Lonely Planet review
The pick of accommodation in St-Raphaël is L’Hirondelle Blanche, an elegant early 20th-century villa with six rooms near the port of Santa Lucia. Run by avuncular artist George, the house is full of charm, with paintings and books everywhere. The romantic rooms have all been individually decorated and those on the ground and 1st floor have sea views. There is a little traffic noise from the road, but the double-glazing keeps the rooms quiet at night. Unusually for a B&B, breakfast is not included in the price to give guests greater flexibility.