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St. Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez is a town in the French Riviera.

In the 1920s, the town attracted some famous French characters, including Coco Chanel. Later in 1950, it gained international popularity: Roge Vadim shot And God Created Woman featuring one of the sex symbols of that time — Brigitte Bardot. Since then it has been a hot destination for the rich and famous. But these days the town has plenty for everyone.
  • L'Office de Tourisme (Tourist Office), Quai Jean Jaurès (in the Vieux Port,), 0 892 68 48 28, e-mail: info@sainttropeztourisme.com. July-August: 9h30 - 13h30 / 15h - 19h30; January, February, March, October (after the "Voiles de Saint-Tropez"), November, December: 9h30 - 12h30 / 14h - 19h; April, May, June, September and October (during "Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez") : 9:30 to 12:30 / 14h - 19h. There is also an Information Point at the Parking du Nouveau Port: July, August Tuesday... Read more

St. Tropez, France

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Saint-Tropez is a town in the French Riviera.

In the 1920s, the town attracted some famous French characters, including Coco Chanel. Later in 1950, it gained international popularity: Roge Vadim shot And God Created Woman featuring one of the sex symbols of that time — Brigitte Bardot. Since then it has been a hot destination for the rich and famous. But these days the town has plenty for everyone.
  • L'Office de Tourisme (Tourist Office), Quai Jean Jaurès (in the Vieux Port,), 0 892 68 48 28, e-mail: info@sainttropeztourisme.com. July-August: 9h30 - 13h30 / 15h - 19h30; January, February, March, October (after the "Voiles de Saint-Tropez"), November, December: 9h30 - 12h30 / 14h - 19h; April, May, June, September and October (during "Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez") : 9:30 to 12:30 / 14h - 19h. There is also an Information Point at the Parking du Nouveau Port: July, August Tuesday – Saturday: 10h - 18h.

Climate

Saint-Tropez has a hot-summer Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers, although daytime temperatures are somewhat moderated by its coastal position.

Art

Saint-Tropez plays a major role in the history of modern art. Paul Signac discovers this light-filled place which inspired painters like Matisse, Pierre Bonnard, and Albert Marquet to come to Saint-Tropez. The painting styles of pointillism and Fauvism emerged at Saint-Tropez. Saint-Tropez was also attractive for the next generation of painters: Bernard Buffet, David Hockney, Massimo Campigli, and Donald Sultan lived and worked there. Today, Stefan Szczesny continues this tradition.

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St. Tropez, France: Port Information


Cruise ships that visit must anchor or loiter offshore and bring passengers ashore by tender boats to the New Port of to the Old Port. They are just 150 meters apart. You can easily get to the center of the town with its attractions, cafes, shops on foot.

Get around St. Tropez, France


Saint-Tropez is a fairly small town so it can be easily explored on foot.

What to see in St. Tropez, France


  • Vieux Port. A picturesque harbor with many beautiful yachts is one of the major attractions in the town, where all people meet together: rich and poor, locals and tourists. Typical pastel-colored houses with light yellow colored blinds on windows. A round tower of the church of Saint-Tropez can be seen from the harbor and is part of the typical view of the port of Saint-Tropez. On the quay, there are also several boutiques, tourist shops, cafes, and restaurants. 
  • Place de Lices. People gather there to play jeux de boules. It is a quite large square with a white sandy ground and more than hundred-year-old plane trees. It 's a cheerful atmosphere there with lots of bars, cafes, and restaurants. 
  • Rue Gambetta - an old cobblestoned street. 
  • Place de l'Ormeau - a cozy old square in the middle of an artistic boom. 
  • Gendarmerie. A pretty building of a police station where the Les Gendarmes de Saint-Tropez featuring Louis de Funes was filmed. No visitors are allowed, but still, people love to take photos from outside. 
  • Église Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption de Saint-Tropez. A lovely little pastel-colored church built in 1820 in perfect harmony with the surrounding buildings. 
  • La Chapelle Sainte-Anne. It was built in the 17th century in acknowledgment of protection of the town against the plague raging then across the Provence. There are some magnificent views of Saint-Tropez from the top of the chapel. 
  • Citadelle. A fortress dating from the sixteenth century is seen above the town. It hosts currently a naval museum. 
  • Musée de l'Annonciade. Near the western end of the main harbor area, L'Annonciade is a riveting collection of post-Impressionist, Fauve and other early 20th Century art. Housed in a converted church, the collection includes striking works by Matisse, Dufy, Bonnard, and Derain, as well as other early modern masters. Most of the works date between the 1890s and 1950s. In addition, the views of the town and harbor from the windows of the museum are quite distinctive. 

What to do in St. Tropez, France


The "village" itself is easily walked and enjoyed. The waterfront is crowded with cafes and shops with "elite" offerings. A block or two inland, through narrow streets and alleys, you'll find fewer stores and cafes, quaint and interesting studios, homes and a few historical structures.

Sports
In the first week of July, there is an international Polo tournament, which attracts the best polo players from around the world to the Saint-Tropez Polo Club.


Beaches


Pampelonne Beach

What to eat and drink in St. Tropez, France


Eat

Saint-Tropez is famous for its traditional tarte tropézienne (tropezian pie), which is worth of tasting. It was invented by Alexandre Micka in 1955.

Drink

Chateau Minuty Rose Cuvee De L'Oratoire — rose wines are popular in Provence, and this is one of the best.

Shopping in St. Tropez, France


The waterfront is packed with stores offering "elite" goods, and cafes for the "in-crowd" (or naive tourists), all at heady prices. A block or two inland, offerings are often equally good, with slightly more modest prices.

Safety in St. Tropez, France


Criminals prefer to pick on tourists because tourists are usually relaxed and not expecting anything. Avoiding being a victim is generally as simply paying attention to what you are doing, locking your car while you are in it and not flaunting your valuables. This can take the fun out of the holiday but on balance it is probably even less fun to be a crime-victim! So stay safe and enjoy the views.

Language spoken in St. Tropez, France


French is the official language. English is widely spoken.

LOCAL TIME

1:56 am
June 26, 2019
Europe/Paris

CURRENT WEATHER

22.65 °C / 72.77 °F
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Wed

30.85 °C/88 °F
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Thu

35.03 °C/95 °F
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Fri

31.65 °C/89 °F
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Sat

28.95 °C/84 °F
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