Wine at the beach: St. Tropez and the French Riviera

Nestled along the azure waters of the Mediterranean Sea, St. Tropez and the French Riviera stand as a testament to beauty, and indulgence. With pristine beaches, world-renowned wine tastings, and breathtaking wine cellars, this enchanting region beckons travelers from around the globe to experience its unparalleled allure.

So, why should you consider a beach vacation with vineyards nearby? The combination of sun, sand, and wine creates a harmonious blend. True relaxation and exploration. The beach provides a peaceful retreat to unwind and recharge. However, the vineyards offer a unique opportunity to expand your palate, learn about wine, and immerse yourself in the gastronomy of the region.

One of our favorite places for this is St. Tropez and the french riviera – it is actually one of our perpetual personal favorites, and a place we visit frequently. Read more to learn why!

The Best Beaches in St. Tropez and the French Riviera

St. Tropez and the French Riviera boast some of the most stunning beaches in the world. Each offers its unique blend of luxury and natural beauty. From the glamorous Pampelonne Beach in St. Tropez, frequented by celebrities and jet-setters, to the secluded coves of Cap d’Antibes, there is a beach to suit every taste.

Do you you prefer lounging on a sunbed with a glass of champagne in hand? Or embarking on water sports adventures? The beaches of St. Tropez and the French Riviera promise an unforgettable seaside escape.

Pampelonne Beach

Pampelonne Beach is perhaps the most famous beach in St. Tropez. It is known for its long stretch of golden sand and crystal-clear waters. This beach attracts a trendy crowd looking to see and be seen. There are also numerous beach clubs offering sun loungers, cocktails, and gourmet dining. Looking for a lively atmosphere and a taste of the St. Tropez jet-set lifestyle? Pampelonne Beach is the place to be. We love Bagatelle as a great place to drink, lunch, and dance away the afternoon.

Plage de Tahiti

For a more relaxed and bohemian vibe, head to Plage de Tahiti. This beach is popular with artists, musicians, and free spirits looking to unwind in a laid-back setting. You’ll find colorful beach umbrellas, beach bars playing chilled-out tunes, and a friendly, welcoming atmosphere. Plage de Tahiti is the perfect spot to escape the hustle and bustle of the main beaches. You can enjoy a more low-key beach experience.

Plage des Salins

If you prefer a more natural and unspoiled beach experience, Plage des Salins is the place for you. This beach is surrounded by sand dunes and pine forests, giving it a wild and untouched feel. The water here is clear and calm, perfect for swimming and snorkeling. Plage des Salins is ideal for nature lovers and those seeking a peaceful beach day away from the crowds.

Le Club 55, St. Tropez, France

We also cannot forget to mention one special spot. An institution on the world famous beach of St. Tropez, Le Club 55 is a cannot miss stop. There are many places along this stretch of sand, but for over half a century Le Club 55 has been the top spot. A personal favorite of Megan’s, this beach club is the perfect spot for a meal and a great day on the French Riviera.

St. Tropez: Unforgettable Wine Tastings

The French Riviera is a paradise for wine enthusiasts. To begin, there are vineyards stretching across the rolling hillsides. Here, they are producing some of the world’s most exquisite wines. From the elegant rosés of Provence to the bold reds of Bandol, the region’s diverse terroir offers a wealth of tasting experiences.

Starting the day, embark on a wine tour to discover the secrets of winemaking in the French Riviera. After, sample rare vintages at prestigious estates, and savor the flavors of the Mediterranean in every glass. Whether you are a seasoned sommelier or a casual wine lover, the wine tastings in St. Tropez and the French Riviera are sure to captivate your senses.

To conclude, more than 30 wineries in and around the Gulf of Saint-Tropez offer tastings. Including rosé heavyweight Château Minuty, which has been run by the Matton family for four generations. Or, perhaps, the ultra-modern Château Saint-Maur. Contrastly, it produces both its own wines and, more recently, has collaborated on La Fête du Rosé. Finally, La Terrasse, an outdoor wine bar encircled by vineyards and overlooking the town of Grimaud, serves wines by the glass (or bottle).

The French coast for wine and beach lovers

Is St. Tropez your dream destination? If so, contact us today to stop dreaming and start planning your tailor made holiday here. As a trip on its own, or part of a longer French itinerary, this is a destination that we cannot wait to show you!

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