13 Reasons Why Saint Tropez is Worth Visiting

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Ah, Saint-Tropez! The stunning French Riviera village is known for being the playground of the rich and famous.

It’s a beautiful sight – with its bright blue water, sparkling white sand beaches, and picturesque promenades lined with colorful storefronts.

But what makes Saint-Tropez so special is more than just its breathtaking beauty. It’s well, so many things.

Saint-Tropez is definitely worth visiting if enjoy beautiful French cities with a mix of old-world charm and modern sophistication.

In this guide, you will read about all the best reasons to visit this gem in the South of France.

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15 Reasons to Visit Saint-Tropez

Here are, without further ado, the reasons why I think Saint-Tropez is worth visiting.

1- The stunningly beautiful beaches

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Saint-Tropez has – in my humble opinion as somebody who has been living in Nice for over a year – some of the most beautiful beaches in the South of France. Especially the famed Pampelonne Beach.

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2- Amazing and luxurious hotels and villas

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The town of Saint-Tropez is home to some of the most luxurious hotels and villas in all of Europe.

And if you’re looking for a place to stay, there are plenty of options available – from the opulent Hotel la Ponche to Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez.

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3- The glamorous nightlife, with world-renowned clubs like Les Caves du Roy.

If you’re looking for a night out on the town, Saint-Tropez won’t disappoint – with its exclusive clubs and lively atmosphere.

Les Caves du Roy is one of the most famous spots in the area, where you’ll find celebrities and other VIPs partying until sunrise.

4- The delicious Mediterranean cuisine

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No trip to Saint-Tropez is complete without indulging in some of the local cuisine. From seafood dishes like bouillabaisse and grilled fish to traditional Provencal dishes, there’s a lot to try at gourmet restaurants and charming bistros alike.

5- Bridgitte Bardot

One of the most famous people associated with Saint-Tropez is Brigitte Bardot.

She made the town what it is today and it’s still a popular destination for tourists who want to follow in her footsteps.

6- The beach clubs

Saint-Tropez is also home to some of the most fabulous beach clubs in the world.

From Club 55 and Nikki Beach to Loulou and Le Club 55, there’s something for everyone – perfect for soaking up the sun or just enjoying a few cocktails with friends.

7- A charming old town

La Ponche is the charming old town of Saint-Tropez.

The tiny, winding streets are filled with boutiques and cafes, perfect for an afternoon stroll or a romantic evening out.

8- Amazing shopping opportunities

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From designer stores to chic boutiques, Saint-Tropez has some great shopping. In fact, it is the best place in the region to go designer shopping.

However, in my opinion, the best shops in town are actually the small, independent ones. The local artisans and craftspeople offer unique items that you won’t find anywhere else – making it a great destination for souvenirs and gifts.

9- The famous marina

Filled with extravagant yachts and a lively atmosphere, the marina is one of Saint-Tropez’s most iconic sights.

You can grab a table at one of the many cafes that line the waterfront, and watch as luxury boats come and go.

10- The exciting events

Events such as Les Voiles de Saint-Tropez sailing regatta and the famous summer festivals are just some of the attractions that draw visitors to Saint-Tropez every year.

The local calendar is full of exciting events, ranging from lively music concerts to art exhibitions.

11- The beautiful vineyards and wine-tasting opportunities

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In the surrounding countryside, you will find some of the most beautiful vineyards in the region, like Château Minuty and Chateau des Marres.

A trip to one of these idyllic spots is a great way to spend an afternoon – and many offer wine-tasting sessions for visitors. So you can sample some of the delicious wines produced in Provence, as well as learn more about the local produce.

12- The market at Place des Lices

The bustling Place des Lices is the heart of Saint-Tropez.

Every Tuesday and Saturday morning, it transforms into a lively market full of colorful stalls selling everything from fresh local produce to handmade souvenirs.

It’s a great place to pick up some food for lunch, or just to stroll around and soak up the atmosphere.

13- You can visit on a day trip from Nice

If you don’t have enough time to visit Saint-Tropez for a longer stay, you can always take a day trip from nearby Nice. It’s just a 2-hour drive away and makes for a great day out – with plenty of sights to see along the way.

Another option I personally love is taking the boat from Nice to Saint-Tropez, which is a really pleasant and scenic journey.

Read: How to get from Nice to Saint-Tropez.


Where to stay in Saint-Tropez

As we previously mentioned, Saint-Tropez is heaven when it comes to luxury accommodation. You can find everything from 5-star hotels to charming boutique guesthouses, so it’s easy to find the perfect place to stay.

Some of my suggestions are Les Capucines Saint Tropez, Hotel la Ponche, Hôtel de Paris Saint-Tropez, and Hôtel La Tartane Saint-Tropez.


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Best Saint-Tropez Tours


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Saint-Tropez Travel Guide & FAQ

Is Saint-Tropez very expensive?

Well, although it’s definitely not a very budget-friendly destination, it’s still possible to visit Saint-Tropez without breaking the bank. If you are looking to splurge, however, that’s something very easy to do here.

What is there to do in St-Tropez?

There is plenty to do in Saint-Tropez! Some of my favorite activities include exploring La Ponche, the old-town district of Saint-Tropez, browsing through the famous market at Place des Lices, and visiting the nearby beaches.

What is the best month to go to Saint-Tropez?

Saint-Tropez is definitely a summer destination, as most places will be closed during the winter months. I would say that the best time to visit is June or September – when the weather is still warm and sunny, but there are fewer crowds.

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Saint-Tropez Tips

Last but not least, here are some tips to make sure you make the most of your time in Saint-Tropez.

Make reservations in advance. If you are coming during the high season, know it is very important to make reservations for the most popular beach clubs, hotels, and restaurants.

Flying in? Plan in advance. To get to Saint-Tropez, most people fly into the Nice International Airport and then take a train or car to Saint-Tropez. This can take about an hour and a half, so make sure to plan your arrival accordingly.

Visit the small villages. Saint-Tropez is great, but don’t forget to explore the nearby towns and villages! There are lots of charming places worth visiting – like Ramatuelle or Plan-de-la-Tour – that will give you a better sense of the local culture.


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Conclusion: Is Saint-Tropez worth visiting?

That’s a wrap! As you can now tell, Saint-Tropez is an amazing destination for a summer getaway. Whether you are looking to splurge or just relax by the beach, this beautiful coastal town is a must.

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Camila Neves

Nice to meet you! My name is Cami and I am a full-time traveler and foodie. I live in Nice in the South of France and this blog is where I share my impressions and travel secrets.

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