Ali Hewson and Bono on the beach in the south of France.Irish Voice

Bono is taking some summer downtime, and deservedly so after the massive success of U2’s Innocence + Experience tour which wrapped its first sold-out leg in the U.S. last month.

The South of France, where Bono and Ali maintain a home, has been playing host to the U2 frontman and this year’s holiday pals – comedian Sacha Baron Cohen and his wife Isla Fisher, and Noel Gallagher, formerly of the British band Oasis.

Bono and Baron Cohen are old buddies -- you may remember they worked together in 2009 on a parody song, “Dove of Peace,” which was featured in Baron Cohen’s film Bruno.

Bono and his squad have been boating around St. Tropez and dining in all the local hot spots. The beach looks pretty hot and sunny, but Bono stayed true to his usual long dark jeans attire.