Gaio is a Saint Tropez Jewel and 3 in 1 venue: restaurant, bar and nightclub – all in one! The very first restaurant – a harbinger of Gaїo restaurant had been the legendary Papagayo, opened in far 1962 by two brothers - Doudou and Frangy, who came on idea to create an elegant, but cool and casual restaurant, close to the sea. The place opened its door in the town’s oldest venue. The ‘60s were the best period in a whole 20 century for opening similar places, especially in the Southern France, given that the ‘60s were the period of increasing glory of French movies and music, especially of Brigitte Bardot, who was the most credited with give to a small, unrecognized village, such as Saint Tropez is, a world glory and world status of “in” place to be. After Bardot and the happy ‘60s, Saint Tropez started to be visited by hundreds and hundreds super stars and rich millionaires.
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Everyone who wanted to be seen had to spend at least 5 days in Saint Tropez, before or after continues traveling towards Cannes or Nice. The brothers had a good intuition having opened this place, because it became one of the most famous restaurants at the coast. The terrace offers the best views on the harbor, village and bell tower of Saint Tropez. From the singers of the 60s, the bands of the 70s and 80s and giving way to DJs in the 1990s, Papagayo is still in the hands of the Malortigue family. The club is now known as GAÏO, a restaurant, cocktail bar and nightclub.
Papagayo reinvents itself as GAÏO, a restaurant & club concept offering an exceptional Japanese and Peruvian cuisine before turning into a hot party spot for the night. You can meet inside celebrities such as Paris Hilton.
The interior of Gaїo is a mix of contemporary art and the old elegance, it has an unmistakably 1920s feel that makes the Gaїo even more elegant. Minimalism of the furniture, modern, a bit vanguard paintings, soft atmosphere supported by many candles - and the place is favorite for those who want to eat well in such attractive ambient.
Gaїo is famed for its stunning views from the terrace over the harbor and its rich and famous clientele. Those things haven't changed in the new Gaїo, and neither has the owners.
Gaїo is open from 8pm to 6am. At the first look it looks only like a restaurant, but in late hours it becomes a truly club! If you are lucky to visit Saint Tropez, a village which became in the ‘60s the symbol of Hollywood and world glamour, do not miss to visit Gaїo! Taste amazing international dishes, and then go to the dance floor.