A little fishing village that became a myth!
The famous gendarmerie, Place des Lices, red armchairs of Chez Sénéquier and luxury yachts - Saint-Tropez conjures up endless glamorous images in the minds of most!
But far removed from the old clichés, Saint-Tropez is first and foremost a little Mediterranean village that came into the limelight in the early 20th century, mainly through the work of artist Paul Signac and his peers. Then, thanks to one film and one actress, the myth was born… Since the débuts of Brigitte Bardot and the success of the "Gendarmes" film series starring Louis de Funès, celebrities jostle to spend a piece of summer in Saint-Tropez. And so do tourists!
Surprisingly, the real Saint-Tropez – that which the painters and the stars of the Sixties came to seek – is the one you will see outside peak season. From the end of summer until the start of spring, the "myth" switches back to the little village of bygone years, and unveils its many monuments, passageways, little squares and shaded lanes. This is a great moment to wander the quiet streets, sip a coffee on the port, climb up to the Citadel or take a stroll along the coastal footpath…