Saint-Tropez, located in the department of Var in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, is a French commune renowned for being the vacation spot par excellence for celebrities from all over the world when good weather arrives. This emblematic place of the international jet-set remains a small village typically Provencal, with preserved traditional architecture. Contrary to what one might think, its many tourist attractions are not necessarily reserved only for millionaires.
5 things to do in Saint Tropez
You don't know Saint Tropez yet and you wonder what to do? Let's discover together our 5 favorites for a smooth stay in this beautiful French village of Saint Tropez.
1. The citadel of Saint-Tropez
If you don't know this village in the south of France yet and you plan to stay in Saint Tropez, you must visit its "pre-Vaubant" citadel dating from the beginning of the 17th century! From the citadel of Saint-Tropez you will be able to admire a breathtaking view on the golf of Saint Tropez. If you want to learn something new, you can also visit the Maritime History Museum of Saint-Tropez which traces the importance of the city over the centuries in nautical and military terms.
2. Pampelonne beach
Pampelonne, is a must see place to discover when visiting Saint-Tropez! Located on the peninsula of Saint-Tropez, Pampelonne ended up giving its name to a 7 km long crescent-shaped beach of fine sand on the golf of Saint Tropez, which mixes relaxation, parties and show business thanks to its many private beaches. It was in the 1990s that Pampelonne began to forge its myth. In these years it quickly became a place not to be missed by the stars of the moment: George Clooney, Sylvester Stallone, Britney Spears, Elton John, ... The celebrities all want to show themselves on this beach, where everything began in the 1950s thanks to Brigitte Bardot with the film « Et Dieu…créa la femme ».
3. The Cap Camarat
This natural site owes its beauty to its majestic colors between blue sea, white rocks and green plants. Cap Camarat is especially famous for its lighthouse, the Camarat lighthouse, one of the highest in France with its 130 meters. It is a real local pride registered since 2012 as a historical monument.
4. The Golf of Saint-Tropez by boat
The Golf of Saint-Tropez is known throughout Europe for its beauty. It is an undeniable asset of Saint Tropez. Taking a yacht tour in the golf is even a habit of the stars, so why not you? It is quite possible to discover Saint-Tropez by boat. You can rent a boat if you have a boating license or take advantage of the various local shipping companies. But that's not all, if you prefer thrills then don't hesitate to rent a jet-ski or a sailing boat.
5. The port of Saint Tropez
We put it in 5th position but it is an essential part of your visit to Saint-Tropez. Between fishermen, locals, tourists, luxury stores and super yachts, take the time to walk along the harbor and admire its traditional and colorful facades... A moment to be experienced on the terrace, especially during the famous "Voiles de Saint-Tropez" to admire the sumptuous sailboats. Enjoy this French art of living!
Where to stay in Saint-Tropez ?
Saint-Tropez is attractive mainly from May to September for its gentle lifestyle. And the famous city on the French Riviera attracts travelers from all over the world. The village being very posh in season, the choice of accommodation is rather oriented towards 5 star hotels or luxury villas.
What are our favorite places to stay in Saint Tropez ?
La Réserve Ramatuelle
La Réserve Ramatuelle is THE contemporary palace of the French Riviera. Located only 20 minutes from Saint-Tropez, the luxury establishment has only 8 rooms and 19 suites. It features a 2-Michelin-star gourmet restaurant since 2020, La Voile, led by Eric Canino, as well as a 1,000 m² spa.
Pan Deï Palais
A more intimate address, this luxury hotel is located in the heart of the village of Saint-Tropez. Built in honor of the Indian princess Pan Dei, this building opens onto a lush garden overlooking a swimming pool surrounded by a green wall. With only 12 rooms, the Pan Dei Palais is distinguished by its warm and exotic decor.
A luxury property in Saint Tropez
For lovers of luxury and tranquility, consider booking a luxury St Tropez Villa. This popular type of accommodation offers all the comforts of a luxury hotel and the peace and quiet of an independent property.
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VISION Destinations | January 2022
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