St Tropez, France, famous around the world as the playground of the rich and famous, where celebrities wander casually along the golden beaches and mutli-million pound yachts decorate the marina with elegance and serenity. The town sites on the shores of the azure blue bay of Saint Tropez, lined with stunning beaches and abundant sporting and leisure opportunities. However, a St Tropez villa is not only for the rich and famous.
Much of the time, visitors in holidays to St Tropez spend the vast majority of their time sunbathing on one of the beautiful beaches which surround the Bay of Saint Tropez, which is an excellent choice of leisure activity. However, there are options for those who desire a more active holiday. There are some top class boutiques, shops and restaurants to browse and enjoy, and a large number of atmospheric cafes from which to watch the world go by.
The St Tropez bravade in May is a provincial festival dating back to the 15th Century, where singing, dancing and colourful processions fill the streets and the apartments of St Tropez.
Surrounding the St Tropez accommodation, are hills, great for hiking, walking and cycling. There are a range of marked trails throughout the region, offering excellent views along the coast. At the end of a hard day walking or cycling, where better to relax than in the world class spas which have made a living from pampering some of the most pampered people in the world, or retire to the balcony of your luxury St Tropez villa with a glass of local wine.
The nightlife in St Tropez is certainly lively, elegant and great fun. Bars and restaurants stay open until the small hours, when the nightclubs receive those wishing to continue partying for a few more hours.
Just around the coast lies the attractive beach resort of Saint Maxime, which could be described as a family friendly reincarnation of St Tropez. It is a hugely elegant resort, with luxury villas, powdery white sand beaches, extensive sailing, walking and cycling options.
From June until September, temperatures routinely reach 36?C, perfect for lying on the beach and not doing an awful lot! Temperatures slowly drop to an average of 12?C in the January, the coldest month, which is remarkably mild, and allows you to enjoy the walking, shopping and sports which are available from a St Tropez holiday rental.
The closest airport to any St Tropez villa is the Toulon-Hyeres Airport (TLN), around half an hour away. However, Marseille (MRS) receives more frequent flights from the UK, and is there are numerous transfer options and regular bus services which run directly to the front door of your St Tropez holiday rental apartment or villa.