• Saint Tropez

    Welcome to St Tropez! The playground of the rich and famous. Come and discover the history of this once small fishing port now filled with luxurious super yachts.

Practical Info

Mairie :

2 Place de l’Hôtel de ville, 83990 Saint-Tropez – Open from Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 12.30pm & 1.30pm to 5pm – Closed on Saturday & Sunday – 0033 (0)4 94 55 90 00

Tourist Office :

8 Quai Jean Jaurès, 83990 Saint-Tropez – Open fom Monday to Thursday from 9.30am to 1.30pm & 3pm to 7.30pm – Friday to Sunday from 9.30am to 1.30pm & 3pm to 7pm – 0033 (0)8 92 68 48 28

Supermarkets :

Monoprix :

9 Avenue Général Leclerc – Open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 8.30pm – Sunday from 8.30am to 1pm – 0033 (0)4 94 97 07 94

Casino shop :

65 Rue Général Allard – Open Monday to Saturday from 8am to 1pm & from 3pm to 7.30pm – Closed on Sundays – 0033 (0)4 94 97 02 84

Spar :

26 Boulevard Vasserot – Open everyday from 7.30am to 7.30pm – 0033 (0)4 94 97 02 20

Pharmacies :

Pharmacie Mouton :

9 Rue Général Allard – Open Monday to Saturday from 9am to 12.30pm & from 3pm to 7pm – Closed on Sunday – 0033 (0)4 94 97 01 17

Pharmacie du Soleil :

14 Boulevard Louis Blanc – Open from Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 1pm & from 3pm to 7.30pm – Closed on Sunday – 0033 (0)4 94 97 24 14

Pharmacie du Port :

9 Quai Suffren – Open Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 12.30pm & from 3pm to 7pm – Closed on Sunday – 0033 (0)4 94 97 00 06

Pharmacie Bourdeleix :

9 Rue Gambetta – Open from Monday to Saturday from 8.30am to 1pm & from 3pm to 7.30pm – Closed on Sunday – 0033 (0)4 94 97 13 57

Things to Do

Cultural & historical sites

The Citadel

This historical monument dates back to the XVII century and was bought by the town in 1993. It is classed as one of the most visited historical and cultural buildings in the Var. The dungeon was built between 1602 and 1608. From Antibes to Toulon, the Citadel is the most important defence monument and the only one of its magnitude on the Côte d’Azur. Entrance fee : 3€ – free entrance for children under 12 For more information regarding the opening times, please visit : Saint Tropez Tourism – Citadelle de St Tropez, 83990 St Tropez – 0033 (0)4 94 97 59 43

The Maritime Museum

Discover the stories of the men & women who sailed far and wide as well as the famous maritime heroes such as the Bailli de Suffren, the General Allard and Hyppolite Bouchard in this historic museum located in the dungeon of the town’s citadel. Entrance fee : 3€ For information regarding the opening times, please visit : Sites & historical monuments – Citadelle de St Tropez, 83990 St Tropez – 0033 (0)4 94 97 59 43

Annonciade Museum

This art museum, created in 1992 exhibits more than 20 international paintings. The collection on show ranges from 1890 to 1950. Saint Tropez has been at the forefront of the Avant Garde artistic movement from the beginning of the XX century, thanks to Paul Signac who discovered the little fishing harbour in 1890. Entrance fee : 6€ Reduced price & groups : 4€ For information regarding opening times, please visit : Annonciade Museum – Place Grammont le Port, 83990 St Tropez – 0033 (0)4 94 17 84 10

Musée de la Gendarmerie et du cinéma

Come and discover the history of cinema in Saint Tropez in this beautiful museum which was formerly home to the Police force from 1979 to 2003. For information regarding opening hours and entry fees, please visit : Musée de la Gendarmerie et du cinéma – 2, Place Blanqui, 83990 Saint Tropez – 0033 (0)4 94 55 90 20

Maison des papillons

This museum was created by Dani Lartigue, son of the famous photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue. There are more than 35,000 items representing extinct or protected species. There is also an extremely important collection of exotic species from Amazonia and the Solomon Islands. 2€ entrance fee – free for children under 12 Free entrance for all during the European Heritage Days & the European night of Museums. For information regarding the opening hours, please visit : Maison des Papillons –  17 Rue Etienne Berny, 83990 Saint Tropez – 0033 (0)4 94 97 63 45

Château de la Moutte

It was bought in 1860 by Emile Ollivier, a French politician who renovated both the interior and the exterior. The town of Saint Tropez is in charge of the management of this 40-hectare château. It is open to the public during the European Heritage Days and for concerts organised in its grounds – 133 Chemin de la Moutte, 83990 Saint Tropez – 0033 (0)4 94 55 90 17

Activities

Le Brigantin II boat tour

Come & discover St Tropez from the sea. This 1-hour commentated tour around the bay of Canoubiers will give you a different view of St Tropez with stories about the history of famous villas & super yachts. The excursion departs from the port of St Tropez multiple times a day with a lovely professional team lead by Stéphane & Victoria.

For information regarding running times & prices, please visit : Le Brigantin II

Fish market

Everyday throughout the year, local fishermen sell their daily catch at the famous fish market which is located at the entrance of the old town just next to the tourism office behind Le Café Sénéquier. Here you can buy the freshest fish caught that morning, maybe sea bass, sea bream, red mullet, scorpion fish, octopus, moray eel & crab, depending on what’s been biting that day.

La Place aux Herbes

If you continue through the fish market towards the old town, you will arrive in La Place aux Herbes. As you can guess, this is the place to buy fresh herbs as well as cheese, fruit & vegetables, flowers and wine during the high season.

Barbarac Ice Cream

Classed by many as the best ice cream in St Tropez, this is a must when visiting the famous town. Grab a cone & take a stroll along the port or up to La Place des Lices to watch some locals playing boules – 2, Rue Général Allard, 83990 Saint Tropez – 0033 (0)4 94 97 67 83

Food & Drink

France is famous for its fine cuisine & wine. Indulge in local produce in beautiful settings whether that be in your private villa, on a yacht, at a famous beach club or in one of the many restaurants in the buzzing town of St Tropez, there is something for everyone. From specialties such as the famous Tarte Tropézienne to the delicious local cheese & charcuterie you can buy in the local St Tropez markets on Tuesday and Saturday mornings.

Beer

When in St Tropez, do as the Tropezians do. Taste the Blonde of St Tropez. This refreshing blonde beer, with aromas of orange, lime and grapefruit is brewed with pure water, quality malt and 3 noble hops. A beer of quality and distinguished charm!

Ice Tropez

Ice, ice, Tropez! Try this light and delicately refreshing cocktail with peach aromas. This delicious fruity sparkling wine is perfect for everyone as there is also a 0% alcohol version for soft drink lovers & children.

Wine

Wineries

With a wide range of wines, champagnes & spirits delivered to your villa or your boat, you’ll never run dry! Whether you want a bottle, a magnum, a jeroboam, an imperial or a methuselah, they have it all. More information regarding the 3 wineries in St Tropez.

Vineyards

France is famous for its wine and vineyards. A holiday in the South of France would not be complete without some local wine, especially Rosé. There are many vineyards in and around St Tropez to choose from, where you can have a “grape” day learning about the process of wine making and touring the vineyard. Here are a few Vineyards to choose from.

Local produce

Conserverie au Bec Fin

Come and discover all of the local produce in this factory/shop. You’ll find specialities such as olive oil, fish soup, tea, caviar & truffles as well as a Pastis cellar. It is open all year round from Monday to Saturday. 50 Avenue de Valensole, 83310 Cogolin – 0033 (0)4 94 55 74 43 – For more information, please visit : Au Bec Fin.

La Maison des confitures

Ever had banana jam? Or lime & champagne? Pretty much any type of jam you can think of, they have. With more than 450 different types of jam, this is your moment to be adventurous. It is open all year round from Monday to Saturday – 825 Route du Bourrian, 83580 Gassin – 0033 (0)4 94 43 41 58 – For more information, please visit : Maison des Confitures .

History

The name Saint Tropez come from Torpez, a roman officer under Nero’s reign. After being converted by Saint Paul and hence provoking the emperor’s anger, he was decapitated in the year 1468. His body was placed in a small boat in Pisa, together with a cock and a dog. Pushed by the Ligurian currents, the boat landed on the shores of Saint Tropez. In 1470, the baron of Grimaud Jean de Cossa and the Genovese Lord Raphaël de Garezzio signed an agreement allowing 21 families from Genoa to settle in the village which had been destroyed and de-populated following several invasions. They rebuilt the fortifications and took charge of the region’s security. In return, they were exempt from paying taxes. The first Bravades, which still exist to this day, celebrated the patron Saint Torpez on the 16th, 17th & 18th of May. A deep involvement with the sea is another trait of Tropezian character. The town’s glorious military past is particularly illustrated by Pierre-André Suffren, Vice Admiral of the Royal Armies during the XIII century, whose statue stands proudly on the port. A rich maritime past, but also on land with the Citadel serving as a rampart against invasions, notably in 1652 when Tropezians showed their faithfulness during the rebellion of the realm’s great powers against Louis XIV.

“AD USQUE FIDELIS” (faithful till the end) is in fact Saint Tropez’s motto.

During the XIX century, the village concentrated on ship building as well as fishing. This small Provençal town was discovered by painters, artists and intellects. Since then, thanks to illustrious visitors coming from the worlds of music, cinema, literature and art. The success of Saint Tropez has been growing ever since.

A Selection of Rentals in Saint Tropez

Villa Lylias

Villa Lylias

Saint Tropez from: €7,200 5 10
This immaculately designed villa sleeps 10 people, only 400m from Pampelonne Beach and a 5-minute drive to the centre of St Tropez. The Villa is ...

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Villa Angeline

Villa Angeline

Saint Tropez from: €15,500 5 10
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Villa Orphie

Villa Orphie

Saint Tropez from: €9,234 4 8
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