The 3 best beach clubs in Saint-Tropez to party on the sand
Bagatelle, natural successor to the legendary Voile Rouge
Bagatelle is the emblematic beach of Pampelonne that has taken over brilliantly from the Voile Rouge beach, where the international elite used to gather every summer to drink champagne at will to a frenzied musical background. This tradition of joie de vivre has been inherited by Bagatelle, and Laurent Attias, director of the place, is careful to maintain the cosmopolitan and sparkling spirit of the beach.
Here, you can enjoy with equal enthusiasm the exceptional dishes concocted by chefs Bilal Amrani and Rocco Seminara. A Mediterranean cuisine of local products combining land and sea, all washed down with local wines selected by the sommelier Frédéric Lebeau. After savouring signature dishes such as the whole roast chicken with truffles and the Bagatelle tuna tartar, you can enjoy the festive atmosphere of this exceptional beach club in the décor designed by Samy Chams.
Les Tamaris, Chemin de Matarane, 83350 Ramatuelle
Loulou Ramatuelle, the rising star
Since Gilles Malafosse and Laurent de Gourcuff adapted their Parisian model to Ramatuelle, Loulou has quickly become a member of the closed circle of Saint-Tropez beaches where you can spend a day of intensive idleness before partying in the evening.
During the day, this beach of Pampelonne reveals an intimate face with a 50’s Riviera atmosphere and the guests quickly relax in this elegant fisherman’s house with tablecloths.
At the helm of the kitchens, the chef Benoît Dargère delivers a cuisine of sharing, favourable to prolong the time at Loulou. Pizza with truffles and roasted Black Tiger prawns can be eaten with the fingers to make the moment even more convivial. Here, the guests feel at home, and the pleasure and generosity of the teams in their work are no strangers to this.
It’s all about fun from morning to night, and the evening is all about letting go when the DJ gets behind the decks and the bottles of rosé give way to jeroboams of Champagne and other festive cocktails. The Avener made his mark last summer by taking over the decks and setting the mood on this chic yet relaxed beach.
Chemin des Tamaris, 83350 Ramatuelle
Nikki Beach, the must-see
If there is one beach that is emblematic of international parties, it is Nikki Beach. Nikki Beach Saint-Tropez is no exception to the rule and it is around a central swimming pool that summer visitors and locals happily gather to party from morning to night. In the water, the party goes through the imposing inflatable buoys in the shape of unicorns and pink flamingos.
At the table, the international cuisine, from sushi to vegan dishes, encourages exchanges and sharing between young and cosmopolitan customers.
All around the pool, bodies are warming up to the rhythm of the sets of DJs as famous as they are talented. Bob Sinclar or Martin Solveig are faithful turntablists, but whoever the DJ is, the atmosphere is electric and the bottles of champagne and other exceptional Vodkas follow each other with ferocity. This eclectic atmosphere is a wonderful symbol of the legendary Nikki Beach. Every summer, the personalities of the world take part in the party with illustrious strangers, in an explosion of common and communicative joy.
Nikki Beach Saint-Tropez
1093 Route de l’Épi, 83350 Ramatuelle