Lancaster uses cookies to improve your experience on this site and to provide you with services and content tailored to your interests. By continuing to browse our site, you must accept the use of these cookies. Find out more

ire l'article
#Places To Glow

Under the October Sun

La Résidence de la Pinède


Surrounded by a forest of centenary pines, La Residence de la Pinede reopened its doors this year with a new architectural interior by Jean-Michel Wilmotte. 


31 rooms, a new Guerlain spa, private Bouillabaisse beach, La Vague d’Or - a 3 Michelin star restaurant with Arnaud Donckele at the helm, patio, 30°C heated infinity pool…  Located between sea and sky, this 5 star resort is haloed in the Saint Tropez Gulf’s natural light.  “Guided by the singular light of the Mediterranean, vibrant and soft, reverberating to create the warm atmosphere that’s characteristic of the Riviera, like the signature of the village of Saint Tropez, while preserving the sea view and the forest,” comments Jean-Michel Wilmotte. 


An ode to the Mediterranean and French Riviera lifestyle in contemporary luxury, sprinkled with the original creations by ceramist Roger Capron, between azure and sand…  A peaceful haven that’s perfect off season, a special place that’s just as prestigious and discrete as it was when it first opened in 1936.


Why do we love it? 21 rooms and 10 suites all with Mediterranean views.

Extra glow: Arnaud Donckele cooks up a mean breakfast!


Further information:


Photos : ©V. Mati



Before it became the chicest summer resort town in the world, Saint Tropez was a little fishing village.  Its story and eternal myths came to be in a few special places, like the Byblos.  This palace, which celebrated its 50th birthday last year, has been a jet set favorite since opening in 1967.  


Mick and Bianca Jagger got hitched here, the Beatles, Romy Schneider, Richard Burton and Liz Taylor and Grace Jones all left their luggage here for at least a day…  Built like a village within the village with the “central square” outdoor pool, shaded by a hundred year old olive tree, surrounded by a bar and 91 rooms – 50 of which are suites, all different. 


There’s also a specialty food store (tapenades, sweets, etc.), a Sisley spa, and delectable cuisine concocted from fresh Riviera produce by Vincent Maillard (a student of the great Alain Ducasse).  The Byblos story?  The Lebanese founder named it after his country’s oldest town.  Legend has it that he fell in love with Brigitte Bardot, and thus would create Byblos!


Why do we love it?  Warm family atmosphere in a legendary palace

Extra glow:  Special access to the Caves du Roy, the mythical Saint Tropez night club that’s adjacent to the hotel.


Further information:

You may like
Riviera Impressions at Château de la Messardiere

Built in the 19th century, the Château de la Messardiere is a piece of history in Saint Tropez. Like an illustration of pure chic French Riviera style overlooking the mythical Pampelonne Bay, hotel staff reveals here Riviera impressions from this extraordinary place.

Riviera Impressions at the Pan Dei Palace

An Indian breeze whispers throughout a peaceful haven in Saint Tropez. Located in the center of town, a family owned and operated hotel which was once a 19th century country house is today a calm and welcoming environment. Hotel staff reveals Riviera impressions, happiness in the sun, ever so present on the premises.

Riviera Impressions at the Terre Blanche Hotel

Located about half an hour from Cannes, far from the tanned crowds of the French Riviera, the Terre Blanche Hotel is in an exceptional setting in the heart of Provence. Here, the sun warms and gilds skin in calm and serenity. The 5-star luxury resort’s team reveals this special property’s singular spirit

Riviera Impressions from Nice at the Hotel Amour

An intimate place with charming decor, Nice’s Hotel Amour incarnates the dolce vita of the French Riviera. This timeless place perfectly matches the Cote d’Azur lifestyle, with promises of unforgettable moments under the sun in the South of France. Here the Hotel Amour’s version of the Riviera.

Riviera Impressions at the Lily of the Valley Hotel

Up in the hills of the Saint Tropez peninsula, guests at the Philippe Starck designed Lily of the Valley Hotel will enjoy a truly magnificent place. Here, the key words are well-being, relaxation and Mediterranean air. Riviera impressions, from sunrise to sunset.

Riviera Impressions at the Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo

A belle epoch building erected in 1886, the Hotel Metropole Monte Carlo welcomes guests from all over the world today. Located in Monaco’s Carré d’Or, close to the Casino, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, it is Riviera confidential.

Riviera Impressions at the Castel Pierre Lisse in Hyeres

Riviera Impressions at Château Eza

Ideally located between Nice and Monaco, Eze is home of the incredible Chateau Eza. With poetic charm this surprising place reveals everything that inspires the French Riviera.

Riviera Impressions at the Domaine de Canaille

Nestled in the Calanques National Park, this extraordinary property extends over 600 square meters with more than 10 rooms. A place that’s both confidential and mythical, 19th century architecture, an immense patio and breathtaking Mediterranean views make it a Cote d’Azur dream. Owner Marie Treppoz reveals her impressions of the Riviera from this unique place.

Riviera inspirations by the Tiara Yaktsa hotel

Less than ten miles from Cannes, with an incomparable view over the sea and the Esterel Massif, the Tiara Yaktsa asserts luxury and refinement. The absolute charm of this spot motivated us to learn more about all those elusive details that provide such absolute well-being here. We asked a hotel representative to let us in on little secrets that make this establishment a not-to-be-missed destination of the Riviera.

Back home Mag
Discoverthe GlowScope
Stay tuned
Subscribe to Lancaster
Logo Lancaster Search Icon L Lancaster Logo L-Diag