She had ventured to the South of France to make an appearance at the annual Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation gala.
And prior to performing at the star-studded affair on behalf of the actor’s environmental charity, Madonna took some time out to make the most of her vacation overseas.
The singer, 58, was seen kicking back in the sunshine as she headed to the beach with a group of friends, attempting to go incognito in a dark ensemble that she paired with a straw fedora hat and tinted sunglasses.
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Relaxed: Madonna, 58, was seen relaxing in the sunshine as she hit the beach in St Tropez on Thursday
Despite the undoubtedly desirable temperatures in the French Riviera town, Madonna was seen sporting a rather unusual ensemble for her outing by the sea.
She appeared to flaunt her natural beauty by forgoing her make-up and stepping out fresh-faced while soaking up the sun rays.
The star covered up in a long-sleeved black top that she paired with matching leggings and a leather belt that sat just off of her hips.
Good company: She was joined by a group of friends including one shirtless male pal
The Like A Prayer singer was seen clutching onto a pair of rainbow embroidered sliders in one hand, donning a straw fedora hat on top of her head.
Wearing her blonde tresses down in a tousled style, Madonna hid behind a pair of tinted sunglasses as she joined her friends on the sand, including one shirtless male companion.
Appearing at ease and perfectly content as she indulged in a spot of R&R, the iconic performer seemed to command the attention of her pals.
At ease: Madonna looked perfectly content as she kicked back in the sand with the rest of her group
Laying low: She indulged in a spot of R&R while overseas in France, making the most of the desirable temperatures
Hidden: She appeared to go incognito for her beach jaunt, covering up in a pair of tinted sunglasses and a straw fedora hat
Entertaining: The global superstar appeared to capture the attention of her fellow beach-goers as she appeared to perform a dance move on the sand
And unable to resist the urge to entertain, at one point, Madonna was seen dancing in front of her friends as they topped up their tans.
She appeared to go without taking a dip in the ocean, unlike her friends, and stuck to reclining on the sandy beach instead.
The star was seen looking on as some of her friends sunbathed on the water’s edge – choosing to camp out in the shade instead.
Relaxed: She was seen kicking back on the sandy beach as she caught up with her friends
Sticking to the shade: Madonna appeared to keep out of the sun beams as she stuck to the coolness of the shade instead
Keeping covered: Despite hitting the beach, Madonna chose to keep her athletic frame covered up
Centre of attention: Madonna appeared to take centre stage among the group
The group, however, had appeared fixated with Madonna and were seen vying for her attention throughout the trip.
She was seen animatedly chatting with a bevy of her bikini-clad pals, before putting on an affectionate display with one male companion as he nestled into her lap.
Her relaxed appearance at the beach was worlds away from her usual glitz and glamour that sees her perform in front of huge crowds across the globe.
Packing up: Ever the gentleman, her male pal was seen collecting up the group’s towels as they rounded up their outing
Lounging around: The group couldn’t have appeared more care-free during their jaunt
Dusting off her feet: Madonna was seen clutching onto a pair of rainbow embroidered sliders while her feet were covered in sand
Rallying up the troops: The gang were seen collecting their stuff as they prepared to leave their idyllic cove
Although, just hours later, Madonna had entertained a star-studded audience after being invited to perform at Leonardo DiCaprio’s charity bash that he holds in St Tropez.
She had addressed the evening on her Instagram page and insisted it was an ‘honour’ to be involved.
Madonna told her followers: ‘Such an honor to be here supporting Leo’s foundation and doing what we can to save Planet Earth.’
Chilling out: Madonna seemed to relish her time off away from the spotlight
Just checking: She was seen casting an eye down her shirt as she made her way to the beach with her friends
Good company? She was seen deep in conversation with her shirtless pal as they walked together in the sunshine
Delightful: Madonna appeared to make the most of the free time she had in St Tropez
Deep in conversation: She was seen conversing with a male pal as they stepped out in the sunnier climes
Mind your step: She was seen maneuvering a tricky pair of steps en route to the beach
Leading the way: Madonna was seen at the front of the group as they headed out in the French Riviera town
Staying cool: While her friends were inclined to strip off in the heat, Madonna chose to remain fully clothed despite the heat
Taking a breather: The vocal talent appeared perfectly at ease as she surrounded herself with her friends
She also made sure to credit Titanic star Leonardo for his charitable endeavours and added: ‘This Man is a BOSS!! Thank you Leo for all you do for Mother Earth!
‘Your generosity and care is beyond measure,’ she said.
Last year’s Leonardo DiCaprio Foundation gala had raised $45million and in a bid to beat the 2016 total, the Hollywood movie star appeared to call in the big guns, as he enlisted the help of Madonna, Lenny Kravitz and his former Titanic co-star Kate Winslet.
Madonna’s appearance in St Tropez comes after she recently spearheaded her own charitable venture, as she opened a children’s hospital wing located at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in Blantyre, Malawi, that her charity Raising Malwai had helped to build.
Taking a break: Madonna’s appearance in St Tropez had come after she opened a children’s hospital wing in Malawi earlier this month that had charity Raising Malawi had helped to build
Speaking about her desire to build the medical facility, Madonna has said: ‘There are so many things I never imagined I will do. I never imagined one day I will build this kind of a hospital’
Doting mother: Madonna is mum to four adopted children; daughter Mercy James, 11, son David Banda, also 11, and four-year-old twins Estere and Stella
The 50-bed paediatric facility was named after her 11-year-old daughter Mercy James and she was joined by her little girl at its launch, earlier this month.
Speaking about her desire to build the medical facility, Madonna has said: ‘There are so many things I never imagined I will do. I never imagined one day I will build this kind of a hospital.’
Like Mercy, she has also adopted son David Banda, 11, and recently welcomed four-year-old twins Estere and Stella after adopting them from an orphanage in Malawi, where she has been a regular visitor for many years.
She is also the biological mother of daughter Lourdes Leon, 20, and son Rocco Ritchie, 16.
Hours later: Madonna had entertained a star-studded audience after being invited to perform at Leonardo DiCaprio’s charity bash that he holds in St Tropez following her beach jaunt
Madonna told her Instagram followers: ‘Such an honor to be here supporting Leo’s foundation and doing what we can to save Planet Earth’