St. Tropez Tourist Attractions and Sightseeing
There really are many different tourist attractions in Saint Tropez, although the significance of the beaches to the town’s tourism industry cannot be understated. The tropical beaches and coastal attractions of Saint Tropez have long been the number one reason that so many people flock to this resort during the sunny summer season.
However, once you have topped up your tan sufficiently, dipped your toes in the Baie de Pampelonne, and tried your hands at a huge choice of water sports, there are a number other notable tourist attractions worth investigating. The coastal footpaths around the town are not to be overlooked, along with the plentiful vineyards close by, where you can sample the regional produce before purchasing a bottle or two.
Especially popular and sited along the coastline, next to the Baie de Pampelonne, the Pampelonne Beach (Plage de Pampelonne) is a glorious stretch of sand and covers a distance of just over 5 km / 3 miles. This beach is therefore long enough no to be crowded, despite the huge numbers who come here to sunbathe, swim and generally relax, occasionally in the nude. The promenade next to Pampelonne Beach is overflowing with beachfront bars, cafes, and gift shops.
In total there are approximately 40 different beaches scattered around the peninsula and within easy reach of Saint Tropez, with the most popular including Bonne Terrase, Bouillabaisse Beach (Plage de Bouillabaisse), Caneliers Beach (Plage de Caneliers), l’Escalet Beach, Salins Beach (Les Salins), Tahiti Beach (Plage de Tahiti) and also Les Graniers, close to the Citadel and the Port des Pêcheurs.
Wine Tasting and Vineyards
The Côte de Provence has long been known for its spreading vineyards and this part of France produces some highly acclaimed wines. There are a number of excellent vineyards located close to Saint Tropez and Gassin, and these regularly offer wine tasting sessions. The main vineyards also feature a shop selling their very own produce.
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