St. Tropez is a very seasonal city, with the summer being the highlight of the year, featuring the most spectacular parties in the world, extreme Mediterranean heat, and a bay filled with luxury yachts. However, life in St. Tropez doesn’t end in August; in fact, the months following August are some of the inhabitants’ favourite! The waters and climate remain warm, and the masses have returned to their jobs in Paris, London, and New York. Off-season villa rentals in St. Tropez are also substantially cheaper. Discover with us the greatest things to do in St. Tropez during the off-season.
Les Voiles de St. Tropez must be the first thing that comes to mind. In a few days, the world-famous event transforms the harbour of St. Tropez by bringing together the world’s greatest sailing yachts and the newest racing maxis. The old fishing village is populated by gentleman’s yachts and their crews, who enjoy a refined lifestyle while sipping Aperol Spritz on the quay or having breakfast at Senequier. The contrast between the elegance of Les Voiles and the bustling city that St. Tropez is in the summer is a worthwhile experience. The greatest way to witness Les Voiles in St. Tropez is by renting a boat. Those who are most daring will even rent a sailing yacht with a professional crew and take part!
Explore the vineyards in a traditional Moke! There is nothing quite like touring the bay of St. Tropez’s different vineyards once the temperature has fallen slightly. Due to the proximity of Chateau Minuty and Chateau des Marres to the bay of St. Tropez, driving there in a classic Mini Moke will undoubtedly be one of the most amusing experiences!
Restaurants begin to close during the off-season, allowing locals more space to explore. During the summer, reserving a seat at an exceptional restaurant is nearly impossible. During the fall, however, it becomes easier to do so. With one and three stars, respectively, Colette and la Vague d’Or are certain to please even the most discerning gourmet. The Cheval Blanc restaurant Va Vague d’Or is located in one of the most spectacular settings, directly on the water with unmatched views of the beach and sea.
The off-season in St. Tropez is the ideal time to explore the bay, as the throng have dispersed and the people have reclaimed their property. Discover a fresh side of St. Tropez and discover the traditional fishing village in the utmost seclusion while appreciating the French Art of Living.