Yes, you really can buy a high season week on the beach in St Tropez – if you have £22,000 to blow.
Villazzo provides tailor-made hotel services in private villas and for an extra fee it will lay on a chef every night – or just a couple of sandwiches – while you loll about in the sumptuous surroundings, pretending to be Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie (or maybe you are Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie). The style is minimalist and modern – and just beyond the back garden lies the deep-blue Med.
Details: one week, arriving on August 4, costs £22,080 for the whole property, not including flights and transfers, with Villazzo (020 8123 3375, www.villazzo.com) which offers five properties in St Tropez and others in Marbella and Miami. Fly to Toulon with Ryanair (0871 246 0000, www.ryanair.com), or to Nice with British Airways (0870 850 9850, www.ba.com) or EasyJet (www.easyjet.com).
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