A jewel of the French Riviera, Saint-Tropez is mecca for Europe’s glitterati, who come to see and be seen. Join them for a dip and a dance at one of Saint-Tropez’s exclusive beach clubs, including Le Club 55 and Tahiti, or pull up a free patch of sand at Plage des Graniers. More adventurous tourists can rent a boat or scuba dive, while land lovers might prefer to soak in the undeniable beauty of Maison des Papillons and its butterflies. Art lovers will adore Musee de l’Annonciade, while there’s plenty of fabulous shopping on offer for those who fancy giving their credit card a workout. For a great souvenir, you can’t go past a pair of gladiator sandals, handmade by the Rondini family since 1927. If all that sightseeing, shopping and sunning has worked up an appetite, head to one of Saint-Tropez’s myriad restaurants to sample some typical Provencal fare. Salade nicoise makes a lighter option, while if you’re after something a little more hearty try bouillabaisse (fish stew) or daube (beef stew.) If you choose a self-catering Saint-Tropez villa or apartment, you can also take advantage of the excellent Saint-Tropez Market in the Place des Lices. Here, stock up on incredible fresh, local produce, from breads and cheese to fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. Not only will you save money on dining out, you’ll also get to shop amongst the locals for a true taste of Saint-Tropez life.
When to go to St Tropez
Saint-Tropez is most popular for holidays between April and October, when they come to soak up a healthy dose of sun, sand and sea. June, July and August see hordes of tourists arrive, so spring and autumn are best to avoid the crowds but still enjoy lovely weather.
Getting to and around St Tropez
Most tourists arrive in Saint-Tropez via flights to Toulon Airport. Once in Saint-Tropez, the town is best explored on foot, although its also possible to rent a bicycle, motorcycle or scooter.
Where to stay in St Tropez
When choosing accommodation in Saint-Tropez, villas and apartments offer exceptional alternatives to prohibitively expensive hotels. HouseTrip has a number of quality self catering Saint-Tropez villas and apartments, ranging from large, luxurious villas suitable for families and groups of friends to inexpensive, compact apartments ideal for couples. Whatever your Saint-Tropez accommodation needs, it’s easy to find and book your dream villa or apartment with HouseTrip.