I hope that everyone has been having a great week. We've been traveling trough France these past few weeks- we started with a week in Paris and then took the train south to Avignon in Provence for a day before renting a car and making our way down to the Cote d'Azur! Our first stop on the coast was St. Tropez and the luxurious 5-star Villa Marie, and there couldn't have been a more perfect welcome to the sunny south of France!
Villa Marie is part of a family-owned brand of hotels with locations scattered across some of the most beautiful parts of France, and the St. Tropez property is no exception! The brand has expertly maintained a perfect mix of high-luxury hospitality and down-to-earth warmth, and their expressed desire to create an environment that feels simultaneously like a high-end resort and a family home is spot on. Located just a few minutes drive up the hill from the city center of St. Tropez, Villa Marie is a tranquil escape surrounded by gardens and green, fresh air and stunning vistas of the azure Mediterranean Sea below.
We planned to use Villa Marie as our base to explore St. Tropez, but we were so in love with the resort that we spent our days almost entirely on the property until we went out exploring at night! Sometimes when you travel you want to go out all day every day, and sometimes you need a few days of quiet refresh in a beautiful place- and what we loved most about Villa Marie is that it was a perfect setup for both! Check out our diary of "A Day at Villa Marie, Saint Tropez" below and you start dreaming of your own holiday paradise on the Côte d'Azur!