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What to do in St-Tropez ?
What to do in St-Tropez ?

What to do in St-Tropez ?

20 April 2023

A guide to discovering the heart of the French Riviera. Saint-Tropez is a picturesque fishing village in the south of France, famous for its beautiful beaches, luxurious yachts and celebrity sightings. It’s a favourite holiday destination for the rich and famous, but there’s more to this town than glitz and glamour.

Whether you’re looking for adventure, relaxation or cultural immersion, there are plenty of things to do in Saint-Tropez that will leave you with unforgettable memories. For those wanting to experience the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera, St-Tropez is one of the best spots in south of France. 

St-Tropez: explore the old town

St-Tropez aerial view

The Old Town of Saint-Tropez is a charming and vibrant neighborhood filled with narrow cobblestone streets, colorful buildings, and lively markets. Take a stroll through the picturesque Place des Lices, where locals gather to play boules, a traditional game similar to bocce. Visit the 16th-century Citadel and Museum, which offers a glimpse into the town’s maritime history. The Marche aux Fleurs is a beautiful flower market that is held every Tuesday and Saturday in the Place des Lices. The Marche Provencal is another popular market that offers a wide range of local produce, including fruit, vegetables, and cheeses.

Hit the beach

Ramatuelle (30 minutes from the port of St-Tropez) is famous for its stunning beaches, and for good reason. The Plage de Pampelonne is the largest and most famous beach in the area, stretching over three miles (4.5km) and lined with trendy beach clubs in high season: Club 55, Bagatelle, Nikki beach… If you’re seeking something more secluded, head to the beaches of Plage de l’Escalet or Plage des Salins. These hidden gems offer crystal-clear water, picturesque coves, and a peaceful escape from the crowds.

If you have time, don’t miss the islands of Porquerolles or Port Cros.

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Indulge in French Cuisine but not only...

Saint-Tropez is known for its world-class cuisine, with an abundance of restaurants offering fresh seafood, local produce, and exquisite wines. Enjoy a meal at the Michelin-starred La Vague d’Or or the iconic Senequier, famous for its red and white striped awnings and outdoor seating. For a more relaxed atmosphere, head to the Place des Lices and try some of the local specialties, such as tarte tropézienne, a cream-filled pastry, or ratatouille, a vegetable stew.

Le Salama: Moroccan restaurant, couscous, meaty tagines & Moroccan pastries, plus cocktails, in a sophisticated setting.
La Petite Plage: seafood restaurant with a lounge bar and view of the port.
Banh-Hoï: Japanese, Thai & Vietnamese dishes served at a sleek, low-lit venue with a terrace on a lane.
La Vague d’Or: three Michelin stars gastronomic restaurant, other restaurant: under the shade of the pines, in front of the sparkling sea: la Terrasse.

Experience the nightlife

Saint-Tropez is renowned for its glamorous nightlife, with bars and nightclubs that attract the rich and famous from around the world. The VIP Room and Les Caves du Roy are two of the most famous clubs in town, where you can dance the night away to world-class DJs. For a more laid-back atmosphere, head to the Bar du Port or the cozy L’Opera, where you can enjoy a glass of wine and live music.
Drink:
Bar du port
Senequier
Atrium Bar in the contemporary and cosmopolitan bar of the 5-star Hôtel de Paris
Le Tigrr’s sumptuous rooftop at hotel Ermitage
Clubbing experience in St Tropez: Gaïo

Discover Saint Tropez's cultural heritage

Saint Tropez is steeped in history and culture, and there are many places to visit that showcase the town’s rich heritage. One of the must-see attractions in Saint Tropez is the Citadelle, a 17th-century fortress that offers breathtaking views of the town and the sea. The Musee de l’Annonciade is another popular attraction that features a collection of works by some of the most famous artists of the 20th century, including Matisse and Signac.

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About the author: Remi van der Deure – French Riviera Charter broker.

Hello,

I am the senior Yacht Charter Broker at Charterminute, a well-known yacht charter boutique in Antibes.

I have served in the yacht charter industry for over 15 years and have gained a strong reputation among my clients, as evidenced by consistent 5-star ratings on Google Reviews and TripAdvisor.

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