Protected by a small gulf and surrounded by a crystal-clear sea, Saint Tropez is one of the best-loved and most popular destinations on the French Riviera Côte d’Azur.
Small in size but hugely prestigious and famous, the city of Saint Tropez is host year after year to the world’s, and especially Italy’s jet-set.
The city’s magnificent historic centre was founded by Ligurian peoples and in later times frequented by Etruscans and Romans.
Its outstanding location for the growth of trade made Saint Tropez, formerly known as Athenopolis, a wealthy and flourishing hub.
Over the centuries, Saracens, Knights of Malta and trading fleets all had their influence on the village’s structure, turning it into today’s architectural gem and an interesting place to visit both historically and culturally.
Saint Tropez is internationally known as the preferred destination of VIP’s from around the world.
Private beaches, aperitif bars, prestigious night spots, four-star hotels and luxurious villas are the ingredients that go into making this little town the favourite spot among elite tourists who want to see and be seen.
In the 1960’s, Brigitte Bardot and many other stars have contributed to making Saint Tropez the place to be in summer.
Even today “Saint Trop” can boast of being a favourite among fans of “hot summer nights” aboard mega-yachts or in private villas right out of a Thousand and One Nights, not to mention the many nightclubs that for years have charmed both occasional visitors and “habitués”.
Prestigious hotels, yacht charters, luxurious villas to let and fine restaurants are some of the services available to those looking for the good life.
Saint Tropez is not just sea, parties and stars; you can also love this place for its peacefulness and beautiful architecture, its culture and the many events that go on throughout the year.
All year long Saint Tropez features lots of good reasons to visit: the International Polo Cup, Les Voiles de Saint Tropez and the Giraglia Rolex Cup are just some of the worthwhile events held here.
With its many four-star hotels and the chance to hold receptions and conventions in undeniably charming Provençal settings, Saint Tropez is the ideal place for holding meetings and events against a fascinating and culturally rich backdrop.
In winter and summer, there’s always a good reason for visiting Saint Tropez!
SAINT TROPEZ TOURIST OFFICE
Saint Tropez tourist information
Rue Gambetta 40
Tel: 0892 68 48 28
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