St Tropez lifestyle
St Tropez is well located as a gateway to the French Riviera
or Western Mediterranean, so you will find plenty of things to see and do during your yacht charter
. Head to the Quartier de la Ponche, St Tropez's original fisherman's district where you can sip pastis at La Ponche where Picasso once drank and where 'Et Dieu… créa la femme' (…And God Created Woman), with Brigitte Bardot, was filmed.
Vibrant Place des Lices hosts lively markets, every Tuesday and Saturday, where you can pick up a souvenir or sample seasonal Provençal food before sitting at a table at nearby Café des Arts to watch the fiercely competitive games of boules! Culture aficionados should visit the Musée de l'Annonciade, a chapel turned museum which now houses impressive paintings by Signac and Matisse, or climb up to the 17th century Citadelle for magnificent views over the rooftops and sea before learning about the town's naval heritage at the Musée d'histoire maritime.
St Tropez is synonymous with exceptional shopping and style mavens won't be disappointed with no shortage of boutiques showcasing chic Riviera outfits and the latest designer fashions – don't miss dropping into Chanel and Dior or picking up the latest beachwear at Vilebrequin or Kiwi St-Tropez.
The St Tropez peninsula has many other options for charter guests , such as relaxing on a fine sand beach on the coastline or discovering a regional vineyard. Stretching 5 km along the shoreline at Ramatuelle, Plage de Pampelonne is the place to see and be seen. You will find a wide selection of trendy beach clubs and restaurants such as Club 55 and Les Palmiers as you admire the luxury yachts on the horizon. Other beaches near St Tropez worth visiting are Tamaris Plage near Port Grimaud, Plage de l'Escalet near Cap Taillat and Plage de la Cabasson at Bormes-les-Mimosas if you are travelling further afield.
For when the sun goes down, Le Sénéquier on the port is a good place for a drink with a view, or join the party crowds who keep the cocktails and champagne flowing at Les Caves du Roy, Nikki Beach or VIP Room.
Throughout the year, charter guests can enjoy numerous events
and festivals in and around St Tropez including the traditional Les Bravades festival in May that celebrates the Patron Saint of St Tropez, the stunning display of classic yachts racing in Les Voiles de St Tropez in the Autumn and annual chestnut and grape-harvesting festivals in the cooler months.