La Villa aux oliviers In the middle of a garden planted with trees, the villa is a Provençal mas devoured by bougainvillea and climbing plants. Inside, the elegant, authentic decor gives it a “family home” feel, with black-and-white photos on the stone fireplace, antique wooden china cabinets and linens.
In the large kitchen, with its industrial lighting fixtures, the same blend of tradition and modernity can be found in the suites, where weathered wood furniture contrasts with waxed concrete walls and contemporary artworks.
After a lie-in, breakfast is served in the shade of a umbrella. The peaceful silence of the garden is undisturbed by the sound of birds nestling in the fruit trees or the lapping of the water in the pool, which resembles a natural pond. In the afternoon, it’s off to the prestigious Saint-Tropez Golf Club, just 2 minutes away from the estate. At snack time, we head to Place des Lices for a slice of tarte Tropézienne, before returning to the estate for an aperitif on the sunny terrace.