The natural, cultural and historical heritage of Saint-Tropez
The natural heritage of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez is protected to preserve its wild nature. Yachting enthusiasts will fall in love with the absolute beauty of Cap Taillat and its sandy isthmus. The spot between Cap Camarat and Cap Taillat is ideal for enjoying lunch at anchor and undertaking a snorkelling or paddle activity. To feel the Mediterranean essences’ fragrance, let yourself be carried away on a walk along the coastal path, which belongs to the Port-Cros National Park. The magic of the place is still evident from June to September when tourist activity is still reduced.
Saint-Tropez is also a land of culture, and you can discover the works of Signac, Matisse, Derain or Marquet at the Musée de l’Annonciade, created in 1922. The Fauve, Pointillist and Nabis movements are highlighted and reveal a fascinating reflection of the artists around colour.
The Napoleonic heritage of Saint-Tropez can be seen from the coastal path to the imposing Citadel, where the peacocks roam freely, and the panoramic view stretches from the beaches to the Esterel massif and on to the peaks of the Southern Alps. Within the Citadel, you can discover the marine history of Saint-Tropez by visiting the maritime history museum. You can discover the history of Saint-Tropez by browsing through the 15 different themes.
Saint-Tropez, a village with a thousand faces
Parties, relaxation, authenticity, wine and food. The Gulf of Saint-Tropez is a concentrate of lifestyle. Party lovers meet in the nightclubs open all summer long, on the beaches of Pampelonne, on the yachts moored in the port of Saint-Tropez or the sumptuous villas of the Gulf.
Those who need to relax and recharge their batteries take advantage of the spas of prestigious brands, indulge in yoga or relaxation sessions in the gardens of their hotels or villas or bask in the sun on the beaches of the peninsula.
Those searching for authenticity will enjoy wandering through the narrow, colourful streets of the village of Saint-Tropez or Ramatuelle. They stroll through the Provençal market’s alleys, enjoy a game of pétanque on the Place des Lices or discover handicrafts in the independent village shops.
Epicureans discover the vineyards of the peninsula and enjoy a tasting at the heart of their favourite domain. Their taste buds exalt at the sight of the dishes served in the starred restaurants of the peninsula.
Sports enthusiasts can play golf, watch a horse race or take part in water sports in the Bay of Pampelonne.
Of course, fashionistas can indulge in the designer boutiques, haute-couture brands and luxury shops in the village of Saint-Tropez.
All in an atmosphere conducive to socialising. Members of the elite, top executives and other personalities can meet in privacy, in complete discretion, while enjoying a luxury holiday in Saint-Tropez, at the heart of the French Riviera.
Institutions that have made Saint-Tropez famous
No luxury destination is without prestigious establishments. Saint-Tropez is no exception to the rule, and certain brands have primarily contributed to building the legend of Saint-Tropez.
First of all, there are the gourmet shops. Sénéquier and its terrace of red colour have made the reputation of Saint-Tropez since 1930. One can relax there over a coffee or a glass of rosé in the sun while admiring the most incredible yachts moored in the port of Saint-Tropez. How can you talk about gourmet food without mentioning the mythical dessert that young and old alike can taste greedily at any time of the day? You can’t spend a holiday in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez without giving in to the temptation of the Tarte Tropézienne, this garnished brioche, whose recipe is secretly preserved. Located on the Place des Lices, it is the gourmet address for your luxury trip to Saint-Tropez. Gourmandise can rhyme with elegance, finesse and excellence. These are the elements you will find when you dine at the table of Arnaud Donckele, the 3* chef of the Vague d’Or, the gastronomic restaurant of the Cheval Blanc hotel. Having a table there is a bit like the grail of any stay in Saint-Tropez. It is best to make a reservation several months in advance.
Another place, another institution, the Caves du Roy, the legendary club of the Hotel Byblos Saint-Tropez. The regulars naturally have their own table there. It is the unmissable address to celebrate a luxury stay in Saint-Tropez.
Finally, in Saint-Tropez, there is an institution you can take with you in your luggage. Rondini launched the “Tropéziennes” in 1927. Don’t leave without a pair of these sandals whose leather comes from the same tanneries as Hermès and of which only 13,000 pairs leave the workshop each year.
A choice of exceptional accommodation to stay in Saint-Tropez
Few destinations have the advantage of having a wide choice of accommodation, the diversity of which is invaluable in meeting all travellers’ expectations.
From palaces to prestigious villas and superyachts, everything is possible in Saint-Tropez.
If a hotel is your favourite refuge for a successful holiday, the luxury hotel offers in the Gulf of Saint-Tropez should seduce you since, with 4 “Palace” category hotels and 12 Five-star hotels, this destination offers you an exceptional choice. If only the palaces are part of your selection criteria, then succumb to the charm of the Hotel Byblos Saint-Tropez, this Provencal village in the heart of the town, or the natural and protected environment of the Château de la Messardière. For a more intimate setting, go to La Réserve de Ramatuelle. As for the Cheval Blanc, its magical location on the seafront makes the experience perfect.
For yachting lovers, Saint-Tropez is a mythical port to charter a yacht. These majestic floating palaces are numerous to charter from Saint-Tropez. Famous yachts await you, such as the Yacht OSE, which is anchored in the port of Saint-Tropez all year round. These yachts and their crews ensure an exceptional experience for your entire luxury stay in Saint Tropez.
Finally, the districts of Les Parcs de Saint-Tropez, Route des Plages, Escalet, Pampelonne and Les Salins hide sumptuous villas, bastides and other Californian houses to rent. Exceptional residences, with noble materials and whose facilities will seduce young and old.
Whether you are a family, a couple, friends or on business, Saint-Tropez offers you a real cocoon of luxury, where everyone will find their happiness during an unforgettable stay. Young and old alike will be won over by this village between Provence and the Côte d’Azur.
To turn your luxury stay in Saint-Tropez into a unique moment, the Excellence team mobilises its expertise and network and accompanies you in creating a tailor-made trip.
Dedicated to your well-being, our team is at your service and reactive throughout your trip. You can entrust us with your project, and together we will build your dream holiday in the unique setting of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez.