Saint-Tropez is a town in the French Riviera. Made famous by Brigitte Bardot, it has for long has been a hot destination for the rich and famous. But the town has plenty for everyone.
Cruise ships that visit must anchor or loiter offshore and bring passengers to town by tender.
Entering Saint-Tropez by car is not the smartest thing to do, since the town has very narrow streets and lots of tourists walking in it. There is a large parking at the border of the town, from which it is a ten minutes walk to the center of the town. You can walk on the borders of the sea, where you have a great view at the luxury cruise ships.
There is a ferry ship from Sainte-Maxime to Saint-Tropez, which floats in the summer at regularly base.
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Eugene Grishkovets, a Russian actor, jumps into water in colourful clothes every summer. In the first week of July there is an international Polo tournament, which attracts the best polo players from around the world to the Saint-Tropez Polo Club.
- Pampelonne Beach
- Place de Lices
The "village" itself is easily walked and enjoyed. The waterfront is crowded with cafes and shops with "elite" offerings. A block or two inland, through narrow streets and alleys, you'll find fewer stores and cafes, quaint and interesting studios, homes and a few historical structures.
- Musee de lAnnonciade. Near the western end of the main harbor area, L'Annonciade is a riveting collection of post-Impressionist, Fauve and other early 20th Century art. Housed in a converted church, the collection includes striking works by Matisse, Dufy, Bonnard and Derain, as well as other early modern masters. In additon, the views of the town and harbor from the windows of the museum are quite distinctive.
The waterfront is packed with stores offering "elite" goods, and cafes for the "in-crowd" (or naive tourists), all at heady prices. A block or two inland, offerings are often equally good, with slightly more modest prices.
Saint-Tropez is famous for its traditional tropézienne pie (tarte tropézienne), which is worth of tasting. It was invented by Alexandre Micka in 1955.
- Chateau Minuty Rose Cuvee De L'Oratoire. Rose wines are popular in Provence, and this is one of the best.
- Casol Villas France (Casol Villas France), Saint-Tropez, France. Saint-Tropez luxury villa rentals with concierge services.
- Résidence Maeva Les Marines de Gassin, ☎ . Located in Les Marines de Gassin, 6 km from Gassin. Sits on a private park giving directly onto a sand beach. Has a swimming pool/lagoon. 100 m from the harbour and small shops, 600 m from the shopping centre.