Vieux Port

Lonely Planet review

Yachts line the harbour and chic visitors stroll the quays at the picturesque old port. In front of the sable-coloured town houses, the Bailli de Suffren statue , cast from a 19th-century cannon, peers out to sea. The bailiff (1729–88) was a sailor who fought with a Tropezien crew against Britain and Prussia during the Seven Years War. As much of an institution as the bailiff is portside cafe Sénéquier .

Duck beneath the archway, next to the tourist office, to uncover St-Tropez’s daily morning fish market , on place aux Herbes.