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Saint Tropez, located in the southeast of France in the department of Var, is a picturesque seaside resort famous for its nightlife, luxury boutiques and vast sandy beaches.
The once quiet fishing village turned into a haven of celebrities, filmmakers, artists and international jet-setters after the Second World War. The coast of Saint Tropez is thus lined with luxury yachts and impressive villas where the rich and famous hold grand private parties.
The beautiful Brigitte Bardot, the star of And God Created Woman, a cult film directed by Roger Vadim, brought fame to the city in 1960s.
Saint Tropez is best enjoyed from the deck of a yacht or sailing boat. Your holiday on the water will be an unforgettable experience with the professional services of Yach Sailing Groups!
Make use the services of a local guide and discover the hidden gems of Saint Tropez.
Wander along the historic streets of the city and see the souvenir stands and famous boutiques such as Atelier Rondini. This renowned shop producing legendary Roman style sandals, the so-called ‘Les Tropéziennes’ has been making shoes for its customers since 1927.
If you feel like having something sweet, try the local specialty – La Tarte Tropézienne. This renowned cake made with a delicious vanilla cream and crisp biscuit became the traditional dessert whose fame dates back to 1955 when it was prepared by the Polish confectioner Alexander Micka.
To party in style, head to the renowned Club 55, the first private club in Saint-Tropez located on Pampelonne beach, or to Les Caves du Roy in the famous hotel Byblos.
Do not miss a visit to the police station – Gendarmerie de Saint-Tropez. The building known from the cult film The Troops of St. Tropez with Louis de Funes is one of the most photographed places in Saint Tropez.
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While walking around the port, you will be able to admire the luxury yachts of famous millionaires.
You can have lunch in one of the restaurants lining the waterfront. If you want to have a sea view, keep in mind the ‘star’ prices. Coffee at the legendary Café Sénéquier will cost you about 5 euros and a large beer about 12 euros.
17th century Citadel towering atop Saint Tropez is a dominant feature of the city. The ramparts of the Citadel provide charming views of the surroundings. If you like historical maritime wealth, do not miss a visit to the La Citadelle Musée de l´historie Maritime tropézienne.
A unique butterfly collection of over 25,000 different specimens of butterflies awaits you at Maison des Papillons. The walls of this ancient house owned by Dany Lartigue are decorated also by well-known photographs, besides the butterflies. Dany’s father was none other than the world-class photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue.
The museum offers the works of famous painters such as Paul Signac, founder of pointillism, Pierre Bonnard or Henri Matisse, who were inspired to create art by the atmosphere of the city.
You will find beautiful sandy beaches in the vicinity of Saint Tropez. Among the most famous are Pampelonne, Tahiti (where the beautiful Brigitte Bardot posed in And God Created Woman), Stéphano forever, Les Clubs 55 and Key West Beach.
Saint Tropez is visited by up to 10,000 tourists annually, which makes the traffic flow considerably difficult. If you are going to Saint Tropez in the summer months, brace yourself for patience. Although the only way around the coast is picturesque with its views of the sea, you will get stuck in traffic jams in summer there. The easiest way to get to Saint Tropez is by the sea. Use regular boat service between major cities of the French Riviera: St-Tropez, Nice, Sainte-Maxime, Cannes and Saint Raphael.
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