St Tropez is well known today for its beautiful beaches, wonderful restaurants, cafes & bars and the enchanting streets of the town where you will find designer shops mixed with shops selling unusual items (the perfect place to buy something no one else will have).
The town name is derived from a legendry martyr named Saint Torpes. He is said to have been beheaded in Pisa during the reign of Nero, and his body placed in a boat with a rooster and a dog. The body landed at the present day location of the town.
There are many things to do in St Tropez, there are beautiful sites to see, wonderful local gastronomy and wine to be sampled and many sporting opportunities depending on how you like to spend your holiday time.
To visit in town
The iconic Eglise Notre Dame d’Assomption constructed in 1784 in the Italian Baroque style.
The Citadel St Tropez & Maritime Museum, this listed building is a must visit as it has stunning panoramic views over the Bay and an excellent museum guiding you through the history of heroes and famous figures who shaped the town. Guided tours are available - please call +33(0)494975943.
Chateau de la Moutte
A boat tour is definitely something you should do and we would recommend is the Brigatin II. This is an excellent trip around the bay which will last for an hour, the guide speaks both English and French and you will see many celebrity Villas, beautiful scenery and Super Yachts.
On a Tuesday and Saturday there is a Provencal Market on Place de Lices from 0700 until 1300. Here you can buy many local specialities, fresh food and artisan pieces. There is also a Fish Market everyday throughout the year (this is the start of the old town). If you travel through this you will come into La Place aux Herbes, this was the old market place, today, during the season it is a busy area with displays of cheeses, fresh fruit, flowers and wines.
St Tropez Specialities
Such as Olives, Tapenade, L’Aioli, La Pissaladiere, La Bouillabaisse (fish soup), Moules Provencal, La Ratatouille are all available to buy in town.
Wine & Wine Tours
Chateau Minuty is a family run vineyard since 1936 the wine it produces is 90% Rose. It is open all year round Monday to Friday and Saturdays in Summer. Please ask us and we can organise a tour for your or contact them.
Bertaud – Belieu is an estate located at Gassin and has 65 hectares of Vines. The estate covered around 600 hectares in the time of the Lords of Bertaud in 1340. The Domaine produces mostly Rose 85%, Red 12% and White 3%. It is open June to October 7/7 and 6/7 the rest of the year. The Domaine is also now the home of the celebrity event Gala Foundation de Leonardo Di Caprio. Many celebrities visit the area every year to attend this event.
Many of the surrounding beaches at Pampelonne offer watersports, windsurfing, sailing and canoeing. We also offer boat charters for a special day out.
We can give you information and make advance bookings on the beach club restaurants.
For travellers who enjoy golf, there is the newly opened GOLF UP, which offers an excellent practice area, professional shop, and nine hole course. Additionally there is course in Gassin and Beavallon.
Sailing or boating is another favourite pastime of visitors to the area, if this is something you would like to do, please ask us and we can arrange power boat instruction/licences and sailing instruction.
Grimaud has an excellent karting circuit which offers training and racing for both adults and children.
Riviera Water Sports is on hand to assist you with many water-based activities such as paddleboarding, windsurfing, kayaking, Hobie Cat, Optimist, pedal boats, water skiing, wakeboarding, jet skis, towable tubes and parasailing.
You can enjoy a day of horse riding or polo at the Gassin Polo Club. The club is definitely worth visiting and has a beautiful restaurant you can book for lunch or dinner.
There is an excellent Fun Fair at La Foux with over thirty five rides, restaurants, games and a mini golf.
All in all St Tropez and the surrounding area is a wonderful holiday destination with something for everyone. Please contact us and we can organise your accommodation and help you plan your holiday. We can also offer advice if you're planning a special event, like a wedding or large family get together.