St Tropez

St Tropez ā€“ Background information to help you in your search for the perfect property for sale in St Tropez

St. Tropez is situated in the Var region in the South of France, on the Mediterranean Coast between Hyeras and Sainte Maxime on the southern shores of the Golfe de St-Tropez. St Tropez enjoys hot summers and mild winters Riviera Property Network can help you find your ideal home here.

Originally St. Tropez was a small, inaccessible fishing village that grew up around a port founded by the Greeks of Marseille. It was away from the main coastal route and never warranted real roads. Consequently it was most easily accessed by boat.

When bad weather forced the artist Paul Signac to moor at St. Tropez prior to World War I he decided to build a house there to which he invited fellow artists and friends. By the 1930ā€™s the town had become a hang-out for artists and writers enabling St. Tropez property to develop further. St. Tropez really achieved fame with the masses when Brigitte Bardot filmed there in 1956 and the town became renowned for sun, sex and celebrities and a boost for St Tropez property.

Today St. Tropez is an international tourist mecca, probably the most famous resort on the French Riviera with St. Tropez property most sought after. It is popular with people from all walks of life, including chic Parisians and the international Jet Set. Consequently accommodation is a problem for those not owning St Tropez property. Access is still difficult by road due to traffic jams. Those with St Tropez property avoid this problem and tend to travel up and down the coast by boat. Many own yachts which are berthed in the Marina. In the old town at the Quayside cafe tourists and yacht owners mix to watch the latest fashions parading between port and town. An entertaining sight! Having St. Tropez property enables one to enjoy this spectacle.

Visitors to St. Tropez should also see place des Lices, a new commercial block where one may sit on benches in the shade and watch locals and movie stars playing boules. A walk around the ramparts of the 16th century citadel and its maritime museum has the best view of the Gulf. Works by artists who painted in St Tropez are featured in the Musee de lā€™ Annociade. Owing/leasing St. Tropez property allows you to enjoy these facilities at your leisure.

St. Tropez dwellers visit the place aux Herbes early in the morning to buy fruit, vegetables and flowers and to watch the local fishermen selling their catch. People-watching is a favourite sport for St. Tropez property owners but there is also tennis, golf, horseback riding, walking and water sports. Night clubs and bars provide evening entertainment. Those staying in St. Tropez need not leave the party earIy.

The famous beaches of St. Tropez are an ideal place for celebrity spotting. Owning or leasing St. Tropez property enables one to laze on the beach alongside the rich and famous.

Accommodation in St. Tropez is expensive and owners of St. Tropez property have access to a lucrative rental market.

To travel to St. Tropez from the UK fly to Marseille or Nice then continue your journey by train, bus or hire car.

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