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Saint Tropez Donjon de la Citadelle

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St-Tropez a seaside town




We spent an enjoyable day walking round the town and harbour. It was just over one hours drive from our rented house near Cannes

Saint Tropez is a small seaside town on the beach in the south of France. It has public and private beaches both nude and otherwise.It is an expensive place prices are higher here than further up the coast. We did however splash out on 2 coffee before we left.

The best time to go is April to early June or September. The town gets very busy in the peak months During winter, the weather here can be miserable St. Tropez faces north, and picks up the cold weather of the mistral.

St Tropez


St tropez picture

The town is reached on a narrow coast road which gets blocked with traffic. It can be better to go further up the coast to St Raphael and travel by boat.

The boat leaves every couple of hours and the short journey takes about 50 mins. Try this local map of the area

In the town you will find a chapel that has been converted to one of the best art galleries in the country works to be found Matisse's Corsican Landscape and Vuillard's Two Women by Lamplight.

Cruise ship off the coast of St Tropez


st tropez boat picture


st tropez  picture


st tropez harbour  picture

Chateau De La Messardiere Hotel

chateau de la messardiere The stylish Chateau Hotel de la Messardiere stands like a fairy tale castle on a hill overlooking the gulf of Saint-Tropez and the seven beautiful beaches of Pampelonne.

A Mediterranean style hotel now complements the original chateau. All rooms feature balconies or terraces.

Chateau De La Messardiere Hotel

Hotels in Saint Tropez

St Tropez


The Rue Sibilli is filled with trendy boutiques and unique items, try the place de Lices, where you can find produce and regional foods as well as clothes and collectables.

Visit the maritime museum, from the upper floors you'll have a great view of the entire peninsula, the gulf, and the Alps.

At night there is a wide choice of places to visit. If you want to eat you will find most of the restaurants in the town.It will also give you a guide to the cost of eating out

On Tuesdays and Saturday morning you can visit the local market.It is held at Place des Lices a small square in the town centre.


St Tropez town and harbour

st tropez town picture

st tropez  picture


Google street map showing the harbour area


We stayed in a gite in a small village an hour from the town. This is a good way to live like the locals and enjoy the French lifestyle. It is also good value more so if several of you go together

Places to stay


Holiday Rental Cottage


Normandy cottage rental France

La Maison Des Vignes (The House of Vines) sits in the heart of the lovely village of Tourouzelle, in the sunny Languedoc Roussillon area of the South of France.

One of three gites we have available, this gite, Gite Olivier, sleeps 4-6 people and has three bathrooms, 3 bedrooms and a private terrace with gas barbeque. There is also a heated swimming pool in the landscaped, walled gardens.

Situated in the Minervois and bordering the Corbiere wine regions, this former vigneron estate dates back to the 1600s and is built in the traditional stone typical of the region.

The architect-designed, renovated barn conversions have created 3 spacious gites which have all the character of the old stone walls, high ceilings and original wooden beams, combined with all the comforts and mod cons that will make your stay here all the more pleasurable. Whether you wish to soak up the sunshine by the pool or the beach, enjoy the fabulous food and wine of the area, play golf, cycle or walk, you are sure to discover your joie de vivre at La Maison Des Vignes.

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St Tropez

St Tropez

The way to St Tropez

St Tropez sign

st tropez harbour  picture

Artist shop in the town

St Tropez shop

Apt French market town

Monte Carlo

Monte Carlo

The port of Marseilles


Marseilles sea

Marseilles sea

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Narrow street in Eze

street in village of Eze

The old village of Eze is in the hills behind Cannes.

Steps in the village of Eze

village of Eze

St Malo cafe in the old part of the town

St malo shop Brittany

Doelan Light house

Doelan lighthouse

a nice little fishing port in Brittany

The old town of Quimperle

Quimperle Brittany

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