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Office de Tourisme de Saint-Tropez
BP 218 Saint-Tropez Cedex

Tel:+33 (0) 494 97 45 21
Fax:+33 (0) 494 97 82 66

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Sitting on the north side of the tip of a peninsula, it seems odd that Saint Tropez would be a popular resort. It was originally just a sleepy fishing village frequented by painters and writers. However this was changed forever by "And God Created Woman", a 1956 film that put this town aswell as Brigitte Bardot on the map. Suddenly it was the pinnacle of chic and everybody wanted to be there. Ever since, stars, paparazzi and tourists have turned up in ever increasing numbers, overwhelming the town and it's beaches every summer season.

The best beaches are out of town, including the popular Plage de Pampelonne. Situated on the east side of the peninsula, this golden curve of sand is packed full of beach clubs and restaurants. Further south around the Cap Camarat is the Plage de l'Escalet, much less crowded and free.

Saint Tropez supposedly got its name from a Christian matyr, Saint Torpes, killed by emperor Nero. In his honour a "bravade" takes place once a year in May. This involves an effigy carried through the town accompanied by musket fire. Another "bravade" takes place in mid-June, this time involving locals of Saint Tropez dressed in 18th century Provençal costumes. Also in the Tropezian calendar is the Nioulargue, a yacht race in the first week of October. Many fine and beautiful yachts take part in this event.

What to See - Saint-Tropez Attractions

Musée de l'Annonciade Location Map
Le Port, Saint Tropez 83990
exhibiting works by Signac, Derain, Rouault, Bonnard and others
| Admission charge | Opening Times: 10h-12h; Jun-Sep:15h-19h; Oct-May:14h-18h | Tel: +33 (0) 494 97 04 01

Musée de la Marine Location Map
La Citadelle, Saint Tropez 83990
housed in a 16th century fortress, showing St Tropez's naval history
| Admission charge | Opening Times: May-Sep:11h-18h; Oct-Apr:10h-12h, 13h-17h | Tel: +33 (0) 494 97 59 43

Plage de Pampelone Location Map
Plage de Pampelone, Saint Tropez
a large beach east of St Tropez

Plage de l'Escalet Location Map
Plage de l'Escalet, Saint Tropez
a free beach which is quieter than Pampelone