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T+L Reports: Haute Côte d'Azur

Like the property in the similarly titled book, Hotel Pastis (whose author, Peter Mayle, drops by on occasion), the owners of the new Pastis Hôtel-St. Tropez are transplanted Brits—and there's no shortage of Anglo style on display to prove it. Retail designers John and Pauline Larkin marshaled their talents to transform a humble portside house with their eclectic Provence-by-way-of-London aesthetics. Off-white walls showcase the Larkins' collection of Hockney and Lichtenstein prints—as well as framed Sex Pistols and Rolling Stones album covers that date back to their courtship. The furniture was scored at local flea markets or, in the case of the pewter bar in the lobby, custom-made. Mies daybeds mix nimbly with Indian rugs, Chinese armoires, and beds dressed in traditional Provençal boutis spreads. After a day of flânerie in St.-Tropez's Old Port (just a 10-minute walk away), guests can sip an aperitif by the courtyard pool in the shade of the towering lone palm tree. 61 Ave. du Général Leclerc; 33-4/98-12-56-50; www.chicretreats.com; doubles from $225.

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