Harley Davidson Euro Festival (Grimaud) – the nearby village of Grimaud, overlooking the waters of Saint-Tropez, hosts this event annually in early May. Located on the beachfront, this sophisticated enclosed site has everything a H.O.G. birthday bash needs – and more. The main stage is located on the sand itself, with live music every night; […]
Golf de Sainte Maxime (Avenue du Débarquement, Sainte-Maxime) – this is another golf course located within reasonable driving distance of Saint-Tropez (a 25 minute drive from there). This 18-hole course, spread out on 65 hilly hectares, overlooks the French Riviera and the Var countryside. Those interested in playing there are advised to phone them for […]
Golf Club de Beauvallon (Blvd. des Collines, Grimaud) – with views overlooking the gulf of Saint-Tropez (which is just 10 km away), this 18-hole golf course is regarded as ne of the best in the region with it’s mix of fairly generous undulating fairways preceded by small well protected greens, as well as testing rough […]
Gassin Golf Country Club (600 Route du Golf, Gassin) — this gated domain is of rare beauty, located just five minutes from the Saint-Tropez harbor and the Pampelonne beaches, in the heart of the world’s famous peninsula. Completely secure, with a privileged members Club and a selection of exclusive services, the 18-hole course here was […]
Fete des Vendanges — this festival is held during the early days of the region’s grape harvest (reflecting the continuing importance of the wine industry for the region’s economy, going back to the medieval period).
Fete des Espagnols — held on June 5th every year, locals celebrate St. Tropez’s successful defense against the attempt of the Spanish invasion in the 16th century. The local streets are lined with costumes, color and jubilant activities, whilst the air is filled with music and the delicious aromas of some exquisite St Tropez cuisine.
Fete de la Bravade (Saint-Tropez) — the word “Bravade” means “bravery”. This Provençal tradition is celebrated here in mid-May (a tradition going back more than 450 years). It marks the locals’ attachment to the past and their devotion to their Patron Saint. This commemoration has both religious and military origins. As part of these celebrations, […]
European Diving School (Le Kon Tiki, Route de Plage, Ramatuelle) – for those curious about the underwater life of the ocean facing Saint-Tropez and other parts of the French Riviera, one can sign up for expeditions with this school, located by Ramatuelle beach. Such participants can explore the variety of dive sites in that area. […]
Classic Tennis Tour (Port de Saint-Tropez) – held every July, this event is for real tennis fans. Veteran tennis pros play exhibition games here, such as Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, Martin Navratilova, Henri Leconte, Ilie Nastase, Mansour Bahrami, and others. See its website for details: www.classictennistour.com
Cannes Film Festival (Cannes) – every May, usually a week or two before the Monaco Grand Prix, this event is organized to promote recently-made French, Hollywood and international films. Because of the prestige accorded to those whose films are shown here, various Hollywood actors attend this event. Paparazzi flock to this event to take photos […]