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St Tropez

Pampelonne Beach Clubs

The Ritchie Guide

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Commentary:  4 Stars, rich movie stars hang out here

Quiet and sophisticated.  No thumpy music. Just a roving 3 person classical guitar band. 


All laid to sand, packed light blue clothed tables under cool trees.  The tables are packed far too close together which is a perennial nuisance and just plain greed by the owners.  Average and hassled serving staff who are always running past you and difficult to get the attention of.  Cute bar. 

Parking is available but expensive.  Bring the Ferrari.

No swimming pool. 

Pontoon and boat taxi service.


Club 55 has direct access to a private beach with excellent white sunloungers and shade. Expensive Boutique.

Snack bar for the plebeians on the beach.

The ‘55’ refers to 1955 the year when the director and stars of the classic film “And God Created Woman” all ate here.


Bridget Bardot gained global notoriety from the film.  St Tropez soon followed and a beach shack became “beach chic”.


It has since evolved into perhaps the most exclusive beach gathering spot of the world’s powerful but more discreetly rich and beautiful.

Club 55 is the original and is “old money” chic. Film stars rub shoulders with elegant oldies.

If you want a lunch table in summer, book well ahead and be prepared to wait - and then enjoy the stars. The raw vegetable starter is a classic and the fish is superb.



Boulevard Patch, Plage de Pampelonne,  83350, Ramatuelle, France.

Table and beach sunlounger reservations:

Call (33) 04 94 55 55 55


End of March to September (dates vary)
11am to 6pm  (lunch only, 2 sittings: 1 and 3)

Email: none   Website: http://www.club55.fr/ 


French, raw vedge, grills, salads, mixed med food. Chrystal Champagne or Rose wine.

The club is owned by: Mon & Madme de Colmont.

Club 55