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One Day in Saint Tropez

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Saint Tropez has it all: gorgeous mountains, clear blue seas, endless beaches, and quaint village nooks. Whether you're in the mood for a dip in the Mediterranean, a walk back in time through history, a vigorous afternoon of water sports, or deep relaxation followed by a gastronomically ingenious meal, this One Day in Saint Tropez guide will show you how to make the best of only a short time in the glamorous city.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Luxury Traveller
  • Thrifty Traveller
  • Like a Local

11 Places

4 City Tips

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11 Places

Plage de Pampelonne

Beaches

Maison Ocoa

Bars & Clubs, Beaches

Place des Lices Market

Flea & Street Markets

Restaurant Le G' envie

Restaurants

Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime

History Museums, Speciality Museums

European Diving School

Scuba & Snorkeling

La Moune

Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Water Sports, Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing, Kayaking & Canoeing

St. Tropez Harbor

Marinas, Historic Walking Areas, Scenic Walking Areas

Caseneuve Maxi Catamaran

Boat Tours

SPA Pure Altitude - La Villa Marie

Spas

Le Pescadou

Restaurants

Madison S's City Tips

  • Saint Tropez prices are hiked up more than other places in France, from food to equipment rentals. While this guide focuses on affordable options, prepare for a bit of sticker shock.
  • If you are rolling into Saint Tropez by car, it is best to arrive early — and the earlier the better! Traffic, especially in the summer, tends to bottleneck heading into the city.
  • Cocktail prices, especially at beach clubs and nightclubs, can be exorbitant. Local wines and "Pastis" (aniseed drinks) are more economical options.
  • If you are visiting in winter rather than summer, and the water is off-limits to you, check out snowboarding and climbing options in the nearby mountain ranges.
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    Plage de Pampelonne
    Beaches
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    Madison S Says:

    Plage de Pampelonne is the most popular beach destination for visitors to Saint Tropez, and for good reason! With over three miles of sand being gently lapped at by the clear, cool waters of the Mediterranean, Pampelonne is a paradise. The 'It' spot for famous celebrities and glamorous yachts, the beach itself is a little less pretentious, with both public and private spaces for swimming and relaxing in the sun. A great way to get your trip started right, enjoy a relaxing dip and a visit to one of the many seaside bars or restaurants.

    Good for
    • Beach Goer
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Pampelonne is adorned with numerous beach clubs, each with their own amenities - from bars, pools, and hot tubs, to cabana, umbrella, and beach chair rentals.
    • Beach Pampelonne is actually located in the nearby town of Ramatuelle, not in Saint Tropez; but it is still considered Saint Tropez's most popular beach.
    • The beach can get very busy in high summer, accommodating as many as 30,000 visitors a day. Arriving early is best for avoiding the massive afternoon crowds.
    • General pricing for renting beach equipment like beds, chairs, and parasols is quite expensive. Be prepared to flash the cash a little!
    • If you plan to visit one of the beach clubs, be sure to book in advance. Both beach rentals and club restaurants become fully booked in the summer.
    • If taking public transport here, you can reach the beach from the city center by ferry boat or by free shuttle bus.
    • For drivers, there are six points of access to the beach: routes de Bonne Terrasse, de Tahiti, Chemin de Tamaris, des Moulins, des Barraques, and Boulevard Patch.
    • Parking at the car access points incurs a cost per day.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 19 things to do in Ramatuelle
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Wedding 22/07/2018
    • Incredibly not busy and beautiful sea 16/07/2018
    • Plage de Pampelonne
    Address:
    Route des Plages
    83350 Ramatuelle, Saint-Tropez
    France
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    Maison Ocoa
    Bars & Clubs, Beaches
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    Madison S Says:

    Maison Ocoa is one of the many beach clubs located on the Plage de Pampelonne. Notably, it is one of the most peaceful and relaxed, with a chilled contemporary vibe. Offering both indoor and outdoor dining services at reasonable prices, as well as beach beds and parasols straddling the surf, you can't go wrong with a laid back day on the sun-baked sands here, enjoying the sea and the view.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Beach Goer
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Pampelonne has a number of beach clubs. Check out the others (like Nikki Beach, Key West Beach, and iconic Club 55) and weigh up your options! They're all up to par.
    • Maison Ocoa is a child-friendly beach club (not all in Saint Tropez are.) So if you're traveling with family, welcome!
    • The nearest parking point to Maison Ocoa is Boulevard Patch.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 9 Nightlife in Saint-Tropez
    • for those who wants to be close to the sea but without the circus 01/07/2015
    • Good fun 25/06/2012
    • Maison Ocoa
    Address:
    Blvd Patch
    83350, Saint-Tropez
    France
    Phone:
    +33 4 94 79 89 80
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
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    Place des Lices Market
    Flea & Street Markets
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    Madison S Says:

    The buzzing Place des Lices Market is overflowing with stalls selling food and wares. With a focus on the local, produce ranges from fresh-made bread, honey, and jams to regional fruits, veggies, and meats. Finely embroidered clothing, bejeweled accessories, and crafts are also on offer, and not surprising for Saint Tropez, you may even find a few sellers with surplus or vintage Chanel and Dior stock. A great place to visit to pick up a picnic lunch, a souvenir, or to simply take in the old-world merchant ambiance.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • The Market runs weekly, on Tuesdays and Saturdays only.
    • The Market is always very busy, so going early can help to avoid crowds. (Or, if you're there for the full Saint Tropez experience, embrace the crowds! It can be part of the fun.)
    • There are a number of restaurants and cafes at the edges of the market, perfect for making an escape to for a light bite or a coffee.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #10 of 58 things to do in Saint-Tropez
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Very large and popular market 22/07/2018
    • Amazing fresh fruit markets 17/05/2018
    • Place des Lices Market
    Address:
    Place des Lices
    83990, Saint-Tropez
    France
    Other:
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    Restaurant Le G' envie
    Restaurants (French, Mediterranean, European)
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    Madison S Says:

    Close to the the famed Citadelle and Saint Tropez Harbor, the often overlooked Restaurant Le G' offers visitors a rustic, charming experience right in the heart of the city. Tucked away into a side-street from out of a fairytale, Le G' boasts friendly staff, delicious food, excellent wine pairings, and shockingly easy prices. Family-run, the warm and inviting atmosphere is perfect for a relaxed lunch. Dishes use locally-sourced fresh produce, and are prepared in a semi-open kitchen, where you can peek at the chef preparing his favorite kind of dish: 'simple and magnificent.'

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Le G's set menu for dinner includes an array of options, and three courses for an affordable price.
    • Le G' is a very small space, so if you want to be sure you get a seat at the table, do consider booking in advance.
    • Le G's lunchtime set menu allows diners to choose from two options per course (starter and main.)
    • While the menu is only presented in French, kind staff are happy to help visitors translate into English.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 245 restaurants in Saint-Tropez
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful food/ atmosphere/ location/ waiters 21/07/2018
    • Lovely 17/07/2018
    • Restaurant Le G' envie
    Address:
    67 rue du Portail Neuf
    83990, Saint-Tropez
    France
    Phone:
    +33 4 94 79 85 09
    Price range:
    US$19 - US$46
    Hours:
    Tue - Sat
    12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
    7:30 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Other:
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    Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime
    History Museums, Speciality Museums
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    Madison S Says:

    From the top of the Citadelle de Saint-Tropez, admire the seascape that once inspired the impressionist masters, and still delights visitors to this day. The Citadelle, with its unique history and commanding views of the city below, is a wonderful spot to escape the crowds (and the sun) and unwind for a while. When you've finished with the view, be sure to take in the indoor museum, which narrates some of the city's history, as well as the story of the building itself, a satisfying visit for history buffs and learners of all ages.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • There is a fee to enter the Citadelle, which includes entry into the museum.
    • The Citadelle can be booked for weddings, so do your best not to photobomb a new happy couple while you visit!
    • At the base of the Citadelle, there is an old seaward cemetery that can also be visited.
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #3 of 58 things to do in Saint-Tropez
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Must see! 16/07/2018
    • Fun & easy-to-reach Castle with a nice Museum 08/07/2018
    • Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime
    Address:
    1 Montee de la Citadelle
    83990, Saint-Tropez
    France
    Phone:
    +33 4 94 97 59 43
    Price range:
    US$5 - US$5
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:00 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
    Other:
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    European Diving School
    Scuba & Snorkeling
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    Madison S Says:

    For the adventurous and the ever-ready, rather than a relaxing day out, go ahead and take on the elements! At the European Diving School, safety, communication, and professionalism are all paramount when taking visitors out on dives, both scuba and snorkeling. Whether you are a fresh beginner, or an old pro, the folks here at the Diving School can guide you through reefs and wrecks to discover everything from ships to exotic schools of fish. With four diving sessions a day (including one deep dive) and equipment on hand, the Diving School has everything you need for an epic few hours out at sea.

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • The diving school offers courses and training, as well as level certifications — though please note, these do usually take more than a single day.
    • While most trips are fifteen minutes or less off shore, trips further out to sea can be arranged. Talk to the school in advance to explore this option.
    • The Diving School can accommodate any group size, large or small.
    • Guides at the Diving School speak French, English, and German.
    • The School offers NITROX Enriched Air free to divers. It helps divers absorb less nitrogen, enabling them to stay underwater for longer.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 19 things to do in Ramatuelle
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great diving with professional and charming people 13/07/2018
    • Great diving in a beautiful setting 28/06/2018
    • European Diving School
    Address:
    KON Tiki, Route de Plage
    83350 Ramatuelle, Saint-Tropez
    France
    Phone:
    +33 6 07 51 15 56
    Other:
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    La Moune
    Stand-Up Paddleboarding, Water Sports, Surfing, Windsurfing & Kitesurfing, Kayaking & Canoeing
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    Madison S Says:

    For another sporty option, La Moune in Gassin offers an array of water-based activities, including paddle-boarding, kayaking, windsurfing, kitesurfing, canoeing, and catamarans. Take a lesson in how to control any of these vessels, or, if you're already old hat at them, just enjoy a day at play. Either way, if the weather is warm and the seas are calm, this is a great way to take advantage of the Mediterranean!

    Good for
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Hidden Gems
    Tips
    • You can reach Gassin off of the main coastal road from Saint Tropez; it is very close to the city center.
    • La Moune keeps careful track of how winds and currents affect the waters. They will let you know if a particular day is more suited towards a beginner or an advanced sportsman.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 16 things to do in Gassin
    • Beginner Windsurfing lesson - My husband loved it - me not so much! 09/09/2016
    • La Moune Standup Paddle center in St Tropez - awesome experience. 09/07/2015
    • La Moune
    Address:
    Rd 98 Route de Saint-Tropez
    83580 Gassin, Saint-Tropez
    France
    Phone:
    +33 4 94 97 71 05
    Price range:
    US$69 - US$69
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Other:
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    St. Tropez Harbor
    Marinas, Historic Walking Areas, Scenic Walking Areas
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    Madison S Says:

    Saint Tropez Harbor is a quaint part of town where visitors can continue the process of unwinding after a high-adrenaline day. The yacht-lined docks are bordered on land by a number of cafes and boutique shops, offering plenty of slow, easy-going spots in which to enjoy the sea and get down to some serious shopping. Grabbing an espresso at a terraced restaurant in the sun or exploring quaint, hidden side-streets are what makes the harbor area so special. A good bit of local fun and flavor awaits.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Many local ferries stop at the harbor, from the Saint Maxime ferry all the way to the Cannes ferry. This can be an economical option for getting to and from Saint Tropez.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #7 of 58 things to do in Saint-Tropez
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Playground for the rich and those who love yachts 22/07/2018
    • Must see and must visit 21/07/2018
    • St. Tropez Harbor
    Phone:
    +33 6 09 62 67 29
    Hours:
    Mon
    11:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Tue
    11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Wed
    11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
    Thu
    11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
    Fri
    11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Sat
    12:00 a.m. - 11:59 p.m.
    Other:
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    Caseneuve Maxi Catamaran
    Boat Tours
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    Madison S Says:

    For a more guided on-the-water experience, a day tour with Naviguez Anne Caseneuve means you'll be spending time with some of the area's most expert navigators. This tour company is a wonderful way to visit the various nearby beaches and shores, with many different sailing options offered to accommodate your specific schedule and desires. You can devote as much or as little time to a tour as you like, making it a good fit for short visits. Be sure to ask plenty of questions about your destinations — your navigators are extremely knowledgeable, which is the real treat of the journey!

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Various tours are offered: Beach Tour, Half-Day Villa Discovery, Evening Sunset, Weekend Sports Sailing, & Multi-Day. The "Sunset" option is the best for a one day traveler.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 13 Tours in Saint-Tropez
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great Staff - but Sunset Sail returned to Port before the Sunset 10/07/2018
    • Brilliant day out 19/05/2018
    • Caseneuve Maxi Catamaran
    Address:
    Quai Guepratte
    Ponton des Navettes
    83310, Saint-Tropez
    France
    Phone:
    +33 6 20 58 65 29
    Price range:
    US$41 - US$41
    Other:
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    SPA Pure Altitude - La Villa Marie
    Spas
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    Madison S Says:

    Before you get on an airplane, why not work out all the inevitable stress and back kinks in advance? At SPA Pure Altitude in Villa Sainte Marie, 'multi-sensorial' elements and natural herbal ingredients help to relieve stress during massages, facials, and beauty regimes designed to renew, relax, and regenerate. You can even grab a massage outdoors, surrounded by trees swaying in the wind, before taking in the Villa's stunning view of the sea over a cool glass of water or juice. Your 'ahh' moment for the day.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    Tips
    • The spa has its own range of cosmetic and derma-treatments, which use over 50 local mountain plants to boost antioxidants and promote hydration. (They also smell pretty awesome.)
    • The Villa Marie complex also has a hotel, a restaurant, and a bar, to enjoy before or after your stay.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 3 Spas & Wellness in Saint-Tropez
    • Parfait ! 26/06/2017
    • du reve 16/05/2013
    • SPA Pure Altitude - La Villa Marie
    Address:
    Route des Plages
    Chemin Val Rian
    83350, Saint-Tropez
    France
    Phone:
    +33 4 94 97 40 22
    Other:
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    Le Pescadou
    Restaurants (French, Mediterranean, European)
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    Madison S Says:

    Le Pescadou is a bit of a drive from the rest of the action, but the mountainous view alone is worth it. Suggested for dinner (or for an early-morning pre-flight breakfast), the dishes at Le Pescadou are fresh and filling. Grab a seat outdoors, weather permitting, and indulge in their house specialty: seafood. Whether you're in the mood for baked mussels or rock fish soup, just be sure to save room for dessert! Their menus are 'of the moment' and change seasonally, so there's always something new to try at this modern, rustic gem.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Le Pescadou can often be fully booked, especially by locals, so reserve in advance to avoid any unwanted seating surprises.
    • They have reasonably priced three-course set dinner menus at Le Pescadou. The restaurant also features an a la carte and a children's menu.
    • If you have time, be sure to check out the village of Gassin before or after your meal. It's quaint, historic, and very beautiful.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #2 of 22 restaurants in Gassin
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • A great little find in Gassin! 15/07/2018
    • Consistant 10/07/2018
    • Le Pescadou
    Address:
    2 Place dei Barri
    2 Place Dei Barri
    83580 Gassin, Saint-Tropez
    France
    Phone:
    +33 4 94 56 12 43
    Price range:
    US$20 - US$63
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    12:00 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.
    7:00 p.m. - 10:30 p.m.
    Other:
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