La Ferme d’Augustin
La Ferme D’Augustin is a top hotel on the French Riviera, near Saint-Tropez and even closer to the famous 25km long Tahiti Beach, in the bay of Pampelonne. This hotel will offer you a truly relaxing stay in the south of France and you will find a first class service and a quality of food that is a particular highlight. La Ferme D’Augustin is a 4-star hotel but with many luxury extras but not only, you will also find cozy Mediterranean touches offered in a calm and peaceful environment like nowhere else. With a more traditional tone to its neighbors on the French Riviera, La Ferme d’Augustin combines Provençal fabrics and Mediterranean design to the entire property. Here you will live an authentic Mediterranean life created with a mix of charm and comfort.
The hotel offers 46 rooms including standard double rooms, junior suites and suites with garden and sea views. All are well-appointed with private bathroom, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, flat-screen satellite TV, minibar and in-room safe. Some of the larger rooms and suites are also equipped with various extras such as Jacuzzi tubs, showers with jets and private terraces or balconies. The biggest suite, the superior suite located on the top floor, has an extraordinary view of the bay of Pampelonne from its private terrace.
The common areas are also noteworthy, such as the well-preserved gardens full of various flowers and plants and a heated outdoor pool. The pool is perfect for swimming, but it also includes relaxing elements like whirlpool jet, waterfall shower and various jacuzzi effects. It also has a glass cover and is kept at a constant temperature of 29°C all year round.
There is a cozy seating area with an open fire and comfortable sofas, and they have a nice bar and restaurant on-site called The Table d’Augustin. The head chef is originally from Provence and believes in the exclusive use of fresh and seasonal local products as much as possible within his high quality dishes. They are always happy to satisfy even dietary restrictions, and the wine on offer is, as you probably would expect, consistently excellent.
Much of the ingredients used in the meals are grown on site. They have a wide range of vegetable gardens and orchards, to supply the restaurant and also produce excellent homemade jams, in particular their famous watermelon jam, which you can buy to take home from the hotel shop.
A whole range of services are offered at the hotel like concierge, bike rental, shuttles from Saint-Tropez and local airports, child care, massages and beauty treatments, tours of the area (including horse riding), just to name a few. La Ferme d’Augusting is a familiar and authentic hotel in the middle of a garden, ideal place for those who look for the authenticity an excellent provencal-style vacations.
La Ferme d’Augustin is on the French Riviera, just few minutes drive from all the glamour of Saint-Tropez city, but in a tranquil, peaceful location in the district of Ramatuelle which includes some of the Riviera’s most lovely stretches of coastline, none more so than Tahiti Beach, within walking distance of the hotel. Inland too there are many classic Provençal villages and towns to be explored, with the loveliest of all perhaps being the gorgeous medieval hilltop town of Ramatuelle, about 10 km away. And of course all around this famous region you’ll find some of the world’s best food and wine, with an enormous list of fine restaurants. The closest airports will be at Toulon-Hyeres about an hour away, Côte d’Azur-Nice about an hour and a half drive or past Toulon farther down the coast there is the airport at Marseille, about two hour’s drive. La Ferme d’Augustin offers a free service shuttle from/to Saint-Tropez throughout the day and for an extra charge, other shuttles can be arranged to and from all of the above mentioned airports.
This is the beach that has fuelled St Tropez’s fame since 1955. In high summer, it might welcome some 30,000 people a day. This stretch of sand first came to 20th-century prominence as a key site of the Allied landings in August 1944. Subsequent landings by the sun-seekers have been scarcely less hectic. The Pampelonne beach is St-Tropez’s crown jewel of beaches and La Ferme D’Augustin is located just 200 metres from this lovely beach. Nearly five kilometres of fine, white sand separate the Mediterranean sea from acres of scrub-covered dunes. It’s a site of remarkable natural beauty that offers a rural backdrop to the world’s most glamorous beach party scene.
Heated Swimming Pool with Balnéo
Harmoniously integrated into the landscape, a very beautiful swimming pool balnéo with jets hydromassants heated all the year with 28° is at your disposal for a maximum relaxation, exclusively reserved to the customers of the hotel. Each Guest will have the opportunity to enjoy:
– Power-jets: Course of 5 jets of low to highest, separated by 50 cm (in order to allow you to mass: feet, ankles, calves, thighs,… to the chest, high of the back, nape of the neck…).
– A Jet-stream: powerful jet for back and belly with handles on the sides to be held
– A blower: multitude of bubbles coming from the ground in the angle of the swimming pool (feeling of jacuzzi).
– A shower cascades: for a massage of the nape of the neck and shoulders.
Exclusive selection of authentic products*
The annual production of « Clos Bellevue » rosé wine according to traditional methods made by Gilbert.
Home-made jams with fruits from their own garden, like the famous watermelon jam as well as orange, kumquat, prune, to name a few.
Special Items “Senteur”
Perfumes, soaps, shower gel, perfumed candles, etc. All of them created especially for them by their collaborator and friend, Mr. Pierre Bourdon (the creator of famous perfumes such as Davidoff’s “Cool Water” and “Dolce Vita” by Christian Dior, among others.
*All these products can be bought to take home from the hotel shop
Value for Money
Double rooms are from just Euro 255,00 in low season; and from Euro 325,00 in high. These rates are per room and per day and include breakfast, free Wi-Fi and free parking. Rates are subject to change without prior notice.
Access for guests with disabilities?
La Ferme d’Augustin provides access to rooms and restaurant for Guests with disabilities.
La Ferme d’Augustin is family friendly and offers a lot of connecting rooms’ combination.
The History of La Ferme d’Augustin:
During the 1950s, Monsieur Augustin opened the ancient farm held by generations of his family to a few guests passing through the area. Drifters and celebrities alike, enchanted by the genuine nature of their host and his home, sometimes even decided to spend the night. In 1978 Ninette, Augustin’s only daughter and her husband, Gilbert, took over this quiet part of the now legendary peninsula of Saint-Tropez, enlarged and restored the original buildings of the Ferme of Monsieur Augustin while painstakingly preserving its family spirit and charm. A warm welcome, a convivial friendly atmosphere, sincerity and happiness, these are the values at the heart of the Ferme which contribute to make it a genuine « home away from home. »
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10 hidden gems of Ramatuelle’s Region
A village clinging to a hill side, visible from afar, a cluster of houses grouped in a dense fortification. Close to the Mediterranean sea, on the peninsula of St. Tropez, you find two such villages: Ramatuelle and Gassin. You visit Ramatuelle, not because it’s more charming than its neighbour Gassin, but because it also encompasses France’s most famous beach, Pampelonne. That stretch of five kilometres where the jet set, and those who want to be close to them, tan, swim, cavort, lunch, disco and what-not, in a happy ambience of sun and fun.
Built on a hillside five kilometres from the famous Pampelonne Beach, Ramatuelle is a small village (2000 residents) that offers fabulous views overlooking the Gulf of Saint Tropez. This exceedingly pretty town has gorgeous narrow streets lined with coloured shutters and vibrant pink bourganvillea trees, and lots of cafes, boutiques and artisan galleries to while away the hours. However, there are plenty of places to see and visit around Ramatuelle. Whether you love hiking or cycling, Ramatuelle is a region where 10 hidden gems are waiting to be explored and visited.
Already mentioned in the 11th century, the castle was the home of the Seigneurs of Freinet, who was a feudal lord of the Counts of Provence. In the Middle Ages and early modern times, the castle was in the hand to various noble families, who changed and expanded it. Century transformed into a castle-like complex. After being confiscated during the French Revolution and then used as a quarry, the castle gradually fell into ruin. Today, their remains are secured and are open to visitors free of charge throughout the year.
Moulin du Roch
The mill Saint-Roche has been in this place since the 16th century. It was one of 4 windmills in the village, used by 9 watermills for grain processing. In front of the mill is the round threshing floor, on which horse hooves separated the “wheat from the chaff”. Sometimes, in addition, a still visible stone roll was used to increase the effect. The operation of the mill was stopped at the beginning of the 20th century. Around 1990, the roof, as well as the wings and the grinder were restored.
St Tropez: lifestyle and fashion but also art and history
St Tropez is known for its decadent lifestyle, high-end fashion, laid-back beach vibe and over-the-top partying. It does have other things to offer too, like art, history, beautiful scenery and wonderful walks. Here’s our list of the top 10 things to see and do when you visit.
Chill Out on Pampelonne Beach
It’s the most obvious choice but a visit to St Tropez is not complete without visiting the most famous of its beaches and the place that put St Tropez on the map. Brigitte Bardot arrived on the beach to film key scenes of her movie “And God… Created Woman” in the 1950s. They built a shack to house the crew, the Club 55, which is still the place to have dinner and celebrity-spot. The film made her, and the beach, a star.
Visit the Citadel & Museum of Maritime History
St Tropez has a rich maritime heritage to discover. The Citadel was built in the 17th century after the King sent his engineer to oversee work to build a fortress that could fend off an attack. The citadel was turned into a naval museum in the 1950s and now celebrates the lives of locals who worked and fought on the seas. The museum is housed in the dungeons, which have been protected since 1921, but the entire site received protected status in 1995.
Take in the Views over Cap Camarat
The Cap Camarat lighthouse is the second highest in France and offers amazing views over the bay. Afterwards you can swim on the beach below, called Bonnes Terrasse, or continue further round the coast on an even longer walk. A perfect escape from the parties and living the “high life”.
La Corniche de L’Estérel: gorgeous barren territory
La Corniche de L’Estérel is located in the French Riviera, in the south of France and is situated in those 80 kilometers of coastal road that connect Cannes with Saint Tropez. Today I want to speak more precisely of the stretch that goes from Frejus to La Napoule. A spectacular route of about thirty kilometers absolutely spectacular. An itinerary that runs along the fiery headlands of the Estérel massif and seaside villages with their Roman remains and museums of contemporary art.
Much of this stretch is occupied by the Massif de l’Estérel, a volcanic rock formation that extends from the coast to the hinterland. The massif is crossed by nature trails to explore on foot, by bike and in some limited areas even by cars. L’Estérel alternates its red rocks with the Mediterranean forest and is home to deer, hares, partridges and wild boar.
The history of this place began 250.000 years ago during an intense volcanic activity when an eruption produced mineral rocks, among which the most widespread was the rhyolite that characterizes the site for its red color. Legend has it that the fairy Estérelle, consulted by women for fertility, is the origin of the name of the massif. More likely, during a movement of tectonic plates, the earth opened up letting the lava rise to the surface and giving rise to the violet rock: the rhyolite or red porphyry.
The true origin of the name of the massif derives from the French adjective “stérile” which reflects the barren territory of the Estérel. The forest covers 6.017 hectares and is rich in a particular biodiversity protected by the European Union (Natura 2000 Estérel) and hosts an integral biological reserve. In the Middle Ages, Estérel was a refuge for hermits, including Saint Honorat, who gave the name to a famous cave and in the 17th-18th centuries prisoners who escaped from the prison of Toulon, took refuge there and joined Gaspard de Besse, the great-hearted thief who would have hidden his still-unearthed treasure here.
Saint-Tropez has everything for your vacation
The French Riviera on the Mediterranean coast of southeastern France includes some very glamorous seaside resorts such as Saint-Tropez, Cannes and Nice. This chic coast captured me from the moment I got off the plane and attracted me further during my whole visit. I spent a couple of days in Saint-Tropez and it was so gorgeous.
Said that, I would like to ask you: What comes to mind when you hear about Saint-Tropez? Right! The same was for me: celebrity and luxury, glamor and yachts, exclusive clubs and so on. This place has everything. Saint-Tropez is famous for its jet-set lifestyle, the port is always full of wonderful yachts. Artists fill the port and streets with their incredible talents, creating the perfect blend of traditional and 21st century life. Turn down the back streets to find great coffee and enjoy street entertainment like the locals playing bocce. Fancy a little shopping Chanel or Dior, here is the right place to do it, Tres Chic!
It does not matter if you are looking for a luxurious, quiet vacation or you want to dance all night long with the celebrities in the clubs, Saint Tropez is your place! With a population of just 5,000, it can hardly be called a city, more like a village. But a luxurious and avant-garde village. Saint-Tropez was just a simple fishing village, but over the years it has become an internationally renowned seaside resort, a sophisticated destination for the rich and famous.
Special City Guide: Saint-Tropez
While this sun-kissed town has a well-known air of hedonism, Tropezian style is blissfully understated, it’s not in-your-face. Saint-Tropez attracts artists, musicians, models, writers, and an A-lister movie colony each summer, with a flamboyant parade of humanity trailing behind. In winter it morphs back into a boho fishing village, albeit one with modern art galleries and some of the best restaurants along the coast.
The 1956 Brigitte Bardot movie “And God Created Woman” put Saint-Tropez on the tourist map. Droves of decadent tourists baring almost all on the peninsula’s white-sand beaches trailed in her wake. Two decades ago, Bardot pronounced St-Tropez dead, “squatted by a lot of no-goods, drugheads, and villains”. But even she returned, followed in recent years by international celebrity A-listers, from David Beckham and Beyoncé to Vanessa Paradis and Kourtney Kardashian.
Near the town center, the golden sands and shallow waters of Plage de la Bouillabaisse and Plage des Graniers are ideal for families. The daring Plage des Salins and Plage de Pampelonne are where the beautiful folk go to burnish their tans under striped parasols. For hedonistic exhibitionism, head to Tahiti Beach, on the north end of Pampelonne. Or step over the scantily clad bronzing bodies on Coco Beach, a favorite with gay men.