Glorious sunshine, golden sands and summer fiestas are some of the many reasons to consider a family vacation in St. Tropez.
This desirable destination balances its quaint beauty with the glamour of an exclusive seaside resort: the harbour hosts modest fishing boats and deluxe superyachts; the 17th-century Citadel overlooks the 21st-century water sports in action along the coastline; rugged landscapes meet glamorous beach clubs.
With something for everyone, we’ve found three of the most family-friendly locations that you can rent a villa in St Tropez – all are safe, stunning and close to some of the French Riviera’s best beaches, restaurants and shops.
Three idyllic locations for a family vacation in St. Tropez
Les Parcs de St-Tropez
Between the Bay of Canoubiers and Massif des Maures sits Les Parcs: one of the most prestigious areas for a family holiday in St. Tropez.
It benefits from 24-hour security, and only guests and residents are granted use of this luxury, gated community’s private beach and tennis courts. There are family villas available to rent, with many boasting infinity pools, beautifully designed spaces and landscaped gardens. Some even offer wonderful views across the bay of Saint Tropez towards Ste. Maxime, Les Issambres and, on a clear day, the Alps.
The main town centre is just 3km away, enabling families to relax and spend time together while also experiencing the buzz of local piazzas during an early evening stroll. Staying here may also mean you spot some A-Listers on family vacation in St. Tropez, with many famous faces owning property in Les Parcs de Saint-Tropez.
Domaine de Castellane
A place for those in the know, Domaine de Castellane is a tranquil oasis that’s close to the town centre and the clean, shallow waters of Bouillabaisse beach – making it particularly desirable for young children that wish to explore.
The villas in Castellane are designed in classic Provençal style but with all the mod-cons, perfect for making the most of your family vacation in St. Tropez. Many have outdoor swimming pools set within beautiful, private gardens, and pets are welcome at lots of the rentals.
As the town centre is within walking distance, some of St Tropez’s finest restaurants are moments away – including La Table du Marché, owned by celebrity chef Christophe Leroy, which offers modern bistro dining for all the family.
In a privileged position on the edge of town, the Bouillabaisse district is nearby St-Tropez’s bustling markets and restaurants while being far enough away to appreciate the calming, turquoise waters of the Mediterranean.
This more low-key option is full of Cote d’Azur charm. This is the best place from which to explore La Croix Valmer: a secret little pebble beach between the points of Bouillabaisse and Vergeron, in the western part of the seaside resort. Renting a villa here also grants easy access to the popular Route des Pages, Pampelonne beach, and a cycle path that runs around the Golfe de Saint Tropez.
La Bouillabaisse Plage restaurant has a specialist children’s menu, and is the perfect place to watch the sunset over the Bay – a highlight of any family holiday in St. Tropez.