5 things you must do in St Tropez
A visit to the Cote d’Azure in France isn’t complete with a day in St Tropez.
There’s more money floating in this harbour than you could believe of a town so tiny. St Tropez is expensive so maybe don’t stay here if you’re on a budget. I have shared some free and cheap things to do so you must at least do a day trip if you’re on the French Riviera.
1. Visit St Tropez Harbour
We were there for Les Voiles de St-Tropez, the annual yachting festival, and the harbour was packed. The energy was incredible. I’ve heard that it’s practically deserted in the winter, but it’s still a pretty place to visit. But no matter what time of year, the sunsets here are divine.
2. Walk up to the Citadel
Get away from the crowds and walk up through the tiny backstreet and head up to the Citadel. There are beautiful views (which are free) and for only 3 Euros you can visit the Maritime museum inside.
3. Hop on a boat
Get out amongst the super yachts and maxi boats and see the coastline from the water. You can join tours or hire your own boat if you have a license.
4. Get in some beach time
Pampelonne is the most famous beach in St Tropez and is about 30 from the harbour. In summer you’ll want to book ahead for a spot at one of the exclusive beach clubs like Club 55 or Moorea. If on a budget, you can still take a towel down to the public sections of the beach. There are also some public beaches close to the town if you want to go for a quick dip.
5. People watching
Find yourself a spot to relax and watch the beautiful people go by. The waterfront cafes are expensive, but the entertainment is free. Or grab a sorbet and sit on the sea wall to watch from the other side.
Have you been to St Tropez? What’s your number one tip or travel must do?