Saint-Tropez Travel Guide

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Saint-Tropez Highlights

  • Pro
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    NiceLife says…

     The Theatre of Life, with you in the front row 

  • Con
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    gabyne says…

     expensive, overcrowded in high season 

  • In a nutshell
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    morgr says…

     Unless you are rich and a snob, I wouldn't go. 

Saint-Tropez Things to Do

  • Nice Vineyard near St Tropez

    Hi I can recommend chateau des garcinieres its very close to Staint Tropez on the N98 between Cogolin and La Foux (that's where the luna park is) the entrance to the chateau will be on your left as you approach Cogolin. http://www.bay-of-saint-tropez.com/wine-producers-chateau-des-garcinieres-cogolin-300-uk.htm

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  • Love is in the air

    I hope these guys don't mind having their picture taken and put on VT :) But they were so lovely in the sunset light and near that old tower.

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  • See the properties

    A light climb and you are in the quarter of local properties, summer residences or for rent, I'm thinking of buying one just in case :)

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  • Having a stroll

    Having a stroll on the pier of the old harbor of course, that is the first thing you should do in St. Tropez, to familiarize with the spirit.

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  • Watch the sunset at the tower

    In the corner of the old harbor pier and wall there is an old watch tower, still I couldn't see a light and it was not very tall to be a light house. But it's the best place to watch the sunset!!

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  • On the wall of the harbor

    There is a wall separating the harbor from the sea. From the wall you can watch the remarkable nice views of St. Tropez old harbor. I like very much this picture I took in St. Tropez :)

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Saint-Tropez Restaurants

  • What can I say

    'What can I say', indeed. We did not visit this restaurant, but they say this is the 'place to be' (or the place to be seen). As far as I could tell from a distance, it looked OK to me ....

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  • Tres chic, sumptuous seafood

    L'Escale is at par with the tony scene (judging by the massive yachts anchored just steps away), the jet-set crowd: chic, bronzed French/international male and female beauties and the destination-savvy people like us. As soon as you score a table (the wait list can be very long)L'Escale promises to be an evening of culinary indulgence and a feast...

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  • best nougat ever!

    This is a local spot where people converge to have cofee that watch 'St. Tropez life' go by. A hugely popular place among locals and visitors alike. Sensational nougat is available from the simple shop at the back of the cafe. coffee is more expensive than average but the nougat alone is worth the walk/trip.

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Saint-Tropez Nightlife

  • Ready to go out

    by reeka Written Aug 19, 2005

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    We were given the option of going to go to one of St. Tropez's premier night spots, we grabbed at it with both hands.

    It costs 250Euro for a table and a bottle of a spirit of your choice with anunlimited supply of soft drinks/juices.

    This may sound a lot, but when in a group of 10 people it was worth it. No, the bottle of spirit does not last very long when with this many people, agreed, but its worth it, for the music, the dancing, the people watching alone!

    Its supposedly a favourite celebrity haunt such as Johnny Depp, George Clooney et al. Although when we were there I did not spot any celebs, although there did seem to be a bit of a hoohah and the whisper that somebody famous was in.

    Yes its full of pretentious people but people that are out to have fun - the music is kicking, its one big party atmosphere.

    In short, I had a fantastic time, dancing and people watching!

    Dress Code: Smart casual, I heard that they had a no jeans policy, however, some of our group were wearing them and got entry! I think if you look the part you'll get in, or of course, if you have the money!

    Us girls put on our best party frocks, its not everyday that you're in St. Tropez, dancing the night away at the local hotspot!

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Saint-Tropez Transportation

  • Parking du Port

    Follow the coastal road towards St.-Tropez and park your car at the spacious Parking du Port. We arrived early and had no trouble whatsoever parking our car.

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  • Show me the (other) way to St Tropez

    Coming from Nice generally, the lure of a trip to St Tropez is hard to resist. If the timing of the daily boat from Nice Quai Lunel (or less frequent out of season) doesn't suit, independent travel is still a viable option.The most flexible way is the fairly frequent train from Nice Gare Ville to St Raphael, which breaks the back of the journey,...

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  • my way to st.tropez

    my way to st.tropez from nice is to rent a car, drive up the freeway to st. maxime, get off and park in the village. It is a very short boat ride across the gulf to st. tropez and unlike St. Raphael the boats fro, st. maxime leave every hour in both directions.

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Saint-Tropez Shopping

  • Shopping in St. Tropez

    Shopping in St. Tropez? You must be rich or a little crazy to do that otherwise. Better keep the cash for having dinner, going to the beach or trying the bars at Nikki beach. Leave the shopping for other places.

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  • Un quatre heure? If the answer is yes...

    Open hours: Everyday from 6h30 to 22hOnce you are inside, you start drooling. All those "tartes" and "bread"! The shop looks tiny but there's a tea saloon upstairs. We bought a "tartelette aux fraises" (3.30 Euros) and 2 brioches (I believe it was one Euro each - the brioches were huge, so "prix très correct").

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Saint-Tropez Local Customs

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    les Bravades

    by gabyne Updated Jun 11, 2005

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    If you're lucky and able to visit St. Tropez mid of May, you can watch "La Fête traditionnelle de Saint-Tropez".

    The so-called "Saint-Tropez Bravades" are the yearly celebration of the Tropezians’ military past and their devotion to their patron, Saint Torpes.

    During Roman times, the town was known under the name of Heraclea. In the year 68 A.D. Torpes who was the highest stewart of imperator Nero was converted to Christianism and finally killed because of his faith.

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    • Festivals

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Saint-Tropez Tourist Traps

  • by Bujo-&-So Updated Sep 25, 2004

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    In St-Tropez everything is very expensive and the food is not always what you expected, except in the famous restaurants.

    Unique Suggestions: Be aware of the prices.

    Fun Alternatives: Go to the market. It normally takes place on the Saturday morning.

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Saint-Tropez What to Pack

  • by reeka Written Aug 28, 2005

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: I was in St. Tropez the first week of September, and the days were hot, the evenings were comfortable enough to still be able to wear shorts and tshirts. I forgot my sandals so had to buy some in the town, they are very useful for an adventure holiday!!

    Photo Equipment: I brought my Canon camera, which is fine for sightseeing in St. Tropez, but not when you are on an adventure holiday which involves a lot of water!! I recommend a disposable camera for that!

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Don't forget that swimming costume! The Mediterranean Sea was GORGEOUS!!! Oh, that water was just so warm, which is saying something as I'm one of those people who gets cold when there's a slight breeze!

    Miscellaneous: As its St. Tropez be glitzy in the evenings!

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    • Sailing and Boating
    • Water Sports
    • Adventure Travel

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Saint-Tropez Off The Beaten Path

  • St. Tropez Old Town

    In search of the authentic St. Tropez we found this square in the Old Town, where people were quietly playing their game of petanque. We had some steak on bread with BBQ sauce and Andalouse sauce and we also did some shopping at a local supermarket.

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  • The Citadel

    The Citadel, situated in the upper part of town, away from the harbour and the fancy yachts. Admittance euro 2.50/person (May 2010). Great view across the bay. From this high vantage point you'll also get to see the extremely fancy yachts, the ones that are so huge they cannot even enter the harbour. So bring your binoculars! Also some peacocks...

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Saint-Tropez Sports & Outdoors

  • Knee Boarding

    Knee boarding was offered toward the end of the week as a bit of light hearted fun. It was surprisingly difficult to get a good position on the knee board, and then having to pull yourself up on to your knees whilst the boat is pulling you. Once on the board its great feeling the force of the waves whilst being pulled at speed. Boat, rope, and a...

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  • Water skiing, Take 2

    I decided to let a couple of people go ahead of me, to see how it was done. Just before my turn I had a horrible thought, that the water would be freezing (I hate the cold!!), all I was wearing was my swimming costume. As I jumped in the water felt beautiful, even at 8 in the morning. I can still remember the warmth of the water now.We were told to...

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  • Water Skiing

    As I had never been water skiing before and was quite nervous as doing so, however, I was in a group of people who had not done it either, so I felt ok.Beforehand on the shore we got a short demonstration on how to hold onto the line when being pulled up by the boat.It was on the third day that we finally got the chance to have a go due to the...

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Saint-Tropez Favorites

  • a magic attraction and charm

    More than 100000 tourists visit Saint-Tropez every day. It is not only because of the well known movie stars, luxury boats, wonderful harbor view, sunny days and night lights. There is a magic attraction and charm in the atmosphere there. You may walk along the harbor and luxury boats there, visit the the famous gendarmerie building and the Citadel...

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  • Travelling to St Tropez from St Raphael

    To the best of my knowledge there are only two ferry drop off points in St Tropez.One is slightly west of the marina right on the main car park and about 5 mins slow walk from the harbour the other is in the harbour its self.Unless you can afford a helicopter flight you will not be flying into St Tropez La Mole perhaps, but it will be an expensive...

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  • Blue Bird

    Not a real blue bird but the boat with the name Blue Bird. Look at the glamor inside and the lovely sun terrace.

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