Practical information about Saint-Tropez
Saint-Tropez in a few
The muse of Saint-Tropez is and will always be Brigitte Bardot. In the 1960s, she landed in this small fishing port with her gingham dresses and her horde of friends each one more famous than the last. Then a whirlwind of popularity seizes the enchanting gulf. The Mediterranean climate calls for outdoor living and partying. The actors of the Nouvelle Vague and the Yéyé singers have made of it their holiday resort, building large luxurious residences in a natural environment that they have been able to preserve. Since then, this success has not tarnished and Saint-Trop 'continues to attract people from all over the world, from actors to politicians, by way of the stars of the small screen or French series. The owners of luxurious yachts also like to make the onlookers admire their last maritime acquisition that anchors in the port. At Saint-Trop ', simplicity is out of place. The sequin and the glitter rule the roost. Yet the old town and a cultural heritage are not far away. A citadel from the 16th century, the Annonciade Museum in honor of the celebrated modern art, medieval streets where an ancient fountain peacefully flows, secret squares such as the Herbes which hosts a fish market that is worth the detour ...
In the heights, you will also very quickly find the tranquility of Provence. Crickets, olive trees, vineyards ... Villages offer breathtaking panoramic views of the gulf. Not forgetting the dozens of beaches that bound the coastline. You can rent a private deckchair and umbrella in a private club, while waiting to be served a cocktail or to be settled where you want, on a public beach to admire your children chirping in the waves. The cartoonist Sempé knew, like nobody else, how to crunch this subtle balance in a work he devoted entirely to the paradoxes that inhabit the city. It is precisely here that resides all the charm of Saint-Tropez! According to your wishes, you can taste the calm and beauty of a lush nature or you can slip into the flow of holidaymakers who stroll the port in raptures before the ostentatious luxury of the yachts. Each of these two options represents a unique experience that few places will offer you simultaneously.
When should we come?
The climatic conditions of the region are rather idyllic: hot and dry summers, mild and humid winters. From March to October, the rate of sunshine is the highest of all the Hexagon. Between June and September, average temperatures exceed 20 ° and close to 28 ° during peak periods. In other words, in Saint-Tropez the summer holidays are synonymous with beautiful weather.
Good to know!
It is common knowledge that, from the first beautiful days of spring, the Côte d'Azur is very popular with holidaymakers. Over the summer months, Saint-Tropez is transformed and serves the tourists who come to enjoy its atmosphere and its beaches. The concentration of population on this little corner of paradise will not necessarily suit you if you aspire to absolute silence.