St Tropez is on the French Riviera in the region of Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur in southern France. In the 1960s, the town attracted the world’s rich and famous, and its beaches and nightlife remain popular today. Although the cobblestoned La Ponche district was once a fishing village, yachts now outnumber fishing boats.
In addition to St Tropez, Cannes, Nice, and Monaco are three of the premier yacht charter destinations along the French Riviera.
July is the hottest and sunniest month in Saint Tropez, with an average temperature of 73°F, and the coldest is January at 48°F. November is the rainiest month. You’ll best enjoy water sports in August when the average sea temperature is 73°F.
Places to see
- La Ponche. The old town has unique shops, chic cafes, and classic restaurants.
- Maison des Papillons. An impressive Butterfly Museum where visitors will see over 35,000 colorful specimens.
- Sentier du Littoral. Hiking enthusiasts can enjoy the peninsula’s pretty scenery on the half-day hiking trail.
- Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez. If you visit in October, join the festivities at this racing regatta.
- Chapelle Sainte-Anne. This chapel by the sea dates from the 1500s. It was here that Mick Jagger married Bianca Jagger in 1971.
- Cap Camarat. France’s second-highest lighthouse (129 m above sea level) after Le Phare de Gatteville.
Things to do
- Stroll along the Promenade of the Old Port.
- Rise early and go to the Place aux Herbes at St Tropez port. It is a market square where you can buy fruits, vegetables, or flowers.
- Relax at the beach. The beaches here are amazing, and the waters have a lovely turquoise color.
- Have a drink at the Ermitage Hotel and enjoy the view.
- Explore Musee de l’Annociade.
- Climb to the top of the Citadel.
- Take a walk at Place des Lices, close to the Old Port.
St Tropez | Gastronomy
The cuisine of St Tropez is delicious thanks to the warm, dry Mediterranean climate and the abundance of readily available seafood. Other tasty ingredients include truffles, olives and olive oil, garlic, lamb and goat, chickpeas, and local fruits, such as grapes, peaches, apricots, strawberries, cherries, and melons.
St Tropez | Marinas
- Port de Saint Tropez. Port de Saint Tropez has 734 berths for yachts up to 50 meters in length and a maximum draft of 6 meters. The celebrity clientele ensures that the port’s level of service is high. Amenities include a dedicated business area, concierge, Wi-Fi, and fuel dock. Saint-Tropez harbor also has two terraces on the Jean Réveille Pier, which are available for hire for special events.
- Marina de Port Grimaud. Marina de Port Grimaud is on the Gulf of Saint Tropez, with over 2000 berths over three marinas connected by a network of canals, bridges, and islands. The marinas welcome yachts up to 30 meters. You’ll find many shops, restaurants, and services in the village.
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