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Top Choice Gallery in St-Tropez

Musée de l’Annonciade

In a gracefully converted 16th-century chapel, this small but famous museum showcases an impressive collection of modern art infused with that legendary Côte d’Azur light. Pointillist Paul Signac bought a house in S…
Top Choice Cafe in St-Tropez

Le Café

Whetting whistles since 1789, this historic cafe is where artists and painters preferred to hang out back in the days when St-Trop was still a sleepy port. Happily, it has clung on to its no-nonsense roots – you’ll …
Top Choice Beach in Presqu'île de St-Tropez

Plage de Pampelonne

The 5km-long, celebrity-studded Plage de Pampelonne sports a line-up of exclusive beach restaurants and clubs in summer. Find public entries (and parking for €5.50) at one of six access points: rte de Tahiti, chemin…
Top Choice Fusion in St-Tropez

Bistro Canaille

Probably the pick of the modern places to eat in town – creative, cosy and great value while still hitting the gourmet heights. It’s got the soul of a bistro, but specialises in fusion-style tapas dishes inspired by…
Top Choice French in Grimaud

Fleur de Sel

Young couple Audrey and Thomas have built up a following with fresh, local produce treated in modern Provençal style. The bistro is housed in the town's former bakery, in the midst of the old village; outdoor seatin…
Top Choice Historic Site in St-Tropez

La Ponche

Shrug off the hustle of the port in St-Tropez’s historic fishing quarter, La Ponche, northeast of the Vieux Port. From the southern end of quai Frédéric Mistral, place Garrezio sprawls east from 10th-century Tour Su…
Top Choice Museum in St-Tropez

Citadelle de St-Tropez

Built in 1602 to defend the coast against Spain, the citadel dominates the hillside overlooking St-Tropez to the east. The views are fantastic, as are the exotic peacocks wandering the grounds. Its dungeons are home…
Top Choice Gastronomy in St-Tropez

La Vague d’Or

Triple-starred chef Arnaud Donckele has established a gastronomic temple at the Résidence de la Pinède: expect exquisite ingredients treated with the utmost cheffy cleverness. But with offerings such as the Balade E…
Top Choice Cafe in St-Tropez

Sénéquier

Sartre wrote parts of Les Chemins de la Liberté (Roads to Freedom) at this portside cafe – in business since 1887 – which is popular with boaties, bikers and tourists. Look for the terrace crammed with pillar-box-re…
Top Choice Club in St-Tropez

Les Caves du Roy

The star-studded bar at the infamous Hôtel Byblos remains the perennial champion of nightclubs in St-Tropez, if not the whole Riviera. Dress to impress if you hope to get in and mingle with starlets and race-car dri…