CROISSANTS & CLUB 55
Without a doubt, St. Tropez is the most famous resort on the Cote d’Azur and the town is like a film set. Propelled to fame in the 60s when Brigitte Bardot frequented its shores, it offers everything visitors look for in a Mediterranean yacht charter destination: exceptional yachting, staggering views, a lively social scene, chic shopping and, of course, fabulous beaches
At its heart St. Tropez is still an old fishing village. Its maritime history and relaxed atmosphere keep it down to earth. Just a few steps behind the opulent boutiques of the main streets, you’ll find old-fashioned butchers’ shops, a morning fish market, and boulangeries. As the sun goes down on the Vieille Ville, gleaming superyachts come back to port and vespas, porsches and mini-mokes zip around, dropping off bejewelled locals. Party people flock to the iconic bar at Les Caves du Roy at Hotel Byblos for cocktails and music to get the party started. Club 55 on Plage du Pampelonne is the longest running beach club. Established in the 50s, it still draws a chic international crowd. At both locations, the streets are lined with gleaming supercars. If you are looking for definitive glamour against a traditional backdrop, you can’t choose a better location for a yacht charter than St. Tropez.
WHEN TO GO:
APRIL TO END OF OCTOBER
JULY – AUGUST
Watch the locals in St Tropez parade the streets in traditional costume commemorating Les Bravades in May – cover your ears when 140 muskets are fired by the bravadeurs!
Tuesday and Saturday are market days at Place des Lices: pack a picnic of Provençale stuffed vegetables or head to Lou Pistou for reasonably priced delicatessen nibbles
Do not leave St Tropez without a visit to Atelier Rondini to purchase a pair of their iconic sandals