• The artists' hangout

    La Colombe d'Or,

    For a gastronomic experience steeped in history, head to the picturesque hilltop village of St-Paul-de-Vence and La Colombe d'Or. Established in the 1920s as a café for locals, it later evolved into a popular meeting place for some of the region's most famous artists. Today, the restaurant serves traditional French cuisine from long-serving chef Paul Roux, on an idyllic terrace with panoramic views of the Riviera. While there, view the hotel's art collection, featuring pieces by former guests Fernand Léger and Joan Miró. la-colombe-dor.com

    Fernand Léger's ceramic mural at La Colombe d'Or

    The luxe hotspot

    White 1921, St-Tropez

    If it's unadulterated luxury you're after (us too), this LVMH-owned hotel is hard to beat. It offers just eight rooms and a bar stocked with fine champagnes, including a rare 1921 Moët & Chandon vintage after which the hotel is named. This summer sees the launch of a new range of bespoke cocktails and tapas dishes, plus an exclusive lineup of special events. white1921.com

    The striking exterior of White 1921

    The beach-front buzz

    Club 55, Ramatuelle

    The best way to arrive at St-Tropez's legendary Club 55? By yacht, of course. This private beach club, renowned for catering to Brigitte Bardot during the filming of And God Created Women in 1955, is now a magnet for the rich and famous – such as regular Kate Moss. Enjoy a lazy beachside lunch, where the fish is freshly caught and a bottle of the local rosé is de rigueur. In high season, make your reservation well in advance, as even a spot on the sand can be hard to come by. club55.fr

    Arrive at Club 55 in style – by yacht

    What to wear there

    The Edit

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