Golden beaches, crystalline waters, nightclubs, champagne... since Brigitte Bardot set the fashion for the French Riviera in the Fifties, Saint Tropez has become one of the jet set's favourite destinations.
Attracting millionaires, models, royalty and the creme de la creme for summer breaks and getaways, the glamorous seaside town is just down the coast from the tiny principality of Monaco.
It comes as no surprise, then, that Andrea and Pierre Casiraghi, the sons of Princess Caroline should take a breather here after the recent grand wedding between their uncle, Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock.
Looking relaxed and totally into the summer sand and surf, the older Casiraghi brother, who celebrated his 27th birthday last month, was once again the focus for photographers; despite his lack of experience as a professional model, the young Monegasque looked quite the fashion pin up, bringing together with characteristic ease some of this season's most important beach trends.
A light shirt with wide grey and white stripes worn open at the neck contrasted with loose, multi-coloured shorts – perhaps from Vilebrequin, one of the celebs' favourite swimwear labels, who boast a convenient outlet in Saint Tropez – and the outfit was finished off with smoky Ray Bans in a classic “Aviator” shape with plastic frames.
One final accessory, worthy of the most up-market magazine fashion shoot, the handsome royal's French bulldog pup completed the summer beach look on the idyllic shores of the French Riviera.