Saint-Tropez has everything for your vacation
The French Riviera on the Mediterranean coast of southeastern France includes some very glamorous seaside resorts such as Saint-Tropez, Cannes and Nice. This chic coast captured me from the moment I got off the plane and attracted me further during my whole visit. I spent a couple of days in Saint-Tropez and it was so gorgeous.
Said that, I would like to ask you: What comes to mind when you hear about Saint-Tropez? Right! The same was for me: celebrities and luxury, glamor and yachts, exclusive clubs and so on. This place has everything. Saint-Tropez is famous for its jet-set lifestyle, the port is always full of wonderful yachts. Artists fill the port and streets with their incredible talents, creating the perfect blend of traditional and 21st century life. Turn down the back streets to find great coffee and enjoy street entertainment like the locals playing bocce. Fancy a little shopping Chanel or Dior, here is the right place to do it, Tres Chic!
It does not matter if you are looking for a luxurious, quiet vacation or you want to dance all night long with the celebrities in the clubs, Saint Tropez is your place! With a population of just 5,000, it can hardly be called a city, more like a village. But a luxurious and avant-garde village. Saint-Tropez was just a simple fishing village, but over the years it has become an internationally renowned seaside resort, a sophisticated destination for the rich and famous.
I would say that 3 days are enough to see and live more or less everything in this city. And here’s how to spend a fantastic weekend in Saint-Tropez:
Walking along the Promenade
Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of elegant dinners and dresses while walking along the promenade. The Vieux Port is basically the center of the city of Saint-Tropez, the heart of the city and a very special place. Even sitting in the port in one of its cafes and simply watching people can be a great experience to live!
Lying on the beach
The best beaches are undoubtedly: Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Pameplonne and Le Club 55. However, you can only reach these lovely beaches by car. The beaches of St. Tropez are wonderful, have turquoise waters and are simply less touristy! If you want to enjoy a slightly closer beach, try the beautiful Plage de la Bouillabaisse, near the city.
In case you do not own a nice yacht parked on some of the piers of Saint-Tropez, do not worry, you can actually hire one for a day! Although it is quite expensive, if you are a big fan of yachts, St. Tropez is the right place to do it. Or take a boat trip around the area that will show you all the tourist sites in the area: the maritime museum, the citadel, the Bay of Canebiers and some celebrity villas.
Sipping a Cocktail
Watch the yachts in the cafes of the Old Port or enjoy the bird’s eye view of a few clubs on the terrace, all while sipping a drink or enjoy a delicious dinner in the city center, there are many choices! Just do not forget to enjoy the Dolce Vita style and look around, you could meet some celebrities!
Musee de l’Annonciade
If you are tired of lying on the beach, visit the Musée de l’Annonciade. The building dates back to the 16th century and retains a rich collection of post-impressionist paintings, the collection includes Matisse. Beyond that, you can enjoy a magnificent view of the harbor!
Where to Stay
La Ferme D’Augustin is a top hotel on the French Riviera, near Saint-Tropez and even closer to the famous 25km long Tahiti Beach, in the bay of Pampelonne. This hotel will offer you a truly relaxing stay in the south of France and you will find a first class service and a quality of food that is a particular highlight. La Ferme D’Augustin is a 4-star hotel but with many luxury extras but not only, you will also find cozy Mediterranean touches offered in a calm and peaceful environment like nowhere else. The hotel offers 46 rooms including standard double rooms, junior suites and suites with garden and sea views. All are well-appointed with private bathroom, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, flat-screen cable TV, minibar and in-room safe. Some of the larger rooms and suites are also equipped with various extras such as Jacuzzi tubs, hammam-type showers and private terraces or balconies. The biggest suite, the superior suite located on the top floor, has an extraordinary view of the bay of Pampelonne from its private terrace. There is a cozy seating area with an open fire and comfortable sofas, and they have a nice bar and restaurant on-site called The Table d’Augustin. The head chef is originally from Provence and believes in the exclusive use of fresh and seasonal local products as much as possible within his high quality dishes. The heated pool of La Ferme D’Augustin is perfect for swimming, but it also includes relaxing elements like whirlpool jet, waterfall shower and various jacuzzi effects.