Last Minute Hotel St Tropez
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A far cry from its humble past as a simple fishing village on the Côte d'Azur, St Tropez is a much sought-after destination renowned for its glitz, glamour and luxury. While St Tropez is readily recognised as a haven for the rich and famous, it is also popular for its warm climate, gorgeous beaches and relaxed Mediterranean vibes. Whatever your reasons for visiting, here are our top recommendations for a last minute hotel booking in St Tropez.
St Tropez's beaches are well known for both their beauty as well as for celebrity-spotting. One of the most visited beaches is Pampelonne Beach: with its white sand and azure waters, the beach was made famous in the 1950s when it was featured in in the movie "And God Created Woman" starring Brigitte Bardot. Other recommended beaches in the area include Tahiti Beach, Bouillabaisse Beach and Graniers Beach.
Considered by many to be the vibrant heart of St Tropez, Vieux Port (Old Port) is where you can experience the charm of the town's fishing village heritage. Stroll down the promenade and admire the colourful Mediterranean-style houses, luxurious yachts and lively street art that line this walkway. Enjoy a bite to eat in the famous Café Senequier, and perhaps visit the old markets in Place aux Herbes and Halle aux Poissons.
Housed within a former chapel dating from the early 16th century, the Musée de l'Annonciade (Museum of the Annunciation) now hosts a massive collection of post-impressionist artwork. Within its galleries you can find works from artists like Matisse, Signac and Bonnard, many of whom lived in and were inspired by St. Tropez during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
High above St Tropez sits the Citadelle de Saint-Tropez, an early 17th-century hexagonal fortress that boasts magnificent panoramic views of the Gulf of Saint Tropez and the surrounding region. Housed within the citadel is the Musée d'Histoire Maritime (Museum of Maritime History) where you can delve into St Tropez's extensive maritime past.
Only a short walk from Vieux Port lies the old town square of Place des Lices. Virtually unchanged from its pre-resort town days, you can soak up much of St Tropez's old-world atmosphere here. Explore the twice-weekly Marché de Saint-Tropez, St Tropez's traditional market, head to the Café des Arts and take part in a traditional game of pétanque or perhaps just sit and enjoy people-watching under the shade of the many plane trees.
Situated near the enchanting village of Ramatuelle, less than 15 minutes by car from central St Tropez, Bastide de Ramatuelle offers serene lodgings in the midst of a scenic 4-hectare garden. Enjoy privacy and relaxation with your choice of a Superior or spacious Privilege Room stay.
Located not far from the lively centre of St Tropez, Hotel Benkirai offers stylish accommodations only a short distance from many of the town's attractions. Choose between a luxurious Standard Room or Superior Room with private terrace or balcony for a truly memorable Riviera stay.
Just 300m from the beach of Prairies de la Mer, Hôtel Soleil de Saint-Tropez is set in a relaxing and serene location within a beautiful 14-acre park. Each Superior Double Room features luxury bedding, private en-suite and a balcony or terrace, along with a host of modern amenities.
Situated in the nearby village of Gassin, only a short distance from St Tropez itself, the Kube Hotel Saint-Tropez's contemporary design and sleek interiors create a sense of elegance and refinement. The hotel offers a choice of luxury rooms including Classic Rooms, Superior Rooms, Prestige Rooms and Klub House with free spa access.
Perched high above on the hillside of Gassin and tucked away within a lush pine forest, the Hotel Villa Belrose boasts breath-taking panoramic views overlooking the Gulf of Saint Tropez. Your stay includes a selection of luxury accommodation, from a Standard Single Room with a hill or sea view, to the generous spaciousness of a Superior Suite Sea View.
Peak seasons in St Tropez tend to be around the summer months of July and August, when temperatures, crowds and prices are at their highest. The months immediately before and after peak season are likely to be more affordable and less crowded while still experiencing warm weather.
Many international and domestic airlines fly into Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE). Upon arrival, the drive via hire car or taxi to St Tropez will take 90 minutes. Busses to St Tropez are available via Fréjus to Sainte-Maxime, where you can catch a 15-minute ferry ride to St Tropez. St Tropez can also be reached via train, tram or ferry from various places on the Côte d'Azur, including Cannes and Nice.
St Tropez is perfect for a weekend getaway, especially if you are booking a last minute hotel. Couples will particularly appreciate the romantic atmosphere here although families and solo travellers will discover plenty of sightseeing opportunities to enjoy around this popular town.
While St Tropez is a byword for its association with luxury and the celebrity culture, there is more to this town than just being a playground for the rich. St Tropez's beaches are some of the most magnificent in the region, and the town is also famed for its exciting nightlife with an extensive range of vibrant nightclubs and bars. Lovers of culture and history will also enjoy a stroll around the cobblestone streets and terraces of the old town, and will find a relaxing respite from the glitz and glamour of the town's more upscale areas.