Saint-Tropez holds a special place in my heart. When I first came to France and fell in love with a French boy (and the whole darn country), I was a student in Nice. I returned home to Britain for an academic year to finish my degree and got straight back on a plane to fly south where that young French boy and I settled into a gorgeous little house in the countryside beside St Tropez.
The next two years were a whirl. We were young, and everything was fun. St Tropez is all about the exuberance of the south. It is a party town with restaurants on the long sandy beach at lunchtime and in the busy port in the evening.
We worked hard and played hard, too. I was totally caught up in the atmosphere of this iconic little village that shot to fame in the 1960s when Brigitte Bardot made it her home. While we were there, I often saw Bardot shopping at the farmer’s market. Nobody ever bothered her, and she got on with her life quietly out of sight of the tourists.
Besides that gorgeous, young actress, there is so much more that St Tropez is famous for. Here are a few of my favourites:
The iconic red facade of the café restaurant on the port. Sennequier is an institution, and I love morning coffee there, watching the town wake up.
The chicest of the beach clubs and restaurants down on Pampelonne. St Tropez is all about seeing and being seen, and there is no better place to do that than here!
Many tourists are unaware that there is a simply breathtaking art museum in the heart of the town. They have a small but perfectly curated permanent collection that includes several big names such as Bonnard, Vuillard, Signac and Seurat. These artists all painted here after Signac created his studio at La Hune.
Le Jas des Roberts
A very special brocante fair that takes place most Sunday mornings out in the countryside, in the shade of large parasol pine trees. More than just a great fair, le Jas des Roberts is an institution.
Les Voiles de St Tropez
Every October, this party town becomes one full of nautical charm, as a large yachting regatta arrives and takes over. The boats are spectacular, and the restaurants hum to a different rhythm. It is one of my favourite moments of the year.
MFCH August Box: Un Weekend à Saint-Tropez
If you’ve dreamed of ever visiting Saint-Tropez, look no further. I am happy to tell you that our August Box is curated around the theme “Un Weekend à Saint-Tropez” (“A Weekend in Saint-Tropez“) and is filled with some of my favorite things about this gorgeous, sun-soaked destination. And there’s no need to take a flight – the glamour and luxury of the French Riviera will be straight delivered to your doorstep!
There are only a limited number of boxes available, so be sure to reserve yours soon: order HERE!