By Viator, January 2012
St Tropez began life as a military stronghold and humble fishing village but it was inevitable that with such natural beauty and a location between Marseille, Provence and the Cote d’Azur, it would become a seaside resort. It was the artists and musicians of Paris who first discovered this small town after World War II when they came to escape Paris and find quiet and creative inspiration. The jet set followed. Finally the rest of us arrived to see both the beauty of nature and the beautiful people.
The Plage de Pampelonne is a dream stretch of golden sands and clear, blue waters and is lined with glamorous bars and restaurants. For shopping, check out the exclusive boutiques and knick-knack shops, then find some more affordable offerings at the Place des Lices market. At night everyone heads to the famous Les Caves du Roy nightclub – paparazzi included - in the desirable Hotel Byblos, one of the ritziest hotels in the world.
If you’d love to be out boating but don’t have friends with a yacht in the marina, skirt around the edge to the ferry dock and catch a boat to Nice, Cannes, St Raphael or Saint Maxime. The feel of the sun on your face and the wind in your hair is the same no matter what your boat looks like.
Tours & Tickets
Luxury yachts, fashion boutiques, terrace cafes – where else but Saint Tropez? See where the beautiful people hang out on this private day trip from Nice.
Duration: 8 hours (approx.)