You could blame Brigitte Bardot for transforming a quaint peaceful village into one of the sexiest travel destinations, but you certainly cannot blame St. Tropez for grabbing onto its new-found stardom with both hands. What makes it so special is that despite those gorgeous sun-kissed slopes, exotic restaurants, designer stores and never-ending crowds, St. Tropez still manages to reveal traditional Mediterranean village-like scenes, hidden wonders which hold onto their ancient splendor and medieval architecture. And while is no better way to take in this spectacle than from the walkway of your yacht, a French Riviera yacht charter also lets you explore neighboring destinations such as Cannes and Nice, celebs in their own right, at your own pace.
With more than 300 days of sunshine each year, you’d expect St. Tropez to be the fancy beach getaway it is. Plage de Tahiti, the best beach in St. Tropez, ranks among the most beautiful beaches in the Mediterranean and attracts A-listers, celebs, sun-worshipers and beach bums from all over the globe. It is sure to be one of the highlights of your Côte d’Azur yacht charter itinerary. But what’s the point of going to these exotic French Riviera beaches if you cannot enjoy champagne ‘spray’ parties, sip fancy cocktails or indulge in aristocratic dining experiences! And that’s where beach clubs such as Les Voiles de St. Tropez Regatta and Nikki Beach come in. European royalty and movie stars frequently grace both clubs, endorsing their star quotient.
It’s not all glitz and glam though. The views that this hidden peninsula has to offer are among the best you’ll ever see. The local culture reveals much as well. From the smell of goodies from a traditional European bakery to the floral fragrance of lavender, from interacting with the international jet set who come here each summer on their sleek luxury charter yachts to watching a traditional game of pétanque, from enjoying lavish villa evenings in stunning pink and white colored mansions to shopping at the local market with locals (always a delight!), St. Tropez’s way of throwing sultry, exotic attractions at one step and off-the-beaten-path cultural gems at another is what made it so famous in the first place.