Cote d’Azur in September #2
„Dou you, do you St Tropez“ was coming out of the radio while we were driving to Saint-Tropez. You don’t know the song? Ah, it’s an old classic French song. Personally, I was more in the “Welcome to St Tropez” party mode. Well, my girlfriends preferred the classics. By the way, since a lot of you remarked – the original title is indeed „Douliou doliou St Tropez“. After a 1,5 hour drive we finally made it to Saint-Tropez. After 6-7 years I was finally back. By the way, you’ll find my first visit here in my blog archive!
- It’s quite impossible to find cheap parking spaces. I highly recommend the Parking at Parc de Lices (get the direction here), where you can easily walk into the city centre.
Cote d’Azur in SEPTEMBERCote d’Azur in September
LA CITADELLE de Saint-Tropez
Honestly, I’ve remembered the city completely different. But I also recognized some parts. We strolled through the centre and finally reached the top at La Citadelle de Saint-Tropez. I absolutely recommend the castle wherefrom you’ll have a great view onto the city but also on the surrounding coast (entrance only costs 3€).
MARINER’S CEMETERY in Saint Tropez
When you walk outside the fort and walk right you’ll get to the Mariner’s Cemetery in Saint Tropez, which is quite a different kind of sightseeing. But it was quite nice to see.
Time to EAT!
It was already around noon and we started to get hungry. We’d been talking about Moules et Frites the whole time, which we finally had for lunch. I recommend the Café de Paris right at the harbour. The café / resto offers a lunch menu for 17€ with a huge portion of mussels. You could absolutely share one dish for two. We nearly didn’t finish ours. Two dishes for three would’ve been perfect!
Café de Paris
25 Quai Suffren, 83990 Saint-Tropez, France
get direction here
We did a little bit of window shopping right after. There are so many cute boutiques in Saint-Tropez and not necessarily super expensive as you may predict.
In the surrounding of Saint-Tropez there is a lot more to discover. We drove the way up to the famous Chapelle Saint-Anne. Actually Mick Jagger got married there. The old Roman church is definitely worth a visit. You’ll once again have a great view on the French riviera.
Afternoon at the BEACH IN RAMATUELLE
We let the afternoon fade out with a little walk and nap on the beach in Ramatuelle. I recommend the beach club Le Club 55 where you can have lunch with the sand in your feet (and parking is included if you have lunch there).
The beach in general was quite calm. Unfortunately, it got already a little bit colder and we decided to drive back to Saint-Tropez. We ended the evening with a nice bottle of rosé! Santé!
Find part 1 – daytrip to Île Saint-Honorat here!