St Tropez is a small town located in the South of France, also known as the French Riviera. It was an unassuming fishing village until the beginning of the 20th century. After the world war II, it became an internationally known seaside resort, renowned principally because of the influx of French artists. Later, it became a resort for the European and American jet setters and a goal for tourists in search of a little Provençal authenticity and an occasional celebrity sighting.
Although weather is temperate year round, peak season to visit St Tropez is summer when its warm and sunny, perfect for water activities. Here is a painting depicting the forecast for St Tropez.
The port in St Tropez can hold upto 800 yachts at a time. Advance reservations are required to pull into the harbor and spots closes to the boardwalk are generally more expensive. The yacht owners want to show off their beauties to everyone. It is simply the place to see and be seen!
Once the yachts come to St Tropez, they spend couple of days docked. This is when the owners can enjoy the flavors of town – eating, drinking and shopping. There are lots of bars, cafes and restaurants that offer authentic French cuisine. Senequier is the oldest bar dating back to 1887, overlooking the harbor.
Sailors from all over the world brought pieces that can be seen in architectural elements throughout the city. From 890–972, Saint-Tropez and its surroundings became an Arabic-Muslim colony dominated by the nearby Saracen settlement of Fraxinet.
St Tropez has a high saturation of designer boutiques, mostly from France and Italy. Concept stores by Chanel, Dolce and Gabbana and others boast a mansion showroom with swimming pool and gardens for their shoppers to stroll around.
St Tropez is also famous for its Provençal style homes with pink-orange colors, narrow cobblestone streets and surrounded by beautiful dark blue waters. Locals spend the day enjoying fresh seafood and rose wine with ice cubes at neighboring Pampelonne Beach.