The Roof at Hotel de Paris St. Tropez

   Sometimes we choose a bar/restaurant based on the vis a vis. One of our favorite vistas stretches out to the horizon with a bird’s eye view of St. Tropez and the sea. We find this view at The Roof at Hotel de Paris, the luxury starred hotel. The Hotel has decades of history entertaining… Read More »

Aix en Provence Nino Café – Cezanne’s Village

   Day trips are part of the adventures that we enjoy from our launching pad in Provence Verte. On today’s schedule is Aix en Provence, about a 50 minute drive. It is an easy drive on the A8 autoroute, but take some money for the tolls(cash preferred.) The mountain ranges parallel the highway and farmland spreads… Read More »

St. Tropez’s Le Café des Boules – Simply Le Cafe

 It is lunchtime in St. Tropez and we circle around from the port to the quieter Place des Lice. The open area in the center of the village is protected from strong winds and rainy conditions by the huge shady plane trees. Many games of boules/petanque are played here on a regular basis, as well… Read More »

Pan Dei St. Tropez – Relaxation in a Secret Garden

  Like most vacations and holidays, it is a time to relax and escape from daily routines and busy lives. I have found a beautiful, calm pool with a secret garden hidden in a private courtyard called Pan Dei Palais St. Tropez. Pan Dei is a exotic hotel and restaurant. Decorated with an east Asian flair, guests are… Read More »

La Renaissance St. Tropez – Drink Rose and Eat Pizza and Carry On

 The Place des Lice in St.Tropez is a lovely, plane tree lined center square with a huge fountain. It also offers the perfect playing field for the popular French game, boules. There are rows of park benches and a row of good restaurants that offer everything from sushi to pizza! La Renaissance St. Tropez is family… Read More »

St. Barth’s Honeymoon -A dream beginning

 Crawling through the small cabin door of the DHC-6 Twin Otter at Princess Juliana Airport in St. Maarten, we knew that we were just 9 minutes from heaven on earth, our St. Barth’s Honeymoon.  The plane held only 12 passengers and within a matter of minutes, we taxied and were airborn.  Almost immediately, we were… Read More »

White 1921 St. Tropez – Fun with the World Cup, Music and a Late Night Hotspot

 The latest news about the LVMH (Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton) luxury group is that in April 2014 it bought 21 acres of a historic Burgundy Domaine. The attraction is that it is an exceptional property with a future. LVMH has a super radar that hones in on exceptional properties like White 1921 St. Tropez, too.… Read More »

La Rhumerie St. Tropez – Front Row Dining and Affordable

   After a beach day in St. Tropez, we like to kick back and fly under the radar. It is fun to dine on the harbor and “yacht watch” while going casual. First up for our entertainment before dinner, we find performing musicians around the corner from the port near our favorite casual restaurant, La Rhumerie… Read More »

Summer Bars of St. Tropez – Café de Paris

  A travel day brings us jet lagged and sleepy to the seaside village of  St. Tropez. It will be an early evening filled with walking around, people watching and a stop at one of our favorite portside bars. The Café de Paris is open all day and gets a serious drinking crowd around the cocktail… Read More »

Coastal St. Tropez Offers Brocante Sunday Lunch – La Coustalline an Intimate Affair

 Sunday morning in St.Tropez means Brocante-ing in nearby Grimaud in a field surrounded by Provence vines! It is a 5 minute drive from St. Tropez and we always arrive by 8:30 to get a parking spot within walking distance to the vendors. Many of the regulars are there in their claimed spots and the treasure… Read More »