Opening the curtains in the morning and taking that first look at Saint-Tropez, the first thing that stands out is the sheer beauty of the town nestled along the shores of the Mediterranean. The second thing is the amount of luxury yachts that are moored in the waters off of our ship. I knew immediately that we were going to have a spectacular day exploring Saint-Tropez.
Having done an excursion the day before in Villefranche (see that blog here), we chose to visit Saint-Tropez on our own and explore the town by foot. After a very short ride on the Tender Boat, we were ready to start our day.
Saint-Tropez, as is true of most of the coastal towns along the Mediterranean, is steeped in rich history with remnants of this still on display today.
As we made the short the walk from the Tender Boat to the town, we were mesmerized by the beautiful scenery of the town and the yachts lined up along the docks. As you can see, we had perfect weather on this day.
The restaurant below was just starting it’s preparations for the day as we passed. When walked past it again, a few hours later, it was quite busy.
As Saint-Tropez is definitely a destination for those in search of luxury and beauty, the town does a very impressive job in incorporating the best of luxury shopping while maintaining the unique and beautiful essence of the history of the area. Here is just a small photo sample of the more famous brands that can be found here:
What we loved about Saint-Tropez was the ability to walk leisurely around the town with little to no traffic on the streets. The abundance of shops, beautiful scenery, and friendly people made it the perfect day.
We were lucky enough to see a parade performed by some of the citizens of the area.
In the picture below, you can see our ship, the Crystal Serenity, on the right hand side.
After a wonderful day in beautiful Saint-Tropez, we headed back to the ship to take in some activities before dinner.
As we got ready for dinner, our butler brought by our late afternoon snack.
As we start cruising out of Saint-Tropez, we headed to Tastes on Deck 12 for dinner. Not having any reservations, we were able to go at our leisure.
We passed on dessert at Tastes as we wanted to go to The Bistro on Deck 6 to take advantage of their large selection of sweets and enjoy the view as we headed towards Ajaccio, Corsica.
Saint-Tropez Shore Excursions
Although we did not participate in a shore excursion today, there we plenty of choices if we had wanted to (prices are per person, applicable only to this sailing, and in USD ):
- Saint-Tropez by Foot $89
- Visit to Gassin & Port Grimaud $119
- Saint-Tropez Beach & E-Bike Experience $279
- Provensal Village of La Garde-Freinet $139
- Hiking around Saint-Tropez Peninsula $129
- Catamaran Sail & Snorkel $259
- Wine Art & picnic Lunch at Chateau Saint-Martin $309
- Panoramic Coastal Drive (afternoon departure) $109
- Grimaud Exploration & Wine Tasting (afternoon departure) $119
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