The French Riviera is getting a new luxury resort – and it’s set to be a playground for the glamorous

A stylish, new luxury destination is coming to the south of France

Rendering of a pool at Zannier Hotels Bendor. Image: Zannier Hotels

When French spirits entrepreneur Paul Ricard (of Pernod Ricard) purchased Île de Bendor – off the coast of rosé capital Bandol – in the 1950s, it was just an empty piece of land.

He transformed the stony island into a hot spot where people like Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, actor Mireille Darc, and artist Salvador Dalí would come for a sun-soaked stay on the Mediterranean Sea.

Now the Ricard family is teaming up with luxury ...