Discover the mythical Gulf of Saint-Tropez, located between the sea and hills, bordered by iconic places! Saint-Tropez, the legendary town, Grimaud, the charming village, Sainte Maxime, the Provencal town, or Gassin, the elegant village… It is essential to visit the area for those who are curious and love to travel! You can stroll around by taking often small, charming, typical, and winding roads. However, if you do not have a car, some buses and ferries also travel around the area.

Legendary Saint-Tropez

We have all heard of Saint-Tropez, this charming village of sailors, which was once described by Maupassant or even painted by Matisse, has retained its charming and picturesque character. One of the must-do activities in Saint-Tropez is simply to stroll around its old port or in the old village. You can stop for a drink at Café Sénéquier, observing the luxurious yachts, which may remind you of celebrities! Indeed, since the 1950s and the advent of Brigitte Bardot, they have been abundant in Saint-Tropez!

Visiter Saint-Tropez depuis Bormes les Mimosas

What to do in Saint-Tropez?

You can visit the Musée de L’Annonciade, where works of Matisse, Cross, and many others are exhibited in a simple and relaxing environment. You can also find Louis de Funès in a different atmosphere at the Museum of the Gendarmerie and Cinema. Visiting the 17th-century Citadelle with its breathtaking panorama and the Maritime History Museum is also a must. To discover local gastronomic specialties, go to the market on Saturdays and Tuesdays mornings at Place des Lices.

How to get to Saint-Tropez from Bormes les Mimosas?

Boat trip to Saint-Tropez 🛥️

In June, July and August, set sail for Saint-Tropez with the Vedettes des îles d’Or company from the Port du Lavandou.

In June, July, and August, take a boat with the company Les Vedettes des îles d’Or from Port du Lavandou to Saint-Tropez. You can also go there by road, either by taking the D98 that crosses the forest inland, or by taking the D559 that runs along the coast. Without traffic, it takes about 40-50 minutes. You can also take a bus with the ZOU! network, which runs from Bormes and Lavandou along the coast to Saint-Tropez. There are also ferries that connect Lavandou and Saint-Tropez during the summer period.

Sainte-Maxime the Provençal

Sainte-Maxime Tourisme
Visiter le Golfe de Saint-Tropez

Sainte-Maxime, the Provencal town, is a must-visit on the Mimosa Route with its Corso du Mimosa in February. Sainte-Maxime combines many elements that smell good like Provence! Its coastal location, between the coastline and the chain of hills, makes it an ideal location for long beaches and incredible panoramas over the Gulf of Saint-Tropez and its surroundings. Hiking trails criss-cross these hills, discovering the scents of the scrubland, while having a breathtaking view of the sea. Olive groves, pétanque, and festivals honoring Provencal traditions will immerse you in the local atmosphere!

Located in the continuity of Saint-Tropez on the Gulf’s coastline, it takes about 50 minutes to 1 hour by car to get there from Bormes les Mimosas, in normal traffic conditions.

Charming Grimaud

Grimaud, the charming village, has a medieval village in the countryside, and also a port that is one of the most famous lacustrine cities in the world, making it very original. You can stroll around its streets lined with old stones and colorful flowers, or discover the castle ruins, a lookout from another era. Historical guided tours are available to discover the rich historical heritage of this old Provencal village. And as you walk along the coastline,

Discover a truly unique destination, where medieval villages and picturesque ports come together to create an unforgettable experience. This charming commune boasts winding streets lined with ancient stones and colorful flowers, as well as a castle ruin that serves as a reminder of a bygone era. Take a guided historical tour to uncover the rich heritage of this Provencal gem, or simply stroll along the coastal canals of the small Provençal Venice. As a historically renowned region for olive production, you simply must sample the locally produced olive oil. It’s a taste sensation that you’ll remember forever.

If you’re a fan of nature and hiking, this destination has plenty to offer. Explore the various trails that connect the different neighborhoods, or take a walk through the Massif des Maures and revel in the beauty of the natural landscape.

Gassin the elegant

Perched on the Saint-Tropez peninsula, Gassin has been awarded the prestigious “Les Plus Beaux Villages de France” label. This charming medieval village boasts a rich history and stunning views of the Gulf of Saint-Tropez and beyond. Take a leisurely stroll through the village, or venture out into the Massif des Maures to discover the many trails and paths that weave their way through this breathtaking landscape.

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