Tag Archives: Saint-Tropez

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 »

Our Favorite Adult Bar: Maison Blanche

 “I heard you say, I heard you say, I heard you say…” So we hear as the DJ spins his selection of current hits at Maison Blanche, our favorite “adult” bar for a pre dinner cocktail. St. Tropez (ST) is well known for its chic chic night life where the young and beautiful dance away… Read More »

Shopping and Lunch at Le Cafe de France Near Grimaud

 Sunday morning and our weekly visit to the brocante (antiques and flea market) in the country outside of Grimaud. Lots of treasures today.  Finds not available in the US or certainly not at the brocante’s bargain prices. A wooden box with a set of 5 distinctive wine bottle corks with character heads: une Gendarme, un… Read More »

L’Auberge de L’Oumede Mini Inn and Provencal Restaurant

 Last night Mr B and I were invited to join our beautiful French local businesswoman, Sandrine, of the agency Bliss and Privilege, for dinner at one of her favorite provencal auberges. This countryside farmhouse restaurant is found down a narrow winding road about 15 minutes outside of the village of St. Tropez,  in the area… Read More »

The Big Fashion Question: What to Wear in St. Tropez

 Light, colorful, summery clothes in linen and cotton fabrics are some of the best choices.  From bright colors to warm, soft colors – you can’t go wrong wearing clothes like those pictured here. Related articles What to Wear in St. Tropez (frenchdreamvacations.com) Shop Au Soleil of St. Tropez (frenchdreamvacations.com) Accessories and Colorful Sundress for Daytime… Read More »

Our Favorite Beach Club is Still Tahiti

 We’ve arrived. Our first full beach day on Pampelonne, spent on the comfort of our two hermes orange lounge chairs and under the hermes orange umbrella at Tahiti Beach. Stefan greeted us and found two chairs “pres de la mer” (first row on the Mediterranean). We had a beach bar lunch of jambon (ham) and… Read More »

Casual Dinner at Bruno’s Pizzeria in St. Tropez

 Sunday night in St Tropez. We took a long walk by the Port, up to the Place de Lices and around the historic Citadelle on the hill above the Port. We wound our way back into town and to our favorite Sunday night “light” dinner at Bruno’s. This tiny little pizzeria is nestled on a… Read More »

Spectacular Dinner at La Ponche

 As we arrived at our reserved table (Saturday night in St. Tropez it is necessary to reserve a table),  a  small lantern flickered, fresh flowers scented the air and the peach linen tablecloth rustled in the evening breeze. The sun had just set and our view included the water’s edge where Brigitte Bardot cooled off… Read More »

Le Menu: Tips for Best Value When Dining Out in St. Tropez

 We eat out most every lunch and dinner, so we’ve learned to be smart about paying no more than necessary. Whenever we can, we order the “menu,” the restaurant’s special offering of several courses for a fixed price. Today at lunch we had a menu that consisted of an entree’ (starter), a main course and… Read More »

Sunday Lunch at Le Pescadou in Gassin

 We had our traditional Sunday lunch high above St Tropez in Gassin. Le Pescadou sits on a place (stone plaza) overlooking the vineyards and Mediterranean far below. We had a table against the flowered terrace wall that Mr B reserves every year (and has now reserved for me and my friends through the end of… Read More »