Sunshine, golden sand beaches and turquoise waters await you in this glistening jewel of the Cote d’Azur. Revered among the yachting elite, this former fishing village was transformed into a luxury haven of glitz and glamour during the heydays of the 1960s. Retaining its luxury appeal and old-world charm, Saint Tropez is the perfect stop for any yacht charter along the French Riviera. Offering a selection of fine-dining options, luxury shopping and thrilling nightclubs alongside historical sites, there is no better way to fully immerse yourself in the magnetic pull of this stunning seaside town than via a St Tropez yacht charter. Still not convinced? We share three things to do during a St Tropez yacht charter.
1 – Walk down the Promenade of the Old Port
The beating heart of the city centre, the Vieux Port, also known as the old port, remains one of the most popular places to see and be seen in St Tropez. The old port is filled with sleek superyachts, fishing boats and pleasure vessels and is surrounded by colourful houses, stores and chic cafes. A walk down the promenade is the best way to explore St Tropez on foot while admiring the beautiful architecture and wall murals that adorn the town and help create its warm atmosphere. Sitting at any one of the sophisticated bars and cafes that line the promenade for an afternoon of people watching is also quite the experience, as you never know who you may see, from celebrities to A-listers and locals, St Tropez welcomes all.
2 – Unwind on the beach
St Tropez is not only renowned for its exclusive dining options – its golden sand beaches and turquoise waters are famous for a good reason. With several private and public beaches to choose from, some of the most well-known beaches include the Plage de Pampelonne, the backdrop for the iconic 1956 film starring Brigitte Bardot, “And God Created Woman”, and the exclusive Tahiti Plage, home to the VIP beach club Tahiti. Spanning 5km, Plage de Pampelonne is the largest in St Tropez and home to the popular Club 55 beachside restaurant and club.
A smaller beach within walking distance of the harbour also worth visiting is Plage de la Bouillabaisse.
3 -Take in the view while dining out
One cannot visit the city of St Tropez without sampling some of its delectable cuisines. Spending some time in beautiful cafes and restaurants is one of the best things to do in this seaside town. Simply overflowing with world-famous restaurants, such as LSpoon Byblos, L’Opéra and Cafe Senequier, one can indulge in the best dishes, from French to International, while enjoying an evening of theatrics at the same time. Head to the Ermitage Hotel for an apero with a magnificent bird-eye view of the city before dinner. Also known for its vibrant nightlife, partygoers will feel right at home in St Tropez, which is home to various VIP nightclubs, ranging from the VIP Room to the Les Caves du Roy and Gaio. After taking in the sights, be sure to visit one of its exclusive bars or clubs for a night filled with dancing and adventure until the sun comes up.
To learn more about a St Tropez yacht charter, visit TWW Yachts today.