Saint-Tropez is a small harbour town on the Côte d’Azur in the departement of Var. Since the fifties it has been a meeting point of artists and the ‘high society’. It has about 6,000 inhabitants and is visited by 5 milion people every year.
Other than by car to St. Tropez? You can take a nice boat trip on the Navette from Les Issambres. The Navette is a large boat that can be used to transport everyone. In the summer months the roads are quite busy and the boat is actually the perfect option. You can also take the boat from St. Maxime. Outside the high season this boat goes to St. Tropez more often.
Musée de L’Annonciade
The museum is located near the harbour. This museum houses the Riviera’s best modern art collection of post-impressionists. Among other things you will find pieces of Paul Signac, Bonnard, Matisse, Braque, Derain en Maillol. Tel + 33 (0)494-970401 www.st-tropez.tv
Musée de Maritime
This museum is located in the Citadelle, to the east of the town. It houses, among other things, a replica of a Greek galley, seventeenth century maps of the Mediterranean sea, engravings of ancient St Tropez, information about the liberation in 1944 and souvenirs of the local hero, admiral De Suffren.
Marché de la Place des Lices
This marketplace is typical for regional products such as olives, goat’s cheese, horse chestnut cream, jam, garlic, thyme, rosemary, vegetables and fruit of the region. They offer a delicious smell of Provence. There are also lavender sachets, soap with olive oil or honey, pottery, Provençal fabrics and other crafts and antiques.
The most popular beaches of St Tropez are located alongside the coast on the de Baie de Pampelonne. This bay is south of the town and east of Ramatuelle. One of the popular beaches in St Tropez is Tahiti beach. St Tropez’ beaches offer a wide variety of facilities such as restaurants and bars on the waterfront; fashion shows are organised on some beaches. Apart from that there is a wide variety of aquatics available: jet skiing and water skiing.
In St. Tropez you can enjoy the many shops. These are often expensive shops, but if you look carefully you will find that not all the shops are equally expensive. On the boulevard you can also find nice, authentic shops.