Visiting Saint-Tropez, 2012

The stretch of coast in southern France that starts and ends from Menton to Saint Tropez is full of secret places to discover!If Briggite Bardot lives there all year round there has to be a reason. Saint-Tropez is a beautiful town in the south of France, bordering Cote d’ Azur and Provence and it’s famous for the beaches of Ramatuelle.

Saint Tropez

Saint Tropeza

You can walk into town along the harbor to admire the beautiful yachts and narrow alleys. St Trop (as the regulars call it) offers a beautiful landscape, with its bay overlooking the beautiful sea behind which extend rolling hills covered with vineyards (for those who love the genre, it is recommended a tour along the route du vin).

Les Plages

Just at the entrance of St Tropez is a beach very easy to reach on foot. But everyone loves the long sandy beaches of Ramatuelle & Pampelonne. Public beaches and private establishments, such as the Club 55, Nikki Beach and La Voile Rouge attract all kinds of famous celebrities like Paris Hilton, Naomi Campbell and Bono. Don’t be scandalized if among the small families and celebrities you come across with people who practice naturism: in St Tropez  that is normal!

Les Plages

Les Plages

Shopping

St. Trop is in full season sales! Facing the harbor and shops in the alleys are typical tropezien clothing and furnishings of Provence-style that are sold only here. Do not miss the Provencal market which takes place on the Place des Lices twice a week (Tuesday and Saturday). And finally, take note of these dates: 22-25 October. If you are here, save for the Great Braderie, the all-out shopping in St Tropez.

Shopping

Shopping

Soirees

From aperitif to late at night, the nightlife never stops. And it is for this sweet life that Saint-Tropez has become famous throughout the world. You’ll be amazed by all the choices you have. You may prefer to stay on the beach, seeing that all establishments serving dinner and after that people dancing on the tables. The bar of the Hotel la Maison Blanche is packed during the ‘happy hours’. You may have dinner at the Brasserie des Arts, attended by high society, where you can also dance. And, as the night is still young, you can go to one of the many dance clubs (Les caves du roy and VIP Room) or back to the beach for more!

Saint Tropez from Guillaume CHABERT

Photo 1: Spirit of ecstacy, Photo 2: phileole, Photo 3: Zoe

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