Things to do in Saint-Tropez

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    Saint-Tropez: Internationally known resort town on the French Riviera

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Get Your Bearings in Saint-Tropez

By Biju Sukumaran
Travel Expert

Stay
Eat
See & Do
Party
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Where to Stay

Saint-Tropez hotels come in a variety of sizes and price ranges. Smaller villages around the area often have great rates for small B&B's, while budget motels are available on the edges of the city center. The hills near the coastal region have everything from small inns to high-end luxury hotels.

Caution:

Many hotel prices in Saint-Tropez increase exponentially during the summer.

What to Eat

High-end cuisine can be found at many of the luxury hotels, like Hôtel La Résidence de la Pinède and Hôtel Villa Belrose. Continental breakfasts are available at cafes along the port and often include coffee, orange juice and chocolate croissants. The Petite Marche contains vendors selling paella, panini, pizzas, and roast chickens.

Caution:

Many of the best restaurants are only open from Easter to the end of September.

Things to See

The Statue de Suffren, celebrating native Vice-Admiral Pierre Andre de Suffren, is one of the main attractions in the city and is located where quay Suffren crosses quay Jean-Jaures. Vielle Ville contains Rue de la Misericorde, a street filled with stores and an excellent example of old Saint-Tropez.  The hilltop villages surrounding the city have excellent views, old architecture and are also known for their yellow mimosa flowers.

Hot Tips:

The hilltop villages are known for their rose wine.

Places to Party

There are many cafes that attract a late-night crowd in Saint-Tropez. Quay Suffren contains several including Cafe de Paris, Cafe Senequier, and Le bar du Port, located along the walkways of the harbor. Kelly's Irish Pub is a more relaxed bar and draws a largely foreign clientele. Residence du Port is home to some of the more upscale night clubs of the area, while Le Pigeonnier on Rue de la Ponche welcomes a gay and lesbian crowd.

Caution:

Some of the night clubs will only be open from Easter to late September.

Where to Shop

Rue Francois Sibilli houses most of the high-end fashion boutiques and international name brands like Giorgio Armani and Louis Vuitton. Rue Gambetta is also filled with clothing shops, including a number of stores focusing on swimming attire and children's clothing. Place des Lices is home to an outdoor second-hand market with vendors selling everything from clothes and tableware to homemade foodstuffs.

Hot Tips:

The local supermarkets are spread throughout the city and offer budget alternatives to long-term guests of Saint-Tropez.

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