I am being tempted by a vacation on the cote d'azur (never been there), but am a bit hesitant seeing the costs and the overcrowding issues. So i wonder if any seasoned St. Tropez visitors can share their views on price/quality ratio for having a vacation in St. Tropez, i.e. is the experience really worth the extra money, or not.
Perhaps to give you an idea of our ideal vacation may help - we would normally be stationed in a nice city/ town, having its own spirit and beauty, so that we can go out walking (rather than driving) every night. During the day we would hop beaches or nearby attractions (historic towns, natural landmarks etc.) by a rented car.
Apart from the "worth it" question, i have a couple of specific Q's:
1 What is the normal price pp for lunch/dinner in a non-Michellin starred restaurant in St. Tropez?
2. How frustrating is traffic and parking in July? Are the beaches annoyingly overcrowded?
3. How hot is it normally in the middle of July? Would you recommend a better time of the year to stay (of course still having sunny weather and warm water)?
4. Would a daily drive from St. Tropez town to Pampellone be a hassle in terms of traffic and finding a place to park by the beach?
Thanks for any honest insights.Edited: 01 January 2011, 09:14