7 Days in St Tropez

25th April, 2017
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 Tropez villas.

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 Tourraque

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 Beach

One of the gems of St Tropez is, of course, the white stretches of sand which line the coast. Pampelonne beach is St Tropez’s 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 world’s 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

Enjoy the 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 water’s 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 day

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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