St Tropez lies in
the heart of the French Riviera and is known for being a sought-after
destination. Though only a small fishing village, it is popular among writers
and artists from Colette to Picasso, and it became even more popular after
Brigitte Bardot was filmed there by Roger Vadmin, in And God Created Women in
1954. St Tropez remains as fashionable as ever, and if you are going to spend a
week in this village, we have created this special 7 days in St Tropez
itinerary to enjoy when staying in one of our luxury St
Day 1: Arrival
With the first
day of any holiday usually spent travelling, you will probably want time to
explore your temporary abode and get used to your surroundings. Once you have
settled in, take a walk around the village and get acquainted with the local
shops and amenities. When it is time for something to eat, visit any of the fabulous
restaurants throughout the narrow streets and seafront for some fabulous food.
Day 2: Boat Tour
On your first full day
in St Tropez, you will be eager to explore what this village has to offer.
After filling yourself up with some breakfast, head down to the harbour for a
boat ride. There are a variety of different boat rides to choose from, and many
of them exploring the coastline so you can see St Tropez from a different
angle. Just choose from half a day or full day and sit back, relax while an
experienced crew takes you on a memorable boat tour.
Day 3: Domaine La
Located in Ramatuelle,
this vineyard has been cultivating since 1805, and what could be better than to
spend day three indulging in a bit of wine tasting? This estate produces about
two hundred thousand bottles of white, red and rosé a year, and provides a
tasting room for those looking to try them. You can take a drive through the
vineyard or choose from a number of other activities, such as yoga, a walk
through nature or a visit to the winery.
Day 4: Citadelle
de Saint-Tropez – Musee d’Histoire Maritime
To really make the
most of your trip to St Tropez, we suggest visiting Citadelle de Saint-Tropez.
Built in 1602 to defend the coast from the Spanish, the citadel dominates the
hillside overlooking St Tropez to the east. The views are spectacular, and its dungeons
are home to the Musee d’Histoire Maritime, which is an all-interactive museum
inaugurated in July 2013. It retraces the history of humans who were lost at
sea from fishing, trading, travel, exploration and the Navy.
Day 5: Pampelonne
One of the gems of St
Tropez is, of course, the white stretches of sand which line the coast.
Pampelonne beach is St Tropezs crown jewel of beaches and is five kilometres
of fine, white sand. It is a site of remarkable natural beauty that offers a
rural backdrop to one of the worlds most glamorous beaches. What better way to
enjoy the sun, than sipping cocktails on the beach and basking in the sun?
Day 6: Vieux Port
renowned St Tropez atmosphere at the Vieux Port, which is seen as the heart of this
village, and where the old fishing village first came alive. You will be
charmed by the idyllic scene of small fishing boats and fashionable yachts
docked in the harbour. Lining the port, you will find pastel-coloured
Mediterranean houses and lively cafes with outdoor terraces. On the wide
sidewalk at the waters edge, you will find artists selling colourful artwork as
well a plethora of cafes. Soak up the sunshine and people-watch while having a
bite to eat, and just enjoy where you are.
Day 7: Departure
On your last day,
make sure you pack up all your belongings and then head to the sea front for a
bite to eat and soak up that spectacular atmosphere for one last time.
St Tropez is a
small village, but you would be surprised how many hidden gems you can find
throughout the narrow streets and only a short drive from the village centre.
Remember, you can swap the days around, or you can just use our list for a
little bit of travel inspiration.
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