Why spend your summer holidays in Saint Tropez ?



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Are you looking for an unusual holiday that is both culturally and festive, luxurious, and sunny? Saint-Tropez is the place to be! Saint-Tropez is the most well-known seaside resort along the French Riviera. This is not an accident…

Saint Tropez is your destination!

Saint-Tropez can be found in the var departement, along the Mediterranean coast of Provence-Alpes-Cote-d’Azur. You can still see the Citadel and its impressive fortress, surrounded by a moat, even today. They look out over the old town and the bay.

Saint-Tropez, which has since lost its history of privateers at the beginning of the 20th Century, is now a charming village. The city grew and developed over the years, becoming, without losing any Provencal charm at all, the ideal place to meet film stars (Brigitte Barrot, Luis de Funes ).

Only ten kilometres away from Sainte-Maxime, La Croix-Valmer, or Frejus, Saint-Tropez is not much further away from Cavalaire-Sur-Mer…or from Johnny Depp’s old house in Plan de la Tour ! Saint-Tropez retains an unmatched charm. This is why there are about 4,000 people in winter and much more in summer. There are many good reasons to visit Saint-Tropez !


To party

“Saint-Trop” is a beautiful and sunny place to stop by. It’s also a place where people like to have fun until the early hours of the morning. You will be able to have a memorable evening in the city or nearby. Saint-Tropez is a big fan of champagne and enjoys partying. This has made the reputation of the city.

You can dance in many high-end restaurants located in the city centre, and you will be entertained by trendy DJs.

With its spectacular view of the Bay of Saint-Tropez, the Opera is a must-see. The Brasserie des Arts, Place de Lices is a chic brasserie that turns into a theatre of wild dances at night. Near the square is the nightclub Les Caves du Roy. It’s located in the Byblos Hotel and offers a lively, energetic setting for some of the most talented DJs.

Many clubs, select and festive, like the Nikki Beach and Route de l’Epi, Ramatuelle to name just a few, are open all summer on the beaches of Saint-Tropez.

The bank holiday of July 14th is also celebrated in Saint-Tropez. It is especially festive and bright with spectacular fireworks from the ocean. And the party continues until the early hours of the morning throughout the Port. With fireworks, concerts, and balls, the festivities of 15 August cannot be missed.

Enjoy the ideal climate

Saint-Tropez’s climate is mild and warm. It’s ideal for a sunny vacation without feeling suffocating. The average sea temperature is 17.90 degrees Celsius throughout the year. It can reach 30 degC in August. So, get out there and take a dip !


The rich cultural offerings

There are no fewer than four museums of first-class quality in the city. The citadel’s dungeon houses the Museum of Maritime History of Saint-Tropez.

Place Blanqui is home to the Museum of the Gendarmerie and Cinema. The Musee de l’Annonciade is located on Place Georges Grammont and features exceptional paintings that represent the pictorial currents of Fauvism Pointillism, Fauvism, and the Nabis. The Maison des Papillons and its amazing collections are located rue Etienne Berny in the former home of Dany Lartigue (son of the famed photographer). The Lavoir Vasserot, rue Joseph Quaranta is a former gathering point for washerwomen. It is now a historic monument and hosts contemporary art exhibitions throughout the year.

For the past ten years, the Happy Contemporary Art Festival has been held at the end of June. It is a vital part of contemporary art, featuring painters, ceramists, and photographers at the top of their ranks, who are determined to share their creative, joyful and brilliant creations with us.

This is not all. There are many entertainment and cultural events in Saint-Tropez. The “Do You Saint-Tropez Festival” in June is a celebration of local musical talent. But that’s not all! The “Soirees de la Citadelle” is a July event rich that offers a wide range of high-quality concerts. Classic music lovers can enjoy a top-class program in an extraordinary setting with the “Nuits du chateau de la Moutte” in August.

The “Voiles de Saint-Tropez”, a series of sailing races, is a must-see for water-sport enthusiasts. It takes place at the end of September every year. There are no less than 300 boats participating. The “Rolex Giraglia Cup”, and “Trophee Bailli De Suffren” races take place between Saint-Tropez & Genoa and Saint-Tropez, Bonifacio & Malta in June. The “Euro festival Harley-Davidson” is a spectacular event for lovers of beautiful mechanics. It takes place in June. It attracts over 10,000 people each year and nearly 2,000 motorbikes.

The “International Polo Cup” is held in July. It features the parade of the Polo teams on horseback in the old ports. This closes the tournament. The “Porsche Paradise”, held later in October, allows you to see the most stunning cars from the German brand in a parade in the old harbor.

The “Fashion Show”, a fashion event organized by Saint-Tropez’s chic boutiques, takes place at the end of July in Place des Lices. It is dazzling and very Saint-Tropez! Folklore isn’t lacking in the town, with the “Bravade Festival”, in June, and the festival de Saint Pierre, the patron saint for fishermen.

Rent a villa in a peaceful area to enjoy luxury living

Rent your house in Saint Tropez for a luxury holiday and to hear the cicadas sing. 

Saint-Tropez is the most fashionable of Provencal cities and offers a wide range of luxurious villas and apartments for rent. You can rest easy knowing that the setting is impeccable and the services are top-notch, from the spa and the swimming pool. You will find everything you need to relax and enjoy the beautiful beaches, serene creeks, picturesque views, and very exclusive nightlife.

To find heavenly beaches

Saint-Tropez is home to fine sand, which can be found over a distance of approximately ten kilometres. There are many beautiful beaches, starting at La Bouillabaise and ending at La Moutte, Les Salins or the beach in Les Graniers. You can relax here, as well as kite surfing, kayaking and windsurfing. You will find many diving clubs along the coast. The beaches of nearby towns, such as Ramatuelle or l’Escalet, are well worth a visit.

In the shade of umbrella pines and parasols, it is the reign of joy. You can also visit the Aqualand Sainte-Maxime for a refreshing change and new sensations. It boasts waterfalls and dizzying slides. It’s located about 15 kilometres from Saint-Tropez along the coast.

Discover the entire French Riviera

Saint-Tropez is a great starting point for many other discoveries. There are many incredible places nearby. The beautiful, flowery village of Bormes-Les-Mimosas, which is perched on a hill, is just 30 minutes away. The stunning view from the top of it offers breathtaking views of the islands of Port-Cros, Porquerolles and the Levant.

The Fort de Bregancon is located nearby, which is the official residence for the presidents and vice presidents of France. Ramatuelle is another charming Provencal village. It’s brimming with galleries of art. Grimaud is a charming medieval village with cobbled streets. Port-Grimaud, a charming little port, is also a great choice. It is often compared to Venice because of its canals, bridges, and shops. However, it has its own charm.

To go boating

One of the most beautiful places in France is the bay at Saint-Tropez. It is the perfect place to enjoy a wonderful getaway at sea if you have the soul of a sailor and aren’t afraid to see some luxury boats. There are many options for sea trips, all offering a wonderful experience of relaxation.

These include a simple excursion to the gulf or a stopover at a cove like the Cavalaire creeks. Sunset walks and tastings are also possible. You will be able to make wonderful memories.

Stroll through the cobblestone streets and markets

Stroll through the old Saint-Tropez and enjoy the local flavors in the markets. On Tuesday and Saturday mornings, the one at Place des Lices is held, which is protected by plane trees. The place smells like fresh cheeses, olives, and garlic.

Every morning, the fish market is open from 7:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. A profusion of red and scorpionfishes, sea bream and octopus can be found at the fish market. The picturesque Place aux Herbes, which offers fruits, vegetables, flowers and cheese on its stalls, is just next door.


For luxury boutiques

Saint-Tropez is open to all international jet-set during summer. This is the paradox in this charming, Provencal village. If you visit during summer, you will be able to meet millionaires and celebrities from all over the globe. It is no surprise to find Saint-Tropez full of some of the most prestigious luxury boutiques.

You can’t miss the latest luxury creations in a city center with preserved architecture. Rue Francois Sibilli is also home to the Rolex boutique, as well as its iconic watches. You will also find the chic shops Zadig & Voltaire, Tommy Hilfiger, and Eden Park (Rue General Allard).

What can I add? You can find Hermes (Rue Georges Clemenceau), and Lancel (Quai Gabriel Peri) within easy reach. A few, or more, luxury jewellery shops are still available in the town center to add some sparkle to the ensemble. You can prepare for an extraordinary walk!

Saint-Tropez in summer is the perfect place to enjoy the peaceful Provencal lifestyle and stunning beaches. You will enjoy a holiday that is authentic, high-end and festive. Saint-Tropez will provide you with a memorable holiday.


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