St. Tropez is a very seasonal city, with the summer being the highlight of the year, boasting the most extravagant parties in the world, extreme Mediterranean heat, and a bay filled with luxury yachts. Life in St. Tropez does not end immediately after August, with the late season being some of the locals’ favourite months for a reason! The waters and climate remain warm, and the crowds have returned to their jobs in Paris, London, or New York. Off-season villa rentals in St. Tropez are also considerably more affordable. Discover with us the best off-season activities in Saint-Tropez.
Les Voiles de St. Tropez must be the first thought that comes to mind. The renowned event brings together the finest sailing yachts and the newest racing maxis for a few days, transforming the port of St. Tropez. The traditional fishing village is filled with gentleman’s yachts and their crews, who enjoy a refined lifestyle while sipping Aperol Spritz on the quay or dining at Senequier for breakfast. The contrast between the sophistication of Les Voiles and the bustling city that St. Tropez is in the summer is an experience worth having. The best way to observe Les Voiles in St. Tropez is to rent a boat. Even the most daring will rent a sailing yacht with a trained crew and take part!
Also essential is exploring the vineyards in a traditional mini Moke. After the weather has cooled slightly, there is nothing quite like exploring the various vineyards of the St. Tropez bay. Due to the proximity of Chateau Minuty and Chateau des Marres to the bay of St. Tropez, driving there in a traditional Mini Moke will undoubtedly be one of the most amusing experiences!
During the late season, restaurants begin to close, creating space for locals to explore. During the summer, it is nearly impossible to reserve a table at an exceptional restaurant. During the fall, however, this task becomes much simpler. Colette and la Vague d’Or, with one and three Michelin stars, will surely please even the most discerning gourmet. The Cheval Blanc restaurant Va Vague d’Or is situated in one of the most spectacular settings, directly on the water with unmatched views of the beach and sea.
Off-season in St. Tropez is the ideal time to explore the bay, once the crowds have dispersed and the locals begin reclaiming their land. Discover a new side of St. Tropez and explore the traditional fishing village in the utmost privacy while experiencing the French Art of Living.