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Best beach clubs in the French Riviera

Shake, rattle and roll in the French Riviera

Saint Tropez: A-listers wouldn’t be caught hitting the dance floor anywhere else on the French Riviera.

Les Caves du Roy

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While queues are long and the staff couldn’t be less amiable, Les Caves is where the likes of Mick Jagger and George Clooney have been seen throwing a few moves on the dance floor. An institution since it opened 40 years ago, the club is located inside the luxury Hotel Byblos and brims with VIPs who flock to the kitschy night spot for its exclusive and paparazzi-free chart music nights. Hard to get into, make sure you’re dressed to impress. www.lescavesduroy.com

Nikki Beach

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When top beach club La Voile Rouge closed down, Nikki Beach took over, realising many dreams of dancing in a skimpy bikini on a table-top while being sprayed with champagne by a waitor with model looks. Tethered to Saint Tropez’s glamorous Pampelonne Beach, it’s the place to see and be seen for the rich and famous from Naomi Campbell to Paris Hilton. www.nikkibeach.com

VIP Room

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The little sister of the Paris institution with outposts in Cannes, the Gulf and Marrakesh, the VIP (said ‘veep’) Room Saint Tropez is a members-only club located right in the centre of town. What its décor lacks, its electric atmosphere makes up for. Major pop music icon Rihanna has been spotted here and Karl Lagerfeld has supposedly called it ‘the best club in the world’. www.viproom.com

1 Byblos Hotel
2 Nikki Beach
3 VIP Room