The 8 things to see in Saint-Tropez, France

Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez (France) – the most detailed information about the city with photos. The main sights of Saint-Tropez with descriptions, guides and maps.

City of Saint-Tropez (France).

Saint-Tropez is a small picturesque town in southeastern France in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region. It is one of the most magnificent resorts on the French Riviera, which is widely known for its numerous films (for example, the location of the adventures of a gendarme with Louis de Funès and “Umbrella Poke” with Pierre Richard, as well as pictures “And God Created Woman” with Brigitte Bardot). Saint-Tropez is one of the most glamorous places on the Côte d’Azur. This fashionable resort is known for its excellent beaches and clear sea, picturesque houses and narrow cobblestone streets of the old town, as well as charming green yards and cozy squares. It’s hard to believe that before the 19th century Saint-Tropez was just a humble fishing village. But thanks to artists and filmmakers, the city has become a legendary vacation spot.

Things to do (France):

The Louvre in the morning or in the evening. Tickets guaranteed!

51 €46 per person

The Louvre in the morning or evening. Tickets guaranteed!

Two hours in the company of great masterpieces and without the tourist crowds on a minigroup tour

One Day in Paris

€285 per tour

One Day in Paris” sightseeing tour

Grand tour of the city for a full day – all the best things to see in the city.

Geography and climate

Saint-Tropez is located on the western part of the Mediterranean bay of the same name. The city is located between Cannes and Toulon, east of Marseille and west of Nice. The climate is warm Mediterranean. It is characterized by relatively hot summers, rainy autumns and mild winters.

The best time to visit St Tropez, and indeed the Côte d’Azur, is September. This month is characterized by warm sea, comfortable weather and relatively fewer tourists. The highest season is July and August. May and June is not the best time for beach holidays (despite the warm comfortable weather). The water in the sea, although clean, but quite cool.

The Streets of Saint-Tropez in bloom

The blooming streets of Saint-Tropez

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Tourist information

  1. Population – more than 4 thousand people.
  2. Area – 15.18 km2 .
  3. Language: French.
  4. Currency – euros.
  5. Visa – Schengen.
  6. Time – Central European UTC +1, in summer +2.
  7. Most of the stores and restaurants are concentrated in the waterfront area.
  8. The largest and most famous beach in Saint-Tropez is Pampelonne. It is about 5 km long.

The Streets of Saint-Tropez

The streets of Saint-Tropez

The resort has no access to the railroad. The nearest train station is in Saint Raphael which is accessible by bus to Saint Tropez. The nearest international airport is in Nice.

History

The history of St Tropez begins in the 2nd century BC with the establishment of an ancient settlement. The town is named after St. Trophimus who was executed during the time of Nero in the vicinity of Pisa. For some time (in the 10th century) St. Tropez was part of the pirate state of Thraxinet. At the end of the 10th century, the town became part of the possessions of the Counts of Provence.

The Streets of Saint-Tropez

The streets of Saint-Tropez

In 1615, a Japanese delegation visited Saint-Tropez. In 1637 an attack of Spanish galleons was repulsed here. This event is still commemorated today. Saint-Tropez acquired a reputation as a luxury resort in the 19th century, when notable artists and celebrities settled in the area. But until the mid 20th century Saint-Tropez was in fact a small fishing village. This situation was changed by the cinema, turning the town into one of the most popular places on the Cote d’Azur.

Attractions

The Old City of Saint-Tropez

Old Town of Saint-Tropez

The old town of Saint-Tropez, known as La Ponche, is located between the port and the citadel. The historic center is the most picturesque area of the resort which has retained the charm of a small fishing village. The old town is full of narrow cobblestone streets, 17th – 18th century architecture, stores, cafes and restaurants.

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Notre Dame de l'Eglise (Church of Notre Dame)

Church of Notre Dame de l’Assomption

The Notre-Dame de l’Assomption is one of the main symbols of the old city and a beautiful Italian Baroque church built at the end of the 18th century. The church has a facade of white limestone with pronounced yellow and red inlays that contrast beautifully with the blue sky and sea.

Old Port

Old Port

The atmospheric old port is the heart of Saint-Tropez. It is enchanted by the idyll of moored small fishing boats and luxury yachts, pastel-colored Mediterranean houses and cozy cafes with terraces. Next to the harbor is the old market square Place aux Herbes, which turns into a farmers’ market in the mornings. To the north is the harbor and the promenade Môle Jean-Réveille, which offers a magnificent view of Saint-Tropez.

Notre-Dame de Annonciade

Notre-Dame-de-Annonciade

Notre-Dame-de-Annonciade is an art museum that occupies the former 16th-century chapel of a Catholic order. The museum is known for its remarkable assortment of Impressionist and avant-garde paintings.

The Citadel

Citadel

The citadel is a mighty hexagonal fortress that towers over the old town. The citadel was built in the early 17th century. Here you can admire the powerful bastions and beautiful panoramas of the bay. There’s now a maritime museum within the walls of the fortress.

Saint-Tropez is famous for the private beaches of Pampelonne. There are also several good public beaches: Plage de Bouillabaisse – a sandy beach behind the port, Plage des Canoubiers – a large sandy beach popular with locals, Plage des Salins – a wide sandy beach with crystal clear water and Plage de la Ponche – a small beach near the old quarters.

Saint Anne Chapel

St. Anne’s Chapel

St. Anne Chapel is a chapel at the highest point of the hill, which was built in 1618 in honor of the deliverance from the plague.

Interesting tours

Grand Tour of Montmartre

From €105 for a guided tour

Grand tour of Montmartre

The Moulin Rouge, Dalida House, Villa Léandre, Chateau des Mists and other famous bohemian places

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The fabulous Louvre for children from 6 years old

from €130 for a guided tour

The Louvre for children ages 6 and up

An educational but not boring adventure which will be remembered by young travelers

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