tropez 2015

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From the 2nd to the 12th of July 2015 the International Polo Cup, one of the most prestigious tournaments of the Polo Club in St Tropez, takes place. The tournament is registered in the international calendar of the World Polo Tour and, thus, allows players to score points for the world ranking of the sport.

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Tips for surviving a long-haul flight

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Are you planning an exotic vacation somewhere in Asia just after your luxury holiday in Saint Tropez but are not sure how to feel about the long-distance flight that comes with it? In most cases there are only two possible options: Either you love the plane journey because it takes you to distant places, or you hate it because of the long travel time. After all, one thing is clear, they are the first and a crucial step to reach distant countries and new adventures. Many are put off by the long flight hours of over 10 hours or more. If you regularly fly short-distances and, thus, think you are ready for a long-haul flight, you might realise that it is somehow different … Nevertheless, you really do not need to worry about them. However we still suggest to properly prepare beforehand, even if you are flying business-class!

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In order to prevent boredom, sleep deprivation and backaches and enjoy a comfortable long-haul flight follow our 7 tips below:

1. Charging of your electronic devices

Assure that you have all electronic devices charged. Not all airlines offer the possibility of recharging mobile phones, iPods, Notebooks, tablets and other gadgets. For efficiency reasons we advise you to bring some work on your electronic devices, however emails and spreadsheets will fail you after a few hours. Hence, before the flight, still in your St Tropez villa, download the newest Hollywood blockbuster movies, series and music on your device in order to make time fly by. 32. Comfortable clothing

It is quite simple. For a comfortable flight you have to dress appropriately in order to make up for cramped seats, temperature changes and and the general lack of space.  Wear comfortable, loose-fitting clothes of breathable fabrics and combine it with simple shoes. Other essentials for any jet-setting flyer’s wardrobe include shawls, wraps, cardigans or sweatshirts to wear in layers to provide you with optimal comfort.

 

3. Sleeping aids

Take blindfolds, earplugs or noise-canceling headphones on the plane, depending on which one will help you fall asleep faster. On a long-haul flight we definitely recommend you to gear up and bring some small survival tools! You will thank us later …

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4. Without electronics

If you are not into tablets, e-readers and similar devices, then take a good old book or some magazines with you. Reading an interesting novel or a romantic love story makes even long flights pass by quickly. 5

5. Eating

In almost all long-haul flights you will get something to eat, however often not at the time when you are starving. Bring a small snack to have in between meals and do not forget to drink a lot during the flight to prevent dehydration. Visualise how much you would drink on a 16 hours flight (or longer) beforehand.  6

6. Seat belts

Keep your seat belts fastened at all times and try to place it in a way that the cabin crew can see that you are buckled up. If not, the flight attendants have to wake you up if there are turbulences. 7

7. Be nice to each other

Finally, be nice to each other and avoid conflicts at all costs. You are all sitting in the same plane – and will do so for at least a few hours! 8

Have a safe trip 🙂

The content of this article originates from the travel blog topurlaube.de.

 

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Laying on a sun lounger on the sundeck of the super yacht ANEDIGMI, the sunshine warming your skin, the Mediterranean breeze brushes over you… You breathe the fresh sea air in deeply, the azure blue sky surrounds you in every direction, Gin & Tonic in hand, and you think to yourself…is there is no better feeling than this?

Perhaps not… She has everything anyone could desire on their Mediterranean yacht charter; the most private beautiful cove beaches, swimming at sunrise, snorkeling, cocktails in the jacuzzi, private gym, jetski, diving, haute cuisine, more cocktails at sunset, stargazing on deck…with all your favorite people. It’s all yours 24/7, on your own private super yacht.

A Mediterranean Yacht Charter on ANEDIGMI means…HAUTE ENTERTAINING

The tri-deck Oceano built ANEDIGMI features plush seating in no less than six separate lounging areas, three alfresco and three inside. This ensures you have a wonderful choice of different places to hang out with our guests, but there is also lots of space to have your own privacy when you need it.

Your own private chef will cater for your every wish during your yacht charter holiday, breakfast, lunch and dinner. Fresh sushi galore at the sushi bar on deck.

Charter Yacht ANEDIGMI is…LUXURIOUS LIVING

This highly sophisticated super yacht comes with ample accommodation for your esteemed guests, accommodating 10 guests total in 5 staterooms, 3 double (2 king, 1 queen) and 2 twin (4 single).

The 12 strong staff will be on hand to make your stay as perfect as humanly possible.

Charter Yacht ANEDIGMI comes with…WATER SPORTS GALORE!

The feast of toys on-board will keep you all entertained day after day after day…

Tenders + toys: Novurania RIB 530DL Yamaha 115Hp
3 x dive sets & Bauer Dive Compressor
2 x Seadoo Wave Runners
1 x Yamaha Jetski
1 SeaBob
Inflatable Slide from top deck
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Don’t think while on your luxury Mediterranean yacht charter you can skimp on your daily gym routine…she comes with a private gym, with Kettler Cross Training and a ProVib Vibration Platform.

Not forgetting the fabulous jacuzzi on deck, the perfect place to while away your afternoons taking in the formidable scenery, sipping on Champagne and tasting the delights of the sushi bar.

A luxury Mediterranean yacht charter on ANEDIGMI means enjoying the sunshine and splendor of the Med in ultimate luxury. She is available to charter in the Mediterranean all summer, including the French Riviera, the Italian Riviera, Corsica and Sardinia. Take in the breathtaking scenery from the luxury of your own super yacht.

To Charter Oceano Yacht Anedigmi and create the perfect charter vacation, talk to the yacht charter experts at Worth Avenue Yachts as they can create the ultimate personalized experience for you, your family and friends or for your corporate event this summer.