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“Give it a wide birth.... Its totally miss-able”
Review of St. Tropez Harbor

St. Tropez Harbor
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Reviewed 17 June 2014

I have avoided the venerated strip because in spring nothing much is open or happening. The beaches are ho-hum,the hotels prohibitive in price. Still,its amicably strollable and the village is not frantic. We came in July,so the place seemed deserted and devoid of character. sure it would have been nice in September when water temperature is nice and there is not the Summer population of up to 10,000.

We started our amble at the harbour and wandered along the promenade reading the names on the boats. Envy is the number one pursuit here. There's heaps of couturier boutiques leading to Place des Lices,a pretty part of town with ancient plane trees, and lots of lovely buildings.

Market days are on Tuesday and Sunday and worth a visit. There is no treasures here just solid brands with price tags to match. the streets are barely wide enough for two personalities to walk,although there is a lot of " pardon moi" being used as you bump into every one. Snail pace is the go. there is no culture here bar wearing shades indoors,looking botoxed and heavy pouting lips and encouraging bosoms.

one needs a car to see Tropez as the bus service is often erratic. i liked the 16th century citadel on top of the village,hosting a maritime museum which is a great place after you have scaled up the green,wooded hill. Superb views. there were no boat tours from Nice at this time of the year but it would have been nice to rock up in a cruiser wearing my white suit. We settled for a few hours at the main beach and returned to the harbour for drinks.

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Reviewed 17 June 2014

We stayed in Port Cogolin and had a ferry in to St Tropez so saving the hassle of driving and parking. Well worth a visit here if only to people watch and see how the millionaires live. Beautiful yachts and cars. Lovely little gift shops and some not so expensive just depends what you want. Nice little places to eat and not too expensive. Will go back one day.

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

Just not what I expected, so the disappointment is just not me. Too busy, too hot and have seen better Mediterranean towns. Though there was a GREAT market , the day we went was Tuesday...so don't know what other days it may be there. Be aware of pick pockets.

1  Thank LlandyrnogLasWales
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Reviewed 9 June 2014

Its full of rich peoples yachts to ogle at and dream about .On shore Chicly dressed mega yacht crew with walkie talkie's hanging from belts walking the dogs of the owners. Other crew , often Aussies loading up with bread, expensive cheeses, fresh croissants in the mornings. Buy some peaches from the fruit stalls is like buying jewellery , the price is so hight. Nothing to main about though , it is best quality . The fish market full of colourful beautifully presented seafood , the best of the best . The freshest and biggest prawns you will ever see , only 75 euros a kilo. A whole fish of medium size 65 euros for my boat , no one cares , no one moans , this is the place for the rich and fabulous. There is not a single shop available for rent , it seems , St Tropez is a recession free zone ( makes you wonder why the shop attendants are so surly ,but never mind , they do have narkey non spenders to deal with as well )its the domain of Hermes, Dior , Dolce Gabbana and those fabulous designer people. The buyers are all here , in fabulous St Tropez. There is money here , the rich come here and its an eye opener to see them amble by as you sip a cappuccino that you have paid too much money for on a terrace of a cafe .
The harbour is busy , come by boat , stay a few nights at anchor, watch the other boats , and know you have done well , just to have the privilege to be here . Its St Tropez, you have to feel just fabulous being here. It does not matter if you are rich and fabulous or just work for the rich and fabulous , Just come to St Tropez and dream a little then you can feel the magic as well.

Thank Saskiagrav
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

This review is based on three attendances and is dedicated to one of the most interesting sailing event,particularly for those,who fancy classic beauties.There are two events in quick succession - Royal Regatta in Cannes and the above,the later being a size or two larger.Recently this sailing event attracted as many as 300+ sailing boats,from end of XIX century to the latest design.This is really"concours d'elegance" as much as competition.The event takes place last week of September - first week of October,lasts whole week and is worth every effort.Of course,it's crowded,noisy,there are problems with parking and accomodation,but who (really passionate) cares?
Top notch is Saturday whole day and,particularly,evening ( I mean till 6 o'clock morning next day).In good soilor tradition,it is quite wild party,with pirates and their ladies in abundance
View of white sails at sea and casually dressed milionaires (and billionaires),who own them is quite amazing.
Please note,that parking at port is full around 9 o'clock Saturday morning and hotels are chargiing extra.Booking tables for Saturday dinner is not recommended,it is a must,if you want to eat.
Saturday evening parades of French Navy band (if they decide to participate) is an event on its own rights and following open air disco never disappoints.
Highly recommended for anyone with an inclination for salty waters!

Thank Boguslaw W
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