The history of city of Saint Tropez is certainly deeper than its recent popularity with the rich and famous. Its name comes from the monks of the Abbey of Saint-Victor in Marseilles, who owned the peninsula in the eleventh century and named it “San Torpes”. Through the years the city developed as a fishing village and market town.
Famous sites worth visiting in the city include, Place des Lices (the market square), The Citadel, the vieux port, Musée de l'Annonciade (one of the finest museums of painting and sculpture from the early twentieth century). In addition to the historic sites the city has six beaches along its twelve miles of coastline.
With so much to offer in Saint Tropez, it is a great stop on your tour of the South of France. There are a wide range of vacation rental apartments from townhouses to studios within a short distance of all that Saint Tropez has to offer.