The 5 star hotel – Palace, Le Byblos Saint-Tropez
The Byblos Hotel is the result of the desire of a Lebanese man, Jean-Prosper Gay-Para, to build a “palace of a thousand and one nights” for Brigitte Bardot, with whom he was in love. Inaugurated on May 27, 1967, the hotel has been in the hands of a family of enthusiasts, the Floirats, for more than 50 years. The fourth generation, embodied today by Antoine Chevanne, has been in charge since 2006.
It is this authentic history that has been perpetuated for several generations. The generations succeed one another, and the palace attracts more than any other a clientele of regulars, faithfuls, and unconditional fans.
L’hôtel Byblos est né de la volonté d’un Libanais, Jean-Prosper Gay-Para, de construire un “palais des mille et une nuits” pour Brigitte Bardot, dont il était amoureux. Inauguré le 27 mai 1967, l’hôtel est entre les mains d’une famille de passionnés, les Floirat, depuis plus de 50 ans. La quatrième génération, incarnée aujourd’hui par Antoine Chevanne, est aux commandes depuis 2006.
C’est cette histoire authentique qui se perpétue depuis plusieurs générations. Les générations se succèdent, et le palace attire plus que tout autre une clientèle d’habitués, de fidèles, d’inconditionnels.
The Byblos luxury hotel celebrates the dolce vita, and its wellness offer is no exception. The central swimming pool, the gym and the Sisley Spa are all there for the relaxation-seeking traveller. The unique setting of the Sisley Spa makes it unique. The famous 17th-century Lebanese room, each stone of which was transported from a palace in Beirut, has become iconic, while the Jerusalem stone suite is a delight for couples who treat themselves to a duo treatment. At the Sisley spa at the Byblos, you will find all the natural treatments based on the essential oils of the cosmetic brand. Everything here contributes to absolute relaxation, a rejuvenating cure and letting go.
This timeless palace is renowned for the art of living that emanates from it, but also for the hundreds of international personalities who have chosen its walls as a refuge during their luxury stay in Saint-Tropez. The legend of the Byblos was born, and its nightclub, the Caves du Roy, is no stranger to it.
The mythical Byblos nightclub, the Caves du Roy
The same year it opened, the Byblos Hotel launched its own club. In more than 50 years, the Caves du Roy has had no trouble becoming the summer HQ for the gotha and international stars. Les Caves du Roy is a legendary club, the “Temple of Tropezian Nights” since July 1967. From Mick Jagger to Jack Nicholson through Beyoncé or Leonardo di Caprio, the greatest have trodden the dancefloor of the Caves.
Hundreds of clubbers compete for the entrance every summer evening, and this exclusive selection is assured by the director of the Caves du Roy, “Junior”. People rush to get to the VIP areas and swallow bottles of Dom Pérignon as much as to vibrate to the sound of Jack.E’s sets, the resident DJ of the place since 1997!
The Caves cultivate conviviality and sharing, cultivating a simple and authentic philosophy of celebration. The bubbles of champagne rhyme with laughter and pleasure. The unique oriental decor and the play of light create an incomparable atmosphere.
A loyal clientele of clubbers, a festive and generous atmosphere, and moments of letting go are the keys to the success of Les Caves du Roy for over 50 years.
The Byblos is indeed a hymn to freedom, joy, and the sweetness of life, and its culinary proposals are no stranger to this.
The Byblos restaurants: Arcadia, Cucina, “B” and Byblos Beach
The Byblos is four places where gastronomy is put at the service of pleasure and sharing, directed by the executive chef Nicola Canuti, accompanied by the pastry chef Geoffrey Turpin for the sweets.
The latest addition, Arcadia, is the Byblos’ gourmet address. The chef delivers, both in the dining room and on the terrace in front of the pool, a refined cuisine with Mediterranean accents, focused on the quality of fresh seasonal products, those grown with passion with local producers and those from the hotel’s vegetable garden.
The eyes of the guests marvel at the colors and the presentation of the plates, and the taste buds awaken and vibrate to the rhythm of the suggestions, such as the carbonara “like an air”, or the Mullet – Crudo, bottarga, olive, black lemon of Oman. Great classics become culinary delights here, and the inventive pastry chef’s seasonal desserts complete the Arcadia experience.
A legendary establishment, an exceptional chef. The “godfather” of French gastronomy, the great chef Alain Ducasse and his chef Yann Capsie, were the only ones to orchestrate the restaurant La Cucina, the Byblos’ revisited “trattoria”. This address on the Tropezian scene projects guests onto a veritable “piazzeta” where la dolce vita is the rule. Simplicity, generosity and sharing are the key words, in the atmosphere as well as on the plate. You can enjoy, in the heart of a palace, original Italian dishes, but designed by Alain Ducasse. A proposal in perfect harmony with the philosophy of the Byblos.
This restaurant offer is completed by the bar-lounge, the “B”, at the edge of the swimming pool, between restaurant and place of life throughout the day.
Finally, the beach, “Byblos Beach“, where the simple and natural identity of the Byblos can be found. Byblos Beach is one of the best beaches in Pampelonne and offers its guests a refined and elegant experience. The chef offers a Mediterranean cuisine, refined, light and tasty. All the flavors of the Mediterranean are here sublimated by the breathtaking setting of the Bay of Pampelonne. The Byblos with its feet in the sand seduces both regulars and those who are not familiar with the Byblos spirit.
When the hotel industry meets Greek mythology, the result is the Byblos, a timeless, immortal palace, a Tropezian myth, where every moment spent is precious and happy.