Saint Tropez, located at the French Riviera along the Côte d’Azur, is everything that the press has written about. It is all vogue, celebrity and famous with big yachts lined up at the harbour front, beautiful people in beautiful clothes.
Exploring Saint Tropez: Streets and Harbour Front
My husband, JE and myself in a typical small and winding street of Saint Tropez, walking towards the harbour front. It was August and high summer when I arrived at Saint Tropez. The many narrow streets and alleys that lead up to the harbour front were crowded.
Travel and Accommodation Tips
Since it is nigh impossible to find a hotel room even remotely near water along the French Riviera at short notice during high season, I recommend booking well in advance if you plan to arrive from land. The way to visit Saint Tropez is otherwise to arrive and travel along the French Riviera by boat, and with boat I mean any of those private yachts with which the central harbor of Saint Tropez is filled.
Dining in Saint Tropez
As for eating out, Saint Tropez suffers from the same problem as any all too crowded and all too popular places eventually fall victim to, over pricing and indifference. Rue Georges Clemenceau from the quay and inwards is popular for its range of cuisine. One of the better is La Table du Marché.
Shopping and Fashion
Nobody goes to Saint Tropez for bargain hunting so I wasn’t too surprised when I bounced into Bla Bla’s, located near Place des Lices, a few doors down from Emilio Pucci’s, and found a real cute woven straw hat at €120.
Discovering the Charm of Saint Tropez
Ignoring the rush of the crowd, one is seductively and irresistibly coaxed by Saint Tropez’s historical surroundings to discover the genuine heartbeat of the village. For me, the true charm of Saint Tropez lies in its humble proximities, its narrow, slow winding alleys, its cobbled streets and terracotta buildings that reflects its essence as a small fishing borough.
Historical Sites and Attractions
The place boasts 17 historical or listed sites, monuments and listed natural sites and when there, be sure to observe the facades of the houses along the harbour front, the Citadelle and its churches, the gardens of houses belonging to its inhabitants, windows, doors, doorframes, wells and how scooters are the main mode of transport for this village.