Saint-Tropez is one of the most popular destinations on the Côte d'Azur: beautiful beaches, and much more! Discover what to see in Saint Tropez with Le Collectionist.
A former fishing village on the shores of the Mediterranean, Saint-Tropez is now one of the most popular spots for luxury tourism in France. Between the beautiful beaches of Ramatuelle, the unique architecture of the city, and its charming surroundings, it is one of our favourite destinations for a luxury holiday in France.
In the city of Saint-Tropez, there are plenty of places you won't want to miss. Take a walk along the picturesque old port, visit the Place des Lices, the citadel with an extraordinary view or a one-of-a-kind church. Follow our guide and discover what to see in Saint-Tropez.
The Old Port of Saint-Tropez
The city is calm, yet lively at the port. Fishing boats return, followed by seagulls attracted to their colourful nets. On the nearby yachts, crews prepare for a relaxing day at sea. You can watch this routine from the terrace of Chez Sénéquier while enjoying a coffee before exploring the city.
Place des Lices, the Heart of Saint-Tropez
After taking a tour of the port, explore the golden streets of the city, taking time to window-shop as you pass the luxury boutiques and small shops before reaching the centre of Saint-Tropez: Place des Lices. With its rows of trees, games of pétanque, and gorgeous terraces, it embodies the spirit of the city. Head to the market to buy fresh produce and fish before stopping at la Table Tropézienne to order a Saint-Tropez tart. Then, head back to Appartment Mare, and prepare a delicious lunch with fresh ingredients from the market.
The Saint-Tropez Citadel
When you finish eating, take a walk by the sea on the Chemin des Graniers, a scenic path that will take you to the citadel and its panoramic views of the city. Before going back down, check out the seventeenth-century building to explore the Maritime Museum. The exhibitions will teach you about the history of the fishing village and the old maritime economy that built its history.
The Church of Notre Dame de l'Assomption
The bell tower of this church watches over the town and the blue sea below. Its baroque style and gorgeous limestone façade make it one of the most beautiful places to see in Saint-Tropez. Inside, you can see the bust of Saint-Tropez, the patron saint of the city, who watches over sailors. It is also the starting point of the Bravades de Saint-Tropez, a unique folk festival that can’t be missed if you visit in May.
what to see in the surroundings:
If you have time left in your weekend, there are still plenty of things to discover on the peninsula. Spend a day on the most beautiful beaches in the region, or visit another city to enjoy a great view of the bay.
Ramatuelle and the Mythical Beach of Pampelonne
If you want to see more, visit the famous beaches of Ramatuelle. Film buffs will recognise this pleasant scene from the Brigitte Bardot film And God Created Woman. Enjoy the chic atmosphere of the many beach clubs and restaurants Pamaplonne beach has to offer, surrounded by travellers from all over the world. You can also take a tour of this scenic town, or go for a hike up to the Cap Camarat lighthouse for a panoramic view of the bay.
Sainte-Maxime and Pointe des Sardinaux
Take the car to Sainte-Maxime to see Pointe des Sardinaux. On this scenic peninsula, nicknamed “Little Corsica,” you can relax under the shade of the pines and bathe in crystal-clear water. Take a walk around this magical place, surrounded by nature. Visit an old WWII bunker or even an ancient Roman fishing pond.
A Boat Trip in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez
Here, the question is not what to see, but how to see it. There is no better answer than boarding a boat to navigate the Mediterranean and discover the Gulf of Saint-Tropez in a different way. Sail along the coast until you find a small cove, then drop anchor and go for a swim before having a picnic on the beach. Enjoy beautiful panoramas of the peninsula and the three capes of the Gulf: Cap Taillat, Cap Camarat, and Cap Lardier.