Traditional fishing port and upscale seaside resort: the many faces of Saint-Tropez
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Some come to Saint-Tropez to see the privileged destination beloved of movie stars, admire the yachts in the harbour, and browse the boutiques of great fashion designers. Others admire the beauty and the various cultural attractions of this Provencal seaside town. Still others seek the intimacy of its unspoilt beaches...
Saint-Tropez is a timeless place
During your stay in Saint-Tropez, you can immerse yourself in the friendly and warm atmosphere that has seduced so many artists. The play of light and warm colours were lauded by painters such as Paul Signac and André Dunoyer de Segonzac, the peaceful atmosphere appealed to writers such as Colette, and the beauty of the place attracted Brigitte Bardot. Throughout the seasons, the shaded pedestrian streets, the sheltered coves, the lively games of pétanque on the Place des Lices, and the two-tone bell tower of Notre-Dame de l'Assomption standing sentinel over the town embody the carefully preserved identity of this timeless place.
Saint-Tropez is also a place of today
But Saint-Tropez has also been able to evolve and meet the challenges of its time. Its many small businesses are always ready to organise new events, its local artisans, creators, and stylists, as well as its gourmet producers, offer a magnificent showcase of Provence. Concerts, theatre, sailing races, convivial aperitifs, wild evenings on the beach, starred restaurants, nightlife… It’s all here for you. Saint-Tropez is also an ideal starting point for sailing adventures, discovering the Côte d'Azur, wine tasting in renowned vineyards and exploring the unique local heritage...
Relaxation, culture, shopping, nightlife, Saint-Tropez ticks all the boxes of a prestigious holiday destination. However, it still lovingly preserves its past as a small fishing town with its traditions and savoir-faire. Your Hotel La Bastide de Saint-Tropez team will be happy to help you discover its many faces during your stay with us!
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Bastide de Saint-Tropez, a 5-star hotel in the heart of Saint-Tropez