St Tropez is located in the Var department of the Cote d’Azur region. It is undoubtedly known as one of the most beautiful destinations in the world. In its beginnings it was simply a small, quiet fishing village, with its port of Provence. It was the star “Brigitte Bardot” who transformed this rustic little village into a destination for the rich and famous to celebrate and spend their vacation. Today it is one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Côte d’Azur. There are magnificent holiday homes both in the village and around the Presqu’île, with prestigious luxury properties boasting unprecedented sea views.
Today St Tropez still carries the charm of a typical Provencal village full of history, with those who live there all year round in stark contrast with the holidaymakers and celebrity jetsetters who descend upon the port when summer arrives. You can enjoy the very chic private beaches of Ramatuelle (Pampelonne) with transparent turquoise waters and fine white sand or explore the quieter, more private coves out of sight from others. You can also experience the local and summer festivities such as the typical Provençal market. In October the event Sails of St Tropez brings together the most prestigious sailing boats in the world. At the end of October there is the Braderie, which transforms St Tropez into a huge market with many luxury brands on sale at incredibly bargain prices. This event attracts people from all over, so be sure to go early in the morning if you want to miss the hoards of tourists trying to get a bargain.
The village is easily accessible being only 1h 30 minutes by car from Nice on the motorway, or by TGV from the railway station of Saint Raphael. Conveniently, ferries link Saint Raphaël to St Tropez too, so there are various transport options.