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Sun, sea and unlimited champagne – is this the ultimate girls’ holiday in St Tropez?

EATING IN

A delicious fresh breakfast is provided every morning of your stay: platters of fruit, local pastries, eggs, cereal, cheese and charcuterie boards. Guests can then choose to dine in for lunch or dinner any day of their stay and can choose to work closely with the chef to decide menus, work with allergies and preferences. Or leave the menu entirely to the chef and prepare to be surprised and delighted! We were lucky to have former Master Chef Croatia chef, Gregur Baksic whose dishes just kept on giving. From fresh Mediterranean salads and roasted chicken lunches to seafood platters and oysters fit for royalty, Gregur even took us on an early morning tour of the St Tropez fish market to choose fresh line-caught monkfish, sea bass, calamari and octopus for our dinner. His cheese board was lethal.

EATING OUT

The beauty of Villa La Tourelle’s location is that you can walk to all the local restaurants and bars. Although the cobbled streets make heels somewhat of a no-no. Saunter down to the famous port of St Tropez for sundowners and people watching! And explore the many narrow streets teaming with traditional cafes, restaurants and bars. We visited the delightful Au Caprice des Deux for dinner one night (the steak was parfe!). Christian Dior’s Cafe Des Lices, overlooking the harbour, is also a splendid spot for a tres chic girls’ brunch. For glamorous beach action, head to neighbouring Ramatuelle to sample the two best beach clubs the Riviera has to offer: Nikki Beach and the prestigious Le Club 55. For poolside dancing to saxophones and sparklers, Nikki Beach has it all, with a selection of great DJ’s throughout the season. Meanwhile Le Club 55 is more old-school movie star glam, perfect for a long, lingering Sunday lunch by the sea and celebrity spotting (Joan Collins has a regular table booked for much of August, it’s that fabulous a place.)

ACTIVITIES

From shopping to yacht hopping! Art galleries to artisan markets, St Tropez itself is a haven of fabulousness and all within walking distance of the villa. But should you wish to venture further afield the picturesque, lakeside village of Port Grimaud with its winding streets and local boutiques, it’s the perfect place for an afternoon stroll and a coffee or Pastis. When in France – especially the Cotes De Provence – it would be rude not to go wine tasting right? For the Rose lovers, Purple Summer can arrange trips to any number of local vineyards through the fantastic Unusual Wine Tours. And of course, no trip to St Tropez would be complete without a boat day, kayaking, paddle boarding or snorkelling or sailing around the gorgeous coves in a catamaran and jumping off into the Med outside Bridget Bardot’s house! All part of the service at Purple Summer.

A 4 night stay in late May or early June 2023 would be priced at £15,400 for the villa that sleeps 10. This includes an early booking discount plus staff, private concierge, transfers, private chef, unlimited Taittinger and fine wines throughout your stay. The villas also caters for families and Purple Summer can arrange childcare for your stay.

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