Luxury Hotel in Saint-Tropez
Inaugurated in 1931, this hotel in Saint-Tropez soon became a coveted meeting place for visiting artists seeking inspiration for their work. The painter Dunoyer de Segonzac resided at the hotel all year round, while Clark Gable and French singer Mistinguett were regular guests. Chef Louis Lions’ notorious Grand Marnier Soufflé, served at the restaurant Leï Mouscardins, had people flocking in from the entire region.
The establishment honoured its grand name even further in the Fifties. Crowned with a third floor and fitted with air-conditioning – a first for the era – it lived in pace with the intelligentsia of Saint-Germain-Des-Prés: Juliette Gréco, Boris Vian, Jean-Paul Sartre were all guests at the time. In Vadim’s mythical film And God Created Woman, Brigitte Bardot forever sealed the renown of the village, now a summer epicentre for the world’s jet set.
Later on, architect François Vieillecroze and interior designer Sybille de Margerie extended the hotel and lent it a new lease of life, with simple design lines, furniture signed by top designers and a chic, glamorous decor inspired by the Sixties, the Med and iconic movie stars… Several paintings of Brigitte Bardot adorn the hotel’s public areas, together with a series of unique, signed photos in the sublime Dolce Vita Suite. Today, a majestic chandelier comprising 3,500 ivory-lacquered aluminium petals blooms overhead in the lobby, prettily offset by ebony black resin sculptures and an incredible pool suspended 15 metres from the ground.
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