St Tropez is located on the French Riveria and has long been a destination for wealthy tourists and the jet set. In summer it is overcrowded, however Autumn and Spring are ideal for a visit. The Vieux Port, with the old town rising above the eastern quay, is where you'll get the classic St-Tropez experience, as is place des Lices, which is full of café-brasseries. The best beaches are located just outside of town and offer a variety of water sports.
The Musée de l'Annonciade art museum is a must when visiting St Tropez. It features works by Signac, Matisse and most of the other artists who worked here: grey, grim, northern views of Paris, Boulogne and Westminster, and then local, brilliantly sunlit scenes by the same brush - a real delight and unrivalled outside Paris for the 1890-1940 period of French art.
Things to See & Do
* Rue Gambetta
* Place des Lices market
* Vieux port - old port area
* Place des Ormeau
Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro ()
Language - French
Land Area - 11.18 km²
Population - 5,755 approx
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code - + 33
Port Location - The port of St Tropez is located in the town centre.
Travel Links - Buses run between the main coast road at La Foux and St-Tropez, 5.5km away, every two hours or so (in summer), dropping you at the gare routière on avenue Général-de-Gaulle. From here it's a short walk, along avenue du 8-Mai-1945, to the Vieux Port.
The nearest airports are Toulon-Hyeres, Marseille-Provence, Nice-Côte d'Azur, La Mole. The La Mole airfield, 20 km west of St Tropez, has regular flights to Geneva, Bale-Mulhouse, Munich and Nice.