Saint-Tropez, France is one of the most beautiful European destinations to explore.
This town on the French Riviera is known as the first town on the coast to be liberated at the end of World War II. Years later, it’s become a bustling and internationally known seaside town and resort. It’s a hotspot for tourists, swimmers, and French New Wave artists and collectors. It is also known for its influx of Yé-yé musicians in the 1960s.
If you’re planning on traveling to Saint-Tropez’s beautiful shores, you’re probably going to want to do some shopping. And there certainly are a lot of shops in Saint-Tropez. Let’s look at some hotspots to consider before you take the trip.
Shopping in France is certainly fun, no matter where you are. But when it comes to the oversaturation of businesses in Saint-Tropez, it may be a good idea to plan ahead where you want to go to avoid being overwhelmed.
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Louis Vuitton is one of the most iconic fashion brands in France, so what better way to commemorate your trip to Saint-Tropez than with a Louis Vuitton handbag or fragrance?
The Saint-Tropez location boasts many goods and services, including bags, shoes, art, clothing, jewelry, and fragrance fountains. Louis Vuitton shops are known for their dedication to personalization and customer experience. Being able to experience this fashion brand on the shores of St. Tropez is quite a memorable event!
Every Tuesday from 10:00 until 13:00 and every Saturday from 14:00 to 18:00, this open-air market opens up to the public in the famous Place des Lices square in Saint-Tropez.
This market is incredible and constantly bustling during operational hours. Here you can find a massive range of delicacies, including bread, cheeses, meats, pastries, flowers, spices, fruits, and vegetables. If you decide to shop, make sure to get there early. Most of the locals in the area rush the market early in the morning to get the freshest food possible.
The market can also be a great spot to look for Saint-Tropez souvenirs as well, and we’re not talking about cheesy tourist-trap overpriced items. We’re talking about high-quality home decor, antiques, vintage items, artwork, and paintings. The market is also a hotspot for fashion and accessories. Many stalls feature French Riviera-style clothing, accessories, bags, and other goods. Not to mention the prices are usually pretty good.
Keep in mind the flow of this market before stepping into the Place des Lices. The opening of the market in the main square will be where all the fresh produce is. Surrounding that area with be the specialty food and cuisine stalls. On the outskirts of the square, you’ll find clothing, decor, household items, and art stalls.
Art is such a massive aspect of French culture, so a trip to Saint-Tropez really should require a stop at a local gallery.
Dechamby Design is one Saint-Tropez spot worth checking out. The Dechamby Team opened this new storefront in 2018, where they presented and sold multiple artworks, including prints, paintings, leather crafts, watches, and towels. It really doesn’t have Saint-Tropez flavor without some beach goods, right?
There’s something about Dechamby’s desire to share color, beauty, and positivity with the world with their vibrant compilation of arts that just draws passerby inside. Their pieces are incredible, making Dechamby’s gallery a wonderful place to pick out a new conversation piece for one’s home.
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Visitors that adore fashion and want to know what’s hot in Saint-Tropez clothing trends must stop at Boutique Sunday.
This lovely boutique features beautifully feminine French clothing, including dresses, skirts, tops, shorts, pants, and jackets. Sunday is known for their attention to detail and use of vibrant pastel colors, as well as their unique fashion elements that include soft ruffles, floral prints, and delicate fabrics.
The pieces you’ll find in this boutique are fairly mid-range when it comes to cost.
When one thinks of French luxury, they usually think of fine dining. If it’s in your budget, you simply must try Saint-Tropez’s most beloved fine dining restaurant in town.
La Vague d’Or is set in a lovely natural park near an opening to the sea. It is located within the Cheval Blanc hotel on the Côte d’Azur, and is the only hotel in the area with a private beach.
The food is no joke. La Vague d’Or’s cuisine is based around rustic Mediterranean seafood staples and delicacies. One delectable starter includes the Yellowtail and Spider Crab, tossed in tomalley sauce and served on a delicate sardine jelly. A notable main course dish includes the Zitone Pasta, which includes handmade pasta delicately stuffed with black truffles, foie gras, purple artichoke in multiple textures, and basil. The average à la carte price for a meal at La Vague d’Or (based on a typical two-course meal) is approximately €170.00.
One can enjoy a light relaxed lunch on the water or a romantic dinner date with a view of the moonlight over the ocean. You really can’t go wrong with La Vague d’Or.
Sometimes, when traveling abroad, one just really wants some good local food without opting for luxury dining. In Saint-Tropez, Le Bikini is the spot to go to satisfy any craving for French cuisine. It’ll be hard to spend more than €30.00 here to feed one person.
Some notable menu items include the pavé de rumsteak (a slab of rump steak) in sauce forestiere with fries and salad, as well as the veal cutlet with spaghetti. Le Bikini also has quite a range of desserts and drinks.
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Are you planning on visiting any of these shopping and dining destinations in Saint-Tropez, France? Tell us about your experience in this beautiful seaside village in the comment section below!