Saint-Tropez

The village with its iconic red and yellow church tower

The village with its iconic red and yellow church tower

This quiet (in the winter) and bustling (in the summer) little town has become famous the world over as a favorite meeting point of the jet set, the St. Moritz of the summer season, as it were. Located on the south side of one of the Riviera's most beautiful bays, Saint-Tropez was all but ignored by tourists at the turn of the century. It was the painters, starting with Paul Signac, and then the writers who made St-Tropez famous. When the place turned into a hangout of show business celebrities (and their following) during the 50s, it became known internationally. These days, the celebrities are mostly hiding out on boards yachts or on private beaches, though the stream of tourists has not abated.

The original Saint-Tropez page was one of the first ones we published on our site, and that was over 15 years ago! High time, then, for an update. Except for four photographs taken in 2011, the pictures on this page were all taken on May 31, 2015 We hope you enjoy the visit!

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Our transportation from Cannes to Saint-Tropez and back Walking down the 'Rue Général Allard'

Our transportation from Cannes to Saint-Tropez and back

Walking down the Rue Général Allard


Heading towards the harbor It takes willpower to pass certain shops...

Heading towards the harbor

It takes willpower to pass certain shops...


On the 'Quai Suffren' On the 'Quai Gabriel Péri'

On the Quai Suffren

On the Quai Gabriel Péri


By the harbor The 'Quai Jean Jaurès'

By the harbor

The Quai Jean Jaurès


Harbor view 'Voiles latines' contestant

Harbor view

Voiles latines
contestant


Regatta participant Regatta participant

Regatta participant

Regatta participant


Spectators The Bay of Saint-Tropez

Spectators
The Bay of Saint-Tropez


Small town beach Getting ready for a family outing

Small town beach

Getting ready for a family outing


Town hall on the 'Place de l'Hôtel de Ville' Walking down the 'Rue d'Aumale'

Town hall on the Place de l'Hôtel de Ville

Walking down the Rue d'Aumale


On the 'Rue du Petit Saint Jean' Side street The bell tower

On the Rue du Petit Saint Jean

Side street

The bell tower


On the 'Rue des Remparts' 'Le Schpountz' where we had lunch

On the Rue des Remparts

Le Schpountz where we had lunch


Red scooter on 'Rue de la Citadelle' Up by the citadel

Red scooter on Rue de la Citadelle

Up by the citadel


Entering the main part of the citadel The central courtyard Looking through a crenel

Entering the main part of the citadel

The central courtyard

Looking through a crenel


The citadel is home to a marine history museum There is no shortage of poppies on the citadel grounds

The citadel is home to a marine history museum

There is no shortage of poppies on the citadel grounds


Saint-Tropez seen from the citadel The Bay of Saint-Tropez from above

Saint-Tropez seen from the citadel

The Bay of Saint-Tropez from above


Property on the grounds of the citadel Leaving the citadel grounds

Property on the grounds of the citadel

Leaving the citadel grounds


A look at the village on the way down Looking down the 'Rue des Bouchonniers'

A look at the village on the way down

Looking down the Rue des Bouchonniers


The 'Place des Lices' in the center of the village... ...serves as a gathering point and market place...

The Place des Lices in the center of the village...

...serves as a gathering point and market place...


...and provides welcome shade in the summer. Walking down the 'Rue Georges Clémenceau'

...and provides welcome shade in the summer.

Walking down the Rue Georges Clémenceau


On the 'Rue de l'Église' The 'Chapelle de la Miséricorde'

On the Rue de l'Église

The Chapelle de la Miséricorde


Some streets provide ample shopping opportunities... ...while others are more residential and quiet.

Some streets provide ample shopping opportunities...

...while others are more residential and quiet.


Colorful souvenirs Partial view of David Kracov's sculpture 'The Gift of Life'

Colorful souvenirs

Partial view of David Kracov's sculpture The Gift of Life


Leaving Saint-tropez A last look at the citadel

Leaving Saint-tropez

A last look at the citadel


Do you miss our old Saint-Tropez page? You can still take a look at it here.
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