Port of Saint Tropez

The port os Saint Tropez really mirrors the development of little fishing village to glamorous celebrity hotspot. All the buildings are still in their original shape and architecture, although very well renovated and taken care of.

I did not spot that many big yachts in the port though as most of them were at sea and enjoying the sunny day there.
Supercars and oldtimers alike can be spotted circling the only road around the port. See and be seen really are the words the people here live by. And no, the streets here are not officially pedestrians only, the cars don’t really drive any faster than 3 km/h anyway – even though I didn’t see any speed limit signs around the whole town. I guess they just drive slow to look good in pictures.

This little lookout point is basically at the end of the port road. Just take the stairs and you’ll see the busy roads and floating yachts from a little higher up.

This restaurant was the only modern facade I spotted around the whole port. Don’t be fooled – almost all restaurants here have a rather modern interior disguised by traditionally French exteriors.

This little beach section is situated right behind the port, you just walk past the modern facade of the restaurant and the Commune de Saint Tropez sign. The water there is so clear and I did not spot a single piece of trash around. No one actually went for a swim there though, most locals and especially elderly people like to just dangle their feet in the cold water to relax a bit.

It was so calm back here. It’s insane how on the other side you can hardly understand what the person next to you is saying due to the roaring engines of lambos and porsches, and on this side you could hear a stone flap across the water.

The little alleys in the old town around the port are extremely picturesque. One thing I noticed though is how you really can’t get through any part of the town in a wheelchair – I also in fact did not see any person in a wheelchair around. It’s sad to see how 99% of the world is still not accessible for people who need walking aid and probably will never be. I truly don’t think it’s possible to make all of this beautiful town accessible for everyone without tearing most of it down. I guess that’s a big dilemma for the future of most European towns.

Just some snaps of me casually posing around the port to finish this off