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Ahoy ship’s boys!

Allow the sailor in you to take over and take the controls of a boat without needing a licence, on a boat trip within the nooks and crannies of Port Grimaud. Be assured, a route planner is provided when you board: it is impossible to get lost in these intricate channels. Far from the glitter of Sainte Maxime, this delightful canal-side village, constructed in the 1960s, is a genuine jewel of 20th century architecture. This “Mini Venice” will dazzle you with its bright hues and clear waters. Moreover, we recommend that from the port you watch the sun going down: the light and colours are amazing!

Get Up Stand Up

In the heart of the wild inlets of Cavalaire sur Mer, the L’Escalet beach is the perfect place for a beginner’s course in stand up paddle boarding. Away from prying eyes, you will be enraptured by its white sands and translucent waters: a genuine picture-postcard landscape! Given “protected” status in 2000 for its exceptional fauna and its extremely rare vegetation, attack the Var coast.

We particularly mention the team at Pep’s spirit which accommodates you for stand up paddle boarding trips, or even kayak trips for the less fond of sports amongst you. Complete formulas ranging from a 1 hour beginner’s course to a full day’s outing We have no hesitation in recommending this!

Do you Do you Do you Saint Tropez

A baroque church symbolic of Saint Tropez, its façade of white limestone and its church tower, in ochre colours, sits imposingly amidst the town. Inside, a marble altar, with panelling dating from the French Revolution and painted walls, are equally vestiges resulting from the town’s history. From the port, disappear into the maze of streets and you will end up in front of the church of Notre Dame de l’Assomption (“Our Lady of the Assumption”). Once in the church, glance at the majestic organ which stands at the far end of the nave as well as the bust of Saint Tropez, carried in a procession during the Bravades (a traditional local festival in May to celebrate the town’s patron saint).

The taste of the South

During your trip to Saint Tropez, have a compulsory stop in a bakery to discover the famous Tarte Tropézienne. Having become an essential element of Provençal gastronomy, this exquisite brioche of sugar garnished with a light cream will drive your taste buds wild. We recommend that you explore the Tarte Tropézienne, so as to taste the baby Trop with its various acid flavours: lemon, raspberry, arbutus berry (“strawberry tree fruit”), bush peach (peach and succulent raspberry taste), chocolate, pistachio…Your choice!

What would a stay in Provence be without a glass of rosé? To accompany your slice of Tarte Tropézienne, what better than a Côte de Provence with fruity notes. Having received the Médaillé d’or in 2014 for its special vintage, the rosé Domaine les Tournels combines both intensity and a full-bodied flavour. Stop in Ramatuelle to discover this exceptional vineyard overlooking Cap Camarat.


Worthy of heavenly scenery, escape on this fine sandy beach with translucent waters, which extends over 4.5 kilometres between Cap Saint Pierre and Cap Camarat. Despite its global renown and massive crowds of jet-setters, it has had the ability to retain its inimitable style. In Pampelonne, you swim, you have something to eat, you rest and you dance: Although during the day peace and relaxation are the done thing, in the evening the beach is transformed into a genuine open-air dance floor.

An early morning walk, to watch the rising sun is perfection: a magical display!

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Open wide your eyes

Nothing beats a quick tour of the citadel, in order to overlook the heights of Saint Tropez, and admire the mix of the town’s ochre colours with the blue of the sea. From the heights of the ramparts, you will have a clear view over the bay.

The Gulf of Saint Tropez it’s:

12kilometresof idyllic beach
80,000visitorsper day in summer

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