Who we are: Epi-Plage history form 1960 to today.

1960 : This location, created and conceived by Jean Castel and Albert Debarge was in medias front page for 2 seasons. Why? Fun parties where movie, music, political and fashion personalities could be spotted. Why the name « Epi Plage »? Jean Castel has a night club in Paris. Thinking of the late sleeper, he opened a grocery store une Epicerie’. From this idea, he baptized the place Epi Plage. Now the road that takes you to the beach is officially called Route de l’Epi.

1963 : L’Epi becomes the private property of the Debarges.

1971 : L’Epi is bought by Lothar’s the king of the blue tie-died.

1982 : « Madame Lothar’s », Shahla Mauch Deyhim commercializes the hotel Epi-Plage. With her husband, the continue the festivities.

1990 : Hôtel Epi Plage is the first hotel opened all year long..
Through out the last 20 years, Shahla kept the property at high standing and produced events:
Save the planet, environmental friendly and biodegradable.
Creation of the concept art-Hotel with lyric concerts, expositions of painting, sculptures, musical evenings with Chopin, George Sand interpreted by pianist Yves Henry et la superstar Brigitte Fossey with the Organ Donation Group

2008 : Le Professeur Cabrol has a conference of Organ Donation.
Evening of Dance, Music, Poésie, Soufi, Rumi, IRAN.
As well as Tango Argentin & Jazz.

2009 : L’Epi becomes an activist for the children’s right with ASMAE, association de sœur Emmanuelle…  2% of each rooms rented is donated to ASMAE.

2010 : L’Hôtel Epi Plage is awarded the Bio Label, « La Clef Verte ».

2010: Le 7 août Bicentenaire of the Romantics Chopin et Schumann, with pianist Yves Henry.

2010: Le 14 août Bollywood evening to celebrate the 50 years of Epi Plage.

2011 : A new project of Shahla: Opera on place des Lice in St Tropez: free for the public to bring lyrical Art to the general public with the collaboration of the Opera of Toulon and maire of St Tropez.


Click here to read the article in Paris Match 1960.

Click here to read an extract of the book: 50 years of St Tropez.

Click here to read an article on the 50 years of Epi-Plage.