Best Tennis Events in French Riviera 2015

Tennis in French Riviera

Photo: Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters 2014 © Stéphane Danna/Realis

Tennis fans do not necessarily equate the South of France to exciting tournaments, but there are in fact a number of extremely important competitions which take place within a short distance of our St Tropez House villas.

Take the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, for example. This glamorous event on the edge of the Mediterranean in the Principality of Monaco always attracts some of the biggest names in tennis and is a fabulous day out from St Tropez.

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Last year, Swiss player Stanislas Wawrinka won the ATP tournament which is held at the Monte-Carlo Country Club every April, but for the eight years from 2004-20012 the top prize went to Rafael Nadal, from Spain.

The tournament will this year take place from 11th to 19th April, and is easily accessible from our villas in St Tropez, either by helicopter to the heliport in nearby Fontvieille or by car.

Another significant tournament is held every May at the Nice LTC approximately 90 minutes drive from our portfolio of luxury villas with tennis courts in St Tropez. This tournament is, like the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters, is an integral part of the ATP World Tour and attracts some of the most promising young players from all corners of the globe.

This year, the Open de Nice Cote d’Azur will take place from 17th to 23rd May, when the French Riviera will be particularly busy with both the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix being held simultaneously.

Perhaps our favourite tennis event which will no doubt appeal to those of your renting one of our St Tropez House villas this summer is the Classic Tennis Tour, which will take place in the Port of St Tropez on the 12th and 13th July.

Tennis in French Riviera: Classic Tennis Tour

Photo: Classic Tennis Tour

This annual tournament is a chance for fans to see legendary players such as Ilie Nastase, Henri Leconte, Thomas Enqvist and Mansour Bahrami take to the courts again in front of the public.

For more information on this event go to classictennistour.com.

Saint Tropez House’s Luxury Villa Lou Casa in Ramatuelle

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Atop the hills of Ramatuelle overlooking Pampelonne beach is the sumptuous Villa Lou Casa, a beautiful stone bastide property in a spectacular Provençal setting.

Surrounded by a vast 18,000m2 private garden in the small and peaceful community of Oumède in Ramatuelle, Villa Lou Casa offers a fantastic opportunity for families and groups to relax and unwind the French Riviera way.

Villa Lou Casa is not only one of the largest St Tropez House properties available but with a private tennis court and fitness room as well as a Jacuzzi and large heated swimming pool, Villa Lou Casa is also one of our most versatile properties with something to charm every guest. Stay fit while enjoying a peaceful holiday in Ramatuelle, lounge in the sun or relax with family and friends in the pool house.

Beyond the Provençal stone exterior, are the villa’s spacious and contemporary living quarters. Villa Lou Casa boasts 4 master bedrooms in the main house with a further 2 bedrooms in the annexed guesthouse for guests or staff. A fully equipped modern kitchen, dining room and comfortable TV lounge complete Villa Lou Casa’s stunning interior.

From the first floor terrace are spectacular views that stretch down beyond the rolling green hills of the French countryside to the beach 3km away. Villa Lou Casa promises style and luxury in a peaceful setting near the quaint village of Ramatuelle while also offering quick access to all of the area’s most beautiful attractions.

For more information about Villa Lou Casa and other properties, contact Emilia at emilia@sttropezhouse.com, or call: +33 6 77 47 99 96.