In this article, we’ll take you on a two-day tour of Saint-Tropez, so you can get an idea of what 48 hours in one of the most famous towns of the French Riviera looks like. Welcome to Saint-Tropez!
- 10 am: Visit Saint-Tropez’s famous harbor
- 12 pm: Grocery shopping at the local food market at Place des Lices
After exploring the harbor, get ready for a nice local experience: grocery shopping at an outdoor food market. If you walk southeast from the harbor along the Rue Georges Clemenceau you’ll stumble on a true gem of St. Tropez: the Marché des Lices. This open air food market is held on the square every Tuesday and Saturday from 8 am to 1 pm, and offers all kinds of fresh produce. Stock up on crispy baguettes, French cheeses and great wine to prepare your own lunch later on. Even when you visit on a day when the market isn’t there, it’s still very nice to see the square with the beautiful big plane trees. Almost any day of the week you can also watch the locals play a game of petanque at the square. It doesn’t get much more French than this!
- 1 pm: Enjoy a French lunch in your own Saint-Tropez vacation rental apartment
And what better way to do this than to prepare a French meal yourself?
When you stay in a Saint-Tropez vacation rental apartment you not only get your own living room and bedrooms; you also get a real kitchen where you can enjoy preparing a French meal for your friends and family.
By staying in a Saint-Tropez apartment you’ll get to feel like a local amongst all the tourists, and enjoy the best of what the French Riviera has to offer!
- 3 pm: Visit a St. Tropez beach
After having lunch back home in your apartment, pay a visit to one of St. Tropez’s many beaches. There are three small beaches located in the town of Saint-Tropez, but the wide sandy beach most people associate with Saint-Tropez is a little further away.
- 8 pm: Have dinner in St. Tropez and go clubbing after
If after dinner you don’t feel like going home yet, stop by “Les Caves du Roy”, which is one of St. Tropez’s best clubs. Don’t be surprised if you spot more than one celebrity!
- 10 am: Soak up some culture in St. Tropez
After a night out on the town take some time for a cultural trip. Saint Tropez’s famous yellow church has been featured in many movies and paintings, so it’s nice to get a closer look!
To find out more about the culture and history of St. Tropez, see Saint Tropez: a cultural and festival spot on the French Riviera.
Alternatively, if your head is still up in the clouds with the celebrities you spotted last night, you can also take a celebrity boat tour. On the tour you’ll be taken across the St. Tropez bay to see all the celebrities and designer houses.
- 12 pm: Visit the old fishing quarter and have lunch at a fish restaurant
The old fishing quarter of Saint Tropez is called La Ponche, and still features many authentic Mediterranean fish restaurants. Explore the little cobblestoned streets and alleys of La Ponche, and enjoy the orange-hued houses you’ll see all around. Pick one of the fish restaurants in the area to have a nice Mediterranean lunch.
- 2 pm: Visit Port Grimaud
- 8 pm: Spend the evening in cosmopolitan Sainte-Maxime
Across the bay from Saint Tropez lies the City of Sainte-Maxime. This bigger city offers lots of attractions in summertime. There are markets held along the harbor every night, and many restaurants and stores stay open until late. There are also often fireworks organized at the beach of Sainte-Maxime during the summer season. There’s nothing more romantic than to walk across the beach at night as fireworks explode over the Mediterranean Sea.
We hope you’ve enjoyed our little tour of Saint Tropez and its surroundings. Of course there’s much more to see and do in this exciting part of the French Riviera!
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