Bringing together both the chicness of the Riviera and the relaxing atmosphere of the Mediterranean are a range of travel experiences in the oldest fishing village on the Côte d’Azur. Sip a cocktail by the sea, have a romantic dinner in a secret garden, a shady lunch in the colourful village streets or spend an afternoon with your feet in the water… There are so many simple pleasures to be had. And to make the most of summer, Airelles is sharing its top Saint Tropez tips. What do you feel like doing?
There are so many simple pleasures to be had.
Wake up by the sea
The light of Saint-Tropez is particularly beautiful in the morning, and there is nowhere better to admire it than at the Chateau de la Messardiere. Take in the beautiful panorama while gazing out to the horizon and diving into the clear waters of the pool. Perfectly placed between the sky and sea, this family estate throws open its doors this summer, and is as lovely to look at as the prestigious residences of the Riviera were in the 1920s. Surrounded by greenery, this is the ideal spot to relax in.
Lunch in the heart of the village
As the heat of the sun intensifies, dry off from the pool and go to Italy. Well, almost. At Zetta, the new must-try restaurant of the summer, head chef Marco Garfagnini has created a sunshine-filled menu of pizzettas and salads, imbued with the flavours of the Mediterranean. In the heart of Saint-Tropez, Zetta exemplifies everything life by the sea has to offer. In this laid-back restaurant, the decor is chic yet relaxed, and the atmosphere is made for sharing both plates of food and great conversations.
A spot of relaxion
When lunch is over, it’s time to unwind. Some will feel the allure of the blue water and head to the legendary Pampelonne beach. Designed to feel like a garden on the beach, Jardin Tropezina invites you to lie back and enjoy the exceptional setting and the sea breeze. This little slice of paradise is also only a few hundred meters from the Domaine de la Messardière. Those in need of pampering can also head off to the Valmont Spa. There, each guest can indulge in a sensory journey dedicated to care, well-being and beauty. Traditional massages are available in the tranquillity of the chateau, allowing guests to forget the stresses of everyday life and enjoy the peace of the moment.
Dinner under the olive trees
Once the sun sets, the promise of a magical summer evening awaits. Try one of the best-kept secrets in Saint Tropez: Dolceva, the restaurant at the Pan Deï Palais. Here, the cuisine recalls all the sweetness of global travel and memories made abroad, and offers a range of flavours to keep taste buds happy. In the restaurant’s garden, we take advantage of the scents of the Mediterranean air at the end of a beautiful summer’s day and set out our tables under the olive trees.
Happiness has never tasted sweeter.
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