Chic yacht-filled resort, where the jet set parade the beach and party till dawn. Glitz, glamour and superb people-watching.
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Pan Dei Palais
Saint-Tropez, Cote d'Azur, France|airelles.com|
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In 1835, a French general built this manor house for his Punjabi princess – today it’s the most lavish and seductive place to stay in the heart of Saint-Tropez.
With its white walls, dark polished woodwork and Asian antiques, the lounge and library still feel as welcoming and informal as a family home; while the 12 bedrooms are expensively furnished, with distinctive flashes of colour.
The tropical garden, with its gorgeous mosaic pool, is irresistible: couples will love the peace and glamour of this place, including romantic honeymooners’ gazebos. Pan Dei Palais is, though, very welcoming of children, with a ‘one big family’ approach that makes you feel right at home.
For the ultimate Tropezian fantasy, spend a dream day cruising along the Cote d’Azur on the hotel’s 31-metre yacht, with indoor-outdoor lounges, bar, sports facilities and a crew of five.
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