If you follow me on instagram or have read my latest blog posts you will probably know that I recently visited the French Riviera and whilst there we managed to drag ourselves away from Cannes for one day to soak in the beauty of Saint-Tropez. I found the biggest difference between these towns to be in terms of their atmosphere; whilst Cannes exudes a timeless elegance, Saint-Tropez holds more of an authentic charm with its faded terracotta walls and winding alleyways.
It is also the home of my ultimate style icon Brigitte Bardot, which naturally held a certain allure in itself. Consequently, after we arrived into the port we headed straight to the renowned L’Amie Du Pain bakery to pick up the Tarte Tropezienne, made famous by Brigitte herself when she was in Saint-Tropez to film And God Created Woman.
After exploring the streets in which unique boutiques are juxtaposed against the world’s best designer stores, we decided to stop off for a light lunch at Dior des Lices, located in the House of Dior’s quiet courtyard adorned with blossoming white roses.
Our final stop was to Le Tigrr in the Hotel L’Ermitage, which also offers stunning views of the quaint old town but with the added benefit of simultaneously being able to enjoy a cold glass of rosé. Although we had to rush off to get our boat back to Cannes, I can imagine that this would be an idyllic location for sunset drinks as well.
The only downside to Saint-Tropez is that you really need a car when visiting seeing as the beach, along with the famous beach clubs, are around a 20 minute drive from the town centre. Therefore one day was certainly not enough time to explore everything that this iconic village has to offer and I will certainly be back again soon!
I hope you enjoyed this brief insight into Saint-Tropez and if you have any recommendations for my next visit then please leave them in the comments below!