Jazz festival, secret beaches and trip aboard the yacht of the Bastide of Saint-Tropez
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Along with beach, pool and party, summer at the Bastide de Saint-Tropez is also synonymous with festivals. Among our favourite moments are those spent at the Ramatuelle Jazz Festival.
The ingredients that make up the magic of Ramatuelle
It was thirty years ago that jazz enthusiasts created an event that has since become an essential aspect of life on the French Riviera. The secret of the success of the Ramatuelle Jazz Festival can be found in the quality of its line-ups. Over the years the biggest names in jazz have played there, to the delight of audiences. These stars have included the Count Basie Big Band in 1995, the Michel and Tony Petrucciani Duo in 1996 and Garoswing last year. However, it is also the magic of the place that bewitches both participants and audiences. The outdoor amphitheatre at the edge of the village becomes a musical haven where the blue note rises to the stars and where the scent of oleander permeates the air. But concerts are also held in the olive grove that saw the birth of the adventure, offering jazzy evenings that are completely relaxed and informal.
A new and dazzling vintage
This year there is a distinct theme emerging of "son and daughters." These confirmed artists have managed to emerge from the shadow of their famous parents to play their part in the galaxy of jazz musicians. Thus, you can enjoy the swing and the warm voice of China Moses, daughter of Dee-Dee Bridgewater, and the exploratory genius of Kyle Eastwood, son of the actor Clint Eastwood, who offers creations on bass guitar and double bass at the crossroads of influences and musical genres. Stanley Clarke, Emile Parisien and The Amazing Keystone Big Band complete a choice programme.
This 2016 edition, to be held from August 16th to 20th, will create many fond memories and is an essential experience when staying at the Bastide de Saint-Tropez!
Our secret beaches in St. Tropez
There are a thousand ways to sunbathe in Saint-Tropez! If you want to spend a little time away from your sun lounger by the pool of the Bastide de Saint-Tropez, here are our favourite secret beaches for your enjoyment...
There is no need to stray far from the comfort of your Hotel La Bastide de Saint-Tropez to lay your towel in a beautiful setting. It’s a fact that Saint-Tropez and Ramatuelle have a number of diverse beaches that satisfy every kind of sun, sand and sea desire. For example, at the foot of the Citadel you can enjoy the unspoilt charm of Graniers Beach. Sand and pebbles tickle your toes while the clear waters invite you to swim, just steps from the town centre. In the Bay of Pampelonne, the beach that became internationally famous thanks to the film "... And God Created Woman" still beckons to pleasure seeker following in the footsteps of Brigitte Bardot. The 4.5 km of white sand and crystal clear waters will delight you before you succumb to the charm of the restaurants situated at the water's edge. Close to the centre, Les Salins Beach offers peace and tranquillity. With its huge parasol pines and subtly pink-hued sand, it welcomes families for afternoons of tanning and water sports.
An escape aboard the Bastide de Saint-Tropez Yacht.
The Mediterranean holds many secrets; white sandy beaches, hidden coves with crystal clear waters, and islands of wild charm just off the coast. Your stay at the Bastide de Saint-Tropez promises days rich in pleasurable emotions, in which comfort and lazing by the pool vie with the temptation to explore and discover. That is why the Bastide de Saint-Tropez offers a sea trip on the yacht ‘BST’, a 22 metre long haven of privacy that is ripe with the promise of adventure. Why not escape for a day and explore the hidden treasures of the Mediterranean basin? The chef will prepare a meal that you can enjoy afloat on the gentle waters of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez, tucked away in a cove where the only background music is the sound of cicadas, and the view is of the turquoise waters of Cap Camarat and Cap Taillat. Discover the islands of Porquerolles and Port Cros and dive among an incredible array of marine life that includes groupers, a species that is protected in this incredible nature reserve.