Hit the bright lights of St.Tropez in the French Riveira. Made famous by Brigitte Bardot in the film ‘And God Created Woman’, it is a celebrated haunt of the rich and wealthy but it has something to offer everyone. Many anchor their luxury yachts here and the harbour area is a great place for a sunset stroll.
Additionally, you can laze around the beaches or enjoy a drink in one of the many bars. Water sports are also plentiful for those who want a little exercise.
The wooded, rocky St Tropez peninsula is spectacular and the views across the sea to the Maures mountains are breathtaking. This resort is home to a multilayered life; from villa evenings with moguls through to locals going to the market with baskets to do their daily shopping. But be warned: in summer, at least, you won’t be alone. The place welcomes up to 100,000 visitors a day.
Where to go in St. Tropez?
The Citadel and the Three Towers
Take a wander around the old harbour district and enjoy the architectural wonders and stunning examples of St. Tropez’ s ancient fortifications. The most glorious example is the 16th Century Citadel, home to the Naval museum and it is a well-preserved fortress, which towers above the port. Along with the Citadel are the three huge defensive seaside towers; Guillaume Tower, also known as Suffren Tower, Portalet Tower and Jarlier Tower. All three predate The Citadel and offer spectacular views of the coast.
The Old Port/ The ‘Vieux Port’
The ‘Vieux Port’ is one of the town’s most significant landmarks, lined with cafes and yachts. A game of boules is a regular event in the Place des Lices where people take shade under the huge plane trees. Chateau Suffren, one of St. Tropez’s oldest landmarks, dates back to the 10th Century and overlooks the Place de l’Hotel de Ville. And for pretty little local markets, visit the Place aux Herbes, the most bustling of St. Tropez’s squares. Here you can buy all manner of fresh food, fruit and flowers and watch as the locals go about their daily life.
St Tropez 6 Day Weather Forecast
Chance of Rain66°/52°
There are no less than 40 beaches around St. Tropez, so you have plenty to choose from. Some are busy while others are quiet and secluded.
The beach is very safe for children with a gently sloping floor that is shallow ten metres from the shore. The promenade is lined with fabulous restaurants, busy bars and crafty shops. You will never get bored at Pampelonne Beach.
St. Tropez’s 12km coastal hiking path takes you from the Portalet Tower all the way to Pampelonne Beach. You will need approximately three hours to cover the entire area but it is well worth it with spectacular views and you will pass the shores of Canoubiers Bay, Cap St Pierre, Cap St Tropez, Tahiti Beach and Les Salins Beach. With stunning views of the coastline, golden beaches below lined with luxury yachts, this is the perfect walk to discover all of the beauty St. Tropez has to offer.