Enjoy Saint Tropez in a private luxury villa with our local exclusive concierge service. One of the liveliest towns of the French Riviera along the coast during the summer, you will inevitably fall in love with the glitzy village of endless excitement.
A Village of Legends
The wishes of the most elite international clientele are satisfied by the status and diversity of the city. One is easily seduced by the serenity, sophistication, exquisite service, as well as the array of styles. A place where your daily desires lead the way; from shopping in the most luxurious stores, relaxing, lounging or partying on the beach, to a night out in the most well-known and desired places in the world. It is not uncommon to run into celebrities such as Giorgo Armani, Puff Daddy, Karl Lagerfeld, Kate Moss, and many more while vacationing here.
A Haven for Artists
St. Tropez has had a reputation of being popular with the most well known artists and writers alike, from Colette to Picasso. Originally a haven for intellectuals the town attracted famous painters like Paul Signac, who built a villa here. His love for the area inspired others , including Pierre Bonnard, Henri Matisse and Raoul Dufy, to visit. They painted Saint-Tropez’s awe-inspiring fishing coves and surrounding countryside. Colette purchased a home on the Bay of Canoubiers in 1925 and was so taken with the area that she wrote, ‘Nothing is like this Gulf, like its splendid surroundings, like its greenery… What a climate… It’s a miracle!’
And God Created Bardot
Though one would think that the vast amount of famous artists and writers alone would draw crowds, the city truly hit its prime when Brigitte Bardot was filmed on the beaches of St. Tropez in “And God Created Woman” (1954). Her sun-kissed skin and pouty lips changed the quiet city from a calm fishing town almost overnight and the city has never been the same since. St. Tropez sees countless stars arrive in the city to stay on one of the multi-million dollar yachts that line the harbours or at one of the fabulous hotels every year. Its café-lined sandy beaches, the Quai Jean-Jaures and its super yachts, and the cobbled streets of the old town have long made Saint-Tropez a regular destination for the well heeled. Truly a place everyone should visit at least once in his or her life.
Luxury ‘a la française’
Shopping in Saint Tropez is high end. You may want to take a look at the latest bikini; after-all it was made most famous by Brigitte Bardot during its first appearance here in Saint Tropez. There are also plenty of local Provencal wares in the open-air market for those shopping for local olive oils, textiles and soaps. There are all kinds of beaches from topless to not, for those who would like to show off and swim in that new bikini. In the evenings, restaurants fill up and the bars come alive into the early hours. There is something for everyone in the well-known Saint Tropez, especially for those seeking the highest standards of luxury.
Your holiday rental in Saint-Tropez for the best summer ever.
Some destinations are world-famous and Saint-Tropez definitely belongs to this category. From the 1950s onwards, this small fishing village became a favourite holiday destination for the international jet-set who appreciated its striking setting and delightful, oh-so Provençal lifestyle. Now you too can have an unforgettable holiday by renting a holiday home in Saint-Tropez.
Rent an apartment in Saint-Tropez
Are you dying to explore the sizzlingly sophisticated atmosphere of the town centre with its luxury outlets, restaurants and not-to-be-missed pavement cafés? Renting a holiday apartment in Saint-Tropez will enable you to be at the centre of the summer season in St. Tropez and maybe even see your favourite stars in the market, one of the town’s top-rated sights.
Luxury villa rental in Saint-Tropez
Would you like your next family holidays to feature stunning views of the Bay of Saint-Tropez ? We can offer you a great selection of villa rentals in Saint-Tropez. Most villas in Saint-Tropez are located on large plots of land, meaning that they offer a relaxing setting. On our website you can find luxury villas which can accommodate up to 20 people.
Tourism in Saint-Tropez
Even if you are staying in a villa with a swimming pool in Saint-Tropez, it would be a shame not to take the opportunity to explore the magnificent beaches of Saint-Tropez. This is all the more so the case due to the warm, dry Mediterranean climate which ensures the weather in Saint-Tropez is often very pleasant.
Long, Long Ago…
During the reign of Nero, the semi-legendary martyr, Saint Torpes was beheaded at Pisa and his body was put into a rotten boat with other animals. According to legend, his body ended up at what is today the location of Saint Tropez, giving the city its name. With the fall of the Roman Empire, towards the end of the 9th century, pirates undertook the region for the following 100 years. In the 11th century La Garde-Freinet, a village 15km North of St. Tropez, was founded. Saint-Tropez and its surroundings became an Arabic-Muslim colony from 890-972. Just a few years later, in 976, an attack on the Muslims began. William I Count of Provence, Lord of Gimaud began the strike and eventually built a tower where the Suffren tower stands today.
Starting in 1436, Count Rene I attempted to re-inhabit the Provence. He created the Barony of Grimaud and attracted a wealthy gentleman, Genoan Rapael Garezzio, who brought sixty Genoese families. Eventually, Garezzio convinced the Baron of Gimaud and Grand Seneschal of Provence to allow him to build city walls and two large towers. Both towers are still standing today, one is at the end of the large mole and the other is at the entrance to the “Ponche”.
1672 : Les Bravades
Les Bravades des Espagnols is a local military and religious celebration honoring local noblemen’s standing army’s victory over a fleet of Spanish galleon in 1637. Eventually Count Rene’s vow to never tax the citizens was revoked by Louis XIV in 1672 and French control was reasserted.
In the 1880’s..
Writer Guy de Maupassant started a trend by ‘discovering’ St. Tropez by yacht when he arrived. Paul Signac, a painter, was next, followed by other artists of the late 19th- and early 20th-century. Each of which found the light to be spectacular and the living easy.
Not long after the artists’ discovered Saint Tropez, famous figures from the world of fashion, such as Coco Chanel, were attracted throughout the 1920’s.
In the 20th Century,
What used to be a trickle of visitors became a strong tide. The famous names of Matisse and Colette, Errol Flynn and Jean Cocteau led many to Saint Tropez. Picasso, Juliette Greco and Boris Vian, Jean-Paul Sartre and Francoise Sagan were regulars by the 1950s. Brigitte Bardot gave Saint Tropez the most recognition after the film “And God Created a Woman” premiered and it has never looked back since.
Place des Lices
The city’s charming and renowned central square.
Église de St-Tropez
A classic Saint Tropez landmark, built in Italian baroque style. You can find inside the bust of Saint Tropez, honored during Les Bravades, which symbolizes the victory against the Spanish invaders.
Citadelle de St-Tropez
A citadel overlooking St-Tropez, offering breathtaking scenic views and you’ll see peacocks! Originally built in 1602 for defense against Spain.
La Ponche and the Vieux Port
Where the most chic can be spotted simply strolling the piers at the picturesque old port and yachts line the harbour. Saint Tropez’s dilapidated fishing quarter, Northeast of the Vieux Port. Great place to get away from the hustle of the port.
Musée de l’Annonciade
What was once a small 16th-century chapel is now a famous art museum, showcasing a grand collection of modern art infused with legendary Côte d’Azur light.
Les Voiles / September – October
The summer seasons end is marked by October’s sailing regatta, Les Voiles Saint-Tropez. The regatta is more popular than ever and just celebrated its 30th anniversary this last year.Throughout the 1800’s, the port of Saint Tropez was busy with trade. Today, luxury yachts and various prestigious regattas reserve the waters of this picturesque coastline. What started in 1981 as a post-beer concept between two eager sailors, has been transformed into one of the most stylish and prestigious regattas in the Riviera.
The regatta has an undeniably special charm. With unbeatable weather, location, ambience, and boats, one is guaranteed to be impressed. This is an event that combines the modern and the historic and high-tech with tradition. A distinct collection of vessels and yachts from the last century will take to the sea, off the coast of Saint Tropez, once again. While there may be a competitive edge out on the water, on land there is an excess of social and networking activities. Les Voiles is for everyone, from professional crew to amateur onlookers, all that’s necessarily is an interest in the world of yachting.
Tennis / July
The Classic Tennis Tour returns to the seaside village for some heated action on 12th and 13th July. For this unique annual event, legends of the tennis world will take over the port for the 3rd year. The competitors list for 2013 counts icons such as Bjorn Borg, Ilie Nastase and Henri Leconte, among others. Join in for your chance to see the stars of the court in action.
Polo / July
Since 1998 the Saint Tropez Polo Club has been attracting the world’s best players, keeping a luxurious image. Each year, international teams gather for the exciting tournaments and there are often celebrities, such as Swedish royalty, Ivana Trump and Delphine Arnault, the daughter of luxury goods giant Bernard Arnault, cheering them on.
In July, you can enjoy two majors tournaments; the International Saint Tropez Polo Cup et Défilé de la Parade, from 4th to 14th July with a beautiful procession of horses through the streets, followed by the Gassin Open on 18th to 28th July. The Saint Tropez Polo Club makes for a special day out, in one of the most beautiful villages in France.
From 26th to 27th July, a major event for the peninsula, the Polo Masters of Saint Tropez will be staged. More than just a polo tournament, it is high-class competition combined with a vintage car parade, hat competition, equestrian shows and a host of entertainment.
Music Nights / July – August
Hosted in the exceptional surroundings of the Parc du Domaine Emile Ollivier and the Canebiers beach is the Nuits du Château de la Moutte festival. During the perfect time, in the middle of summer. It is easy for guests to enjoy the magic of night recitals.
Fête de la Bravade
Saint Tropez has much more to offer than just celebrity spotting. The former fishing village has a rich cultural heritage and proudly celebrates it each year with a vast array of traditional festivals and events. With a rich calendar of events, Saint-Tropez remains busy year round. The summer seasons begins with a series of religious festivals and parades.
The season’s first festival, Fête de la Bravade, dates back to the 15th century. Held in honor of Saint Torpes, the town’s patron and saint, the festival includes a parade through town in honor of the Roman martyr.
In the first week of June, Fête des Espagnols is held to celebrate the town’s successful defeat of a Spanish fleet in the 16th century. Again, the streets fill with dancing, parades and plenty of Provençal specialties to taste. As autumn approaches, the festivals continue. Saint Tropez’s most important agricultural festival is the grape harvest. The vineyards on the edge of Saint-Tropez play a role in Fête des Vendanges.
Its prime position on the port of Saint Tropez and the flashy red furniture make this one of the most photographed cafés in France. Stop by for a morning croissant and café crème, and watch the parade of boats and onlookers cruise along the port. Open since 1951, le Sénéquier is a Saint Tropez landmark. Quai Jean Jaurès 83990 Saint-Tropez · Tel: +33(0)494972020 www.senequier.com
Le Club 55
A trip to Saint Tropez is not complete without a stop at this famous beach club on the Plage de Pamplelonne. Lunch is a feast for the tastebuds and for the eyes- its the ultimate people watching venue. The jet set arrive by water for a late afternoon lunch, debarking from their yachts to the famous wooden pier that jets out from the beach. Plan to spend an afternoon lounging around on the beach mattresses and sipping chilled rosé. This is the old-school Saint Tropez crowd at their best. 43 Boulevard Patch, 83350 Ramatuelle, France +33 4 94 55 55 55 www.leclub55.fr
Les Caves du Roy
Located at the legendary Byblos hotel, this club is a dance institution that hasn’t changed its look in decades. From Mick Jagger to Beyoncé, revelers of all ages groove to the music from private tables encircling the dancefloor. A sumptuous baroque interior and polite bottle service make this the crème de la crème of Tropezian clubs, and a touch sexier than the rest.
Byblos Hotel, St Tropez + 33 494 56 68 00 www.lescavesduroy.com
Brasserie des Arts
This trendy café has a delightful position on the tree-lined Place des Lices, where you can watch the locals play boules and vendors set up the open-air markets on Saturdays. Its modern mediterranean cuisine serves lunch throughout the day, and in the evenings the lights go down and music goes up for more of a club ambiance.
3, Place des Lices 83 990 Saint-Tropez (France)
Chanel Pop Up boutique
1 avenue du Général Leclerc 83990 Saint-Tropez
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