St. Tropez

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St. Tropez

Saint-Tropez is located on the French Riviera. It was a military stronghold and an unassuming fishing village until the beginning of the 20th century. It was the first town on this coast to be liberated during World War II (as part of Saint-Tropez is located on the French Riviera. It was a military stronghold and an unassuming fishing village until the beginning of the 20th century. It was the first town on this coast to be liberated during World War II (as part of Operation Dragoon). After the war, it became an internationally known seaside resort, renowned principally because of the influx of artists of the French New Wave in cinema and the Yé-yé movement in music. It later became a resort for the European and American jet set and a goal for tourists in search of a little Provençal authenticity and an occasional celebrity sighting. Dragoon). After the war, it became an internationally known seaside resort, renowned principally because of the influx of artists of the French New Wave in cinema and the Yé-yé movement in music. It later became a resort for the European and American jet set and a goal for tourists in search of a little Provencal authenticity and an occasional celebrity sighting.

The hotel

The Résidence de la Pinède welcomes you with elegant discretion to the Gulf of Saint Tropez, for a unique experience.

La Pinede is well placed on the Cote d’Azur, close to such splendid Mediterranean landmarks as Ramatuelle, Saint-Maxime, Frejus, Saint-Raphael and Le Lavandou, and has an enviable reputation in Saint Tropez.

St Tropez’s natural surroundings have long made it a prestigious exotic destination and source of artistic inspiration, and make an exceptional setting for our palace, with its « Leading Hotels of the World » label.

For a short getaway or an invigorating stay, you will be welcomed as an honored guest at this privileged location.

La Pinede is a refined 5-star hotel with its own Private beach and a gastronomic restaurant crowned with three stars in the Michelin Guide, where you will be enchanted by all the colors of the Mediterranean and the scent of its famous maritime pines.

A true pearl set in the picturesque land of Provençal villages, La Pinede is sure to fill your senses.

Citadel

High above the village of Saint-Tropez towers the citadel built in the early 1600s. In the gateway of the citadel is an impressive relief by Paul Landowski, featuring a ship's cannon that is ready for action. This foreboding hexagonal fortress now houses the Musée d'Histoire Maritime(Museum of Maritime History) in the space that was formerly the citadel's dungeons. The museum allows visitors to discover the maritime past of Saint-Tropez through stories of the men and women who shaped the history of the village. Visitors can learn about the town's fishermen who traveled the seas of the world, from short fishing expeditions along Provence's coast to longer voyages aboard merchant sailing boats. Beginning in the 16th century, enterprising fishermen began traveling beyond the Mediterranean Seas of Europe to the Ottoman Empire, then to Africa in the 18th century, and in the 20th century, to the far corners of the world, including Cape Horn, India, and the Far East. Visitors can learn more about these exotic destinations and about local heroes such as Bailli de Suffren, the famous seaman of Saint-Tropez. The museum also has a wonderful viewpoint from the bastions with stunning panoramas of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez and the Massif des Maures mountain range.
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Residence de la Pinede Restaurant

This is an expensive restaurant bannered by two-star Michelin chef Arnaud Donckele. The restaurant is located in a manor located by the sea. While the food’s starting point is still Provence, influences from Asia and the Middle East can easily be gleamed in its dishes. The restaurant has Vietnamese-style chicken ravioli and savory lamb. Meals may be served either indoors or on the outdoor terrace underneath the pines. The service is smart, friendly and attentive. It has an elegant ambiance that is perfect for romantic meals. Lunch and dinner are served, though always get a reservation because the place can get full, the prices not with standing.

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