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CHEVAL BLANC – ST TROPEZ

 

Located on the edge of St Tropez sits the idyllic jet-set oasis, recently re-opening following the COVID-19 Crisis, Cheval Blanc St Tropez is the ultimate European getaway to rejuvenate the senses.

 

Opened by LVMH, the hotel is the 4th Maison opened by the group, focusing on an intimate and exclusive experience with only 30 guest rooms and suites. The property, overlooking a yacht-filled harbour saw Paris-based designer Jean-Michel Wilmotte take influence on the recently refreshed interior with a sophisticated take on nautical explored within the colours, textures and unique furniture pieces used. Pops of blue enliven the 30 guest rooms and suites, among them a stunning duplex with three terraces. Further influence of Wilmotte includes works from ceramicist Roger Capron, whose art has been housed at the villa since the 1930s when it was a private home. A contemporary of Picasso you can now admire Capron’s original ceramics in the fresh, restrained white-and-oak-accented guest rooms.

 

The hotel’s signature restaurant La Vague d’Or does not disappoint, lead by Michelin starred chef  Arnaud Donckele, his dishes explore the richness of his natural surroundings and transport diners on a rustic journey through the Mediterranean. Using ingredients from the Var region, he orchestrates an a la carte and prix fixe tasting menu of locally-inspired dishes with a Mediterranean twist. The chef’s genius cannot be underestimated, in 2013, he was the youngest chef ever to be awarded a Michelin star at only 35 years old. Pick from the likes of zitone pasta stuffed with black truffle and foie gras, lobster ravioli, rabbit with absinthe and bacon, and lamb serviced two ways. And leave room for one of the mouth-watering desserts, such as nougat ice cream with caramelised almonds and citrus tart topped with meringue.

 

For more information go to: www.chevalblanc.com

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