Hôtel de la Ponche, on top of Saint-Tropez's high walls

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Hôtel de la Ponche, on top of Saint-Tropez's high walls

In the 1960s, this mythical Saint-Tropez hotel was the cradle of the New Wave movement, which revolutionised French cinema.

The Hôtel de la Ponche, the most intimate of establishments on the Riviera, is probably the only boutique hotel to have been built from a fishermen's bar in the old town.

In 1953, the Hôtel de la Ponche was a kind of summer antenna for Parisian artists and bohemians. Bardot and Roger Vadim stayed here during the filming of the legendary And God Created Woman, as did Romy Schneider, Boris Vian, Juliette Gréco, and other luminaries of the period. Run now by Simone Duckstein, the daughter of the former owners, it maintains a constant attention to detail and a quest for perfection. The charismatic Simone has many anecdotes, but to share them would be to violate the rarity and discretion of the establishment.

In the 22 rooms, as in the bar and restaurant, the atmosphere is refined, and outstanding comfort accompanied by luxurious appointments.

Hôtel de la Ponche
5 rue des Remparts
83990 Saint-Tropez

+33 (0)4 94 97 02 53


Rooms: from 275 EUR