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- Published:October 10, 2012 11:35 am
The French Riveria has always been a Mecca to the rich and famous who gather to compare their yachts, for the film festival in Cannes and for the designer shopping in Nice. But it’s St Tropez that wins hands down for the most celebrity sightings with supermodels (Naomi Campbell and Kate Moss), film stars (Penelope Cruse, Leonardo Di Caprio, Jack Nicolson) and musicians (such as Elton John and Mick Jagger) all making regular appearances.
With this type of visitor St. Tropez is not a place for the budget conscious. Tourists don’t come here to relax in one of the traditional gites in France, they come to splurge on luxury boutiques, Michelin starred restaurants and the most some of the most luxurious hotels in the world. So if you want to catch a celebrity sighting here are some of the best hotels in St. Tropez where the celebrities often stay.
1) Byblos St. Tropez: Popular with Jay-Z and Beyonce this is not just a hotel but a small little meditereaen village with individually decorated rooms, spa, restaurents, private patios and pools. The famous Los Caves du Roy night club is located within the hotel as well as Alain Ducasse Spoon restaurant.
2) Chateau De La Messardiere: Situated in a private hillside park with stunning views over the sea, this hotel is the optimum place for relaxation, luxury and privacy. With fine dining, spas, shuttle to a private beach and art gallery this 19th century hotel has extraordinary character and situated in 25 acres of gardens and grounds is the ultimate place for a celebrity relaxing retreat.
Le Grand Bleu – one of St. Tropez largest and most prominent five star hotels situated 500m from the Place de Lice.
Other celebrities, they just skip hotels and paparazzis and they prefer to stay in their luxury yachts. That is the case for Cindy Crawford, George Clooney, Elton John, Michael Douglas, Catherine Zeta Jones, David Furnish and many more.
Some have even been quite unlucky as the Becham’s apparently were involved in a car accident on their way to Nice’s airport. It was reported that they crashed their car on a mountain wall although it wasn’t clear how the incident happen. That is to say that although the French Riviera is a very popular destination for celebrities things can go wrong some times!