This new hotel is St-Tropez at its best, combining the Provençal charm of a gorgeous village with the timeless glamour of Europe's most stylish resort.

The hotel, modelled on villas in the area, has 15 suites set among terraced gardens. Each room is designed as a separate residence, with a pool, massage area, terrace and unique decor, inspired by icons like Lauren Bacall who've visited Pampelonne Beach, minutes away.

The interiors are minimalist, with marble floors and vintage portraits. The eco spa, which uses lavender oil from nearby Grasse, is a must. But the real fun is to be had people-watching by the pool where 'sun butlers' are on hand to top up your rosé. Then watch the pink sunset before the resort's legendary nightlife gets under way.

WOW FACTOR: Let the hotel's silver Bentley shuttle you to the beach or into town for dinner in A-list style.

GO: Doubles from £308 B&B (muse-hotels.com). Easyjet (easyjet.com) flies to Nice from £53 return.