Maisons Pariente’s Hotel Lou Pinet is delighted to announce that it reopened for the summer season on 12th May 2022. Designed as a dream family home, Lou Pinet offers its guests the ideal place to rest and recharge in an enchanting setting. Nestled in the greenery, a stone’s throw from the Place des Lices and five minutes from the beach, the hotel is a cocoon of tranquillity protected from the mythical hustle and bustle of Saint-Tropez. Providing the perfect base to explore St Tropez, guests will discover stunning beaches with turquoise water, divine gastronomy, a rich and fascinating history and night owls will discover wild parties.
From the incredible gastronomy and history of the French Riviera to the must-see sites, idyllic beaches, Lou Pinet unveils insider tips to ensure guests experience St Tropez as the locals do.
Delicious Tropezian gastronomy
Lou Pinet offers unforgettable and unique delicacies at Beefbar, the world-renowned restaurant created by Riccardo Giraudi which exists in some of the most glamorous hotspots around the world. For those looking to venture beyond the beautiful hotel, the restaurants in the local area offer Provencal cuisine rich in fish, shellfish, and crustaceans.
Lou Pinet recommends the following restaurants to experience the best of Tropezian gastronomy:
- Loulou Ramatuelle – Guests can lounge on the beach in the sun and nibble on small Italian portions before meals and between swims lie on large sofas in the shade of the sails and party to the sound of music and a sunset aperitif.
- Chez Camille – A cozy restaurant with stunning sea views offers regional fish and seafood specialties. It was also recently elected best bouillabaisse and grilled fish restaurant in the Gulf.
- Homer Lobster Saint Tropez – For those looking to grab and go, this famous spot originated from Parish is adorned by guests for its iconic lobster-roll and grilled-cheese sandwich offering.
Beaches of the French Riviera
From small rocky coves to the mythical beaches of the Bay of Pampelonne, the Gulf of Saint-Tropez is full of natural treasures. Stop at the Ponche beach, a small mythical beach sheltered by the ramparts of Saint-Tropez, before taking the coastal path to Ramatuelle, where the paradisiacal beaches follow a path along more than 10 km of coastline.
History and Culture
Art lovers will start with the Annonciade museum, before visiting the Citadelle and its maritime history museum which retraces the wonderful history of the city’s inhabitants. After a long day immersed in culture, guests can return to Lou Pinet for a cocktail as the sunsets. The National Gendarmerie and cinema museum is a must-see to uncover the history of St Tropez in the 60’s, including icon Brigitte Bardot.
Saint Tropez Market
On Tuesday and Saturday mornings, stalls full of local products fill the historic square for the well-known Saint-Tropez market. Discover linen shirts, beautiful silk dresses and delicate ceramics and return home with a treasure from St Tropez. As night falls, the area offers famous Tropezian parties for those who know where to look.
St Tropez is home to cutting-edge fashion, from jewellery to haute couture, along with gorgeous swimwear and casual beach clothes. Lou Pinet recommends visiting the famous Rondini store, famously known for selling the most coveted sandals in the French Riviera. The family-run workshop creates everything by hand and will provide quality shoes that will take sandy feet from day to night.
Lou Pinet’s fantastic concierge team is on hand to divulge hidden gems and enable guests to unearth a side to St Tropez that is not often seen by those who visit.