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Here are our tips for visiting Saint Tropez and the best things to do

Visiting Saint Tropez does not necessarily rhyme with bling-bling. Admittedly, the concentration of yachts or Rolls-Royces is impressive here, but there are also plenty of things to visit and see in Saint Tropez and its gulf. Saint Tropez is one of the famous cities on the French Riviera (see more: Best things to do in French Riviera). So, what to do in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez? Where to eat and where to stay? And what beautiful villages to visit around? That’s what we’ll find out now: let’s go!

  1. Best things to do in Saint Tropez ?
  2. What to do in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez? ?
  3. Hotels and apartments where to stay ?
  4. Nice places where to eat ?
  5. What beautiful villages to visit around St-Tropez? ?
  6. Seaside resorts in the Gulf of St Tropez ?
  7. How to get to Saint Tropez from Nice or Cannes? ?
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1. What to do and see in St Tropez?

Here is what you can visit in St Tropez without a car:

  1. Discovering the old port of Saint Tropez
  2. Walking in the picturesque alleys of the old town of Saint Tropez
  3. Visiting the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption
  4. Enjoying the magnificent panorama of the Gulf of St Tropez from the Citadel
  5. Discovering the local gastronomy and its specialties (for example: Tarte Tropézienne)
  6. Admiring the works of great painters such as Matisse, Derain, or Signac in the MusĂ©e de l’Annociade
  7. Visiting the Gendarmerie and Cinema Museum

How long does it take to visit Saint Tropez? It is possible to visit the city of Saint Tropez in one day. However, you can easily spend several days and even more in the Gulf of St Tropez and visit the beautiful surrounding villages without getting bored! It is a lovely place to discover.

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2. Best things to do in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez

Here are some activities to do and visit in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez:

  1. Discovering the Gulf of Saint-Tropez by boat
  2. Walking on a coastal path
  3. Taking a horseback ride
  4. Going to the beach (for example, Plage de l’Escalet or Pardigon Beach)
  5. Visiting one of the seaside resorts in the Gulf of St Tropez (more info below)
  6. Discovering the beautiful villages around Saint Tropez (more info below)
  7. Visiting the Domaine du Rayol

3. Hotels and apartments where to stay in Saint Tropez

Here are some of the best places to stay in Saint Tropez (find out more places in St Tropez on Booking).

Where to stay in Saint Tropez? For a romantic weekend in Saint Tropez, you can choose Hotel Le Yaca, a three-minute walk from the port. The breakfast is exceptional. Outside the center of Saint Tropez, with more affordable rates, there is also the hotel Le Mouillage. It is a hotel with an outdoor swimming pool and parking, which is very convenient for the visit.

Apartment with 2 bedrooms in the center of Saint-Tropez. This apartment can accommodate up to 6 people and is well-located and close to the beach. It is a good plan where to sleep to visit Saint Tropez for a weekend with friends or family.

You can also enjoy a peaceful weekend on the CĂ´te d’Azur by renting a villa. Discover our selection of villas or holiday homes on the shores of the Mediterranean.

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4. Appetizing places where to eat in Saint Tropez

  • Restaurant NapolĂ©on Saint-Tropez: a perfect place for a romantic dinner in an idealistic courtyard, nicely lit in the evening. A few steps from the old port of St Tropez, this restaurant offers refined land and sea cuisine with international accents.
  • Restaurant Le G’Envie: located in a quiet street, this restaurant offers delicious dishes perfect for lunch if you visit Saint-Tropez for a day.
  • Le Ciel Saint Tropez: this restaurant bar is located on the quays and offers a lovely view of the port and the bay. It is an excellent place to drink or eat in Saint Tropez.
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5. What beautiful villages to visit around St-Tropez?

  • Ramatuelle and its medieval heritage
  • Gassin, with its beautiful panorama over the entire Gulf
  • Grimaud and its castle
  • Cogolin
  • La Mole
  • Le Plan-de-la-Tour
  • La Garde-Freinet and its hikes

6. Seaside resorts in the Gulf of St Tropez

While visiting Saint Tropez, you can also take the opportunity to discover other seaside resorts in the Gulf of St Tropez.

  • Sainte-Maxime is one of the most famous seaside resorts in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. The beaches near Sainte-Maxime are less upscale than the beaches of Saint-Tropez. Accommodation prices are also lower. For example, less than 120 euros for one night in a 4-star: Best Western Plus Montfleuri.
  • La Croix-Valmer: magnificent landscapes, beaches, coves, and vineyards!

7. How to get to Saint Tropez from Nice or Cannes?

On a boat. It is possible to go to Saint Tropez from Nice and Cannes by boat. For example, the boat trip from Cannes will take you 1h15. You can find timetables and prices here.

By car. You can visit Saint-Tropez from Cannes on a 1h20 journey or from Nice on a 1h30-2h journey.

If you would like to visit the French Riviera, Saint-Tropez is a city you can include in your itinerary. However, if it’s your first time on the French Riviera and you only have a few days, visiting Saint-Tropez is not necessarily the first thing to visit. But if you already know the region, Saint-Tropez and the Gulf of Saint-Tropez are excellent places to spend a weekend on the Côte d’Azur.

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Louis and Emilie

We once heard visitors in Paris saying that the French are not the most welcoming people. It made us sad. That's why we started this blog! So you can get the best information for your travel to France! Of course, we love Paris. We have lived in multiple areas, from Canal St Martin to right next to the Eiffel Tower. We also explore regions of France whenever we can. Our favorites for a weekend away from Paris are Etretat and Mont Saint Michel. The beautiful French Riviera is a marvelous place to explore for a week.

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