La Croix Valmer With Arabella London Featured

Arabella of the Eponymous swimwear label Arabella London, gives her personal reccomendations for a trip to one of her favourite Riviera destinations, La Croix Valmer

by Arabella London 27 June 2017

La Croix Valmer is the gem in St Tropez’s crown.. If you want some reprieve from St Tropez’s bustling environment, take the famous Sentier Littoral coastal path and walk over to Gigaro beach.

From breath-taking views of the sparkling Cote d’Azur, to chic beach bars sprinkled on white sandy beaches, characteristic of the South of France, this place doesn’t disappoint.

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Pick up a fresh coffee and croissant from the Boulangerie La Croix Valmer, wander over to Gigaro’s quiet, intimate beach, and enjoy the lapping of the Cote d’Azur’s waves before wandering over to Coulers Jardin for some lunch.

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Both casual and chic, this restaurant is situated on the beach with stunning views of Cap Lardier. Here, enjoy elegant plates of beautifully cooked, locally sourced fish and meat (the grilled octopus is delicious).

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Slip on a crochet top or a light lace top to diversify your look and help with the transition from beach to bar. The One80 from Arabella London is perfect for this – the lightly padded cups give support both on and off the beach.

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It’s sinful to miss out on the relaxed, impossibly chic La Pinede. Dining rooms are beach-style, with views of the bay. Gastronomically, La Pinede focuses on fish and seafood, all classically cooked. We recommend their grilled salmon with champagne sauce. You will struggle to choose from more than fifteen appetisers!

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For evening cocktails, the exquisite Chateau Valmer, La Pinede’s sister restaurant is conveniently located just across the street. Sip on one of the many wines the region has to offer, surrounded by the beautiful verdure of the Hotel’s Andalusian garden.

It is worth making reservations early – especially Coulers Jardin which must be booked in season. Restaurant details can be found below. In the meantime, let us tempt you with some day to night swimwear inspiration for your next trip – click here.

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