A guide to: Saint-Tropez

A guide to: Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez, today the epitome of glamour and exclusivity, was projected onto the world stage in the 1960s. The connection with Brigitte Bardot transformed the fortunes of a small fishing village, which soon became the place to be for the jet set.

Despite the hype, Saint-Tropez has kept its charm and sense of community. Great care has been taken to retain the town's original architecture and buildings, and strictly observed regulations ensure a careful ratio between greenery and bricks. Here, you can still experience a typical French village lifestyle and indeed many choose to live here year round. And in true fashion, as a local resident, you will find it difficult getting from A to B in a hurry because everyone you know will stop to say ‘Salut! Ça va?’.

Saint-Tropez offers residents and holidaymakers the ultimate in luxury services whilst the location oozes style and luxury, combining private beaches and chic boutiques with exquisite restaurants, the best hotels and numerous hot spots. Club 55 and Moorea are sought after lunch locations, the beaches of Pampelonne and Tahiti are not to be missed and don’t look further than L’Opera or Les Caves du Roy in the famous Hôtel Byblos if you are looking for a real celebration, with playlists to die for. And do try the local sweet treat “La Tarte Tropézienne", so delicious that the pastry shop has registered the brand!

If you are looking to buy property in Saint-Tropez, options range from village apartments, old fisherman’s houses and traditional Provençal bastides to the uber contemporary waterfront villas. Saint-Tropez also has a resilient seasonal rentals market due to demand for the area, so this is an excellent way to get to know the area before buying your dream house.

Sought-after locations include:

Parcs de Saint-Tropez
A secure private residential estate of over 300 acres that commands a devoted following. The domain has a residents-only beach and many of the properties have sea views.


The port of Saint –Tropez & Place des Lices
Place des Lices lies at the heart of the village and is bordered by 100 year old plane trees. The popular market is held here every Tuesday and Saturday. Properties close to, or within walking distance, are highly desirable, with buyers wanting to be in the centre or in the port to benefit from the old town atmosphere, the busy boutiques and chic cafés. Likewise, the port and the opportunity of uninterrupted coastal views is a draw for many. Saint-Tropez hosts the ever popular Les Voiles each year and the port is a hub of activity, although on any day of the year you will spot sleek modern yachts alongside traditional fishing boats.

 

Pinet and Capon
Le Capon offers an elevated position located between Le Pinet and Les Salins beach, dominated by sumptuous property that often benefit from spacious private grounds and exceptional views over both the Canbiers and Pampelonne Bay. This highly popular location is ideally situated between Saint-Tropez town and the ever popular Tahiti beach.

 

Slightly further afield, you will find the popular locations of Gassin and Ramatuelle.

Gassin is a charming picturesque village overlooking the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. Perched 200m above sea level, the old town is one of the most beautiful villages in France. Here you find typical Provençal houses, vineyards and a range of contemporary builds. Meanwhile in Ramatuelle you will find equal charm and the beautiful views. Presented in a winding, snail like configuration with a typical Mediterranean architecture, the location boasts hidden stairs, passages, squares, narrow streets paved with flowers, a church and its bell tower. Ideally situated for the beautiful sandy beaches in the Pampelonne Bay, Ramatuelle is a favoured location due to the combination of beach and countryside access.

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