Take some time during your week-end or holiday in Saint-Tropez to visit the back country. Set off to discover Ramatuelle. This stunning hillside village enjoys a stunning natural environment and is Provence in a nutshell. Overlooking vineyards and pine forests, it offers views which extend as far as the wild Mediterranean capes. Take its narrow, winding streets to discover its rich and diverse heritage: the 16th century Sainte-Anne chapel, the church of Notre-Dame which backs onto the old walls, the old prisons built under Napoleon III, the Sarraside port...Then take a visit to the village cemetery and pay homage to Gérard Philippe, whose last wish was to be buried in Ramatuelle wearing his costume from Le Cid.
Gassin is another back country village which is not to be missed. This medieval village is perched at an altitude of 200m, standing guard over the Gulf of Saint-Tropez. It boasts an extraordinary 360° panoramic view of the Maures massif, the Gulf, and far off in the distance, the Iles d'Or. It is considered one of France's most beautiful villages and has a unique atmosphere with its narrow paved streets, houses covered in bougainvillea, serpentine porches, and the lovely place deï Barri, overhung with centuries-old hackberry trees. If you enjoy arts and crafts, we suggest a stop in Cogolin. This charming Provençal village is home to an impressive array of expertise. You can visit a rug factory, a pipe factory, workshops which create mouthpieces for saxophones and other wind instruments, a pottery workshop, and a wrought iron workshop.
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...Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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...Find out more
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.Find out more