On a lower level of the Hôtel Byblos’ grounds, Les Caves du Roy, 20 av. 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 from 11:30pm until dawn Fridays and Saturdays from Easter to June, nightly from June through August, and Fridays and Saturdays from September to early October. Open from mid-May through mid-October is White 1921, pl. des Lices (www.white1921.com; tel. 04-94-45-50-50), a champagne and cocktail bar set within a jasmine-cloaked courtyard garden. The legendary venue Le Papagayo—a hotspot for international A-listers since the 1960s—has recently transformed into Gaïo, 4 av. du 11 Novembre 1918 (www.gaio.club; tel. 04-94-97-89-98). A combination restaurant and club with an Asian-inspired menu and similar decor, it remains as celebrity-studded as ever. Adjacent to Gaïo is Le VIP Room, in the Résidence du Nouveau-Port (www.st-tropez.viproom.fr; tel. 04-94-97-14-70), 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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