Wake to breakfast on the terrace, where potted palms create an exotic mood and church bells chime. With Patrice your host and Grimaud your backdrop, it’s an idyllic way to start the day.
This is a beautiful home in one of the best-kept ‘villages perchés’ of Provence. Set off for St Tropez’s boutiques and bustle, or Pampelonne Plage where the beautiful people bask. Return to Grimaud, streets bright with bougainvillea, drink in breathtaking views from the castle ruin, have dinner out.
The house is named after Prince Rainier of Monaco, once a frequent visitor. Find books, old prints and lithographs and distinctive Moroccan touches – from the vaulted cellars to the third-floor bedrooms. Each room is individual and each immaculate. Two have peaceful terraces; some have views of the Gulf of St Tropez.