Make no mistake, while Saint-Tropez is considered the party and luxury capital of the French Riviera, it offers more family-friendly adventures than you can imagine. Browse our St Tropez villas and find your refuge for your family vacation.
Between crazy nautical activities on the Mediterranean Sea, lazy days on the beautiful white sand beaches of the region and cultural visits with your tribe, discover the things to do in Saint-Tropez for holidays under the sign of adventure. Here is our selection of activities to visit Saint-Tropez with the family:
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On the Côte d'Azur, we live to the rhythm of the sea and the sun. At the first light of day, the whole family wakes up in Villa Liana. We have breakfast on the terrace, sunk into the sofas, facing the sea, to fill up on energy for the whole day. Once the beach gear is ready, everyone embarks for an exciting day on the shores of the Mediterranean, in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.
Explore the sea and admire the Gulf of Saint-Tropez from the air, during a parasailing session with your family. Departing from the beach, we take off several tens of meters above the water and let ourselves float gently in the air, attached to a parachute and carried by the force of the wind. A fun experience for the whole family, which can be practiced from the age of 3, and which offers a new point of view on the Var coast and the Mediterranean.
For older children, what could be more thrilling than a visit to the bay? Many yacht clubs in the Gulf offer jet-ski or water-ski trips to explore the surrounding area. The Collectionist offers you a cruise aboard an expedition boat, the Phenix Dixi. From the port of Saint-Tropez, embark to discover the beauty of this sailboat in the wind. Winner of several regattas, the Phenix Dixi participates each year in the essential nautical events of the French Riviera. If you're one of those who wants to join the action, this experience is for you: join the official crew for a day and participate in the victory!
By the sea or near a lake, the beaches of the Var are among the most beautiful in France. Take advantage of the mild Mediterranean weather to play with the children, build sandcastles, compete in a game of beach volleyball or explore the sea from a giant paddle board.
Then, to recover from your emotions, lie down on the warm sand and tell stories of pirates and fishermen to the youngest by drawing in the fine sand. Without forgetting the essential snack: an ice cream or a fresh fruit juice, which you can enjoy in the shade of a parasol, in one of the many beach bars that dot the shores of the peninsula.
The most famous beach in Saint-Tropez is in Ramatuelle. Here you can find the most prestigious beach restaurants in the region. At noon, we choose one of these establishments, to meet up with the family around a lunch with our feet in the sand.
At the end of the meal, we move towards the immaculate sunbeds. There, we immerse ourselves in a good novel, while keeping an eye on the children splashing around in the shallow waters. And when it's time for a siesta, we entrust our little darlings to the entertainers of one of the beach clubs in Pampelonne, to take full advantage of these few minutes of peace.
Change of scenery: we take the car in the direction of Roquebrune-sur-Argens, a few kilometers from Saint-Tropez. There is the artificial lake of Perrin and its beautiful beaches, surrounded by green massifs and the mythical ocher rock of Roquebrune-sur-Argens. We go around this pretty lake in search of the best place to admire the landscape or we rent a pedal boat to survey the lake.
Also discover our selection of the best beaches in Saint-Tropez.
Who said children don't like museums? In Saint-Tropez, they know how to be fascinating for all ages. We admire the mythical silhouette of Notre Dame de l'Assomption, then we dive into the history of the Navy and stories of piracy at the Citadel Museum of Saint-Tropez, or we browse the rooms of the Museum of the Gendarmerie and the Cinema on Place Blanqui.
After a day under the Mediterranean sun, the whole family gathers around a mythical film, which contributed to the image of Saint-Tropez throughout the world. At the Villa Hanoi, we gather in the sofas of the open-air cinema to rediscover the gendarme of Saint-Tropez and Louis de Funès his emblematic interpreter.
The next day, the children will be delighted to find the gendarmerie of the film and its blue shutters at the Musée de la Gendarmerie et du Cinéma. Throughout the rooms and exhibitions, we go behind the camera to rediscover the history of Saint-Tropez and its illustrious gendarmes.
Before becoming the haunt of luxury all over the world, the port of Saint-Tropez was one of the largest ports in the Mediterranean. Fishing village adored by the young Brigitte Bardot or haunt of pirates: all the themes of the Navy are covered in the Citadel Museum, which will fascinate young and old.
You can also take advantage of the exceptional view offered by this building over the city of Saint-Tropez and the Mediterranean Sea. Something to awaken your sailor souls! Then board an old pirate ship for an unforgettable treasure hunt in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.
Famous throughout the world, the seaside resort of Saint-Tropez has managed to retain its authentic Provençal fishing village soul. Between its old port, the century-old plane trees of the Place de Lices and its golden streets dotted with restaurants and small shops, it is impossible to get bored. Here are some activities not to be missed, if you are visiting Saint-Tropez with your family...
On the Place des Lices, at aperitif time, children can try their hand at pétanque in the shade of the plane trees under the watchful eye of parents seated on the terrace, pastis in hand. When the game is over, we get our team together and go in search of a restaurant that will delight the taste buds of the whole family. To get a head start, find our the hottest restaurants in Saint-Tropez here.
Leaving the Place des Lices, we make a well-deserved stop at the Tarte Tropézienne, an essential address in the city center for all sweet tooths. Take a seat on the terrace or take your sweets and go enjoy them on the quays of the Old Port, a few minutes away, watching the boats, each more luxurious than the next.
St Tropez is a place of variety, where quiet solitude and teeming crowds can exist separately, yet harmoniously. Discover your St Tropez with this guide.