St Tropez, Cote d’Azur, South of France

Description: If you’ve only ever heard talk about St Tropez, but never visited, we think you’ll be in for a surprise.  It was nothing like we expected it to be (we were thinking flash high-rise condo’s of the rich and famous).  Instead it’s a beautiful, small medieval old town with narrow, picturesque streets, curious little walkways and exclusive shopping boutiques and art galleries.  The harbour is full of the yachts of the super-rich, and the harbour quays feature artists painting and selling their works of art.

Location: 40 miles west of Nice.

General Info: Office de Tourisme website.

Our recommendations:  Don’t waste time getting here for the beach – it is not the best in the area by a long way. The best beaches here are Tahiti, Plage des Graniers, Tropezina and Tabou.  A boat trip to the Hyeres islands is worth considering.

For the children: Try reaching St Tropez by ferry from Ste Maxime – it misses out on the worst of the traffic, the kids will appreciate the variety and you get a great view of the town as you approach it from the sea.


Here’s more information to make the most of your visit to the Cote d’Azur in the South of France: