Shopping in St Tropez is amazing – you will find the cutest little beach-to-bar boutiques and the biggest market (at the Place des Lices) I have ever been to in France. We were lucky to be there on a Tuesday, as market day is only on Tuesdays and Saturdays. I bought about 20 white cotton lace kaftans for the shop, which I will write about later.
We stayed at the Le Point d’Orgue which was very convenient for us, being bang in the centre of the village. St Tropez along with all the other French Riviera towns mostly have one road in and and one road out, so you can imagine how jam-packed it gets during season (starts on 15 july). Now I know why it is so much cooler (and sensible, if you can do it!) to have a yacht, so one can skip all the traffic!
Top 5 things to do :
1. Visit the Hotel Sube for a drink at sunset which is situated on the water next to the moorings of the oversized yachts so you can watch all the goings-on onboard.
2. Palace Byblos is a must – the architecture is not your normal French vibe – kind of somewhere between Spainish and French. Very cool vibe at night.
3. Cafe de Paris for dinner also right next door to the magnificent yachts and the perfect spot for people watching.
4. A visit to the Maison Blanc Bleu at the Place des Lices in St Tropez. Oh my word, the store is too exquisite for words. Traditional clothing staples of the proverbial vacation wardrobe and a selection of vintage clothes that are very rare to find; like sailor shirts, military jackets and very rare denim pieces.
5. Place des Lices is where the magnificent market is, but also where old French men play boules. The square is underneath a canopy of trees and really beautiful to visit.
So many boats, big and small! I thought the little blue one would do for next time….
On the veranda at Hotel Sube. Great for people watching
And great for watching people on boats!
The bar at Hotel Sube..
Too many glasses of Rose…
And more shopping (she made my wedding dress so I had to pop in).
Outside one of the most fabulous shops I have ever seen
Inside blanc bleu
The place where we stayed – Le Point d’Orgue
St Tropez is famous for Kaftans – this one was 300 euros.
A bit of St Tropez village life
Market Day can be quite testing with all the tourists so make sure you go without your loved one..