It’s a well-documented fact that Saint Tropez is a sensational place to holiday. There are fiestas galore, the beaches are incredible and the place is swarming with people who know how to have a good time, so a good time is had by all. But what about when the summer season is over, and the former fishing village returns to some kind of normality? Perhaps I shouldn’t share this secret but this is when Saint Tropez really shines. The weather is fantastic pretty much all year round, with more than 300 days of sunshine a year, and it’s not uncommon to celebrate Christmas in short sleeves on the terrace. And there is so much to do throughout the year, with festivals, markets, golf, sailing – you name it, and you can pretty much do it in Saint Tropez. And then there’s the exceptional choice in fine dining, not to mention the dozens of vineyard on the doorstep producing excellent quality wine. There’s just the small matter of the tourists who descend on the beaches for six weeks each summer – but when you live here all year round – you don’t even mind sharing your paradise with them for such a comparably short time.