If you're on holiday near St. Tropez, then you should absolutely visit. Even if it's just to sample the atmosphere and see with your own eyes what you've always heard about.
Accessibility St. Tropez
St. Tropez has grown from a modest and simple coastal town into a prosperous and fashionable seaside resort. The holiday villas that have been built in the hills over the past decades testify to the growing wealth. The luxury cars that are parked in the driveways and drive around in the area only further emphasise this.
However, it can be a bit of a chore to enter St. Tropez. In the morning during the holiday season there is a traffic jam on the way to St. Tropez, and another one leaving in the evening. Public transport isn't a viable alternative, as there is no public transport to speak of. There is also no airport or train station. A good, fast and affordable alternative that is also fun is to go via the water.
Ferry services to St. Tropez
St. Tropez is located on the south side of the Golfe de St. Tropez and its beaches are located to the north. For that reason, the play of light in the village is so unique that for years (and still) it lures artists to try and capture its beauty.
On the other side, which is a large part of the south coast of Provence and the Côte d'Azur, there are several ferry services to take you quickly to the port of St. Tropez. You sail between the luxury yachts in the harbour and are dropped off on the quay. Then you are almost immediately in the bustling village centre.
If you take a ferry that sails along the coast, you will see the villas owned by celebrities. The boat staff can often tell you who owns which villa is as well as a bit of the history of the area.
Following are a number of ferry services
- Cannes and Nice (trans-cote-azur.com and viator.com)
- Cavalaire-sur-mer, La Croix-Valmer and Le Lavandou (vedettesilesdor.fr.)
- Fréjus and St-Raphael (bateauxsaintraphael.com)
- Port-Grimaud, Ste-Maxime and Marines de Cogolin (bateauxverts.com and lapouncho.com)