If you are visiting the French Riviera, you absolutely must stop in St. Tropez as well. In fact, due to the availability of the best boat rental St Tropez has to offer, it is, for many, the starting point of a vacation. St. Tropez should be on everybody’s bucket list, as the jewel of the Riviera. The azure waters, beautiful colors of architecture, and vibrant way of life, is something that should not be missed.
What to Expect from St. Tropez
There is always a wonderful breeze in St. Tropez, making the awnings of the many cafes to snap and welcome you in. You will be surrounded by the smell of mimosa and jasmine, as well as the whiffs of wonderful food. It will soon turn to night, when St. Tropez becomes almost frenetic. No matter what your personal interests are for nightlife, you are guaranteed to find it here.
“St Trop”, as many call it, was an unknown little place until 1956, when Brigitte Bardot was discovered in the movie “And God Created Women”, filmed in the town. Suddenly, movie stars, writers, and artists all wanted to be here. This continues today, with it being the favorite destination of the rich and famous from all over the world.
But despite this, St Trop is open and everyone is welcome. Everything centers around the harbor, where you will see some stunning villas with signature red tiled roofs, as well as hundreds of wooden fishing boats, precariously placed between luxury yachts. At the same time, there is history abound, with narrow cobblestone streets and 12 century church. It truly is a place of beauty.
One of the things that really makes it special, however, is its light. It is said that no other place in the world has the same natural light as what St. Tropez has, and it is impossible to describe. Unsurprisingly, it is a hugely attractive spot for artists, who try their hardest to capture this unique light on canvas.
Of course, the town is also a place to relax. There are beautiful beaches, including Plage de Tahiti, Plage de Pampelonne, Salins, Caneliers, and Bouillabaisse. Some of these beaches are true tourist hotspots and have an almost hedonistic feel to them. Others are really secluded and will make you feel as if you have the beach all to yourself. The overall region in which St. Tropez is found is home to 40 different beaches, so there are plenty of choices out there for you. Besides lying on the beach, you can jet ski, parasail, windsurf, surf, water-ski, sail, boat, scuba dive, snorkel, swim, go to the cinema, eat, shop, horseback ride, fish, visit amusement parks, play mini golf, racquetball, golf, or tennis, go biking, hiking, or simply enjoy the fitness centers. Of course, it is also home to a variety of events, beautiful art galleries, and truly unique museums. You will not spend a single moment in St. Tropez feeling like there is nothing to do!