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On a lower level of the Hôtel Byblos’ grounds, Les Caves du Roy, 20 avenue Paul-Signac (www.lescavesduroy.com; tel. 04-94-56-68-00), is the most self-consciously chic nightclub in St-Tropez. Entrance is free, but drink prices are eye-wateringly high. It’s open nightly from Easter to early October from 11:30pm until dawn. Brand-new for 2013 was White 1921, place des Lices (www.white1921.com; tel. 04-94-45-50-50), a champagne and cocktail bar set within a jasmine-cloaked courtyard garden. Le Papagayo, port de St-Tropez (www.papagayo-st-tropez.com; tel. 04-94-97-95-95), is one of the largest nightclubs in town. The decor is inspired by the psychedelic 1960s. Entrance is around 20€ and includes one drink, although those dining at the attached restaurant can routinely sneak in for free. Adjacent to Le Papagayo is Le VIP Room, in the Résidence du Nouveau-Port (www.st-tropez.viproom.fr; tel. 06-38-83-83-83), a younger yet similarly chic version of Les Caves du Roy. Paris Hilton and Snoop Dogg have been known to drop by. Cocktails hover around the 20€ mark.

Le Pigeonnier, 19 rue de la Ponche (tel. 06-33-58-92-45), rocks, rolls, and welcomes a mostly gay and lesbian crowd between 20 and 50. L'Esquinade, 2 rue de Four (tel. 04-94-56-26-31), equally gay-friendly, is the habitual sweaty follow-up club.

 

Below the Hôtel Sube in the port, Café de Paris (www.cafedeparis.fr; tel. 04-94-97-00-56), is one of the most popular—and friendly—hangouts in town. It has 1900s-style globe lights, masses of artificial flowers, and a long zinc bar. Café Sénéquier, quai Jean Jaurès (www.senequier.com; tel. 04-94-97-20-20), is historic, venerable, snobbish by day, and off-puttingly stylish by night.

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