La Tartane Saint-Tropez is an unpretentious take on French hospitality

The Cote d’Azur resort emerges from a refresh that celebrates 1920s Riviera life

Reopened after a full renovation, this Cote d’Azur resort offers five ‘hamlets’ – each designed as a tribute to 1920s Riviera life.

There are 27 rooms and suites available to book, spread across houses that are named after famous former residents of the area, including Ernest for Ernest Hemingway and Peggy for Peggy Guggenheim.

Jordane Arrivetz, founder of design studio Notoire, oversaw the Saint-Tropez hotel’s recent update, bringing in an eclectic mix of patterned sofas, painted floorboards and rattan headboards that create the sense of a bygone era.

White walls and rustic ceiling beams are contrasted by expanses of colour, such as a sudden mustard-yellow hallway, a pale pink staircase or a flash of orange from outdoor seating. La Tartane’s charm continues in the communal areas, with hand-painted floral details and dining nooks with bamboo roofs creating an inviting, homely atmosphere.

Guests are free to wander the St Tropez hotel’s stone pathways, surrounded by greenery, take a dip in the pool – a hand-painted bar serves cocktails and lemonade made from the hotel garden’s citrus fruits – or order sushi from La Tartane’s restaurant, St Amour.

Chem. des Salins, 83990 Saint-Tropez, France

Photography: Romain Ricard
Photography: Florian Touzet
Photography: Romain Ricard
Photography: Romain Ricard

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