The Voile Rouge closed - Jet Set's holiday homes are no more! - Sunday 11 December 2011
La Voile Rouge, one of the most famous beaches in the world, has been forced to close for good, afters years of complaints from Pampelonne residents and battles with the French authorities. The owners of the beach have been in a legal battle for the past 11 years with the council, following persistent objections from their neighbours about the loud music, hedonistic parties and continuous helicopter landings that took place at the beach.
La Voile Rouge was the world’s most notorious beach. Its sandy position on Pampelonne beach in the glamorous town of Saint Tropez, was well-known for being a champagne-fuelled party ground throughout the summer. The beach club was renowned for its beautiful, scantily clad women, and its wealthy men who spent thousands of dollars every day on Dom Perignon and Cristal. An afternoon at La Voile Rouge was the best place in Saint Tropez to see the bronzed and brash local stereotypes in all their glory.
The beach restaurant at La Voile Rouge used to be so popular during the summer months that it was near on impossible to get a reservation. It was the epitome of luxury and wealth, and a meal there on the beach would set you back a small fortune. But sadly, the days of Saint Tropez’s wildest parties are over, as bulldozers have moved in to destroy the iconic beach club.