St Tropez Holidays
Prior to the 1950s, St Tropez was little more than a sleepy fishing village. However, when Brigitte Bardot arrived here to film Et Dieu Créa la Femme, St Tropez suddenly received a lot of attention, particularly from the rich and famous. However, from soaking up the sun on the beach to exploring St Tropez’s historic charms, there is something for everyone to enjoy here.
The most popular time to visit St Tropez is during July and August as this is when the French Riviera resort experiences its best weather. However, hotel room rates are at their highest during this season. For a better deal why not consider visiting just before the peak season in May or June or just after it season in September. The weather is still pleasant and the room prices are more palatable.
Where to Stay
As St Tropez has become a popular haunt for the wealthy, you will find an abundance of luxury accommodation here. However, do note that as many of St Tropez’s five star accommodations are housed in historic buildings, room sizes of the same standard in the same hotel can vary significantly.
While St Tropez is not the best destination for those working with a shoestring budget, some great savings can be made on hotel rooms if you choose to visit out of season. However, if you are keen to visit during the summer, there are some 2-star and 3-star accommodations available.
What to Do in St Tropez
Although St Tropez lost its Blue Flag status, the beaches here are still the resort’s major draw. Some of the most popular beaches in St Tropez include Plage de Bouillabaisse, Plage Port Grimaud and the infamously decadent Plage de Tahiti.
After topping up your tan and enjoying some water sports, why not try out some of St Tropez’s walking trails. There are a number of routes which run between Pampelonne Beach and the Portalet Tower. These routes take you through some of the area’s most breath-taking landscapes and offer beautiful vistas of the coast.
The town also has a number of landmarks and attractions to visit. One of the most famous is Vieux Port, St Tropez’s picturesque old port. Here travellers can go for a walk along the quays and visit the quayside eateries. The plane tree lined Place de Lices is another popular destination with visitors. This pretty square is lined with cafes and olds a market twice a week.
As the sun sets, St Tropez’s legendary nightlife starts up. There are a number of chic bars and clubs here, some of the most famous include Les Caves du Roi which is part of Hotel Byblos and Le Papagayo which is decked out in psychedelic colours and boasts a 22-hour restaurant.