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St Tropez Yacht Charter

Luxury Yacht Charters, Boat Rentals and Superyacht Charter in Saint Tropez. Discover what makes St Tropez so special as a yachting destination in this guide from Bespoke Yacht Charter

St Tropez citadel and bay at night
Luxury yachts in the port of Saint Tropez, France
St Tropez Citadel view over yachts in the bay
Voiles de St Tropez sailing regatta in Saint Tropez, France

Why Visit St Tropez on a Yacht Charter?

Saint Tropez, originally a sleepy fishing village catapulted into the realm of the international jetset from the 1950’s and has remained the essential summertime playground for the famous and wealthy, where superyachts and sophistication bring savoir faire to the shores of the Mediterranean. St Tropez is legendary as a luxury yacht charter destination.

A must-visit stop for yacht charters on the glittering Côte d’Azur, St Tropez has an unrivalled energy during busy months and a genteel charm of true Provençal ambience in the off-season.

Immerse yourself in Bespoke Yacht Charter’s ‘Luxury Guide to Yacht Charter in St Tropez’ with practical advice on top places to dine in St Tropez, where to find the best shopping in St Tropez and useful tips about how to book a luxury yacht charter in St Tropez and the French Riviera.

Why Charter a Yacht in St Tropez

Saint Tropez is one of the most popular yacht charter holiday spots and was attracting the artistic, well-heeled and beautiful long before Brigitte Bardot’s era. Artists and writers such as Paul Signac and Matisse clustered there, and St Tropez still lives up to it’s reputation as one of the best towns to people-watch on the French Riviera!

Yacht charter guests will find a Saint Tropez yacht charter delivers all that is desired from a quintessential Mediterranean experience; picturesque villages, beautiful sandy beaches, bustling portside nightlife, historic monuments, diverse restaurants and fabulous shopping.

Pampelonne Beach strikes a tone with all St Tropez yacht charter guests as there are public and private beaches for every mood from the trendy spots to quieter family-oriented beach restaurants. It’s the perfect place if you want to put on the luxe where you can dine at leisure on the sand with fresh langoustine paired with Champagne service, or simply take your charter yacht’s tender to shore for a quick lunch and a glass of chilled Domaine OTT rosé.

Mangusta 130 yacht entering the Port of St Tropez
Guests at Cafe enjoying sunset over St Tropez

A Provençal Pleasure

The juxtaposition of life in St Tropez is a Provençal pleasure – here, you can find superyachts moored beside fishing boats at Vieux Port (Old Port), while a dusty Citroën rattles past a supercar on the quay. There are designer boutiques with six-figure price tags alongside souvenir shops brimming with Herbs de Provence and lavender pot pourri. You can relax at world-class Spas with pampering treatments, play a round of golf nearby or simply wander the cobblestoned streets of La Ponche with dashings of local Tropézienne life.

There’s no train line servicing the town and a chokehold of a road that is ‘one way in and one way out’ in summer, therefore arriving in Saint Tropez on a charter yacht is an enviable solution for a stress-free holiday.

A Destination of Charm

Whether you want to lap up luxury with friends, celebrate a family occasion or spend a week onboard for a honeymoon, hiring a luxury yacht in Saint Tropez with Bespoke Yacht Charter will introduce you to a destination of charm with a unique spirit of it’s own.

Best time to visit St Tropez on a Luxury Yacht Charter

There are plenty of things to do if you are visiting for one day or one week on your St Tropez yacht charter. If you want to experience Saint Tropez when it is at its most frivolous, hedonistic and buzzing, then book your yacht charter for July or August. The temperatures are warmest then, but you’ll have to book in advance as you won’t be alone in the high season – Saint Tropez positively throngs with yachts and yacht-watchers, pushing the population up to an incredible 100,000 visitors a day.

Many Saint Tropez yacht charter guests time their visit with some of the annual events hosted in and around Saint Tropez; get a dose of tradition at Les Bravades, chill out to the dulcet tones at the Jazz Festival Ramatuelle, watch the autumn race action of Les Voiles de St Tropez or admire the Euro Festival, an annual meet that sees 10,000 Harley Davidson’s ride into Port Grimaud.

Off-season, the weather is still comfortable and the quaint Saint Tropez of the painter’s canvas really comes to life – the fading Mediterranean sunlight glowing against red-tiled rooftops, the salt-rusted towlines of the old fishing boats at La Ponche, and the clink of pétanque balls as you devour a creamy Tarte Tropezienne and sip pastis.

Insider Tips for St Tropez Yacht Charters

Bespoke Yacht Charter understand all of our St Tropez yacht charter clients have individual preferences, so we are more than happy to suggest great places to go in Saint Tropez whether you want to party at the celebrity nightspots or enjoy a fine dining experience ashore at a Michelin-starred restaurant. Read through some of our charter broker’s ecommendations below for inspiration of where to go and what to do on your Saint Tropez yacht charter.

Elegant dining table with orchid in Girelier, French Riviera
Voiles de St Tropez sailing regatta in Saint Tropez, France

Booking a Private Yacht Charter in St Tropez

Experiencing Saint Tropez on your own luxury yacht charter is an exceptional journey. Can you imagine having breakfast on the aft deck at Vieux Port as the sunlight glows on the harbourside buildings before your private chef heads off to gather provisions for the day? Perhaps freshly caught fish from the market, chestnuts from Collobrières or a trip to Maison des Confitures in Gassin for one of their 450 flavours of Provençal jam or honey to spread on warm croissants.

The Gulf of Saint Tropez is an inviting backdrop for playing with your charter yacht’s water toys with scenery ranging from views to Sainte-Maxime and the Massif de l’Ésterels, to the towns of Ramatuelle, Port Grimaud and the Massif des Maures.

Bespoke Yacht Charter are fully independent charter brokers meaning they have the integrity to truly focus on a client’s needs without pushing specific charter yachts. They are knowledgeable about experienced crew on the latest yachts, charter itineraries and the influx of changing maritime regulations. With over 13 years experience, this longevity has built trust and a rapport with many repeat charter clients.

Recommended in St Tropez

We’ve compiled a list of activities to enjoy in St Tropez which you can view within the sections below.

Channel store front behind open gates, Saint Tropez

Shopping & Sightseeing

The fashionable love to see and be seen in Saint Tropez and for a small town it is brimming with some of the French Riviera’s best shopping. You’ll find popular beachwear labels including Vilebrequin and Kiwi Saint Tropez, blink-and-you-miss-it ateliers with bespoke jewellery, stores retailing Riviera-chic such as La Naturelle and Maison Vachon and boutiques from the major haute couture powerhouses.

Locals head to the Place des Lices market early to secure the best of the vendor’s stock – olives, fruit, vegetables, flowers and conserves. You can find all sorts of souvenirs there too, like Provençal fabrics and olive wood serving bowls.

Turtle print vilebrequin shorts

For luxury shopping in Saint Tropez, browse the boutiques on rue Allard and rue Gambetta where you can find the latest collections from Roberto Cavalli, Emilio Pucci or Diane von Furstenberg. Rue François Sibilli is a catwalk dream with luxury brands such as Façonnable, Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Bulgari, Armani and Dior des Lices (also know as Dior House, you can even stop for a Dior-branded coffee or lunch in the garden). If you desire a new Birkin or Kelly handbag, the Hermès boutique is located overlooking al fresco café tables in a beautiful building next to the Musée de l’Annonciade, or grab yourself a bargain at Le Dépôt (12 Boulevard Louis Blanc) who retail preloved designer brands such as Prada, Chloé and Gucci.

Art buyers can browse the contemporary collections at Galerie des Lices or Galerie La Flo, grab a landscape painting from Galerie Henri Sie or drop into Stefan Szczesny’s studio on Boulevard Louis Blanc to purchase a light-reflecting sculpture or glass creation.

Antique lovers can flick through the collections of old maritime maps at La Vieille Mer, find rare pieces at Binet Antiquités or amble around Jacqueline Thienot’s wonderful antique finds (12 rue Georges Clémenceau) before buying a pair of iconic leather sandals further along the street at Rondini. Those who love visiting antiques markets should get along to the weekly brocante market at Place des Lices on Tuesdays and Saturdays, or venture 15-minutes from Vieux Port to Grimaud’s Sunday vide grenier (fleamarket) held in the carpark of Le Jas de Roberts restaurant.

La Grande Braderie is unmissable in October where Saint Tropez’s shops take their clothes rails out onto the pavement for a huge 4-day sale, offering French and international designer brands at prices discounted from 30 to 70%.

St Tropez Citadel view over to marina

For sightseeing, Saint Tropez has some unchampioned delights such as the Musée de l’Annonciade with a good collection of Impressionist works from artists who came to the town from the late 19th century including Paul Signac, Albert Marquet, Pierre Bonnard and Henri Matisse.

The baroque Notre Dame de l’Assomption is a central landmark in Saint Tropez with its colourful bell tower; the church is also the home of the bust of the town saint who gets an outing every year during Les Bravades. Quietly charming, the Chapelle Sainte Anne sits on a hilltop with panoramic views over the surrounding region – Rolling Stones fans know it as the church where Mick Jagger got married to Bianca Jagger in 1971.

La Ponche is the old fishing district and a must visit when on yacht charter in Saint Tropez. Not far from the gleam of the superyachts at Vieux Port, you’ll find traditional alleyways and local bistros set beside a charming bay. Take Rue de la Citadelle up to the Citadelle fortifications and the Museum of Maritime History where the views from the bastions across the town, Gulf of Saint Tropez and to the Massif des Maures are superb.

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