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The top 10 things to see and do in Saint‑Tropez

Do you, do you, do you, do you Saint-Tropez? Welcome to the most emblematic of all the villages on the Côte d’Azur. Emblematic for its “gendarme” played by Louis de Funès; for its glamour, which brought together international celebrities; for its omnipresent nature; for its famous beaches. Grab your sandals and fall for the charm of Saint-Tropez and its Gulf… Discover our top 10 things to see and do in Saint-Tropez!

1 – BASK IN THE SUN ON SAINT-TROPEZ HARBOUR!

To see: don’t miss the Port when you go to Saint-Tropez

Meeting point for fishermen, locals and tourists, take the time to walk along harbour, admire its traditional and colourful facades, then sit on the terrace of a café opposite the incredible armada of yachts… A special moment on a terrace – especially during the « Voiles de Saint-Tropez » – admiring the sumptuous sailing boats. Enjoy a unique way of life! There are plenty of shops around the harbour in Saint-Tropez – take the opportunity to treat yourself to some delicious homemade ice cream.

Tourist Office of Saint-Tropez

2 – GO TO THE MARKET IN THE CENTRE OF SAINT-TROPEZ VILLAGE

Head off to the famous Place des Lices!

In the heart of old Saint-Tropez, beautiful Place des Lices is usually occupied by people playing boules except on Tuesdays and Saturdays, when it is transformed into a large colourful market. In the shade of plane trees, local flavours meet flowers, plants, clothes and other artisanal creations, such as the famous hats or straw baskets. The Saint-Tropez market is always an opportunity to fill up with Mediterranean flavours! A must to do in Saint-Tropez!

3- VISIT NOTRE-DAME DE L’ASSOMPTION

Known in Saint-Tropez for its famous bell tower!

Not to be missed in Saint-Tropez with its bell tower visible from all sides. The chapel Saint-Anne is worth going to for the view, the parish church Notre-Dame de l’Assomption has amazing architecture, coloured facades and classical music concerts. In the Italian Baroque style, inside you’ll love the beautiful carved woodwork and the bust of Saint-Tropez, centrepiece of the Bravade that takes place every year in May. An event in Saint-Tropez!

VISIT NOTRE-DAME DE L’ASSOMPTION

4 – CLIMB UP TO THE CITADEL

Great Saint-Tropez bastion of the 17th century enthroned on the peninsula, visit the museum!

To see in Saint-Tropez, la Citadelle is a sacred place, with its moat, donjon, and counterscarps… which are home to the village’s museum of maritime history! Did you know that in the 18th century Saint-Tropez was the third largest French port in the Mediterranean? The Musée de la Citadelle invites you to discover the maritime history of Saint-Tropez and its sailors. Accessible on foot from the village, as you gradually climb to the Citadel, admire the magnificent view over the Golfe de Saint-Tropez.

Visit the museum

5 – TASTE (the real) TARTE TROPÉZIENNE

A legendary treat in Saint-Tropez – to taste and share without moderation!

Created in 1955, this speciality has become the flagship of Saint-Tropez gastronomy. For the record, during filming of « And God created Woman » Brigitte Bardot discovered this now renowned tart, and suggested to the pastry chef Alexandre Micka that it be named « La Tarte Tropézienne ». Based on cream, brioche and sprinkled with generous grains of sugar, the tart today has dozens of variations with fruit, but the real, authentic and simplest version is still a true delight! A must eat in Saint-Tropez!

The Real Saint-Tropez Tart

6 – LAZE ON THE SAND OF RAMATUELLE

Beautiful sandy beaches just minutes from Saint-Tropez!

In the shape of a crescent moon, the famous Pampelonne beaches offer you a translucent water bordered by remarkably fine sand over nearly 7 kilometres. You can choose from a public or private beach! Then all you have to do is let yourself be lulled by the gentle rhythm of the waves while admiring the sumptuous yachts that anchor offshore. A laze on the Pampelonne beaches is a must during your stay in Saint-Tropez!

Pampelonne Beaches

7 – TOUR THE TOWERS!

To see: the towers in Saint-Tropez!

Four towers once encircled the bay of Saint-Tropez to protect the people living there: Tour du Portalet, Tour Vieille, Tour de Suffren, of which some ruins are still visible, and Tour Jarlier. Tour Vieille and Tour Portalet, dating from the 15th century, are the guardians of the bay of Saint-Tropez, watching over the sea entrances. Tour Jarlier, built a century later in Rue Jarlier, gives a medieval tone to the village’s historic centre.

Tourist Office of Saint-Tropez

8 – WATCH THE SAINT-TROPEZ BRAVADE

A centuries-old tradition, the Bravade is intrinsically linked to the history of Saint-Tropez.

Celebrated every year on 16, 17 and 18 May, the Bravade celebrates the loyalty of the people of Saint-Tropez to their patron saint. The inhabitants gather in particular in honour of soldiers and sailors of the time who fought and valiantly protected their city. This patronal festival celebrated in the purest tradition is among the events to see in Saint-Tropez. The participants put on their traditional uniforms and pick up their weapons to march under the peninsula’s colours. Come and see the Saint-Tropez Bravade and share unforgettable moments with family or friends.

The Saint-Tropez Bravade

9 – SPEND A MEMORABLE EVENING IN SAINT-TROPEZ!

Nikki Beach, VIP Room, Caves du Roy, Gaïo…

Among the top 10 things to see and do in Saint-Tropez, participating in one of the famous nights in Saint Tropez is a must! Nikki Beach, VIP Room, Caves du Roy, Gaïo… All the mythical places to spend the evening in Saint-Tropez where international stars meet on the warm summer evenings. You are spoiled for choice of places to celebrate a night in Saint-Tropez dressed in white – just like the stars!

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10 – STRIDE OUT ALONG THE CUSTOMS PATH

Breathe deeply in a wild and unspoilt natural environment.

A walk just a few kilometers from Saint-Tropez! Put on good walking shoes and escape! Along Cap Camarat, below Ramatuelle, the Sentier des Douaniers offers an infinitely beautiful walk between coves with their turquoise waters and white sandy beaches. Starting from the Camarat lighthouse Gigaro beach, on the opposite side, or even Escalet between the two, the coastal path between Croix-Valmer and Ramatuelle will offer you magnificent possibilities for walking.

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THINGS TO SEE AND DO IN SAINT-TROPEZ

By Côte d’Azur France Ambassadors

Residents and visitors to the Côte d’Azur, discover the selection of places, recommendations and favourites of the Côte d’Azur France community of ambassadors.