Saint Tropez

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A day in Saint Tropez – Saint Tropez Port

Saint Tropez. Are you spending the summer in the South of France?  Take a day out in Saint Tropez.  Although the glamorous heyday of Saint Tropez is over, it is still a cool and fun place to spend a few days during your holiday.  I am writing about my ideal day out.

Arrive early and beat the crowds.  Park in the new Port car park and walk around to the Port, stay by the sea and you can’t go wrong.

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Saint Tropez Port

The port is always entertaining with enormous yachts somehow squashed like Sardines in a tin into the small port.  It is definitely a paradise for show off’s and to parade their enormous boat to the world! Artists with an array of varying talent display their artworks sit on the harbour front.  Take time out for a coffee and then visit the l’Annonciade Museum which is on the right hand side as you walk into the Port.  Definitely worth popping in with its collection of 20th century art much of it from the Saint Tropez area.  Matisse, Vlaminck, Bonnard are among the many artists represented at the museum.

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L’Annonciade Museum, Port Saint Tropez

Right next door is one of my favourite shops, Hermes.  Time for a little retail therapy.  You will love the gorgeous little boutiques with one off pieces and things you will not see anywhere else.  There aren’t any boring high Street stores.  One of my favourite boutiques is called Marie (very appropriate!) for one of summer dresses.

IMG_3342-2Hermes Shop, Saint Tropez Port

Sentiers Saint tropez is a wonderful place to pick up delicious scents

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Marie is in Rue de la Citadelle and Sentiers Saint Tropez is in a little arcade almost next door which has a sweet little coffee shop too!

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Dior also in Rue de la Citadelle, Saint Tropez

There are all the top designer stores here but I like to shop in the little boutiques and find unusual pieces.  Of course, you must buy a pair of Les Tropeziennes sandals at their little shop.

IMG_3333-2Rue de la Citadelle, Saint Tropez

Don’t forget to buy a Tarte Tropezienne available in all the Boulangeries, yummy cream and strawberries in a light sponge – delicious.

Lunch at the Beach:

Time for lunch on the beach, drive to the beach for lunch.  The beaches are my favourite place to have lunch in Saint Tropez and you are really spoiled for choice from expensive places such as Club 55 http://www.club55.fr on Tahiti Beach in Saint Tropez, to little beach shacks.  Actually, this is one of the most interesting things about Saint Tropez.  It is the most egalitarian place!  Multimillion pounds yachts and just up the road caravan parks so there is something for everyone.

I like to drive out of Saint Tropez and turn first left towards Baie de Pampellone and the beaches of Ramatuelle.  Keep going until you start seeing beach road turns on the left and take your pick!  I have to find dog friendly beaches, for my two pooches and this rules out all the Saint Tropez beaches.  If you keep driving along the road, the beaches get quieter with less people.

IMG_3366Turn right for the naturist beaches if you like skinny dipping!

Lunch, swim and a little nap in the sun!

IMG_3370View from the beaches Ramatuelle

 

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What I’m wearing: Niki de Paimpol Swimsuit, Chanel Sunglasses, Chanel watch, Zara hat

Wine Tasting:

Revived and rested you will be ready to try some of the famous Rose Provencal wine!  Again , spoiled for choice by the many little wineries you will spot as you drive along the roads.

IMG_3353Pretty Vineyard at Chateau des Marris

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If you keep going along this road you will come to the picture perfect village of Ramatuelle

IMG_3376 (1)Ramatuelle village

Worth stopping off for a little potter about and then continue along the road heading back to Saint Tropez in a circle and you can stop at some more vineyards including Chateau Minuty,

Time for an evening out in Saint Tropez.  I hope you enjoyed our day out!

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l’Opera Restaurant on the port Saint Tropez with a live show while you eat dinner http://www.opera-saint-tropez.com

Helpful information

http://www.sainttropeztourisme.com

Hire a bike to get around http://www.rolling-bikes.com

Hire a yacht http://www.sainttropez-yachtcharter.com

Market days: Tuesday and Saturday

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8 Comments

  1. July 4, 2016 / 7:31 pm

    sounds like a great way to spend a day in the south of France. How can you go wrong with great weather at the beach and amazing wine cheers.

  2. July 4, 2016 / 7:43 pm

    Wow, Saint Tropez sounds amazing (but expensive)! I love the bicycle display in the perfume shop. But it’s the wine tasting and beaches that appeal most! I’d better start saving.

    • marie
      July 4, 2016 / 8:11 pm

      No, its for everyone and every pocket, from caravans to super yachts 🙂

  3. July 5, 2016 / 6:14 am

    The beach looks stunning and the streets are immaculate. Such a pretty place! I would definitely love to try some of the wine at Chateau des Marris.

  4. July 5, 2016 / 9:27 am

    Saint Tropez looks so beautiful and chic. Would love to check out the l’Annonciade Museum.

  5. July 6, 2016 / 3:03 am

    Wow, St Tropez is even more beautiful than I imagined! I love how everything looks so beautiful especially the beach and the vineyards!

  6. July 22, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    Wow what a fantastic post of one of my favourite places in the world! I will definitely be doing some wine tasting at Chateau des Marris and checking out Ramatuelle Village on my next trip there. I also adore L’Opera – such a fun place to dine at night! I’ve written about here and my other favourite things to do in this fabulous little town: http://www.tripchow.com/saint-tropez/

  7. August 3, 2016 / 8:26 pm

    Ooh I would love to visit St Tropez with a gaggle of girlfriends to soak up the atmosphere, drink champagne and have a browse in the boutiques. Fabulous

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