Saint-Tropez, like no other
Year after year, the Côte d'Azur or French Riviera remains the first region in the world for luxury real estate and secondary summer residences buying investment. Since its creation in Cannes in 1977, Michaël Zingraf Real Estate meets the expectations of a predominantly international clientele by proposing the sale of luxury villas on the waterfront and rentals of luxury apartments while providing a wide range of personalized services. Today, the group owns ten agencies and has more than fifty employees, half of them being foreigners (English, German, Dutch, Swedish, Danish, Russian, Ukrainian, Italian etc...). As passionate professionals, they know the specificities of the luxury real estate market in Saint Tropez. This unique expertise has also convinced Christie's International Real Estate, who chose Michaël Zingraf Real Estate as exclusive affiliate for luxury real estate in the southeast of France.
Boldness, beauty and relaxation
It is difficult to compare St Tropez to other destinations of the French Riviera. Post-impressionist painters of the early twentieth century like Paul Signac first succumbed to the light and appeal of the delightful harbor nestled in a gulf protected from the Mediterranean winds. This village of less than 5,000 inhabitants welcomes more than 5 million visitors each year! However, Saint-Tropez still keeps its secrets, through countless streets and corners that would take years to discover.
Being for a long time confidential, as a secret jealously kept by its insiders, the fishing village entered glory overnight, or almost. Just one 1956 movie was enough to make Saint-Tropez a cult object and Brigitte Bardot an idol. With "And God Created Woman" the director Roger Vadim changed the fate of the peninsula...
The famous harbor welcomes - whatever the season - its regulars, who sacrifice fish market ritual or join petanque players on the Place des Lices. For a weekend or a lifetime, Saint-Tropez combines the charm of a Provencal village with the jet-setters’ glamorous paradise and the world's biggest stars. What other destination can boast of welcoming thirteen 5 star hotels and three palaces in such a perimeter? None!
Besides the old town and the harbor, where luxury apartments are essentially located, the most sought after places in the peninsula remain the same season after season - Les Salins, Le Capon, Tahiti or Pampelonne. The grail is a beach property on the waterfront in a closed park overlooking the sea ... Talking about Saint-Tropez also includes its neighbor Ramatuelle, another charming 130 meter- high village overlooking the (excellent) vineyards and the Mediterranean Sea. Luxury villas are competing on audacity and splendor, a few meters from the beaches of Club 55, Tahiti, Les Palmiers, Bagatelle or Nikki Beach.
As for nightlife, Saint-Tropez is famous throughout the world for its must-see nightclubs like the VIP, the Papagayo and the Caves du Roy, which host the biggest parties of the Côte d'Azur. An irreplaceable address, Saint-Tropez is indeed like a beacon guiding the luxury real estate market of the French Riviera. People’s love for Saint Tropez, solid as a rock, makes it the refuge of an international clientele used to the best. In a legendary setting!
Michaël Zingraf Saint-Tropez
Tuesday, 5 August 2014