- Why go?
- Dining & Nightlife
The tradional side of St Tropez can still be found thanks to the locals playing petanque balls in the sandy squares and the local cafes and boutiques. Mixed in amongst this is the glamourous side of St Tropez; designer shops of Chanel, Cavalli and Celine line the streets, super yachts fill the harbour and trendy cocktail lounges attract the rich and famous.
The St Tropez peninsular is made up of several small Provencal villages together with numerous beaches, offering an array of restaurants and activities to suit all tastes and budgets. Dotted with Parasol Pines and vineyards, St Tropez provides a stunning backdrop for retreats that feel a world away from the chaos of the port.
Pampalone beach is a short drive away. Here you will find beach clubs lined up all offering their own take on relaxed beach style and cuisine.
You cannot visit St Tropez without a trip to Pampalone beach for lunch. Whether you want the under stated glamour of Club 55 or the vibrant and champagne spraying Nikki Beach the choice is endless. With 27 beach bars to pick from there is something for everyone. A sundowner alongside the port with a spot of people and large boat watching is an activity in itself.
The cafés and restaurants that line the streets in the old town offer up worldwide cuisine. However one of our top recommendations is situated on the outskirts of St Tropez; the Ferme. Offering a 3 course dinner accompanied by wine by the carafe, it is simple provencal home cooking; delicious and freshly prepared. Don’t expect a choice however, you are offered what has been prepared fresh that day.
If clubbing is your thing then Les Cave Roy, the VIP Rooms and Papagayo are the clubs to be seen in. You may also be lucky enough to visit when one wealthy chap generously bought the whole of the VIP Rooms champagne. (The owner bans the spraying of champagne branding it ‘wasteful behaviour’).
A trip to Le Ferme restaurant will not leave you disappointed; sit back and enjoy the fact that you don’t have to choose your food and enjoy the free flowing red, white or rosé wine.
La Reserve in Ramatuelle has a stunning spa, where non resident guests can book full day or individual treatments.
We can arrange a sailing yacht and skipper for you so why not head away from the well beaten track of Pampalone beach and let your skipper find some secluded bays for you to take a dip.
A visit to the bi-weekly (Tuesday and Sunday mornings) Provencal market is a must but make sure you get there early as they get busy!