CHÂTEAU DE VALMERCHÂTEAU DE VALMER

If you think St Tropez is all WAGs and billionaires, think again. The Golfe of Saint-Tropez is the area surrounding the seaside town, and is often overlooked for its more infamous cousin. Bursting with Provençal charm, stunning views and a laid-back approach to life, it’s almost impossible not to fall in love with it.

GETTING THERE

Fly with easyjet from Gatwick, Luton, Stansted, Bristol, Newcastle and Liverpool to Nice, with prices starting from £31.99 one way.

The Golfe de St Tropez is about an hour’s drive, and auto-europe.co.uk can help you find the cheapest deals rental deals, usually starting from about £12 per day.

TIPS

If you do want to venture into St Tropez town, get the boat from Cogolin. With beautiful views of the bay, there’s plenty of parking and the boat ride is quick and scenic. It also saves getting stuck in St Tropez traffic.

Self-catered? Make sure you visit Le Grand Frais – fresh produce and products, all at reasonable prices.

To Stay

La Ferme Ladouceur

While also a restaurant worth visiting on its own, La Ferme also offers rooms at a very reasonable price. Rooms have tiled floors, muted décor and are both charming and welcoming. Including breakfast under the fig tree, the views of rolling vineyards should be enough to put even the grumpiest in the best of moods. Rooms from €122 per night

  • +33 4 94 79 24 95
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  • Quartier Rouillère
    Camping la Rouillère
    83350 Ramatuelle

Château de Valmer

For rustic Provençal charm and luxury, look no further. With spacious doubles from 250 euros per night, more adventurous guests could also opt for Les Écureuils. Meaning ‘squirrels,’ these tree houses provide an unforgettable experience with your own bathroom and queen-sized bed, all 8 metres up in the air. If heights aren’t quite your thing, try the villa. With four doubles and three bathrooms, it can comfortably house eight people for €1000 per night. Rooms from €370 per night

  • +33 4 94 55 15 15
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  • 81 Boulevard de Gigaro
    83420 La Croix-Valmer

La Ferme Ladouceur

Château de Valmer

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