48 hours in St. Tropez

There is a saying that a journey of thousand miles begins with a cash advance – well the same applies if you are taking a trip to St. Tropez! Who ever said that less is more hasn’t been to St. Tropez. Yes we love understatement and unpretentiousness 363 days a year  however there comes a point in every girl’s calendar where we want to escape from gray and ordinary daily routine and exchange Swiss bliss for a few superlatives.

Welcome to St. Tropez!

A yearly visit to the South of France in the high season has become a firm part of La Bonne Vivante’s travel schedule.

Now malicious gossip has it  that St Tropez has been replaced by Ibiza as the new jet set’s playground. That might be true however there is something about  this pine-scented, Mediterranean village  that is simply adorable and makes it our all- time favorite. If you agree, continue reading as we will bring you our list of favorite best beach clubs, restaurants and clubs in 2015.
Best Beach Clubs: 

Indisputably Beach Club 55 is THE beach club of St. Tropez. The beach club’s success is owned to  is its laid back, warm and welcoming atmosphere which has attracted celebs for decades. For some close up celeb spotting come early, chose a sunbed close to the jetty and watch them come and go. The beach club came into being by catering to the crew of the movie “ And God Created Woman” which starred Brigitte Bardot in 1955, hence the name.

In July and August tables at the restaurant are so hotly sought after that you’ll need to reserve weeks in advance. If you do score a table you’ll indulge in the restaurant’s simplistic and healthy cuisine while rubbing shoulders with the likes of Silverster Stallone or Heidi Klum. Try the crudités and artichokes with dip and pair it with a glass of Rosé. Très bien! (two sunbeds at 55 Euros) http://www.club55.fr/

L’Orangerie is a laid back beach club which offers a delicious, fresh lunch menu and spacious sun beds. The atmosphere is relaxed and the service is personable and very friendly. This is a very stylish yet welcoming beach club roughly 5 minutes from club 55  (two sunbeds at 38 Euros) http://www.plage-orangerie.com/.


B at the Byblos caters  comfort food to a well- heeled and very stylish clientele. From here head to the legendary club les Caves du Roy in the same hotel and share the dance floor with George Clooney or Naomi Campbell. Make sure you look the part as the bouncers can be merciless. The club  opens at 12.30 am.

Chez la Thailandaise is a cute little restaurant just at the yacht harbor in St Tropez. The interior is lovely. The food however is simply mediocre grossly overpriced. That’s a real shame as the service is friendly as well.

Where to stay:

Hotel Font Mourier offers cozy rooms and a pittoresque pool and garde. The hotel is a 15 minute drive from the center of St. Tropez (http://www.hotelfontmourier.com/de/).

Do’s and Don’t in St. Tropez:

  • Don’t complain how expensive everything is; you are in St. Tropez, it is August and you should have known
  • Don’t go anywhere (restaurants, beach clubs) without booking well in advance.
  • Don’t be overly impressed by guys and gals sporting their massive yachts. Most of them are chartered anyway.
  • Do let your hair down and relax – you are on vacation after all
  • Do have a glass of Rose or two during the day – you are in France







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