What to see in St. Tropez

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St. Tropez Places And Charm, France

Mostly in May, June or September, therefore not yet in the fervor of the high season, the Vieux Port (old port) exudes a timeless glamour in the warm light of the sunset. If you love the jet-set, even dreaming is allowed: you can immerse yourself in the atmosphere as you sip a cocktail in one of the legendary cafes, like Sartre at his table at Café Sénéquier, and watch, from behind your sunglasses, the wealthy people on board the docked boats.

If you're looking for a more reserved area instead of the fashionable bustle, you can go to the Quartier de la Ponche, the area most visited by fishermen and locals, or mix with the crowd at the market in  Place des Lices.

Rue Gambetta, an elegant street in the historic center, was built by wealthy ship-owners and merchants between the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. From the so-called one "Grande Rue", home of prestigious boutiques and refined shops and restaurants, you can access the seventeenth-century Chapelle de la Misericorde.

The pier, Môle Jean-Réveille, at the end of the port and near the Place de l’Hotel de La Ville, offers a charming view of the gulf and the city. The square is the seat of the municipal offices.

Place de la Garonne: in this square, rich in boutiques and art galleries, the Provençal carnival of St.-Tropez, an occasion for authentic folklore and great celebration for the young and old, starts in the first week of March.

The Place des Lices reflects the most genuine and traditional soul of the place: a lively Provençal market is held here every Tuesday and Saturday. The most delicious traditional products are sold at affordable prices, as it's where residents mainly do their shopping. This square is also the classic meeting place for the jeu de boule, where the most enthusiastic bowling fans compete in exciting games of "petanque", duly alternating with an aperitif or a pastis on the terrace of the famous Le Café.

Place de l'Ormeau, near Rue d'Aumale, Rue Saint-Jean and the ramparts, it is the town square, in a quiet area frequented by artists, which is ideal for a cocktail in the shade of an olive tree. A couple of years ago, the "Fête des artistes", was born. It is a cultural initiative that involves the city together with a group of merchants and artists who want to enhance this picturesque neighborhood. The Italian Baroque style nineteenth-century church that can be seen from the square, with its characteristic yellow-ochre bell tower, is one of the most prominent monuments in St.-Tropez.

Looking for an unforgettable trip out of town?

Just a few kilometers inland you can visit enchanting Ramatuelle, an ancient village clinging to the hill (Òvillages perché), surrounded by woods, vineyards and ancient fortresses. This ancient village is a thrilling side trip among bougainvillea, fountains, winding alleyways and stone houses.

The same can be said for the small and charming Gassin, just a few minutes from St.-Tropez: the view from the fortified Barris terrace, now a luxuriant garden with scenic restaurants, takes your breath away. A famous golf club is also located here.

Don't miss a stop in Port-Grimaud, modeled after Venice by architect François Spoerry with a maze of houses and bridges along 7 km of canals.

Author:Nozio



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