HOTELS

  • B-lodge - little cool hotel in St. Tropez.  It very central but relatively quiet.
  • Lou Cagnard - small and cute bed & breakfast.  Close to the center and good value for money. 
  • Hotel les Laurier - nice middle class hotel in the center of St. Tropez.
  • Les Byblos - beacon for jet setters, located in the centre of St. Tropez.  5 star hotel with 5 star prices.
  • Le Yaca - built in 1722, this charming 4-star has been beautifully refurbished.  Lots of history and in center of town.
  • Villa Marie - another 5 star hotel but smaller than Byblos.  It is a bit out of town but they have shuttle service and for Le Voile, you can book a seat on their boat to watch the races.  Part of SLH group.

 

MARKETS

  • St. Tropez Market - held every Tuesday and Saturday from 8am to 1pm in Places Des Lices.  Get there early as it gets very crowded.  If you need a coffee/croissant, go to Le Cafe.
  • Grimaud Antique Market - if you like antique markets, this one is great/huge.  Held on Sunday in Grimaud at "Jas de Robert".  

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LUNCHES AT PAMPELONNES BEACHES

  • It is the thing to do in St Tropez and there are many nice restaurants right on the beach.  Club 55, Key West, Moorea Plage.  
  • Bouillabaisse at Chez Camille. Chez Camille is supposed to do the best Bouillabaisse outside of Marseille.  It is very expensive.  http://www.chezcamille.fr

OTHER RESTAURANTS

  • Pan Dei, St Tropez - in Relais & Chateaux hotel in middle of town.  Lovely venue for dinner.
  • Le Petit Joseph à St.Tropez - nice food with Asian touch.
  • Auberge de la Mole - famous, tradtional restaurant/ 5 course menue is standard. 
  • Auberge des Maures à St. Tropez - cosy, good and expensive restaurant in of the alleys of St. Tropez. http://www.aubergedesmaures.fr
  • Ferme Ladouceur, Ramatuelle - http://www.fermeladouceur.com
  • Ferme La Verdoyante, Gassin - beautiful tradtional Provence restaurant in the fields of Gassin with view on the sea.  http://la-verdoyante.fr/restaurant_gassin.html
  • La Bretonniere - superb food, only a very few outside tables, but beautiful interior as well.

  • Le Tarte Tropezienne on Place Des Lices - fabulous almond croissants.

BARS

  • Bar du Sube - it is in the Hotel Sube on the 2nd floor above Cafe du Paris.  Best view of the harbour.

  • Bar Du Port - nice view of harbour from the ground.  On Thursday night of Le Voile, turns into a wild disco.

  • Bar at Hotel Le Yaca - the hotel's low-key yet elegant bar was once the favorite local watering hole of Errol Flynn.  Orson Wells, Rita Hayworth, and Greta Garbo were regular patrons, too.

  • Les Caves du Roy - the hottest nightclub in town in the the Byblos hotel.  You'll have to dress the part; once you get in, be prepared for the most expensive beer of your life ($33!).

 

SHOPPING

You are spoiled for choice.  Every international luxury brand is in St. Tropez, alongside local inexpensive brands as well.  Here are a few standouts.

  • K Jacques St Tropez - owners are refugees from Armenia – The swank hand make sandals are seen in many fashion magazines and on locals (around 150 euros).  25 Rue Allard and 16 Rue Seillon www.lestropeziennes.com
  • Sandales Tropeziennes - as worn by Bardot and every other beautiful woman who ever ambled the streets of St. Tropez. The Rondini family has been making them behind the shop at 16 Rue Clemenceau since 1927 (www.rondini.fr). They start at around 120 euros a pair.
  • Gas Bijoux - locally made jewellery.  Very trendy and fabulous!  15 Quai Suffren

  • L'Escales & Blanc Blu - St. Tropez casual wear.  Brothers use to own Blanc Blu together but split up and are now rivals with 2 different brands.

  • Eres - one of the most coveted names in French lingerie also does bathing suits, which insiders swear shave 10 pounds off your figure.  2 Rue Gambetta 

  • Vilebrequin - swimwear for men and boys.  It was founded in 1971 in Saint-Tropez, France.