St Tropez

Vineyard in St Tropez
Photo by: Michael Gwyther-Jones, Creative Commons

St. Tropez is located in south eastern France on the French Riviera. This city is a wildly popular place, often visited by models and celebrities in hopes of getting away from the limelight to enjoy the sun, sand and the beach. In fact, this city has been described as the famous travel destination of the beautiful people.

St. Tropez can be visited anytime of the year. The busiest time for the city is summer time, when the beaches and hotels are full to the brim with visitors. During autumn, the atmosphere is calmer and quieter making it the perfect place to sit back and relax. In winter, St. Tropez is filled with twinkling lights and even features their very own skating rink.

There are numerous beaches in St. Tropez which is why finding one will not be a problem. Most beaches are often crowded and loud, but there are some that are quite secluded. The Pampelonne beach is the biggest and most popular beach in St. Tropez. Behind the beaches and lines of cafes and restaurants lies monuments and museums that is full of awe-inspiring history.

The major attraction in St. Tropez includes:

The Citadel and the Three Towers is an elegant fortress that is home to the Naval Museum that houses spectacular Greek artworks. Soaring high above the port, there are three seaside towers to be seen; Guillaume Tower, Potaret Tower and Jarlier tower.

The Place aux Herbes is another popular visitor spot in the city. It is said to be the busiest square thanks to the numerous restaurants scattered around and the big trees that forms a shady canopy. Meals are very important to the French which is why around this time, shops close so people can enjoy a relaxed lunch with friends and family.

The coastal footpath, on the other hand, is a hiking path that runs from the Portalet Tower to the Pampelonne beach. It is 12 km long and passes the Canoubiers Bay, Les Salins Beach, Tahiti Beach and Cap St. Tropez. Although it may seem like a long walk, you will enjoy the breathtaking scenery; the yachts, fishing boats and magnificent coastline.

The Place des Lices is a delightful place where people go to for casual dining, entertainment and shopping. It is a large area that is also filled with trees that form a shady canopy making it an ideal place to take a picnic or a stroll with your loved ones.

One response to “St Tropez”

  1. Oh yes the vineyards are absolutely outstanding, many people head to the seashore and aren’t interested in exploring other beautiful sights of Saint Tropez.

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