In the heart of the old village, removed from the port traffic, mega yachts and tourists coming off the Bateaux Verts, “La Ponche” is both the name of the historic district and a hotel that the drips with old-word charm.
Once a modest fisherman’s bar during the early fifties when the hotel only had three rooms, this large family home expanded over the years to become a meeting place for writers such as Jacques Laurent and Michel Mohrt, and painters like Picasso who gathered here for drinks, discussion, and for inspiration.
Perhaps you can find it, too, at the hotel’s upscale gourmet restaurant whose specialty is seafood and whose terrace has killer views of the gulf of Saint-Tropez and the small beach nearby.
The hotel delivers the Saint-Tropez magic in its rooms, too, from the standard and deluxe rooms, suites to its two apartments (great for families). Since it used to be a private home, the Hotel La Ponche exude the subtle elegance of Saint-Tropez with a color-palette of terra cotta, white and yellow that whispers “Welcome home to Provence.”
Splurge on a room with a rooftop and sea view. You won’t be sorry.