City Guide : Saint-Tropez

Located on the Côte-d’Azur (also known as the French Riviera in English) Saint-tropez is one of the most iconic summer destinations!
It was once a peaceful Mediterranean fishing village but then “God created women” happened and the whole world was turned inside down by the smocking Brigitte Bardot. Even though lots of artists and painters came to Saint-tropez long before B.B, she really made it famous and turned it into a real jet setter’s dream!

I used to visit every summer when I was a kid and it’s been eight years since I visit. I was very happy to come back in town last June and enjoy a peaceful getaway to our dear south of France! Here are bellow a few of my favorite addresses, I hope it will help you plan your trip.

Tips : Try to avoid high season which is July and August, book in advance and be aware that it is quite expensive to stay in Saint-tropez! 

 

 


DRINK

SÉNÉQUIER

This authentic bistrot is quite an institution in Saint-Tropez. Although its is quite pricey to have a glass of wine there (10€ for a rosé) it is nice to sit, relax and watch the hustle and bustle of the city!

Quai Jean-Jaurès // Website

LE CAFÉ

After or before you go to the market on Tuesdays and/or Saturday you should stop by for a petit déjeuner or a café.

Traverse des Lices // Website

LES CAVES DU ROY

If you like to party, this is where you will want to go for a crazy night out!

Avenue Paul Signac // Website

 


EAT

CLUB 55

This restaurant is quite pricy but an institution that you can not miss in Saint-Tropez!

43 Boulevard Patch, 83350 Ramatuelle // Website

LA PESQUIÈRE

Enjoy a nice dinner with a stunning view over the sea right next to one of the famous Et dieu créa la femme location: la plage de la ponche. If you’re lucky, you will even have the chance to enjoy the live music of the streets artist.

1 Rue des Remparts // Website

BANH HOÏ

A Asian cuisine heaven located on a charming little street downtown Saint-Tropez. It is quite expensive but so worth it as it is delicious.
Make sure you book a table as it’s always full!

12 Rue du Petit Saint-Jean // Website

LE P’TIT BAMBOU

Such a nice and cute little restaurant located on the beach of Pampelonne. The staff is very friendly the food delicious

Route de bonne terrasse pampelonne // Website

BARBARAC

There are no place in town like Barbarac to eat ice cream. They are the best in Saint-tropez and ideally located on the pier to enjoy a nice ice-cream break walk!

2 Rue Général Allard // Website

LA TARTE TROPEZIENNE

You can’t leave Saint-Tropez without having a slice of tarte Tropezienne! This sweet brioche, is a family recipe from Polish pastry chef Alexandre Micka. It was made famous in 1955 after the chef was in charge of cooking meals for the cast of And god created woman. Brigitte Bardot said that he should call it “la tarte de Saint-tropez” but he went with “la tarte Tropezienne” and trademark it. And yes, we can surely say that lots of things happened in saint-Tropez because of this movie!

Places des lices // Website


SHOPPING

A trip to Saint-Tropez wouldn’t be complete without some shopping! There is a large choice of boutiques from designers, high end to chain and for everyone’s taste and budget so don’t be shy and go get yourself a nice pair of Tropezienne sandals and our famous basket bag. Both DIOR and CHANEL stores are pretty famous to visit!

THE MARKET 

This market is quite famous in town and very appreciated by both the locals and tourists. You will find all the famous regional products such as rosé, olives, goat cheese, local fruit and vegetables, and the lovely and iconic French basket bag! It takes place every Tuesday and Saturday year round from 8a.m to 1p.m.

Place des lices 

ATELIER RONDINI 

Who has never heard of the famous sandals Tropeziennes? You’re right no one and this shop is where you need to get yours! The Rondini Family has been making the legendary leather sandals for 90 years, being Saint-Tropez first-ever sandal cobbler. Its hand made production manages to attract people and customers from all around the world.

18-18Bis Rue Georges Clemenceau // Website

K JACQUES

The Keklikian family has designed and handmade sandals since 1933! Inspired by the roman statues these now worldwide famous pair of shoes were worn by many personalities such as Colette, Jean Cocteau, Paul Géraldy, Picasso, Olivier Hardy and our iconic Brigitte Bardot of course! They are now part of the village history and you can shop them where it all started 84 years ago.

28 rue Henri Seillon // Website

COCONUT 

Coconut is the French Spell & And The Gypsy Collective! This label was founded by three related women all native from the south of France so it was only natural that their flagship store would that place in Saint-Tropez. Not only that the shop is stunning their bohemian collection is pretty gorgeous too! It features all the boho essentials: maxi, fringes and beautiful prints.

32 rue Gambetta // Website

L’AUBIER

A cute little shop full of nice home decor, delicious candles and a vast choice of our famous French market bag!

34 Rue de la Citadelle, 83990 Saint-Tropez


BEACHES

PLAGE DES SALINS

Relaxing, peaceful and a little wild la plage des salins is by far my favorite beach in town! This beach has the particularity of having one of the finest and whitest sands of the region and it is far less crowded than the famous Pampelonne. Highly recommended!

PAMPELONNE

This beach is the most popular one in Saint-Tropez and so by far the most crowded one! I really prefer la plage des salins but Pampelonne offers a large range of beach clubs and restaurants which is pretty convenient. Try Le p’tit Bambou for lunch they do delicious food for a very fair price and the staff is very friendly.

Plage de Pampelonne, 83350

To be continued…

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