Each season, Saint-Tropez seduces you, charms you with its authenticity and addresses that exalts its solar beauty.
What makes Saint-Tropez so charming? Is it its chic, famous and charming cafés and restaurants, small pop-up boutiques, private beaches where it’s great to meet up or bump into friends.
It is an absolute joy to start the day comfortably sitting and having a coffee on the Sénéquier terrace on the waterfront, enjoying the view on the brightly colourful facades.
Then stroll along the narrow streets and squares of this charming old village.
Discover the Ponche area and explore the Place des Lices where Eddy Barclay, Henri Salvador and Jean-Paul Belmondo would come and play boules under the cool plane trees. On market day, go and mix with the locals and admire the stalls piled high with melons, strawberries, aubergines and courgettes, all very inspiring for having lunch in the tranquility of the “Toits Lounge” restaurant at the Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez.
In the afternoon, discover Saint-Tropez, the sea and nature idling elegantly on the sands of Pampelonne.
After the Impressionists, the leading names of the Nouvelle Vague, stars of the screen and fashion, Saint-Tropez asserts itself as the new cultural centre of the region.
The musée de l’Annociade, in the former 1510 chapel of the Pénitents Blancs, is a vivid reminder that the village of Saint-Tropez was at the avant-garde of painting in the early XXth century. The collection represents, or the most part, the Pointillist, Fauvist and Nabist periods: Seurat, Signac, Cross, Matisse, Vlaminck, Van Dongen, Derain, Vuillard, Bonnard…
Enjoy stunning panoramic views over the Gulf from the “Citadelle” and visit the modern Maritime Museum.
Brigitte Bardot and the cinema, a great story to discover while visiting the Gendarmerie and Cinema Museum.
The “Maison des Papillons” displays a great variety of butterflies (more than 20 000 species including exotic butterflies).
At the end of the afternoon, the time has come to do a touch of shopping. And all the stores are so close together! The major watch and jewellery brands are well-represented in town and in the hotels, such as the Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez. This is also the mecca for leading luxury fashion brands and inspired designers as well as those creating fashion.
SAINT-TROPEZ BY NIGHT
It’s party night and day in Summer… Whether for a drink or spending all night long at a bar or on the dance floor, Saint-Tropez is still THE hottest spot on the French Riviera. The most clubs and music venues are there. The European elite, members of the international jet set, top models meet in these magical places to party till dawn.