St. Tropez Beach, France
St. Tropez became
"St. Trop" when the show business people, artists and
writers all fell under the spell of this charming little
port in the 1950's.
In the summer one could bump into Picasso, Francoise
Sagan, Jacques Prévert and many others, With the arrival
of Brigitte Bardot in the 6O's the myth was installed
for good. Since then St. Tropez has become the in
vacation spot for chic Parisians and the international
Night life is very lively and often one can see
helicopters bringing elegant guests to private parties
in one of the many luxurious villas on the bay.
People watching is a favorite sport here in the summer,
Visitors like to sit at the outdoor cafés hoping either
to be seen or to see some one else. Competition is rife.
Huge yachts line up in the port rivaling to see which is
the biggest, the prettiest, the best kept, or has the
snappiest crew .
Only beautiful people hop on board. It is quite a
spectacle for the casual visitor!...
St. Tropez's true nature can really only be appreciated
in the off months.
If you have the choice come here in May, June or
September, without the crowds one can take the time to
admire the charming little streets and alleys.
Early in the morning at the Place aux Herbes one can
find fruit vegetables and flowers and watch the local
fishermen selling their new catch. This is also the
neighborhood of the famous brasseries Le Gorille and
A typical Provengal market is held every Tuesday and
Saturday morning in the Place des Lices. Religious and
festive processions called "Bravades" are lively
celebrations which begin in May and continue until the
15th of June.
The Musts of St. Tropez:
The old port.
Place des Lices,
Place des Ormeau.
The 18th c. church and bell tower.
Musée de l'Annonciade (Paul Signac, Braque,
Matisse, Utrillo, Van Dongen, Bonnard, Dufy)
and its butterfly house.
Musee Galerie - Victoire de la Messardiere
Tennis. Squash. Golf,
Hiking along the coast.
see List of
Recommended Restaurants and Resorts
Holiday houses - Furnished apartments and rooms.
No campgrounds in St Tropez, see neighbouring villages
Cities and villages around :
Ramatuelle (10 km), Gassin (9 km),
Cogolin (9 km) and Grimaud (10 km).