The history of Saint-Tropez is intimately linked to the sea...

During your stay at our 3-star hotel, take the time to discover the history of Saint-Tropez. It all started in Pisa... or at least its name did. Pisa is where Caius Silvius Torpetius, one of the Emperor Nero's household servants, was executed for his conversion to Christianity. According to legend, his body was then placed in a boat along with a rooster and a dog, and the winds brought this strange assembly to rest on the coast of a gulf which was initially named San Torpes, eventually becoming Saint-Tropez. But long before this mythical event, the site of Saint-Tropez was already appreciated by the Etruscans, Greeks and Romans, who set up trading posts there.

The town first began to prosper in the late 15th century, with the arrival of several families from Genoa. At the time, its economy was almost totally maritime and centred on fishing, shipping, and shipbuilding. A new golden age began in the late 19th century when artists and writers like Guy de Maupassant and Paul Signac discovered its exceptional beauty and sunlight. Saint-Tropez became a fashionable resort and gained international acclaim when Roger Vadim used it to shoot his 1956 film "And God Created Woman," starring an actress who has been associated with the town ever since: Brigitte Bardot. The resort quickly became a vacation hotspot for celebrities from around the world, and for tourists hoping to spot them.

From the hotel, access central Saint-Tropez, the beaches...

Shopping Bastide du Port à Saint Tropez

Shopping in Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez is a fashion hot-spot and a key destination for shoppers! It is home to luxury stores, designer workshops, art galleries, and a host of boutiques selling different accessories...

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Visiter le Port Bastide du Port à Saint Tropez

The port of Saint-Tropez

The port, which was historically the economic heart of the village, is now a pleasure port. It's the perfect spot to take a walk and admire the magnificent yachts anchored there, or to watch one of the many sailing events it hosts.

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Promenade Bastide du Port à Saint Tropez

The Saint-Tropez back country

The back country has some lovely surprises on offer. Discover the exceptional natural setting of Ramatuelle, with its sweeping views of vineyards, pine forests, and the unspoiled Mediterranean capes. Gassin, ranked as one of France's most beautiful villages, will take you back to the Middle Ages with its authentic atmosphere.

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Histoire Bastide du Port à Saint Tropez

The History of Saint-Tropez

While the village dates back to antiquity, it did not become prosperous until the late 15th century. Maupassant and Signac were struck by its beauty and helped make the village famous, a reputation which was reaffirmed and spread internationally in the 1950s.

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Vie Nocturne Bastide du Port à Saint Tropez

Nightlife in Saint-Tropez

Saint-Tropez loses none of its daylight charms when the sun goes down. Take advantage of the warm summer nights with a vast array of nightlife: café terraces, musical bars, clubs, parties, and more...

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Plage Bastide du Port à Saint Tropez

The beaches

The Gulf of Saint-Tropez boasts a truly breath-taking coastline. Choose between the beaches at the heart of the resort and the smaller, more isolated inlets near the Pointe de la Rabiou. In Ramatuelle, the famous Pampelonne is beach not to be missed.

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