Along the French Riviera and just a short drive from Cannes of Nice, the Saint Tropez is perhaps the loveliest towns you can dream of especially during the summer. A pink village purring under its Citadel, boasting not only a pretty fishing harbour but also a dock for billionaires' ships and thousands of tourists crowding at the cafés' terraces, such is St Tropez, the all-over-the-world famous place for its midday sunshine and its midnight bathings.
On the way to the Pampelune beaches, stop at La Bastide de Saint-Tropez where you can savor the special cuisine of Chef Serge Cardaillac with imaginative dishes such as Tournedos steak garnished with heart of Provence and Tomato and artichoke fritters.
Along the coast, you can relax at the old pleasure-garden of Cap d'Antibes, the Bacon, a suburban place of refreshment, with music and dancing, famous worldwide for its legendary bouillabaisse, a delicious classic Provençal fish-soup. Finish off the day with a chilled raspberry-filled Nougat before taking a walk and gazing at De Luxe yatchs, such as the Savorella, designed for Ataturk.
A popular tourist destination and a hotspot for gourmet lovers, Saint Tropez has some of the most sumptuous beaches in the country. The best beach to see and be seen is the Plage Port Grimaud where the wealthy lounge and tan in Burberry bikinis. In the risqué part of town is the notorious Plage de Tahiti where clothing may be optional. For a more family-friendly kind of atmosphere with beachside playgrounds, there are more options including the Plage des Graniers, Plage de la Bouillabaisse, and Plage des Jumeaux. Plage de Pampellone is a huge stretch of bars, great places to stop by for snacks, and beautiful beaches to hangout.
Besides the beach, you can relax in cosy cafes overlooking the harbour and visit the open-air markets where you can hunt for rare antiques and hidden treasures.