A Day at Villa Marie, Saint Tropez

Hey guys! 

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!

A Day at Villa Marie, Saint Tropez

6:30 AM

Not sure if there's a better way to start your day than to sip a cup of coffee and take a morning dip (or dive!) in a pool with Mediterranean views! 

8:00 AM

It won't take you long to recognize our affinity for breakfast- in fact, we're low key (self-proclaimed) breakfast critics, and the breakfast offering at Villa Marie wins all the gold medals. The vast, divine selections of breads, pastries, fruits, cold-cuts and cheeses, juices and other various breakfast items alone was enough to win our hearts- but the chef station for hot foods like omelettes, waffles and french toast really brought it home for us. It would be worth it to stay at Villa Marie St. Tropez for the brioche french toast alone!

10:00 AM

Lazy morning walk around the gardens and a little bit of reading in the sunny cactus room is just what we needed after a few crazy travel days in a row.

1:00 PM

Lunchtime! Dolce Vita at Villa Marie offers an impeccable dining experience- with the interiors to match! We were admittedly still full from overdoing it on breakfast (that French toast!!) so we went with a few Mediterranean salad options and shared a bowl of pasta. Of course, no matter how full you are, there is always room for dessert!

4:00 PM

Villa Marie offers a complimentary shuttle between the hotel and the city center of St. Tropez, and the charming driver Tony quickly became a friend. There's so much to explore in town, and we spent the afternoon shopping, snacking on crepes and macarons, and wandering through the ancient streets in the old town!  

8:00 PM

Back at the hotel and cozied up with a glass of wine in the orange room to catch up on the day's adventures and plan our next day in St. Tropez!


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Adventures away! 

-Zach + Tara