St Tropez is a very seasonal city, with the summer being the highlight of the year, with the world’s most extravagant parties, excessive Mediterranean heat and a bay full of superyachts. Life in St Tropez doesn’t stop straight after August though, with the late season being some of the favourite months of the locals, for a reason! The waters are still warm, the climate still warm and the crowds are back working in Paris, London or New York. Renting a villa in St Tropez slightly off-season is also much more affordable. Discover with us the best things to do during the off-season in St Tropez.
The first thing that comes to mind has to be Les Voiles de St Tropez. The world-famous event gathers the world’s finest sailing yachts and the newest racing maxis, in a few days event that changes the port of St Tropez. The traditional fishing village fills with gentleman’s yachts and their crew, living a refined lifestyle sipping on Aperol Spritz on the quay or enjoying a morning breakfast at Senequier. There’s nothing like the refinement of Les Voiles compared to the buzzing city that St Tropez is in the summer, an experience worth living. Renting a boat in St Tropez during Les Voiles is the best way to see the race. The most adventurous will even rent a sailing yacht with a trained crew and participate!
Exploring the vineyards in a traditional mini Moke is also a must-do! Once the temperatures cooled down slightly, there’s nothing like exploring the various vineyards of the bay of St Tropez. With Chateau Minuty and Chateau des Marres, just a few minute’s drive from the bay of St Tropez, driving there in a traditional Mini Moke will surely be one of the funniest experiences!
The Restaurants start to empty out during the late season, making some space for the locals to explore. Booking a stellar table while almost impossible during the summer starts becoming an easier feat during the fall. Colette and la Vague d’Or will surely delight the palette of even the most discerning gourmet, with respectively one and three stars. The Cheval Blanc restaurant, Va Vague d’Or is set in one of the most astonishing decors, straight on the water with unparalleled views of the beach and the sea.
Off-season in St Tropez is the perfect time for some to explore the bay; once the crowds are gone and the locals start taking possession back of their land. Discover a new side of St Tropez and explore the traditional fishing village in the utmost privacy enjoying the true Art de Vivre à La Francaise.