Top things to do

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 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. Its dungeons are home to the excellent Musée de l’Histoire Maritime, an…
Top Choice Cafe in St-Tropez

La Tarte Tropézienne

This newly renovated cafe-bakery is the creator of the eponymous sugar-crusted, orange-perfumed cake. There are smaller branches on rue Clémenceau and near the new port, plus various other towns around the Côte d’Az…
Top Choice Cafe in St-Tropez


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

This 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 dr…
Top Choice Gastronomy in St-Tropez

La Vague d’Or

Wonder-chef Arnaud Donckele has established a gastronomic temple with three Michelin stars at the Résidence de la Pinède: expect Mediterranean ingredients and flavours, with a one-of-a-kind twist.
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's clung on to its no-nonsense roots – you’ll fi…
Fusion in St-Tropez

Bistro Canaille

Probably the pick of the 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 the ow…
Market in St-Tropez


Forget the fancy side of St-Tropez for a while, and re-enter a more traditional Provence at this twice-weekly market, offering everything from cheese trucks and veg stalls to bric-a-brac sellers, sandal-makers and v…